The Springfield Armory Saint AR-15 Pistol in 5.56 delivers all the quality and at the fair price you expect from Springfield’s Saint full-size rifles but in a pistol package. Rob Pincus demonstrates what the Saint AR-15 Pistol can do and how he’s accessorized it.
The Saint AR-15 Pistol has a 7.5-inch free-floated barrel, aggressive muzzle brake to help with recoil management, and M-LOK handguard. Moving farther back, the Saint AR-15 Pistol comes with an ergonomic Bravo Company Mfg flat-angled grip and an SB Tactical brace, which is designed to be worn around the forearm, though it can also be pressed against the arm, the body, or the chest.
The topic of stabilizing braces for AR pistols is a contentious one (at least for the BATFE) that Rob Pincus has written and spoken about at length.
The Saint has a great trigger and a Bravo Company Mfg oversized trigger guard.
The Springfield Armory Saint AR-15 Pistol doesn’t come with any sights or optics. Rob has added the pop-up sights that come on the full-size rifle versions of the Saint. He has also mounted a light and laser combo from Viridian because when shooting an AR pistol, if you are shooting outside of your eye line, or extended in front of you, a laser aiming indicator is a great way to tell you exactly where the rounds are going to go.
Firing the Saint AR-15 Pistol
AR pistols aren’t designed to be fired like a rifle. They’re meant to be shot like a pistol, out extended from your body. This is why the Saint has a brace, not a buttstock.
The Springfield Armory Saint AR-15 Pistol is available for an MSRP under $1000. The Saint line of rifles has taken over the market for value-priced, reliable, dependable ARs. Rob expects the Saint AR-15 Pistol will be very popular with people who want a compact but powerful firearm for home defense.