Springfield Armory has just released their new Saint AR-15 rifle with plenty of enhanced features. This is Springfield’s first move into the highly popular AR-15 market, and initial impressions of the Saint have been very positive. For the last month or so Springfield has been tempting the world with news of the Saint’s release, but initial press releases did not hint on whether the Saint would be a new pistol or rifle. The world now knows Springfield Armory has entered the AR-15 market.
Though not necessarily a surprising move, considering the extreme popularity of the AR-15, Springfield is very late to the incredible expansion of the AR-15 brand. Previously Springfield Armory had made its name for popular handguns, and the revamping of the classic M1A rifle and Model 1911. Many, including myself, had surmised the Saint was going to be a whole new line of Springfield pistols, but the Saint AR-15 may still be competitive. With enhanced features and accessories the Springfield Armory Saint is not just another AR-15.