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First Look: Springfield SAINT Victor .308 AR Pistol

The new Springfield SAINT Victor .308 AR pistol is built for defense.

First Look: Springfield SAINT Victor .308 AR Pistol
Photo courtesy of Springfield Armory

SAINT Victor. Sounds like a patron saint of some sort, much like Saint Christopher, Saint Francis, Saint Patrick, Saint Teresa, and so many more. As far as I know, there is no patron Saint Victor, but there is a very cool AR-style pistol chambered in .308 Winchester by that name.

According to Springfield Armory, the company’s new SAINT Victor .308 pistol “brings .308 power down to size.” It’s designed to give shooters a handy AR pistol with the proven potency of the .308 Winchester cartridge. The gun weighs 8.38 pounds and has a 10.3-inch CMV barrel, a carbine-length gas system, and a low-profile pinned gas block complete with an all-new two-piece blast diverter. It sports an aluminum, free-floating, M-LOK handguard with patented SA locking tabs and a minimized forward handstop.

Photo courtesy of Springfield Armory

The pistol also comes with an SB Tactical SBA3 five-position adjustable forearm brace with ambidextrous QD sling socket and adjustable nylon strap and a BCMGUNFIGHTER Mod 3 pistol grip. The flat, single-stage trigger is enhanced with a nickel-boron coating, and the HPT/MPI (High Pressure Tested/Magnetic Particle Inspected) steel bolt is finished with Melonite. The 1:10-twist barrel is also finished with Melonite, both inside and out. The forged 7075 T6 aluminum upper and lower are finished with Type III hardcoat anodizing.

The SAINT Victor .308 pistol features a carbine “H” heavy tungsten buffer assembly, a GI-style charging handle, and a forward assist. It is 28.5 inches to 30.5 inches long depending on the forearm brace position. It comes with one 20-round Magpul PMAG Gen M3 magazine. The trigger guard is integral to the lower receiver, and the conventional two-position safety is located on the left side.

Photo courtesy of Springfield Armory

The upper’s Picatinny rail allows for easy installation of a variety of optics. For shooters who prefer iron sights, the handguard has a section of Picatinny rail at the muzzle for a front sight.

The SAINT Victor .308 pistol is purpose-built for defensive applications, and it is surely a handy, maneuverable, and powerful AR pistol.

Photo courtesy of Springfield Armory

Springfield SAINT Victor .308 Specs

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory;
Type: Direct-impingement autoloader
Caliber: .308 Win.
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel: 10.3 in.
Overall Length: 28.5 to 30.5 in.
Weight, Empty: 8.38 lbs.
Arm Brace: SB Tactical SBA3
Handguard: SA aluminum M-LOK
Finish: Type III hardcoat anodizing, Melonite
Trigger: Flat, nickel-boron-coated, single-stage
Safety: Two-position
MSRP: $1,363

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