First Look: 5.56 SAINT Pistol
October 14th, 2019
3 minute read
This week, we take a look at the new SAINT Pistol. This model hearkens back to the original SAINT carbine model, and the DNA shared between the two is pretty obvious. And like the original carbine, the new SAINT Pistol sends a simple message — everything you need, nothing you don’t.
An all-new Trinity Force Breach Brace covers the forearm brace needs, and meets ATF requirements for pistol classification. Minimalist in design, this brace is simple, straightforward and effective.
The brace locks up like a bank vault when secured in position. The BCMGunfighter Mod.3 pistol grip will feel familiar to SAINT owners, as will the enhanced nickel boron coated trigger.
The forend is another BCM fan favorite, the PMCR polymer forend that’s exclusive to the SAINT Pistol and features M-LOK slots. It includes heat shielding for extended range sessions, or in case you really need to party in a defensive situation. The barrel is 9.6″, a pretty optimal length for a pistol.
Fully Melonited with a 1:8 twist, durability and long-life are a given. And rounding out the package is a pinned gas block with a Picatinny top.
For testing, I paired mine with a Bushnell First Strike 2.0, from the AR Optics line. This reflex sight is very low in profile, which makes it a great fit for the SAINT Pistol. Range time did not disappoint. With the stabilizer brace and First Strike, this is a lead slinger for certain. And at 5 pounds, 8 ounces, it is a go-anywhere gun of the first order.
The new SAINT Pistol carries on the tradition of the SAINT series in giving you everything you would need for a great price. And speaking of price, the MSRP on the new SAINT Pistol is just $849. Seems like a steal to me.
Due to an ATF ruling regarding the configuration of pistols with stabilizing braces, these firearms can be subject to NFA (National Firearms Act) regulations as short-barreled firearms. It is the buyer’s responsibility to comply with all rules, restrictions and/or laws determined by your city or state. Please ensure you are up-to-date on all current laws.
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