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    Springfield Armory Saint

    Never liked any AR style, AKA Black Rifle, enough to bring one home. Shot plenty of friend's rifles.

    Just read the American Rifleman article on the new Springfield Saint. https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...nt-marches-in/

    It appears that they have incorporated many top shelf components; receiver, barrel, furniture, and some innovations like a buffer screw to take the slop and rattle out of the upper to lower. All for $899 MRSP.

    Anyone have one, seen one, shot one. I might want one of these.
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    DSCF3093.jpgI never liked those style of guns either until I got one. I got this sks-m did a trigger job, it shoots like a dream. knight before last about midnight someone was stopped in front of my house sitting there with the motor running. I live in the woods, I felt real safe with it in my hand as I shined my stream light in there face. they went on down the road.....
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    The Saint seems to be a decent rifle but it is a bit overpriced for what it is.

    I like that it has the midlength gas system and enhanced trigger but those are not very expensive options. The buffer screw to take out the rattle is okay but it is easy to do cheaply in other ways.

    If someone is looking for a complete out of the box AR with a manufacturers warranty, I think it is a good option, but not at anywhere near $900. There are a few ways to get the same basic rifle for much less.
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    I have never seen one but have several AR15s. They are not my favorite gun by any stretch but have a definitive purpose and I could not imagine not owning at least one or two.

    To me the price is kind of high for what you get as you are buying into the Springfield name, but if that's what it takes to get you into a superior modular platform weapon then go for it.

    Just beware a black rifle is like a gateway drug into the NFA world and the next thing you know you will be looking at suppressors, short barrel rifles etc.
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    Thank you for all the replies. I would like to see the street price before proceeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewtoSkeet View Post
    Thank you for all the replies. I would like to see the street price before proceeding.
    The best price I've seen online is $749 and that would be stretching it for me. I wouldn't consider one for anything over $700.

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    AR's are the LEGO system of the firearms world like 1911's. So easy to build and customize. The lower is the easy part to assemble but the upper takes a bit more work but is not bad. I have some upper end guns that don't shoot as well as parts guns I put together and some that shoot lights out. Depends on waht you want it for. Me....I hate that front fixed M4 sight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elkhunter76 View Post
    AR's are the LEGO system of the firearms world like 1911's. So easy to build and customize. The lower is the easy part to assemble but the upper takes a bit more work but is not bad. I have some upper end guns that don't shoot as well as parts guns I put together and some that shoot lights out. Depends on waht you want it for. Me....I hate that front fixed M4 sight!
    I agree. You can get much more bang for the buck with a build. And with the quality of flip up sights I'm not much of a fan with the fixed front sight either.

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    I never much liked the AR-15. I used one in the Marine Corps but I couldn't get used to it. I qualified with the M-14 and I liked it a lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRSLYR View Post
    I never much liked the AR-15. I used one in the Marine Corps but I couldn't get used to it. I qualified with the M-14 and I liked it a lot better.

    DRSLYR
    Same here but you my friend have not played with the correct AR LEGO set yet is al I have to day. The M1 carbine, M1A and Garand are in the safe but the AR's get shot the most. The SP-1 has nothing in common with the AR's of today other that the receivers.
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