Springfield Drops New SAINT Victor .308 Pistol

The compact firearm has a number of features to mitigate recoil in a small 28-inch overall package.

new SAINT Victor .308 Pistol
The new SAINT Victor .308 Pistol from Springfield is small and powerful. Lee Thomas Kjos

If you want an AR pistol that packs a serious punch, Springfield has an answer for you with its brand new SAINT Victor Pistol chambered in .308 Winchester.

The AR-10-based rifle is designed for defensive use, Springfield says, and features an HPT (High Pressure Tested) MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) bolt to confidently handle a heavy round count.

The new Springfield SAINT Victor .308 Pistol.
The new Springfield SAINT Victor .308 Pistol standing in front of a scoped .308 M1A rifle. Lee Thomas Kjos

“The SAINT Victor Pistol in .308 gives shooters a premium featured AR pistol that delivers serious power in a small, lightweight and easily maneuverable platform,” says Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing. “If you want a SAINT Pistol that offers more power than 5.56, then this is the one for you.”

The barrel is finished in Melonite and the gun features a pinned low profile gas block. The flat, single-stage trigger has an enhanced nickel boron coating.

The new SAINT has a 10.3-inch barrel and measures at just over 28-inches overall with the SB Tactical SBA3 five-position brace fully collapsed.

The new Springfield SAINT Victor .308 Pistol.
Loading the new Springfield SAINT Victor .308 Pistol. Lee Thomas Kjos

Other features include a BCM Gunfighter Mod 3 pistol grip, a 20-round Magpul PMAG Gen M3 magazine, a patented free float M-Lok handguard, and an SA 2-Piece Blast Diverter on the muzzle. All this combined “easily tames the .308 cartridge while remaining handy and compact,” Springfield says.

The forged lower receiver features Springfield Armory’s Accu-Tite Tension System for a tight, zero-movement fit with the forged upper, and the Picatinny rail allows you to mount the optic of your choice. For iron sight use, the slim, interrupted free-float handguard has Picatinny rail at the muzzle to mount a front sight.

The new Springfield SAINT Victor .308 Pistol.
The new Springfield SAINT Victor .308 Pistol has an overall length of just 28 inches. Lee Thomas Kjos

Expect a full review and range test from Range365 soon!