Springfield Armory is poised for a big 2017, and they’re letting everybody know they mean business by rolling out no less than five new handguns at SHOT Show 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. And here they are: the XD Mod.2 Tactical, the XD Mod.2 Service Model in .45 ACP, the 1911 TRP Operator in Tactical Gray, EMP Lightweight Champion with Concealed Carry Contour, and the EMP All Black. Oh, they’re also showcasing the SAINT, which is the company’s much-vaunted entry into the AR-15 market. To get the details, check out the press release below.
The Springfield Armory SAINT is the company’s groundbreaking entry into the AR-15 market and redefines what an AR-15 should be. While equally at home on plinking and competition ranges, the SAINT is built for defense and packs features valued by warriors into a carbine with a price point at a fraction of what one would expect. With an MSRP of just $899, the SAINT brings affordable reliability to the market.
The SAINT is an optics ready flat-top design that includes an A2-style front sight and gas block. Aircraft-grade aluminum upper and lower receivers are joined using Springfield Armory®’s Accu-Tite™ system to lock upper and lower receivers into a shake-free system. The SAINT features a 16-inch Chrome Moly Vanadium barrel with a 1:8 twist rate and 5.56mm NATO chamber. Micro-polished, Nickel Boron trigger components provide a smooth and crisp break with mil-spec pull weight.
Out of the box, the SAINT includes upgraded stock, grip, and handguard components. The Bravo Company PKMT two-piece handguard features KeyMod-compatible attachment points at the eleven, one, and six o’clock positions for accessories. The handguard covers an internal aluminum heat shield yet remains slim for easy handling. The Bravo Company BCM Gunfighter stock offers a generous cheek weld comb, rubber butt pad, and QD and slotted sling attachment points. The Bravo Company Mod 0 Pistol grip provides grip-enhancing texture and a vertical orientation designed to complement the modern combat stance. A flip-up rear sight serves as a backup to optics or as the primary sighting system.
The XD Mod.2 Tactical brings .45 ACP chambering to the five-inch barrel pistol launched in 2016. The new gun packs 13+1 rounds of big bore ammunition into a package more like that of a standard size 9mm pistol. The XD Mod.2 Tactical features fiber-optic front sight, low-profile combat rear sight, and all of the ergonomic enhancements of the Mod.2 series including GripZone texturing and High-Hand beavertail and frame cuts. At home on the competition range or in the hands of law enforcement and legally armed citizens, the XD Mod.2 Tactical brings controllable high capacity to large caliber pistols.
The new XD Mod.2 Service Model packs 13+1 rounds of .45 ACP into a slender double stack handgun. With its four-inch barrel and standard size frame, this one is great for a variety of applications including competition, recreation, home defense, and concealed carry. The Mod.2 ergonomics enhancements make this .45 ACP easy to control and a pleasure to shoot. The XD Mod.2 Service Model has all the quality mechanics one expects: hammer-forged Carbon steel Melonite barrel, forged steel Melonite slide, fiber optic front and low profile rear sight, and a dual spring recoil system. All of that is packed into 7.3 inches of overall length and 5.75 inches of height. With its width of just 1.22 inches, it’s hard to believe it’s a double-stack .45.
For 1911 enthusiasts and serious large caliber shooters, the company is announcing the 1911 TRP Operator, Tactical Gray. The original TRP pistol was designed as a consumer-friendly alternative to high-end custom shop 1911s. Modeled after the FBI Contract pistol, the TRP redefines what a production gun can be. The TRP Operator, Tactical Gray includes a tasteful, and exceptionally durable gray Armory Kote frame finish mated with a forged steel black Armory Kote slide. The new model also includes an accessory rail for attachment of lights or lasers and an adjustable, low-profile rear sight.
The EMP Lightweight Champion with Concealed Carry Contour brings a new, even easier to conceal member to the EMP family. Having earned the reputation of the most elegant and shootable carry pistols, it only made sense to bring new carry-friendly versions to market. The mainspring housing is bevel cut to fit more comfortably in hand and conceal more easily by eliminating the telltale bulge caused by the grip base. Like the original EMP, the new model features a hardcoat anodized frame matched with a brushed stainless steel slide. A fiber optic front sight, low-profile rear sight, and G10 grips round out the package.
The EMP All Black proves that good looks can be discreet too. This 9mm pistol sports a three-inch barrel, black hardcoat anodized frame, and a black Armory Kote slide. Attractive and durable Cocobolo wood grips, fiber optic front sight, and low-profile combat rear sight complete the pistol. Each EMP All Black ships with three 9-round steel magazines.
The Springfield Armory SAINT and the five new handguns will be shown at Springfield SHOT Show 2017 and can be ordered immediately. For more information about Springfield Armory, visit http://www.springfield-armory.com.