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Springfield Saint Pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Rico, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. Rico

    Rico 20g Supporter

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    Here is my latest venture into the gun arena controversy.
    First it was the Mossberg Shockwave, and now it is the Springfield Saint Pistol.
    7.5 inch barrel, .556/.223, and a barrel/magazine of fun.
    Saint Pistol  Mix Enhanced resize.JPG
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  2. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Congratulations. I believe you may find one or two of us here that may recognize something like that.

    My first SBR back in 2004 had an 8.5" 556x45 barrel on it.
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  3. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Those arm braces sure are handy, do you happen to know the manufacture of that one. I just finished up a braced 9mm AR pistol. It's now one of my favorite firearms. I'm really thinking about building a 300 BLK upper in 10.5 to go with it.
  4. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Congrats Rico.

    I bet it's hella fun to shoot.
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  5. Rico

    Rico 20g Supporter

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    The brace is made by SB Tactical.
    I would like a 300 BLK also.
  6. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    The 300 what'cha'ma'call-it is a pretty decent round. Least for what I use it for.
  7. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Not to stray to far off topic, but I watched a YouTube video discussing differences, and similarities of 300 blackout, with 7.62x39. Both very good rounds, for a variety of purposes. Of course John I know you have a love for both. Just throwing out there that I hadn't really seen a head to head comparison of the two.
  8. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Supersonic blackout and 7.62x39 are very similar in size, weight, velocity, ballistics.

    Though the x39 is 1/3 of the cost so it certainly gets the nod there.

    For the hand loader, blackout has a lot more bullet options in both type and weight and intended purpose.

    Where suppressed/subsonic ammo is concerned, with the right powder and bullet combo, the 194 gr Lehigh max expansion copper bullet is probably the most awesome HD/SD round that I know of. I keep mine loaded to about 1075 fps just because I can to squeeze as much as I can out of it.

    While the Lehigh bullets are about $1.25 cents each, and are obviously not plinking ammo, they are what I have on hand for emergencies.



    This video is probably a little more interesting. Start about 7:15

  9. Rico

    Rico 20g Supporter

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    John, that 194 gr Lehigh has a nasty expansion.
    Can you recommend a 300 BLK pistol upper for my .556 pistol lower. I assume that would be legal.
  10. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Yes, you can use any pistol length upper on any handgun receiver. Least with federal laws. Some state laws are a little weird though.

    If you're not running a suppressor, an 8.5" barrel are more convenient for pistols.

    If you're running a suppressor, it is my opinion that the 10" or 10 1/2" barrels work a little better for that.

    It would be easier for me to mention which brand would be better to avoid.

    Bear creek arsenal
  11. 95jza80tt

    95jza80tt .270 WIN

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    Nice transition from the shockwave.. I'm starting to notice a pattern of short and stout with you. LOL
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  12. Rico

    Rico 20g Supporter

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  13. Rico

    Rico 20g Supporter

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    For my birthday, my wife gave me a Geissele SD-E two stage trigger for the Saint Pistol. It's 2.3# on 1st stage and 1.2# on 2nd stage. Installation was straight forward, and I like it a lot. It's kinda pricey, but, what the heck. It came with a lot of swag too.
  14. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    They make quality parts. This is one of those "money well spent" deals.
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