Extending their reach into the AR-15 world a bit more, Springfield Armory announced the release of their new CQB (close quarters combat) pistol chambered in 5.56 NATO. Of course, this is an AR-15 pistol based on their relatively new SAINT rifle.
The new pistol comes standard with upgrades out of the box, like an SB Tactical arm brace, an M-LOK free-float hand guard, Bravo Company Grip, and a 1:7 melonite-treated stainless steel 7.5 inch barrel. Also included is one 30-round Magpul PMAG magazine and a soft AR-15 case.
Last night on social media accounts, Springfield Armory teased the release of a new product, which had folks guessing what it would be. Guesses ranged from the AR-15 pistol you see here, to a host of other ideas like a new line of revolvers.
MSRP for this new 5.56 NATO AR-15 Pistol (obviously also shooting .223) is just under $1,000 and there are hopes that you should be able to find it cheaper than that in your local store, probably just north of $900. The receivers are type III hard coat anodized 7075 aluminum, as they should be, and comes with a host of decent quality parts, with a rail to add whatever type of optic or flip sights that your heart desires.
The overall length of this AR-15 pistol is 26.5″ and it weighs in at 5.8 ounces. The shorter 7.5 inch barrel makes a pistol like this ideal for close quarters combat, and comes standard with a blast diverter which pushes concussive blasts away from the shooter and his breaching team instead of in their general direction like a standard muzzle device would do.
If you've got your eyes on a new AR-15 pistol, it can't hurt to buy from a manufacturer like Springfield Armory who stands behinds their products. For more information on this rifle, check out their website, here.