By: Friedrich Seiltgen

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The Springfield Saint Edge AR-15 style rifles are based on Springfield’s patented “Accurized Tactical Chassis” monolithic lower system that’s designed to deliver maximum accuracy in the AR-15 style rifle.  The Edge series comes in two versions, the standard black model with a SOPMOD stock, and the Elite model finished in a Coyote Brown Cerakote, both are paired with an upgraded LaRue MBT flat 2-statge trigger, and a collapsible B5 systems precision stock.  If you need sub-moa precision, the Saint Edge ATC will get the job done.


The heart of the Saint ATC is the completely free-floating system, designed to remove any contact with the barrel, barrel nut, and gas system.  This system is the foundation of the Saint’s accuracy.  The monolithic lower ensures that the upper receiver is separated from the lower receiver and fire control system, which maximizes accuracy.  Machined from 6061 T6 aluminum, Coyote Brown Cerakote H-250, with QD mounting points.


The upper receiver is forged 7075 T6 aluminum with forward assist, M4 feed ramps, and a Type III Hard coat anodized, Coyote Brown Cerakote H-250 finish. Handguard is integral and equipped with M-LOK mounts.  The weapon has Springfield’s Accu-Tite Plus system, which eliminates play between the upper and lower receivers.


The barrel on the Edge is an 18-inch Ballistic Advantage, with 1:7-inch twist rate, melanite coating, and Springfield Armory muzzle brake.


Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle

Caliber: .223 Wylde.

Magazine capacity: Standard AR Magazines.

Sights: N/A

Barrel Length: 18 inches with 1:7 inch twist rate, melonite coating, and muzzle brake.

Overall Length: 36.5 – 39.75 inches

Weight: 10.1 pounds

MSRP: $1,899


Did I mention the Saint Elite is accurate?  I know what you’re thinking, “How accurate is it?!” It’s guaranteed to be sub-moa accurate for a 3 shot group at 100 yards, with quality match-grade ammunition, in the hands of a skilled shooter.  If you’re looking for an AR-15 style, out of the box, tack driver, then check out the Saint ATC Elite at your local Springfield dealer.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article Ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at