By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets to defend our young, free Republic. The Armory supplied firearms for every major American conflict until 1968 when the U.S. government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill., revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

Springfield Armory has just announced the release of the latest addition to the Victor line of AR-style rifles: the SAINT Victor 9mm, pistol caliber carbine (PCC), employing a direct blowback system of operation that ensures reliability.

THE RECEIVER & FURNITURE

The upper and lower receivers are dedicated for 9 mm and built from forged hard coat anodized 7075 T6 aluminum. The Victor 9mm feeds from Colt pattern, 32-round magazines that interface with the carbine’s dedicated 9mm lower. It’s equipped with spring-loaded flip-up sights, a six-position collapsible B5 Systems Bravo Stock, a B5 Systems Type 23 P-Grip, a nickel boron-coated flat trigger, and a B5 Systems trigger guard. Controls are AR-pattern, and there’s an ambidextrous safety for our left-handed friends.

“The new SAINT Victor 9mm Carbine adds yet another layer of capability to the SAINT Victor line,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “Combining the familiar handling characteristics and proven design of an AR with the rugged performance of a direct blowback system, the SAINT Victor in 9mm would make for a great addition to any shooter’s firearms collection.”

THE BOLT & BARREL

The SAINT Victor 9mm Carbine features a Melonite®-coated 16” barrel, 1-10 twist. At the muzzle is the SA Forward Blast Diverter, recessed under the carbine’s free-floated, full-length handguard that features ample M-Lok® slots for accessories.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Blowback

Caliber: 9X19mm

Magazine capacity: 32 Rounds

Sights: Low Profile Spring-Loaded Adjustable Flip-Up

Barrel Length: 16 Inches

Overall Length: 31.75 – 35 inches

Weight: 6 pounds 15 ounces

MSRP: $1,299

URL: www.springfield-armory.com

THE VERDICT

The SAINT Victor, 9mm carbine, is a good home defense gun. The Picatinny rail allows light mounting options that help separate the good guys & the bad guys. It’s also a great rifle to teach beginners shooting sports, as the 9mm version lets you train with cheaper ammunition.

Head to the Springfield dealer and see if it’s right for you.

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 polizei22@msn.com.