Earlier this year, the National Rifle Association (NRA) added Shooting Illustrated to its library of in-house publications. The monthly magazine can be selected as an NRA member’s publication of choice, or added to a membership for $9.95 per year.
On the cover of the December issue, the editors have chosen to showcase the Saint, a new AR-15-style semi-automatic weapon manufactured by Springfield Armory, a firearms company based in Illinois. From the cover story by Jay Grazio:
I even grabbed a handful of honest-to-goodness “pre-ban” magazines left over from when I lived in Massachusetts and ran a few sets through these as a “worst-case” scenario. If the Saint worked with ancient, used-and-abused metal magazines of unknown origin—which it did—I figured it would work with just about anything. Not too many people concern themselves with “pre-ban” magazines these days, but there are, ahem, frugal folks who might still have some Reagan-era magazines still kicking around. No worries; they’ll work just fine.
The Saint retails for $899.
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