With every major manufacturer now making AR15's, it was only a matter of time before Springfield Armory would jump on the bandwagon. The Saint is a mid-level priced AR that has a lot of the more expensive AR features that so many of the armchair warriors demand. Bought mine today and these are my initial impressions. 1st, the price. Mine was $799 plus tax, which was a total of $856.00 2nd, is the case it came in, I have seen AR’s and FN SCAR’s selling for more than $2000.00 come in a basic cardboard box, not the Saint. This one comes in a nice hard case. Now, let’s open it You get a nice Pmag and a lock with your users manual. Don’t know manufactures the butt stock, Probably will exchange it with a CRT. 3rd, the barrel, bolt, and bolt carrier are treated with a process known as Melonite(salt bath nitrided), which is a chemical form of case hardening that makes the treated steels rust proof. 4th, the bolt is magnetic particle tested. Something that every armchair warrior demands(as a side note, I have not graced the forums of AR15.com in over tens years because of the snobbish and very opinionated attitudes of their members) As for my initial impressions, is the Saint a good buy? You betcha, need to get some range time to provide a good field report.