Adding a pistol caliber carbine offering to its in-house AR-pattern rifle line, Springer's new 9mm SAINT Victor variant runs Colt-pattern SMG stick mags for the win. 

The use of the steel Colt-pattern mags in the Victor PCC's dedicated 9mm lower is a departure from a lot of other pistol-caliber ARs that are floating around that take polymer-bodied Glock double-stacks. However, as there are plenty of folks that make good aftermarket Colt SMG mags – C-Products, Duramag, Metalform etc. – there are a sizable number of options out there. 

Going past the magwell, the SAINT Victor 9mm carbine uses a direct blowback system of operation and comes standard with a Melonite-coated 16-inch CMV 1:10 twist barrel. At the muzzle is the SA Forward Blast Diverter, recessed under the carbine’s free-floated, full-length aluminum handguard that includes a bunch of M-LOK slots for all the accessories a user could want. Receivers are 7075 T6 aluminum while the trigger guard, pistol grip, and stock are by B5 Systems, the latter mounted on a 6-position adjustable receiver extension. 
 

The new SAINT Victor 9mm Carbine
The weight of the SAINT Victor 9mm carbine is 6.85 pounds. The overall length runs from 31.75-to-35 inches due to the adjustable stock. (Photo: Springfield Armory)
The new SAINT Victor 9mm Carbine
Surface controls include an ambidextrous safety, nickel-boron-coated flat trigger, and a standard GI-style charging handle. (Photo: Springfield Armory)


"The new SAINT Victor 9mm Carbine adds yet another layer of capability to the SAINT Victor line," said Steve Kramer, Springfield's VP of marketing. "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."

Springfield's new PCC ships with a single mag and has an MSRP of $1,299, a price point that curiously is $150 higher than its standard direct-impingement 5.56 Victor variants.

James Reeves over at TFB-TV puts the new Springfield PCC through its paces, below. 
 

 

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