Palmetto State Armory
Palmetto State Armory has two new exciting products at this year’s SHOT show. First is their take on the AR-10 platform. Details are still a little vague on the exact configuration for the rifle at this time, but we know it’s in .308. The demonstration model at SHOT is a pretty straight-forward AR-style rifle. It has a flat-top upper with forward assist, adjustable stock and a free-floated hand guard over a 22-inch barrel. According to the company’s representative, the final model is not 100% set in stone. They will offer a complete rifle at first and expect to have them on the market by the end of this quarter. After the rifle is released, they plan to offer lower and upper kits with other calibers to follow.
They are also planning to release a 1911 or two this quarter as well. The two examples they have here at SHOT are very impressive. The fit and finish is superb. The parkerized pistol had a clean and crisp trigger that broke around three pounds. If the production models are as nice as these prototypes, they will be serious contenders on the market. The MSRPs are not yet set, but I was assured that they would be in line with Palmettos State’s usual business model: offer great products at a low price.