Palmetto State Armory AR-10 and 1911—New Long Guns and Hand Guns—SHOT Show 2014

by GunsAmerica Actual on January 15, 2014

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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.


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Rusty Shackleford January 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

Maybe they should work on fixing their crappy customer service and shipping first.


Trevor January 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Release the 1911′s in multiple calibers including 10mm and I’ll definitely pick one up!


Stephen January 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm

@Rusty: I’ve had one issue with shipping after 5 or 6 orders and I can’t even be sure it wasn’t an FFL issue. Anyway with my limited experience, I don’t think they have a systemic problem with their shipping.

From the pictures, it doesn’t look like it will happen up front but I’d really like to see an Ultra-sized (3″) 1911.


Jeff January 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I always have problems with their shipping. I’ve never had a reason to contact them for customer support but I live only a hour and a half from Columbia and it takes 2-3 weeks for everything I order. Very poor shipping! I will say I continue to order from them when they have good deals but the shipping could use some help.


D.T. January 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Haha. Before I posted, I noticed the comments about bad customer service. It used to be bad. Now it’s non-existent! I’ve bought quite a lot from them over the last year. Good prices. Pretty good stuff. The last order, they sent the wrong AR mags. Can’t get them on the phone. Will not reply to emails. Don’t know how much longer they can operate that way? Just hope I don’t have a warranty issue. -:)


D.T. January 15, 2014 at 8:31 pm

I do like the looks of the 1911 and the young ladies are pretty too!-:)


Daren January 15, 2014 at 9:48 pm

I recently made a purchase of magazines, bolts and ammunition. GREAT price , fast shipment with no issues at all. I do wish they had more stock of items when they go on sale, out of stock in minutes it seems.


Rusty Shackleford January 16, 2014 at 12:11 am

@Stephen, you might want to look at their sub forum on then. I’m far from the only person that’s had issues with them. Add in the PTAC junk they sell now and I’m pretty disappointed with them. Low prices are great as long as you receive what you order.


Ringo Lapua January 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Don’t know about the customer service, but the girls in the photos above don’t look too bad.


Ringo Lapua January 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Don’t know much about their customer service, however the girls in the above photos are real nice to look at.


Walt January 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm

They have been swamped with orders, mentioned above, they can run out in minutes on sale items.
However they are a very honest company. You will get what you ordered, albeit you must be patient, they state the time delay specifically in days in the order form and you must acknowledge before proceeding.
Not many offer FN CHF barrels in some of their kits, as FN(U.S.A.) is close to them.
Ammo ships real quick.
Good American Folks.


Ben Moser January 17, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Look folks, they need to make sure that inventory meets demand. They need to use UPS, FED EX and any way to track shipments. They need to have a comptent staff, from order pulling to final shipment !


Ben Moser January 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Look folks, they need to make sure that inventory meets demand. They need to use UPS, FED EX and any way to track shipments. They need to have a comptent staff, from order pulling to final shipment !


Greg smith January 31, 2014 at 10:23 am

I’ve had 3 problems with palmetto in just about a year. 2 were someone else’s order that was sent to me and did not get my order. Called and was told I had to send back at my expense and when they received it, they would send my order. What!!! The last bad order was for a marpat backpack that arrived without shoulder straps, cover or hip belt. This is called a bag, not a backpack. Called and was told that is how they are sold now.


Yknot January 31, 2014 at 10:33 am

The comment about the girls is just plain stupid…..Yell, put a pretty face on a turd and it will sell to stupid. I think most Real firearms enthusiast are way over the advertising hype. I could care less about who is pushing the gun, if it’s some model or other idiot that has never shot a firearm or worst yet, will take the pay check and then go on line and bash Guns and the owners, then I say do away with all posers and show only the gun, or the gun and someone that knows how to use it, and has in the past. All other hype is none important….

I think Customer Support and all that goes along with it like Shipping, giving you a tracking number and a reasonable delivery date and very important. If this doesn’t matter, then what does? Any fool can take your money…It’s what they give you in return that matters. Today there are more players in the arms business then at any other time in history. let’s face it, Firearms and Ammunition are big money, huge money. I say the more the merrier, but with that, I expect to be treated like a paying customer should, and customer service, Accessories and warranty service are all a huge part of a sale. If you want to throw your hat in the ring and call yourself a arms dealer, then be one. I expect the low hanging fruit will consume itself and be out of the picture in a few years. It’s up to you who gets your money.


RDNK April 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I’ve made numerous purchases with PSA and never had any negative issues.It really suprises me that some people have problems with their shipping/customer service.


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