Palmetto State Armory Review

Palmetto State Armory: Great AR 15 Guns, Parts, Accessories

Palmetto State Armory is a firearm company that is based in South Carolina. It was created in 2008 with the idea of providing high quality AR-15 parts and accessories for reasonable prices.  Since its inception, Palmetto State Armory has grown to include the sale of other types of firearms, tactical equipment, reloading supplies, and some fishing and hunting equipment as well. 

While the armory has retail spaces located in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, it also has a thriving website that allows for the purchase of firearms and accessories. This article will focus on what the Palmetto State Armory website has to offer, and discuss how the online purchasing of firearms works. 

Palmetto State Armory Home Page

When you first get to the website, palmettostatearmory.com, you will notice the wide array of products that are offered.  The home page is where you will find links to all products, in addition to the daily deals that are offered.  The daily deals are for guns, ammo, and parts only. These deals change frequently, so if you check back often, you may find a great deal on something that you need. 

At the very top of the page, you will see a search bar. This searches the entire Palmetto State Armory website for what you are looking for.  Also, to the right of the search bar, there is an area to log in to the website, if you care to create an account.  You can also view the help center and your cart at the top of the site as well.

Underneath the very top of the site is the menu bar.  This provides you with a link to whatever you are looking for.  The menu bar includes tabs for PSA, AMMO, AR-15, AR-10, AK-47, Guns, Gun Parts, Optics, Accessories, Brands, and Daily Deals.

In the middle of the home page, you will find a bright blue bar that directs you to the website’s forum.  Here, you can discuss almost anything you want as it pertains to firearms, accessories, or the website. Some discussion titles are “PSA Products”, and “PSA Store Discussion.”

At the very bottom of the home page, you can find links to additional information, like store locations, defense courses, gift card balance, or FAQ. This area is a great resource, especially after you have purchased something on the site. 

Palmetto State Armory Products

Since the Palmetto State Armory began selling only AR-15 guns and parts, the AR-15 is the most popular product on the site.  For all of their firearms, you can purchase complete guns, kits, and a slew of different parts. For all of the firearms that are offered for purchase, they also offer ammo and proper ammo storage as well. 

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In addition to firearms, optics can be purchased to add to your firearm.  There are categories for red dot/holographic sights, rifle scopes, rifle sights, and spotting scopes.  PSA offers a plethora of options so you can find the best optic for your particular firearm. 

Other useful accessories can be found on PSA, like holsters and tools for building your own custom firearms.  If you are an avid fan of Palmetto State Armory, you can also purchase clothing and other merchandise with their logo on it. 

Some of the most popular brands that are sold on the Palmetto State Armory website are: Palmetto State Armory Custom Series, Lead Star Arms, Magpul, Vortex Optics, Geissele Automatics, Sig Sauer, Lock Perfection, and Smith and Wesson.  There are many other brands of product available, however these are the biggest and most popular name brands. 

How to Purchase a Firearm Online From Palmetto State Armory

Purchasing a firearm online is relatively simple if you know the rules.  The most important thing you have to do is find an FFL Dealer (Federal Firearm License) that you trust or that is located near you.  This is a must because it is not legal to ship a firearm directly to your home.

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Below is a list of the steps you must go through in order to purchase a firearm online from Palmetto State Armory.

  • Choose your preferred FFL Dealer.  This is where your purchase will ship to. 
  • Contact the FFL Dealer of your choice and notify them that you will be using them for the transfer from the PSA website.
  • The FFL Dealer then has to send a copy of their license to PSA for approval. 
  • Ask if the FFL Dealer has a transfer fee.  Many dealers will charge a small fee because they take care of the background check and the Firearm Transaction Record. 

Once those steps are completed, you are free to purchase your firearm on the Palmetto State Armory website. Simply use the address of your FFL Dealer as your shipping address.  

Once your firearm arrives, they will give you a call for you to come in and pick it up.  Before you are allowed to leave the store with your firearm, you will have to pass a background check and fill out the Firearm Transaction Record form (4473). Make sure to check your firearm for flaws or blemishes before leaving the dealer with it. If you find something that is damaged on your new firearm, that needs to be taken care of before signing for your firearm and taking it out of the store. Otherwise, you may not be able to return or exchange it. 

Does Palmetto State Armory ship to California?

The short answer is yes, but not surprising there are several hoops you need to jump through.  See details about shipping gun parts and ammo to California here. 

Does Palmetto State Armory Have a Military Discount?

They do offer military discounts at PSA brick and mortar stores, but don’t have a specific military web discount code. That said, they are always running great specials for everyone.

Why is Palmetto State Armory always out of stock?

The answer to this question is a somewhat loaded question.  As someone the monitors lots of gun, ammo and accessory retailers inventory I wouldn’t say PSA is out of stock any more often than other retailers. I will say part of the reason some of their branded guns, parts and accessories are OOS sometimes is because they are in demand.  We will be doing several reviews on these products soon.

Where is Palmetto State Armory?

Their Storefronts are located in primarily in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Click here for specific Palmetto State Armory locations. 

Is Palmetto State Armory Good?

We’d have to say yes.  However, don’t just take our word for it. Looking at the reviews online, they have almost 3000 4 Star and above ratings. Their customer support is top notch.

 

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