Tag Archives: Palmetto State Armory

Palmetto State Armory (PSA) has in rather short order become one of the most popular budget AR-15 manufacturers and retailers in the US. Their rifles are generally well built and use quality parts while selling for reasonable prices. Recently, the company has entered into the Kalashnikov market with their PSAK-47 rifles.

DDI and PSA Both Release New AKs

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Yesterday and within hours of one another, both Destructive Devices Industries (DDI) and Palmetto State Armory (PSA) officially released new American-made Kalashnikovs. Both releases, chambered in 7.62x39mm, add to a slowly, but steadily growing supply of domestic AKs and to be honest, these are the most interesting we’ve seen yet. DDI’s new rifles are definitely intended to be high-end builds. They… Read more »

Palmetto State Armory’s New PSAK-47 GB2 Hits the Market

After months of anticipation, Palmetto State Armory (PSA) has finally brought their PSAK-47 rifles back to market. Readers may recall that the previous PSAKs were maligned for questionable build quality and cast barrel trunnions, which aren’t true to AKM specs. The new versions represent an improvement over the originals. While build quality remains to be seen, the GB2s feature billet… Read more »

Triggered: ALG Defense QMS vs. Palmetto State Armory EPT

In the six or seven years I’ve been shooting AR-15s, I’ve changed upper receiver assemblies three times, swapped stocks twice, exchanged pistol grips once, added a railed handguard once, and experimented with more optics than I can count. Despite all these changes, the one part inside both of my rifles that I’ve never upgraded is the trigger. For some reason, I’ve always… Read more »

Modern Rifleman Weekly 1/3/16

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Rapid Fire: Rugged Suppressors Announces Another Suppressor Apparently, the good folks at Rugged Suppressors have kicked it in to high gear at their South Carolina headquarters. Last week, the crew led by Henry Graham and Michael Derdziak pulled the covers off their new compact Razor 762 silencer and on New Year’s Eve, they surprised everyone with the release of their… Read more »

Modern Rifleman Weekly 12/27/15

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Smith & Wesson Comes Out Against Custom Gun, Before Supporting It Early this week, Smith & Wesson’s legal counsel, headed by the Ballard Spahr law firm, delivered poignant cease and desist letters to Apex Tactical, Brownells, Blowndeadline Custom, DP Custom Works, and SSvi instructing the brands to halt work on an upcoming project to be revealed at SHOT Show 2016…. Read more »

Palmetto State Armory Responds to AK Criticism in a Big Way

Firearms enthusiasts who have followed PSA’s entry into the AK market are probably aware that the early stages of the journey have been challenging at best. Quality control and shipping issues have frustrated the company’s good intentions and have truly put a damper on the post SHOT Show excitement that the PSAK-47 generated. While the build quality issues have been… Read more »

Palmetto State Armory AK Release: Some Thoughts

When the PSA AK-47 released yesterday afternoon, the reception among enthusiasts was surprisingly mixed. Many were excited to see what appears to be a quality US-made AKM clone, but others expressed disappointment at the hefty $750 price tag that accompanies the Magpul-equipped initial release. With Arsenal rifles fetching a mere $150 more than the MOE Edition of the PSA AK,… Read more »

Modern Rifleman’s Favorites of SHOT Show 2015

While I may have already proclaimed 2015 the “year of the suppressor“, SHOT Show 2015 was loaded with plenty of other news-worthy developments and releases that should not be ignored. While I was once again unable to attend the show, I have endeavored to keep tabs on all the major firearms releases from last week’s show. After sorting through all… Read more »