Palmetto State Armory (PSA) Review: Almost All Their Guns

Palmetto State Armory (PSA) has some great bang-for-the-buck firearms and parts.

We’ve hands-on tested almost all of their stuff in both written and video formats.

PSA .224 Valkyrie At High Bar Homestead
PSA .224 Valkyrie At High Bar Homestead

So let’s get on with it!

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AR-15 (5.56)

This is their bread and butter line.

Almost all the parts in their AR-15s are made in-house. And that’s how they make their guns so affordable.

We hands-on test three of their standard AR-15 uppers. Check it out since we go over the best combo of upper and lower.

PSA 5.56 & .223 Wylde
PSA 5.56 & .223 Wylde

Our favorite was the 16″ freefloat mid-length version (middle).

The A2 front sight post (top) was a little front-heavy and less accurate. While the .223 Wylde version (bottom) disappointed in the accuracy department.

Best Complete AR-15 on a Budget
499
at PSA

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

It’s still one of my favorite uppers and I continue to use it for testing of other stuff.

Plus…we also have a full YouTube review of it now!

What’s your take on PSA-15s?

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And one more time…since it’s their most popular product…our Review of PSA AR-15s.

AR-15 Pistols

These are the sub-16″ uppers for use in AR-15 pistol or SBR (short barreled rifle) builds.

PSA AR-15 Pistols, 7.5 & 10.5 Inch
PSA AR-15 Pistols, 7.5 & 10.5 Inch

We won’t dive into the legalities right here…but you can check them out in our Best AR-15 Pistol Braces article.

Group Picture of AR Braces
Group Picture of AR Braces

My favorite PSA upper was the 10.5″ version since it felt like the best balance between recoil and reliability.

Both lengths were 100% flawless but usually longer gas systems leads to more reliability.

Best Budget AR-15 Pistol
549
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Full review here.

And oh yes…we also have a full YouTube review.

AR-15 (.224 Valkyrie)

The Valkyrie was the “it” cartridge recently for being able to stay supersonic past 1000 yards…but does it stack up?

Federal American Eagle 90 gr vs 75 gr .224 Valkyrie
Federal American Eagle 90 gr vs 75 gr .224 Valkyrie

We put PSA’s .224 Valkyrie upper to the test in our full review.

Best Long-Range AR-15 Budget Upper
499
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

I think you know the drill…full YouTube as well.

AR-9 (9mm)

Wooo, an affordable PCC (pistol caliber carbine) from PSA.

PSA 9mm PX-9
PSA 9mm PX-9

Pardon my grip fin…but even with it the PX-9 kicked butt.

It’s my go-to in PCC competitions…

And my favorite pick for affordable 9mm AR-15 platform pistol caliber carbines.

Best Budget 9mm Complete Upper
319
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

And you’ll probably want a lower too.

100
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Full review here where I go over tons more stuff.

AR-10 (.308)

The big bro to the AR-15.

PSA AR-10 .308
PSA AR-10 .308

We cover the most popular .308 AR-10 version.

Complete with accuracy groups and shots out to 600 yards EASY.

Of course…another full YouTube as well…

Full review here.

899
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

AR-10 (6.5 Creedmoor)

Another nice long-range caliber in PSA’s AR-10 platform…

6.5 Creedmoor Ammo vs 5.56
6.5 Creedmoor Ammo vs 5.56

6.5 Creedmoor is supposed to stay supersonic out to 1200 yards…and I got to stretch it out (and get hits) at 1000 yards.

PSA 6.5 Creedmoor
PSA 6.5 Creedmoor

Full review here.

449
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

AR-15 (.22LR)

Let’s bring it back a little in terms of caliber…

Complete Rifle
PSA .22LR Complete Rifle

PSA has a great .22LR upper that works on almost all mil-spec AR-15 lowers.

Full review here..and YouTube video!

Or just get it right now…

300
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

AK-47 (PSAK-47 GF3)

Clever name…and now you can get your hands on an affordable All-American made AK.

PSAK-47
PSAK-47

It’s been 100% reliable from the start…and we’ve shot everything from steel-case to laquer-coated and brass rounds.

Check out our complete review right here.

Best Bang-for-Buck AK
559
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

And full YouTube:

AK-V (9mm)

Let’s go a little more niche…with PSA’s version of the Russian special forces favorite Vityaz

Vityaz-SN, Wikipedia
Vityaz-SN, Wikipedia

But now in another All-American form…

PSA AKV 9mm
PSA AKV 9mm

It’s hard to keep in stock…

819
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

But here is our full review. Spoiler…it’s really fun.

AK-P GF3 (7.62x39mm)

Our latest review is of the AK-P GF3…effectively PSA’s AK pistol in good ole 7.62x39mm.

wet akp
Wet AK-P

A nice truck or tractor gun with a super maneuverable 10.5″ barrel and SB Tactical stock that makes it a pistol.

800
at Palmetto State Armory

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check out the full review here.

And full video from Johnny here:

Conclusion

Phew…that’s a lot of PSA guns. We’ll keep updating this as we review more!

In the meantime…check out Best AR-15 Optics and also our favorite Ammo Picks for Popular Calibers.

A Couple AR-15 Optics
A Couple AR-15 Optics

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  • Jon

    They had a major privacy breach when they doxxed a bunch of us buying standard cap mags and sending personal email addresses out to hundreds of other people. That, plus the other costumer service/IT issues are enough that I’d never recommend PSA to anyone for anything.

    1 week ago
  • Brian

    Just a heads-up. I ordered an AR from PSA. It shipped from W. Columbia about a week after ordering and was in my town in a couple days and out for delivery on a Friday, then Saturday, then the next Monday. Calls to UPS to locate were impossible. Chatted with UPS Online reps and that was meaningless. Now, I had been charged for the rifle but it was being shipped to FFL. So, you know where I'm going. I can't do anything about the shipment. No option to file a claim and PSA was NON-EXISTENT. Cannot call them, takes 3 days for them to respond to their contact tool on the web and it was abundantly clear they weren't even reading the emails. Weeks later, no rifle or response from PSA. Reported to local PD because they don't need another AR on the street but couldn't get PSA to contact them with the SN for the rifle. This isn't just bad business, this is dangerous business and being busy is never an excuse to call about a missing firearm. Found out later that UPS employees were stealing guns from the terminal. Is PSA tracking them? We have a problem and I've never spoken with a rep from the company, only emails that seem to be computer generated. Anyone else experience the same please post. We need to talk.

    1 month ago
  • George Haloulos

    Worst Customer Service Experience - I ordered a Sig Sauer Romeo5 Red Dot Sight through PSA on 05/18/2020. I immediately realized that the sight did not come equipped with a lens cover like other companies had been offering with the same sight. I tried to contact PSA within 10 minutes of ordering it to cancel my order. I was directed by a phone message to contact them by email, which I immediately did. No response until the next day. When I did receive their email message from Customer Service it said that it was " too late to cancel" and that my order was already being processed for shipment. I was told to request a Return Merchandise Authorization, which I immediately did. It has been 2 days since my email request and I have not received even an acknowledgement from Customer Service. They may have a nice assortment of weapons and accessories, but beware when ordering from this company.

    4 months ago
  • Pat Harris

    Bought 1 60 round schmeisser magazine. Upon first use, 6 ftf, dangerous scoring and bending of ammo as it tried to feed into a well kept Aeroprecision rifle. Took a week to get a reply to be able to send it back. Once sent it's like a black hole...No response, no refund, nothing. Finally filed a complaint with the Better Business bureau. These guys really are lacking in the fundamentals. First and last time doing business with them...Spend your hard earned dollars elsewhere.They said I'd get a refund...still waiting on that...over 10 days later....

    4 months ago
    • George Haloulos

      Hi Pat, did you finally get a response and your refund? I wish I had seen your review before placing my order with Palmetto State Armory. Like you, I won't be ordering from this company again.

      4 months ago
  • Rusty In Oregon

    I got a 224 Valkyrie upper from Pro2A with a Ballistic Advantage 18-inch barrel and it was a nail-driver (sub-MOA) with the 1-7 twist ... paired with a PSA AR-15 Lower. My problem was the mags. Got regular jams from 4 different mags until I tried the E-Lander mags ... which load and feed perfectly every time. At least in my setup, the magazine brand REALLY matters.

    10 months ago
  • Bob Peterson

    Why nothing on the 300 Blk out?

    11 months ago
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