US PALM Purchased by Founder


US PALM was recently purchased from SBC Global Industries by Robert Anderson.  Anderson originally founded US PALM in 2009.

April 2nd, 2014

Scottsdale, AZ – US PALM, the industry leader in AK47 accessories and soft armor solutions, is pleased to announce that founder Robert Anderson has purchased US PALM [US Primary Armament Logistical Manufacturing] from its holding company SGC Global Industries. Anderson founded US PALM in the spring of 2009 and has seen successful growth each year since its creation. With flagship products such as the AK30 magazine and the Defender soft armor solutions, US PALM looks forward to long term continued growth under Anderson’s direction as President of US PALM, LLC.

With US PALM entering its 5th year of business, the transition away from SGC Global Industries comes during a growth cycle for each company. “The timing was right on both sides to execute the break-away,” Anderson stated, “PALM will benefit from more individualized attention and a more focused organizational structure. My goal with PALM has always been to fill the gaps that exist in the industry with quality gear and I look forward to returning to US PALM’s roots”

Anderson will apply a renewed focus and energy to US PALM by realigning with the original goals of the company: to create gear for the modern warfighter and innovative solutions with real world purpose. US PALM will release information on product launches and new partnerships in Q2 of 2014 and looks forward to capitalizing on new and existing opportunities under Anderson’s ownership.

During the transition period, US PALM will continue normal operations from their current Scottsdale facility. In late Q2 2014 US PALM will relocate to a new larger facility in North Phoenix, currently under construction, to meet expanded production needs.


US PALM [US Primary Armament Logistical Manufacturing], the industry leader in soft armor solutions and AK47 accessories, is dedicated to developing and producing the world’s finest firearms enhancements and accessories. While many of US PALM’s designs are revolutionary, we believe in maintaining an evolutionary product design mindset. By staying informed through our cadre of industry professionals –including military and police active duty personnel, firearms instructors, manufacturing experts, and technical advisors– we amass the collective wisdom of many to bring new products, or product refinements, that answer the questions and needs of front line war-fighters.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is


  • bbmg

    “the industry leader in AK47 accessories”

    Too right, they seem to have invented the self-levitating magazine!

  • Paul@OCG

    SBC Global? Tactical intarwebs!!!!!

  • erwos

    I don’t really see how this firm is worth anything anymore. Back in the day, they were the sexy purveyors of good AK grips and mostly-good US-made AK mags. Problem is, Magpul is moving into that space and is going to destroy them. The rest of US Palm’s stuff simply doesn’t seem market competitive.

    • hydepark

      What are you even talking about? Who else makes a modern AK magazine with the metal skeleton? I mean, I’m sure some factory in Bulgaria still is, but name one product USPALM makes that isn’t above par. Not trying to trollout or anything, but sure Magpul has entered the market (FUCKING FINALLY) and yeah, I’ve heard great things about their mags and they’re probably just fine where they are at the mid-to-low-rung sector, but for not that much more you get the Cadillac of AK mags. Or at least close to it.

      • erwos

        Magpul already announced their reinforced AK mags. They’re not out yet, but they will be in a year or so… and I wouldn’t want to be in their way when they come out. They’ll sell a hojillion of them.

        • 1911a145acp

          I have six of the MagPul AK mags and they are just as I expected them to be – They insert and remove easily, load easily, They will never rust, lighter that steel mags- save about a pound on 1 LBE set up. Typical MagPul engineering and performance which is to say- excellent. They cost about 2x over quality steel mags, so far they seem worth the price. Just my 2c

  • John

    I hope they redesign the ak30 mag… the floorplate really bothers me, too hard to get off and too easily broken

    • Tom M

      the floorplate isn’t meant to come off the AK30…must be why it has been so hard for you to do so.

  • 1911a145acp

    While U.S. Palm mags may be able to handle getting smacked full tilt as depicted in the above photo- most sheet metal AK mag releases won’t….. or at least not for very long.

  • 1911a145acp

    If U.S. Palm can build a better mousetrap then the world will beat a path to their door…. unless MagPul is already there :-0

    • gallan

      Founders already sold Magpul, so it’s just a brandname at this point.

      • 1911a145acp

        Yes- the brand-name that is shipping 500K, 5.56mm mags a month is moving into the AK mag market. I think they go in with a little more that just a brand-name…

  • ErinTarn

    Bad news. Palm also made inexpensive ($199+) body armor. Probably going to be pulled from the market now because we can’t have regular people walking around with protected torsos.

  • Jake

    I have their Attack Rack V1, Battle Grip, and one of their magazines for my AK.
    The rig is nice, the grip is a definite improvement over the standard AK grip, but the magazine was a huge piece of crap.
    It’s the only mag I’ve ever had misfeed in my rifle. Sure, it could probably take more beating than the cheap, all polymer Polish mags I have, but they have the virtue of actually functioning correctly.
    I’ve seen a ton of people harolding the US Palm AK mag as the end-all be-all of AK mags, I’m honestly not sure why. If you want a reliable, durable, and lightweight AK mag, get bakelite.

  • disqus_hfUoj2PcDk

    Palm will continue flounder. No difference now vs before April 7, 2014. Anderson does not have the leadership, acumen or skill sets to run a organization. It will be interesting to see how this plays out with the people that fronted him the money for the purchase, when they figure out there IS NO return on their investment!

  • disqus_hfUoj2PcDk

    Copy, roger on the continuation of flounder… if you have ever met RA, you will not be impressed…

  • dBag

    Dick head Rob already ran Palm into ground… Less than 6 months after he took it over. What a d bad.