Once upon a time 5.7x28mm was only chambered by two guns: the FN PS90 and the FN 5.7, a very niche round if there ever was one. Eventually, AR uppers were introduced, and Ruger introduced their 57 pistol. This of course broadened the market and made it easier and more affordable for anyone to own a firearm in the blistering little cartridge. Now after introducing it at SHOT Show 2022, Palmetto State Armory has finally released the 5.7 Rock pistol to the market at a rather affordable price of $499.
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According to the Palmetto State Armory website:
A full-sized polymer-framed pistol, the PSA 5.7 Rock introduces game-changing ergonomics and controllability. Made from high-quality 416 stainless steel and advanced polymers, this pistol lives up to today’s highest expectations while maintaining the unmatched Palmetto State Armory value. Chambered in 5.7x28mm, the PSA 5.7 Rock is fed from a supplied 23 round magazine and operated by a smooth single-action striker-fired trigger mechanism. The carbon steel fluted barrel and 416 stainless steel slide have a QPQ finish for a smooth finish that also offers maximum corrosion protection to ensure longevity in the life of your pistol. This pistol is designed to work with Glock compatible sights.
The 5.7 Rock Pistol Specs:
- Model: PSA Full Size 5.7 Rock
- Caliber: 5.7x28mm
- Capacity: 23+1
- Weight with Empty Mag: 25 oz
- Barrel Material: Carbon Steel With QPQ Finish; Fluted
- Barrel Length: 4.7″
- Twist Rate: 1/9″
- Slide Material: 416 Stainless Steel with QPQ Finish
- Action: Delayed Blowback Striker-fired
- Mag Catch: Reversible
- Safety: Trigger & Striker
- Accessory Rail: Picatinny
- Magazine: 23rd Steel 5.7x28mm Magazine (Ships With 2)
- Designed to work with Glock™ compatible sights
- Ships in Palmetto State Armory Soft Pistol Case.
**While this magazine will fit in a Ruger 5.7 magwell, we cannot guarantee that they will function in a Ruger 5.7 Pistol
The 5.7 Rock pistol is available now from Palmetto State Armory’s website and while much like their AK rifles it sold out within an hour of going live on their website, they release batches every week day. So if you want one for yourself check in regularly around 12-1pm Eastern time for restocks. Let us know what you think of this pistol in the comments below!
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