[SHOT 2024] PSA Displays Wide Range Of New Guns And Prototypes

Palmetto State Armory (PSA) had a ton of new things in their main booth at SHOT Show 2024. Some are in production now, while others are merely concepts at this time. Let’s take a little virtual tour through those items.

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[SHOT Show 2024] The PSA X5.7 PDW Concept

Palmetto State Armory came out swinging this year at SHOT Show with a ton of prototype and concept guns. Hop stopped by to take a look at the most talked about concept so far: the X5.7 PDW. The X5.7 is chambered in 5.7x28mm like PSA’s own Rock pistol and uses the same magazines. Some aspects of the X5.7 PDW are still being refined, but it will have a spring-loaded pistol brace, and take standard AR charging handles.

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[SHOT Show 2024] PSA's NEW JAKL Prototypes

Palmetto State Armory brought a ton of prototype projects to SHOT Show this year, and @Hoplopfheil dropped by to check out the new versions of the JAKL. The three new JAKL prototypes are a bullpup conversion lower, a large frame .308 variant, and a JAKL/AK hybrid. PSA is relying on customer feedback to decide which projects to focus on, so cast your votes in the comments.

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American AKceptionalism: The Gen 5 PSAK-47

In this episode of TFBTV, Hop takes a look at the top-tier variant of the PSAK-47. The GF5 is the fifth generation of Palmetto State Armory’s PSAK rifle and adds more features on top of the GF3 and GF4, including a cold hammer forged barrel made specially for PSA by FN. Can an American company make an AK that competes with Combloc imports? Can the AK platform survive the cost increase of x39 ammo? Can we justify the existence of boutique AKs? Who knows!

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Lawsuit Alert: Palmetto State Armory v. Shield Arms

Writing about lawsuits involving guns could be a full-time gig here at TFB. Unlike the recent raft of lawsuits challenging various gun control measures, we have a good old-fashioned patent suit today. The parties are names you probably already know, Palmetto State Armory and Shield Arms.

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NEW Palmetto State Armory Sabre-10A1

Palmetto State Armory continues to add to its Sabre line with the new Sabre-10A1. This new model echoes some of the styling of the new M-110A1 but keeps it in the price bracket that PSA is known for. Let’s dig into some specs.

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Redemption? TFB PSA AK-105 Review – Part 2

It’s finally time for Part 2 of the Palmetto State Armory AK-105 review. Part 1 was informative but not a very positive experience. Thankfully, Part 2 feels like (and is) a whole new gun.

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Palmetto State Armory adds the Sabre AR-10 to their Lineup

Palmetto State Armory released its Sabre line of premium AR-15 rifles a short while back. This past week they added their new Sabre AR-10 available in both forged and billet models with barrel lengths ranging from 13.7in (348mm) to 20in (508mm), featuring Springco upgrades like the gas rings, extractor spring, and ejector spring as well as a Radian Raptor charging handle and Talon selector. The Sabre AR-10 comes with a lot of the aftermarket upgrades people install in their rifles, right from the factory.

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PSA Rock 5.7 Pistol 1,000 Round Torture Test and Review

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves gets his hands on the cheapest 5.7x28mm pistol you can buy: The $350 dollar Palmetto State Armory Rock 5.7. The PSA Rock is inexpensive but, ergonomically speaking, pretty comfy. It has a 23+1 round capacity of 5.7mm, and the basic model can be found for less than $400. In this video, we subject the PSA Rock to a 1,000-round burndown, pushing it to the limits over 6 months without cleaning or lubricating the Rock. How does the budget-priced PSA Rock 57 do? And how does it compare to other popular 5.7 pistols like the Ruger-5.7, the FN Five-seveN, and the Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7? Watch today’s vid and find out.

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PSA Introduces A5-length S5 Buffer System

Palmetto State Armory needs little introduction. They are firmly established in the market as one of the largest gun manufacturers. Their Sabre line just expanded to include an A5-length buffer kit, called the S5.

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TFB Review: Palmetto State Armory AK-105 – An Abortive Part 1

Palmetto State Armory needs no introduction; they are one of the biggest names in American firearm manufacturing. Though they started out as an AR-15 supplier, their offerings have grown to include Glock clones, large-frame ARs, and AK-pattern rifles. That AK lineup has expanded from basic AKM rifles to more niche items like the AK-105, a shortened and modernized AK-74. Let’s take a closer look at this pistol and how it runs.

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PSA AK-104 3000 Round Review

Palmetto State Armory was kind enough to send us one of their AK-104s to test out, specifically their 12.5″ barrel model.  The PSA AK-104 is a stamped receiver model with a hammer-forged front trunnion.  Its standout cosmetic features are a folding stock, 90-degree gas block, and extended-length pinned and welded Krink brake to keep customers from having to buy a stamp.  This particular configuration currently has an MSRP of $999.00.

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[SHOT 2023] Palmetto State Armory Krinkovs

New for 2023 from Palmetto State Armory are AKS-74U (a.k.a. Krinkov) style pistols. PSA brought to SHOT Show 2023 the versions of their new Krinkovs chambered in 5.45x39mm and 5.56x45mm, which will be the first to hit the shelves, however, they will also be offering these pistols chambered in .300 Blackout and 7.62x39mm. The PSA Krinkovs are completely made in-house and will be available in Q1-Q2 2023.

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NEW 77 Grain Sierra MatchKing 5.56 Load From AAC

AAC is a brand known for its suppressors, but they recently started producing ammunition as well. Their lineup currently includes options in 9mm, 5.56, and 300 Blackout. Recently, they announced a 77-grain 5.56 load featuring the famous Sierra MatchKing bullet.

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The Cheapest AR-15 vs. The Most Expensive (PSA vs. Daniel Defense)

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves gets his hands on the brand new Daniel Defense M4A1 RIII, which is the famed Daniel Defense DDM4, but equipped with the new RIS III handguard used by Special Operations. But at $2,300 MSRP, why would anyone pick up the DD M4A1 RIII, especially when you can get cheaper AR-15s for $400 and less these days? James puts this to the test by buying and building a budget Palmetto State Armory (PSA) AR-15 on and Anderson Manufacturing lower, two of the cheapest manufacturers in the AR-15 business. To make the contest a little more fair, James spends an extra $100 or so on a stainless steel barrel for the budget build, and compares accuracy between the two, as well as discussing the pros and cons of each. Check today’s video to see which one comes out on top.

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