I recently visited an awesome “gun shop” that is within driving distance of my home. I put gun shop in quotes because although they carry many firearms – they also carry a huge selection of accessories as well. They are not your ordinary gun shop.
The place I am talking about is Palmetto State Armory located in Columbia South Carolina.
I arrived after Palmetto’s after my GPS took me on a tour of France (weather was nice). Walking in I was greeted by one of the employee’s there and asked to speak to the owner/manager. I walked around a bit pretty much slobbering all over myself looking at all the armament – then one of the owners came out. I introduced myself and told him about my blog. He offered to show me around. He took me back into the warehouse and I was totally blown away.
Skids and skids of ammunition, parts, accessories and more went from wall to wall. To maintain security - they have a giant leashed alligator on patrol. Just kidding. What you see in the picture above is a HUGE mounted alligator to go on display at their next location.
Palmetto State Armory also carries numerous silencers and suppressors. I chatted with one employee about the process of acquiring one of these devices and he was very knowledgeable.
One of the most impressive things about Palmetto is the tremendous assortment of AR parts, accessories and firearms available. From custom lower and uppers – to specialty calibers – if you dream it they can probably get it.
Honestly – what is going to make me go back to Palmetto State Armory over and over again is their prices. I have a very large gun shop 2 miles from my house – and I probably should support them as they are local. I just cannot pay upwards of 20-40% more – just because they are up the road. My dollars are too valuable.
If you are in the neighborhood stop by and check them out. At a minimum – check out their website.
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