The Palmetto State Armory is located in South Carolina and is a firearms retailer that is a fairly new organization (just a few years old). It has, however, earned quite a reputation and has quite a good sales record.
The Legend behind the Name
The official state tree is the palmetto, from which this company derives its name. However, the actual story goes a lot deeper. In 1776, the British attempted to destroy Fort Moultrie which defended Charleston, South Carolina. The fort was made of palmetto wood which is soft, so it just absorbed the cannonballs, and the British Army was unsuccessful. It is after this great event that Palmetto State Armory got its name and its logo as well, which is designed, using crossed cannons with a pile of cannonballs.
The Palmetto State Armory was founded a few years ago as a small online arms dealership business. They used some good marketing strategies like focusing on specific models which were good tactical weapons, yet were easy on the pocket, like 5.56 mm and .223 Remington small arms ammunition. With the combination of good customer service and reasonable prices, and the addition of magazines, they became a trusted name in the armaments business. Very soon, with a much-enhanced customer base and shooting sales figures, they had to move to a physical location which customers could relate to.
Palmetto State Armory Products and Services
Palmetto State Armory is a retail ammunition store which deals in a variety of firearms, guns, accessories, targets and tactical clothing. Although the customer service and delivery times still need some tweaking, this company offers a fine range of firearms, ammunition and accessories.
A wide range of firearms and receivers are available. There are various sales and clearances where some really good deals can be found by someone who is looking for something specific. For instance, under the handgun category, a Taurus or a Walther is available under clearance for as low as about $240. Shotguns start from about $200 (Stevens Security Pump). The average price for rifles is between $300 to $500 (Savage Axis and Rossi). A fairly-priced receiver will cost you anything between $100 and $200 but some are available for less than $100.
The major brands for handgun ammunition offered are Winchester, Hornady, Blazer and American Eagle. The packaging is usually 50 rounds or 20 rounds. Prices start from about $20 to $35, which varies from brand to brand and of course, according to the number of rounds packed. For shotguns, the brands are more or less the same, which is in the addition of Sellier & Bellot. The prices are also similar to that for handguns and the packaging is similar as well – boxes of 20 rounds and 50 rounds. There is a fair amount of rifle ammunition available, and what is more, some brands have special offers, it would be a good idea to have a look at the website, where you might just spot a good deal.
You can get some good bipods and shooting rests, all well within $100. Other accessories include ammo boxes, gun cases, hunting gear, holsters, tactical gear, targets, knives, hunting gear and lots more. For getting a good deal and something that is well-suited to your requirements, it is advisable to visit the website to pick stuff that you really need.
4. Sights & Optics
There is a good range of sights and optics along with associated accessories available to choose from. You can get laser sights, rifle slights, binoculars, monoculars, and handgun sights. The average price is about $100, but some of the more expensive models can cost up to $500 or more.
Expansion Plans for Palmetto State Armory
The Palmetto State Armory has big plans on the table, to expand its operations in the Lexington region, and increase its workforce by more than double, in the process. The total cost of the investment program is estimated to be $42 million. The entire expansion process is expected to take place over a period of 3 years, creating job opportunities for 300 new employees. Although the company was exploring the possibilities of expanding outside the region, but eventually, a decision was made to just expand the existing premises in South Carolina. At present, the Palmetto State Armory employs 230 people.
The Chief Marketing Officer of Palmetto State Armory, Adam Ruonala, says the company is setting priorities in the right perspective by creating new jobs in the local region. According to Ruonala, the company was “founded in South Carolina with a set of core family values.”
The Governor, Nikki Haley says that the Palmetto State Army is a valuable part of the business community in South Carolina, and rejoices in the company’s decision to “continue to grow their economic footprint” in the state.
The $42 million investment proves the company’s sincerity in economic investment in the state.
Palmetto State Armory will be around for years to come. It seems they are doing a lot right from product selection to prices to growth. It would be wise to include their store on your list of places to browse when shopping for firearms and ammo.
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