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Palmetto State Armory

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by USMCsilver, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

    Oct 8, 2001
    Middle of SC
    I was in there the other week, and got the new .380 Bodyguard for $369 and got a chance to look around the shop; nice place!

    For those not in the know, here's some info on their "future":
    • They are setting up production for in-house barrel making
    • They had 400 uppers receivers on hand waiting to be constructed
    • They are opening a 12-bay, temp. controled 25 yard range; .308 will be allowed. (I asked about using one's own ammo, and it looks like you may have to purchase ammo there. They weren't sure yet if this will be a rule or not, but their ammo prices are great!)
    Just wanted to share.
  2. Can you tell us where this shop is located? I have bought ammo from them but only at gun shows.

  3. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

    Oct 8, 2001
    Middle of SC
  4. Thanks, I went by there today because I was in town for the gun show. They have lots of AR's, handguns, ammo and tactical stuff. I just had to get one of their Palmetto Armory AR lower recievers. Cool Stuff !!!!!
  5. ranger88

    ranger88 CLM

    Apr 30, 2004
    Columbia, S.C.
    Been there a few times. Very nice folks! Hope they get that range open soon. Give Shooter's Choice a little friendly competition for range business, etc. And their ammo prices are great!
  6. My2Dogs


    Jul 30, 2008
    i went in there and about passed out! They have a ton of goodies, if anyone is in York County check out the sportsman they have a nice range and you can bring your own ammo in. its 10.00 an hour. I shoot there often.
  7. CarlosC

    CarlosC AK Fanatic

    Jan 4, 2000
    DFW area, TX
    I'm one of their regular customers since it's only about 3.5 miles from my house. Nice place, nice people.
  8. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Actually there is another indoor range in Lexington county but with their range prices they won't be any competition for Shooters Choice. They are located at I-20 & Highway 6 ...

    Here's a list of their fees:

    Range time 30 minutes for $10
    Additional shooter using same lane $5
    Eyes/Ear protection $2.50
    Gun Rental $6 per half hour
    Targets - small .50, medium .75 and large .95

    A 1 year membership is $125 and that gets you ...
    50% off lane rental
    Free additional shooter using same lane (up to 10 guests annually)
    Free targets
    $10 off CWP training (SC $85, Utah $215)

    Their lobby is smaller then most kids bedrooms.

    ETA: They do NOT allow magnums of any caliber, there are other caliber restrictions but I can't recall them.

    ETA: They also do not allow .22's
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  9. Crazy KD

    Crazy KD

    Apr 25, 2009
    Lowcountry of SC
    Last time I was in Columbia I found the PSA toy store. I had also bought stuff online, but never visited their store. Took my little boy and I picked up two stripped lowers with consecutive serial numbers. The people were very nice and gave my boy a bunch of stickers. Momma busted us when we got home and he stuck the stickers on his remote controlled trucks. :whistling:

    My boy has it figured out when we go to Columbia....Daddy are we going to the gun stores?

    The prices in Columbia are much better than Charleston. I've had good luck with the range at Shooter's Choice, but the main issue is on Saturday mornings they do CWP classes and the range is typically shut down. When we were up there earlier this year their range was closed for refurb, but I think they said they would be back up and running by Feb/March.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011
  10. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    They are up and running again.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011
  11. Lock316

    Lock316 Thread Killer

    Jan 26, 2001
    Upstate South Carolina
    I've bought some Saiga stuff from them online, but I've never been to the shop. I'll have to swing by there some time.

  12. They have the best prices that I've seen in a long time on some really good ammo. Yes, Now they are my favorite big boy toy store.
  13. Glockphobia

    Glockphobia NOT!

    Apr 30, 2005
    check out in lexington/redbank, shooters choice isnt the only indoor range anymore

    oops, sgt shultz had it covered:whistling::supergrin:
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  14. hagar

    hagar Millennium Member

    Sep 7, 1999
    Columbia, SC
    About 2 miles from my house, same as FN Manufacturing..:cool:
  15. Frost


    Feb 4, 2006
    The Holy City SC.
    There is almost always enough savings to make a trip to Columbia worth the drive.