I am going to post a series of short articles – more pictures than words – on the Palmetto State Armory Media days being held around the Columbia, South Carolina area that I am currently at. If any of the AP readership wants to send me some questions to ask the men & women at PSA, put them into the comments section. I will try to get them answered and posted in tomorrows update.
Day One was a blast…Literally. There were three stations set up at The Clinton House Plantation shooting range in Clinton, South Carolina. First let’s talk about the fantastic facility there. The Clinton House Plantation sports 2,000-acres of shooting fun that include; clays, pistol and rifle shooting with ranges up to one mile long. Hunting is allowed on much of the property and lodging is available. Looking at prices, they seem very fair for what the place offers. They also provided food for both lunch and dinner for us media types which was both exceptional. Lunch was sandwiches and dinner was something called a “southern Boil”. Now that was some good eaten!
Palmetto State Armory was founded in 2008 by Jamin McCallum a returning veteran from deployment. As described on their home page…
McCallum soon noticed that there did not seem to be a customer friendly company available for the everyday gun enthusiast. With the help of a few family members and friends Palmetto State Armory was created to meet those needs. Starting as just an ammunition and magazine website, PSA has grown into a full-service company represented by the website, multiple retail locations, and its own personalized firearms brand. With a dedication to quality and customer service, Palmetto State Armory has their sights set on continued excellence and growth.
Upon arrival at The Clinton House Plantation a safety talk commenced and we were broken down into 4 to 6 person teams and whisked away to one of three shooting stations around the facility. Station A was set up with 9mm pistols and two Lead Star Competition rifles in 9mm.
Location B saw us shooting Freedom 556, LSA7, Grunt III pistol & carbine, PSA 15” barrel, PA224 Valkyrie, TS47, and a AK47. Shooting at steel targets targets from 25-yards out to 300-yards. The Valkyrie224 along with a Vortex scope, was a nail driver at 300-yards.
Location C was located at a 100 to 1,760-yard range. The steel target being shot at for the day were set at 1,760-yards or for you Elizabeth Warren supporters – One mile. There were two benches set up with three spotters. Bench one would fire and receive correction coordinates and then bench two would fire and receive corrections, then bench one would fire…Et cetera till the target was hit. The rifles being used were two PSA Gen 3 with a 2-stage trigger and stainless steel 20-inch barrels in 6.5 Creedmoor. The optics used on both rifles were, PSA Custom PS2001, 6-24x50mm glass. They got the job done as all folks who attended the event received their 1-mile coin.
Closing thoughts from Day One;
- Over 4,000 rounds were launched downrange during the day and I saw no, nor did I hear of any malfunctions the whole day. Rock solid tools that will not break the bank.
- Great group of people over at PSA! We had men and women from all departments of the company there to answer questions and provide pointers to all that attended.
- The folks that work at PSA, live and breathe firearms. Their enthusiasm for the shooting sports is contagious.
Yours truly is here for two more days. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you might like and I will strive to get answers to your questions on Day Two’s update.
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