Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Ammo All Ammo Discussions Go Here


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-15-2020, 09:51 PM
ArmednDangerous ArmednDangerous is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 85
Likes: 59
Liked 81 Times in 19 Posts
Default PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?

I placed my first ever order with PalmettoStateArmory about a week ago.

The order has been listed as "Shipped" for about 4 days but in the Order Summary and even in the Order Detail, there is no tracking number.

I called them and the phone call rolled over into a recording that said to contact them via email.

Tried that....no response.

I Googled and saw some bad reviews. What should I do?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-15-2020, 09:57 PM
bigwheelzip's Avatar
bigwheelzip bigwheelzip is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 9,375
Likes: 12,219
Liked 26,019 Times in 6,062 Posts
Default

Haven't purchased anything from them online, but shopping in-person at their Greenville store has gotten worlds better in the last couple of years. Better store layout, product selection, and personell.

Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-15-2020, 10:23 PM
ColbyBruce ColbyBruce is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 6,543
Likes: 1,892
Liked 8,298 Times in 2,707 Posts
Default

I have made several purchases from PSA and have always been pleased once I received the item. I imagine the USPS drops a trailer off at their dock and picks it up a few days later when the trailer is full.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 06-15-2020, 10:23 PM
dusty3030's Avatar
dusty3030 dusty3030 is offline
SWCA Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Fayette Co, TN
Posts: 712
Likes: 853
Liked 1,359 Times in 419 Posts
Default

They are legitimate. Can be slow shipping though. They won't scam you if that is your worry.
Panic buying season like this is they are probably backed up. Not an excuse for them mind you, but that is their m.o. I'd send the email and give them another week to 10 days.
__________________
Straight shootin'
SWCA#2439

Last edited by dusty3030; 06-15-2020 at 10:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-15-2020, 10:47 PM
mckenney99 mckenney99 is online now
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: OH
Posts: 508
Likes: 672
Liked 1,428 Times in 384 Posts
Default

I've placed numerous orders with them for accessories. As stated above, they are not the quickest at filling and shipping orders. However, they are legit and you will get your items. Almost everybody is running a little longer than normal right now.
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 06-15-2020, 11:07 PM
Pisgah Pisgah is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 2,516
Likes: 7
Liked 3,104 Times in 1,063 Posts
Default

They're legit, and generally very prompt in shipping. But during the pandemic, their shipping has slowed down along with just about everyone else's. I've bought in their stores and ordered online from them many times, never a complaint.
__________________
Pisgah
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 06-15-2020, 11:22 PM
iouri iouri is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 992
Likes: 330
Liked 502 Times in 275 Posts
Default

Great folks, I did purchase firearms from them in the past and recently parts.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 06-15-2020, 11:24 PM
RobertJ.'s Avatar
RobertJ. RobertJ. is online now
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seaside, Oregon
Posts: 4,712
Likes: 16,518
Liked 8,629 Times in 2,636 Posts
Default

I bought a barreled upper from them last year, and couldn't be more pleased. Shipping was a little slow, though. Once I got my rifle assembled and out to the range, I understood why these are so popular. It's reasonably accurate (at least enough for what I bought it for), and it hasn't had a hiccup yet.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 06-15-2020, 11:29 PM
ArmednDangerous ArmednDangerous is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 85
Likes: 59
Liked 81 Times in 19 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ColbyBruce View Post
I have made several purchases from PSA and have always been pleased once I received the item. I imagine the USPS drops a trailer off at their dock and picks it up a few days later when the trailer is full.
That would be great....if you got a tracking number. And slow shipping is understandable under the circumstances. My ONLY gripe is the order is marked shipped....with no tracking number.

Maybe PSA doesn't provide them? Every other gun shop I have dealt with does or did.

The order might well be on it's way, but usually you get a tracking No.

Last edited by ArmednDangerous; 06-15-2020 at 11:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 06-15-2020, 11:30 PM
shell627 shell627 is online now
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: middle Tn
Posts: 1,105
Likes: 2,657
Liked 2,085 Times in 669 Posts
Default

Great people to deal with.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #11  
Old 06-15-2020, 11:55 PM
ancient-one ancient-one is offline
US Veteran
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Moore Oklahoma
Posts: 2,381
Likes: 6,460
Liked 4,774 Times in 1,182 Posts
Default

I bought a gun for my daughter. The shipping was slow, otherwise every thing was good.
__________________
Graydon L. Persing
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-16-2020, 01:26 AM
Oracle's Avatar
Oracle Oracle is offline
US Veteran
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Selah, Washington
Posts: 212
Likes: 688
Liked 283 Times in 117 Posts
Default

They are good, just slow, frustrating for people who expect prompt transactions like myself.
__________________
CPO U.S. Coast Guard, retired
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #13  
Old 06-16-2020, 01:44 AM
vipermd's Avatar
vipermd vipermd is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: May 2006
Location: U.P. Mi
Posts: 1,847
Likes: 7,367
Liked 998 Times in 572 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmednDangerous View Post
That would be great....if you got a tracking number. And slow shipping is understandable under the circumstances. My ONLY gripe is the order is marked shipped....with no tracking number.
Maybe PSA doesn't provide them? Every other gun shop I have dealt with does or did.
The order might well be on it's way, but usually you get a tracking No.
I have spent the last 10 days tryng to get in touch with them. Phone, email, no response. A customer placed and order today, they told him I was not a listed dealer- 2 days ago I was on their list. I had sent my FFL & Tax info with out response. Today someone answered the phone, I received confirmation of them receiving FFL, no tracking number, but they are very busy. So give a day or three and you should have a delivery or tracking number. Be Safe,
__________________
NO PEACE NO JUSTICE
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 06-16-2020, 08:31 AM
Ranger17's Avatar
Ranger17 Ranger17 is online now
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Back in WI
Posts: 1,679
Likes: 418
Liked 1,374 Times in 648 Posts
Default

I used to shop their main store location and use that range often when i lived there; never had an issue in person. Over the years though (when the country was in some form of panic buying) I have seen them fall behind and get criticized for delays and lack of communication. Just seems thats when they hit a wall and apparently have yet to figure out how best to handle these business hurdles.
If I needed something that only they had I would order from them. But Iíd also assume if sales are high that delays and lack of access would be part of it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 06-16-2020, 08:48 AM
Green Frog Green Frog is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Central VA
Posts: 5,815
Likes: 749
Liked 4,913 Times in 2,337 Posts
Default

Over the last few years I’ve dealt with them online and once in their Mt Pleasant, SC (branch) store. Nothing but good results ever. I’m sure things are crazy there right now, but I would be willing to bet your shipment is safely on the way, tracking # or not. Give it a couple more days before you get too worried.

Froggie
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #16  
Old 06-16-2020, 09:05 AM
ken158 ken158 is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 3,467
Likes: 910
Liked 2,597 Times in 1,160 Posts
Default

Not everyone is fast as Amazon... Some hit the buy button and run to the door to watch for the big brown truck! PSA is a quality company and you will get your item. With all the crazy stuff going on, most dealers and distributors are slammed right now.
__________________
S&W factory revolver armorer
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #17  
Old 06-16-2020, 09:12 AM
Pef's Avatar
Pef Pef is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 819
Likes: 394
Liked 1,165 Times in 359 Posts
Default

Covid 19 shutdown and riots = understaffed during massive demand for guns and accessories.

Response time may be slow.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #18  
Old 06-16-2020, 09:16 AM
JJEH's Avatar
JJEH JJEH is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tornado Alley, OK
Posts: 5,990
Likes: 10,402
Liked 5,153 Times in 1,910 Posts
Default

I have never ordered there but I have several customers that did and still do. None of them did complain to me about PSA, the process or their quality.
__________________
Jorge
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #19  
Old 06-16-2020, 09:17 AM
AlHunt AlHunt is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1,256
Likes: 2,718
Liked 1,357 Times in 620 Posts
Default

I recently bought gunpowder on line from ... someone I can't remember right off (not PSA). They had a notice even before ordering that they were generating the paperwork right away, which would auto-send me a shipping notice, but that the physical process was several days behind.

They were right. It worked out fine.
__________________
Freedom Is Not A "Loophole"
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #20  
Old 06-16-2020, 10:24 AM
Sistema1927's Avatar
Sistema1927 Sistema1927 is offline
US Veteran
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: "Land of Disenchantment"
Posts: 1,542
Likes: 1,341
Liked 3,605 Times in 1,091 Posts
Default

I have purchased quite a bit from PSA. one of their AKs, several AR kits, ammo, etc.

All the products have been great, but shipping has sometimes been slow. I have not had occasion to contact their customer service dept., but I hear that it can sometimes be frustrating.

The thing that I really do like about PSA is the fact that they are doing their darndest to arm America with quality products at minimal cost. See if you can find the YT video of the owner talking about their philosophy.
__________________
Only a cold warrior
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #21  
Old 06-16-2020, 01:48 PM
StephenWhoDat's Avatar
StephenWhoDat StephenWhoDat is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Southeast Louisiana
Posts: 307
Likes: 1,174
Liked 456 Times in 165 Posts
Default

I have spent thousands on various stuff from PSA online. Great company. The only negative I can say (and it's not a big deal to me at all) is that their shipping isn't always very fast. Some orders have taken over a week from time of purchase to ship. Other than that, I highly recommend them.
__________________
S.D.M.F.-God Bless Our Troops!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #22  
Old 06-16-2020, 02:14 PM
vonn's Avatar
vonn vonn is offline
US Veteran
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: houston,texas
Posts: 6,682
Likes: 115,430
Liked 21,962 Times in 5,365 Posts
Default

I no longer worry when I will receive something I have ordered. It has never arrived any faster because I fussed over it. Life is to short and I am getting older.
__________________
Hue 68 noli me tangere
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #23  
Old 06-16-2020, 02:19 PM
jjfitch jjfitch is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 84
Likes: 27
Liked 72 Times in 39 Posts
Default This!

PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?-20191215_120447-jpg

Delivery was a little slow but not excessive, worth the wait!

Shots like drill motor!

Smiles,
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-16-2020, 03:07 PM
double-dipper's Avatar
double-dipper double-dipper is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Kansas
Posts: 382
Likes: 902
Liked 590 Times in 241 Posts
Default

What Pef said! PSA is not Amazon much smaller operation. PSA is a good company. My only complaint is they are always out of the AR upper I want.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-16-2020, 03:57 PM
lrrifleman's Avatar
lrrifleman lrrifleman is online now
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 3,802
Likes: 10,410
Liked 2,945 Times in 1,362 Posts
Default

I have ordered from PSA, and I found the wait worth it. It was a few years back, but I remember the shipping was a bit slow, but worth. Managed to pick up an 18" spiral flute 223 heavy barrel for an upper project. Barrel shoots great, despite the fact that it was only $89 or so!
__________________
Judge control not gun control!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 06-16-2020, 05:07 PM
wood714's Avatar
wood714 wood714 is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Palm Coast, FL.
Posts: 1,797
Likes: 2,409
Liked 5,342 Times in 1,184 Posts
Default

I've bought several complete AR uppers from them and multitudes of CCI 22 SV ammo.

Never a problem.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 06-16-2020, 06:58 PM
Bucko's Avatar
Bucko Bucko is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Southwest Ohio
Posts: 28
Likes: 23
Liked 71 Times in 19 Posts
Default

Slow is normal. Prices have gone through the roof lately.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 06-16-2020, 07:24 PM
Rule3's Avatar
Rule3 Rule3 is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida, NRA CERT RSO
Posts: 20,926
Likes: 9,556
Liked 13,413 Times in 6,067 Posts
Default

I get my PSA from my Doctor!




Edit I posted the wrong website.


Attention Required! | Cloudflare
__________________
For office use only

Last edited by Rule3; 06-17-2020 at 02:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #29  
Old 06-16-2020, 07:52 PM
Buick Buick is offline
SWCA Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Beautiful Eastern NC
Posts: 228
Likes: 56
Liked 584 Times in 127 Posts
Default

Hey im in the same boat; just bought an italian police turn in Beretta 92s on Sat. Still not shipped. No worries though as they have always done me right in due time. Hoping for a non-rusty/pitted Beretta.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 06-16-2020, 08:35 PM
Arub01 Arub01 is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Lower Alabama
Posts: 25
Likes: 3
Liked 29 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Have ordered from them several times. Have always received merchandise as ordered and in a timely manner. Due to dramatic increase in firearm and ammo purchases I imagine they are pretty much pushed to the limit and there may be some delay in deliveries. But, they are legitimate and very customer oriented.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 06-16-2020, 08:55 PM
Glashaus Glashaus is online now
SWCA Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 941
Likes: 1,084
Liked 2,835 Times in 623 Posts
Default

PSA is a good outfit but even in the best of times they have always been a little slow. Add the Covid, riots, cities being run amuck and they are probably slower still, cool your jets, you will get what you ordered, relax.
__________________
Life NRA, Life TSRA, C&R FFL
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 06-16-2020, 10:35 PM
Sistema1927's Avatar
Sistema1927 Sistema1927 is offline
US Veteran
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: "Land of Disenchantment"
Posts: 1,542
Likes: 1,341
Liked 3,605 Times in 1,091 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rule3 View Post
I get my PSA from my Doctor!
Maybe some some folks should read their page on their website




PSA COVID-19 ANSWER CENTER

April 21, 2020

Last Updated: 6/3/2020

PSA COVID-19 ANSWER CENTER
Wrong PSA. The one being discussed is Palmetto State Armory in South Carolina. That link goes to some company with offices in New Jersey.
__________________
Only a cold warrior
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #33  
Old 06-16-2020, 11:44 PM
BSA1 BSA1 is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 233
Likes: 66
Liked 195 Times in 87 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmednDangerous View Post
I placed my first ever order with PalmettoStateArmory about a week ago.

The order has been listed as "Shipped" for about 4 days but in the Order Summary and even in the Order Detail, there is no tracking number.

I called them and the phone call rolled over into a recording that said to contact them via email.

Tried that....no response.

I Googled and saw some bad reviews. What should I do?
Some companies create a shipping label when the customers order is received. They use it to track the order. Personally I find it to be confusing. I am not sure if PSA does this also.

I have purchased stuff (including ammo) from PSA many times without any complaints. Since you paid by credit card (you did pay by credit card right?) you can track the progress of your order by checking your credit card charges on line.

Be thankful you found ammunition. Many companies are out of stock.

Last edited by BSA1; 06-16-2020 at 11:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 06-17-2020, 07:50 AM
sandog's Avatar
sandog sandog is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Arizona
Posts: 366
Likes: 429
Liked 426 Times in 179 Posts
Default

PSA doesn't send you an e-mail when they ship, or ever provide a tracking number. The order will just show up at your door.
A bit strange when every other company we deal with is much better at communication.

But you'll get your order, no worries.
I ordered the package deal of 5 Shield 9mm mags and 250 rounds of Fiocchi ammo for $99. After 4 days I figured they still hadn't shipped the order but it showed up the next day.
__________________
U. S. Army Veteran
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #35  
Old 06-17-2020, 02:14 PM
Rule3's Avatar
Rule3 Rule3 is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida, NRA CERT RSO
Posts: 20,926
Likes: 9,556
Liked 13,413 Times in 6,067 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sistema1927 View Post
Wrong PSA. The one being discussed is Palmetto State Armory in South Carolina. That link goes to some company with offices in New Jersey.

Gads I really screwed that one up! ??


Sorry about that, but PSA is a good company I have purchases several guns from them,


Attention Required! | Cloudflare
__________________
For office use only
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 06-17-2020, 04:22 PM
Valmet's Avatar
Valmet Valmet is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 2,565
Likes: 1,652
Liked 2,159 Times in 1,163 Posts
Default

I’ve placed a few orders with them and never had any issues.
__________________
Some Might Say.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 06-18-2020, 03:25 AM
vipermd's Avatar
vipermd vipermd is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: May 2006
Location: U.P. Mi
Posts: 1,847
Likes: 7,367
Liked 998 Times in 572 Posts
Default

My Customer placed his order on 6/16/20, I also sent them my FFL, tax info, they confirmed the order, but no ship date/tracking number. When I spoke to them they told me I was not on their list of dealers, Surprise it is on there. Hopefully I get some info soon. Be Safe,
__________________
NO PEACE NO JUSTICE
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 06-21-2020, 03:00 PM
SMSgt SMSgt is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,440
Likes: 1,176
Liked 2,826 Times in 1,256 Posts
Default

With some companies, "shipped" means your goods are packaged and ready for pick up by the chosen shipper, not necessarily actually in transport.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 06-21-2020, 03:03 PM
overanalyze overanalyze is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 10
Likes: 62
Liked 7 Times in 3 Posts
Default

They are legit from everything I read. I also experienced a very very slow total process time from order to firearm in hand. Just the times right now. There has never been more demand than this year.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 06-23-2020, 01:45 PM
akoda akoda is online now
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Richmond, Va.
Posts: 169
Likes: 115
Liked 262 Times in 90 Posts
Default

I have ordered from them many times and been very pleased

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 06-23-2020, 01:55 PM
akoda akoda is online now
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Richmond, Va.
Posts: 169
Likes: 115
Liked 262 Times in 90 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vipermd View Post
My Customer placed his order on 6/16/20, I also sent them my FFL, tax info, they confirmed the order, but no ship date/tracking number. When I spoke to them they told me I was not on their list of dealers, Surprise it is on there. Hopefully I get some info soon. Be Safe,
they need to login to get tracking I believe, I think on firearm sales going to ffl they do not email tracking numbers, I have ordered a couple of items from them needing ffl transfer IIRC

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 06-25-2020, 09:56 AM
Oldsalt66 Oldsalt66 is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 83
Likes: 29
Liked 107 Times in 39 Posts
Default

Iíve placed countless orders with PSA and sometimes their shipping was a bit slow, and at other times it was surprisingly fast.

On occasion, I have even waited for a shipping notice for a few days and then, without warning, got a notice that delivery was imminent.

Iíve always been well satisfied in my dealings with the company.

ETA: few realize how huge a company PSA has grown into over the years.

Last edited by Oldsalt66; 06-25-2020 at 09:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 06-25-2020, 02:53 PM
Doug M.'s Avatar
Doug M. Doug M. is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Washington State
Posts: 5,509
Likes: 8,282
Liked 5,639 Times in 2,410 Posts
Default

Entities that have a fluctuating volume are sometimes like that. They have a trailer spotted in a dock door, and it is picked up when full. They count it as "shipped" when the box goes in the trailer, not when the trailer is picked up. I have seen places that have multiple trailers on the property, and they fill them up and replace them with another trailer but the carrier snags the trailer every (pick a time period).
__________________
NHI, 10-8.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 06-25-2020, 04:31 PM
HardToHandle HardToHandle is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 212
Likes: 1,475
Liked 276 Times in 128 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldsalt66 View Post
Iíve placed countless orders with PSA and sometimes their shipping was a bit slow, and at other times it was surprisingly fast.

On occasion, I have even waited for a shipping notice for a few days and then, without warning, got a notice that delivery was imminent.
Inconsistency - my experience is based on a half dozen orders over the last 7-8 years.

Accessories, anything other than firearms or uppers, seem to ship in adequate time. PSA is never fast, but usually within a week or two.

Rough on manufacturing QC, rough on basic customer service. I have ordered two uppers, one which was a Charlie Foxtrot. Generally I am tolerant of mistakes, but PSAís quality control on manufacturing side is my main concern. Once they shipped me the same defective upper THREE times. They told me that was errors on three separate employeesí parts, which sort of underscores my opinion of the operation.

I wish them well as a business, but I only will buy things they stock, not that they build. There are numerous other vendors that cost abou the the same and seem to have less risk of unnecessary drama. YMMV.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #45  
Old 07-01-2020, 06:26 PM
Buick Buick is offline
SWCA Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Beautiful Eastern NC
Posts: 228
Likes: 56
Liked 584 Times in 127 Posts
Default

Just received my order after the specified 10 business days....a very nice Italian police turn-in Beretta 92S. Very pleased.
Attached Thumbnails
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?-20200701_180302-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 07-01-2020, 09:35 PM
shil shil is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 375
Likes: 0
Liked 79 Times in 45 Posts
Default

I haven't used them, but patience is virtue . Some of my orders elsewhere were a bit slow. The lack of a tracking number would seem unusual in this day and age.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 07-01-2020, 10:56 PM
4011's Avatar
4011 4011 is offline
Member
PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate? PalmettoStateArmory - are they legitimate?  
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 2,043
Likes: 953
Liked 2,099 Times in 843 Posts
Default

Placed an order with them online. All was well. Followed the tracking. UPS delivered it to a house I had not lived in for six years. Called them and they said they didn't have an answer. UPS said the delivered where they were supposed to. I went to my old house and it was vacant. There on the front porch was the order addressed to me. I felt like one of those porch robbers you see on tv as I headed back to my truck. Credit card should have bounced with the wrong address. Had never purchased from them before.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PalmettoStateArmory.com Slow To Process Order CarMon225 Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 32 04-08-2017 09:18 AM
Anyone have a recent experience with PalmettoStateArmory? coltle6920 The Lounge 15 11-02-2014 10:16 AM
A Legitimate Bear Thread Kid44 The Lounge 50 09-27-2013 12:08 AM
Is this box legitimate??? heckinohio S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 8 01-13-2013 09:46 AM
I am now a legitimate Sigma Owner! diego-ted Smith & Wesson SD & Sigma Pistols 17 07-12-2010 09:27 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)