By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023

Fabrique National, Ruger, and Smith & Wesson have pistols chambered for the smoking hot 5.7 x 28 mm round. Palmetto State Armory introduced its 5.7 Rock Pistol at the 2023 SHOT Show. This pistol meets today’s performance expectations while delivering PSA’s bang for your buck.


The Rock frame is constructed with advanced polymers giving the shooter game-changing ergonomics and controllability. The Rock features a reversible magazine catch and a 23-round capacity.


The slide is manufactured using 416 stainless steel with a QPQ finish that offers maximum corrosion protection and ensures the longevity of the pistol. The slide is set up for use with Glock-compatible sights, and the optics-ready slide is cut for direct mount shield footprint optics, excluding Leupold Delta Point Pro. Two adapter plates are included. One for RMR optics and one for Docter cut optics.

The barrel is carbon steel with QPQ Finish, Fluted with a 1:9 twist, and threaded ½ x 28.


Frame Size: Full

Action: Delayed blowback, Striker Fired

Caliber: 5.7x28mm

Magazine Capacity: 23 Rounds

Weight: 25 oz

Barrel Length: 4.7″

Twist Rate: 1/9″

Slide Material: 416 Stainless Steel with QPQ Finish

Safety: Trigger & Striker

Accessory Rail: Picatinny

MSRP: $599.99



A 5.7 x 28 chambered pistol with threaded barrel and a Holosun sight for $600 bucks! What are you waiting for? Check out the 5.7 Rock ASAP.

That’s all for now, folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].