By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

The AR-15 is America’s rifle, and Palmetto State Armory (PSA) is one of the largest manufacturers of AR-15s and parts.

Based in Columbia, S.C, PSA has a mission to “sell as many guns to as many law-abiding Americans as possible.”

PSA also manufactures AK-47 rifles, pistols, and parts kits. How do they do all this and keep prices reasonable? They have a family of five other companies producing parts, so they have ownership in every step of the process. They also carry other manufacturers products, so they’re a one-stop gun shop!

The leadership team at PSA consists of its founder Jamin McCallum, and CEO and competitive shooter Chad Wylie. McCallum is an Iraq war vet, and his thoughts on freedom and the Second Amendment get right to the point:

“I’ve seen what a society looks like when it falls apart.  Its really, really bad.  That’s why our mission is to maximize freedom, not our profits. We want to sell as many AR-15 and AK-47 rifles as we can; not make a massive amount of money, but to put them into common use today.

“I don’t want my legacy to be that I made a lot of money, I want it to be that this company produced the maximum amount of freedom. And so we work everyday to do just that. Make high quality firearms at a price that makes them affordable to the most people possible. Then we back them with a full 100% lifetime warranty.

“If we can do that, I can sleep at night.”

CEO Chad Wylie has experience in law enforcement, the U.S. Navy, and corporate IT. Chad concentrates on PSA’s quality control and keeping in touch with the firearms community through the PSA Facebook page.

If you’re looking to make a statement with your AR-15, PSA has you covered. They manufacture a line of  lower receivers such as the “Gadsden,” the “MAGA-15,” and “Virginia-15” that display your views on  government tyranny for all to see.

PSA also sells blemished parts at great prices. These parts have minor cosmetic issues that do not affect the performance or functionality, and they are still covered under the PSA 100% lifetime warranty. Cosmetics shouldn’t be an issue. Firearms are gonna get a little banged up if you use them. You should be running your guns and constantly training. If you want a gun to sit in your safe that you’re never going to fire, then by all means, buy top-tier, pretty-looking, Gucci rifles!

There you have it folks! You have no excuses. If you’re looking for a good working rifle at a great price point, then get on over to, because PSA is for you!

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, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].