Palmetto State Armory Model 570 Shotgun

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So, apparently PSA is going to crank out their own "modular" pump-action shotgun.

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I give them props for entering a contested market and I also give them credit for trying to make something that is more "consumer minded" in terms of ability to modify. But personally, I'm going to pass on this.



It is pretty much a Mossberg 500/590 series clone that uses Remington 870 furniture. The barrel/mag-tube clamp is fitted for a GLOCK front sight. The barrel has no taper and the magazine tube is easily removable. The idea is that the buyer can set up either a SBS, a traditional shotgun, etc. and just need to use the one barrel/mag-tube clamp, no matter the barrel length and mag-tube length.

Design wise, that's pretty nice for the consumer. Personally, for pump shotguns, I have a literal pile of Remington 870 Wingmasters with a smattering of Browning BPS (even the rare police/home-defense model), Benelli Novas, and even a Winchester 1300 Defender thrown in just to spice things up. With used quality Remington 870s floating around by the millions out there. It is a tough market to crack.

Now, PSA is stating that the Model 570 is going to be sold in a modular fashion, much like an AR-15 from 'em. So, you can buy the receiver by itself, get a barrel and mag-tube, and build your own Shockwave. Or you can go and do a 18" home-defense gun, etc. Again, I give them credit for it and their idea behind it is that you can buy what you want and not have parts laying around.

For me, I'm good with modern pump shotguns. What I want are more box-lock Browning BSS, Belgian made Auto-5s with suicide safeties. and a smattering of Great Depression era riot guns.
 
The barrel/mag tube clamp thing is the primary concern I have with this concept. However, it's a unique way of solving a (possibly nonexistent) problem. I like the side-mounted slide release, though I wonder if it's actually any superior to the Mossberg's behind the trigger guard, which IMO is ideal and intuitive, and WAY better than the 870's setup. Anyone know if the 570's slide release is ambidextrous or do only right-handed shooters get to play?
 
Like with the Dagger pistols, PSA does a great job of making a million variations of their guns, offering tons of choices and generally allowing a degree of customization other makers just don't.

I think it's because they started with AR kits, and saw the demand for individual configurations there?

Larry
 
Like with the Dagger pistols, PSA does a great job of making a million variations of their guns, offering tons of choices and generally allowing a degree of customization other makers just don't.

I think it's because they started with AR kits, and saw the demand for individual configurations there?

Larry
That's their goal for this shotgun and I congratulate them for it. Personally, I just don't won't be buying one because I already have what I want for a shotgun.
 
No offense but that I butt ugly. I can see the utility but, being an old luddite, I prefer blue steel and walnut, maybe with an extended mag and stock sleeve. Like my 870 Police with corncob forend.
 
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