Anderson vs Palmetto AR15 review

Check out the reviews, videos and tips on the Anderson vs Palmetto AR-15 and you decide if it is good enough for your arsenal.

Anderson and Palmetto are both popular brands in the AR-15 rifle market, but they differ in terms of their quality, pricing, and customer support.

Anderson Manufacturing is known for producing affordable AR-15 rifles, parts, and accessories. Their products are popular among budget-conscious gun enthusiasts who are looking for a reliable rifle that won’t break the bank. Anderson rifles are made in the USA and are generally considered to be of good quality for their price point. However, some users have reported issues with Anderson rifles, particularly with their lower receivers, which can be prone to cracking.

Palmetto State Armory (PSA), on the other hand, is a more established and reputable brand in the AR-15 market. They offer a wider range of AR-15 rifles, parts, and accessories, including premium models that are comparable in quality to more expensive rifles on the market. PSA also has a reputation for excellent customer service and support, which is important when purchasing firearms or related products.

TIP #1:
anderson-lower-receiverUsually you can pick up a Palmetto lower for about 20% less cost than an Anderson.

Prices range from $139 if you get their weekend deal to $259.

But shop around and check prices as you can pick up one from Brownells or other shops online.

You can also go straight to the dealer or buy one in South Carolina at their business.

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TIP #2:
One interesting note about the Anderson AR15 platform is that they say it never requires any lube. The metal is treated with RF85 which is a nano technology that injects calcium into the metal. RF85 is said to reduce friction by 85% and wears with the metal.

AR Lower Comparison Spikes, Palmetto State Armory and Seekins

TIP #3:
Some shooters are worried about lower quality with the lower price of the Palmetto. I know several guys that use these lowers and have not had any problems. Sure you can pay way more for a high end lower if you have the money – but for most of us that is not an option. Some shooters say “a lower is a lower” and if it is spec then no worry.


In summary, Anderson and Palmetto AR-15 rifles differ in terms of their quality, pricing, and customer support. Anderson offers affordable rifles that are generally considered to be of good quality for their price point, while PSA offers a wider range of rifles, including premium models, and has a reputation for excellent customer service and support. Ultimately, the choice between these two brands will depend on your specific needs and budget.

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