Company founder Charles Heizer shipping the first PKO-45.
You’ve no doubt seen photos of the Heizer PKO-45. You’ve probably even read some reviews. But if you’ve been wondering when you can actually get your hands on one, you now have your answer: Heizer Defense has confirmed that the pistol is finally shipping to distributors.
Touted as the slimmest semi-auto .45 ACP out there with a width of 0.8 inches, the Heizer PKO-45 was first introduced at SHOT Show 2016. The gun weighs in at around 25 ounces and is made of stainless steel, with no plastic or “mimed parts” to be found anywhere, the company says. It features a fixed-barrel-under-the-guide-rod configuration, which reduces felt recoil. It also boasts a snag-free design; internal hammer/single action; and a front strap safety with an additional ambidextrous thumb safety.
“We are excited that the truly innovative PKO-45 is shipping. It sets the bar even higher for conceal carry,” Tom Heizer, Senior VP of Heizer Defense, said in a statement. “The PKO-45 is another step in our product extensions and it is only the start of many more to come.”
“It is exciting to see the PKO-45 shipping, and I am especially thrilled for the Hedy Jane Empowered line, geared for women,” added Heizer VP Hedy Heizer Gahn. “Shipments are readily available, chambered in the .45 ACP, with a 9mm version coming soon!”
The gun has a 5+1 capacity with a flush magazine and a 7+1 capacity with an extended magazine. The MSRP is $899.
For more information, visit heizerdefense.com.
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