Zenith, the emerging face of roller-delayed blowback firearms, is releasing a pistol build with all-premium features built in. Zenith tailored the new Z-5RS “Pistolman” after the Heckler & Koch MP5, “the ultimate close quarters combat weapon.”
The Pistolman is a thoroughly modern build chambered for 9mm Luger with an 8.9-inch barrel and pistol brace. The gun features an AR-style tube extension for use with other braces and stocks. All NFA rules apply.
The Pistolman has a detachable clamp-on Picatinny rail for optics and fixed HK-pattern iron sights. It also has a modular M-Lok handguard with an included rail adapter for lights, lasers and other accessories.
Zenith sourced from the best to build the Pistolman. The SBM4 fixed pistol brace is made by SB Tactical, it mounts with an HK Parts AR stock and brace adapter, the scope rail is made by MFI and the forend is a Midwest Industries component.
The gun ships in a Plano All Weather rifle case and the package includes a Boresnake, a bottle of Slip 2000 cleaning oil, two extra take-down pins, a military-style sling and three 30-round magazines where available. The company backs the Pistolman with their 5-year warranty although the company doesn’t expect many to need it.
“The Z-5RS Pistolman is the sturdiest, most rigid, and most comfortable-to-shoot brace-configured pistol we’ve conceived,” says Zenith.
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Zenith also includes a 3-lug barrel extension for use with real and fake suppressors. The barrel has standard 1/2-28 threads compatible with many 9mm muzzle devices.
Overall the Pistolman measures in at just under 26 inches long and it weighs about 6.4 pounds. With its longer barrel the Pistolman will push 9mm to its peak and with the right load serve as a self-defense powerhouse in addition to being a fun range gun.
As far as two-stamp candidates go, the Pistolman is a real contender. This gun is begging to run suppressed with a proper buttstock, although they include a standard receiver end cap for anyone looking to run it as a pure pistol.
Considering the quality of the base product plus all the included extras the Pistolman is fairly priced at $2,299. Zenith’s HK-pattern guns often list for under $2,000 so buyers can expect lower prices in the real world.
Built in Turkey by MKE these are about as close to the real deal as anyone can get today, and for that, many are willing to pay a little more just the same. If you’d like to see some other options with the same build quality, check out Zenith’s complete lineup of roller-delayed firearms.
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