Zenith’s New Z-5RS ‘Pistolman’ Premium Roller-Locked 9mm Pistol

The Pistolman is a top-shelf gun with a lot of added extras. (Photo: Zenith)

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.

It combines the time-tested with the new and improved, with quality accessories for a well-rounded package. (Photo: Zenith)

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.

See Also: Zenith Z-5P–The MP5K Done Right

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.

Comes with everything you see here. (Photo: Zenith)

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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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. His ambition is to follow Thomas Paine, as a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • John Hoglin November 13, 2017, 1:47 am

    Oh yeah, stick that in my belly band. With the glut of ARs onthe market right now lots of luck selling a 2300 dollar non pistol. Another answer in search of a question.

  • BRASS November 10, 2017, 3:56 pm

    “Pistol” may be technically correct according to the arcane definition used by the government through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but lets be honest and clear…. That firearm is no dang pistol.

  • Jake November 10, 2017, 11:01 am

    When they said roller locked pistol I was hoping to see a new HK P9S Sport Group or something along those lines, not a stupid toy.

    • Alan November 10, 2017, 3:46 pm

      Really?!?!!? Just how in hell does this become a “toy” just because YOU don’t like it?

  • Bill November 10, 2017, 9:45 am

    $2300???!! hahahahhahaha

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