Heizer Defense donates PKO-45 pistols to NRA Museum

Heizer Defense’s donation includes three PKO-45 pistols. (Photo: Heizer Defense)

Gun maker Heizer Defense donated three PKO-45 pistols to the NRA Museum to show the progression of the PKO design.

Donating the Proof of Concept Model, Experimental Model with serial number XM1 and the Production Model with serial number 1. The donation to the NRA Museum was made on May 6 as the pistols were presented by Tom Heizer and Hedy Heizer-Gahn. The donation was accepted by Jim Supica, NRA Musuem Director.

The PKO-45 is a pocket-sized .45 ACP semi-automatic pistol. (Photo: Heizer Defense)

“We were very excited to share the PKO-45’s journey and history with the NRA Museum,” Eric Polkis of Heizer Defense said in a news release. “These pieces of Heizer history will now be on display for enthusiasts and fans to enjoy.”

The PKO-45, or Pocket 45, boasts a slim semi-auto style chambered in .45 ACP. Constructed from US stainless steel and titanium variants, the PKO-45 offers a 5+1 capacity with flush magazine and a 7+1 capacity with the extended mag. The gun touts a unique barrel under the guide rod configuration that the company says reduces recoil on the user end. The PKO-45 is currently shipping with a MSRP starting at $899.

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