Guns New: Heizer Defense PKO-45 Incoming April 28, 2016 Join the Conversation Pevely, MO based Heizer Defense recently announced the release of their first semi-automatic pistol for their product line: the Heizer Defense PKO-45. Here’s what they told us about it. Heizer Defense PKO-45 Heizer Defense, known for their innovative line of powerful pocket pistols, is pleased to add their first semi-automatic pistol to the product line, the PKO-45. Heizer will introduce the PKO-45 to the public at the upcoming Concealed Carry Expo in Atlanta, GA from April 29-May 1. Heizer Defense is a Live-Fire Shooting Range sponsor for the show, which will allow consumers to test-fire the PKO-45 at the expo's mobile shooting range. The PKO-45 or Pocket 45, is the slimmest semi-auto .45ACP on the market at just 0.8″ wide and approximately 25 ounces. The PKO-45 is made with 100% US Aerospace grade stainless steel. There are no plastic or mimed parts on the PKO-45. It boasts a revolutionary fixed-barrel-under-the-guide-rod configuration, resulting in less recoil felt by the operator. The PKO-45 also features a snag-free design, internal hammer/single action, and a front strap safety with an additional thumb ambi-safety. It has 5+1 capacity with a flush magazine, and 7+1 capacity with the extended magazine. This new pistol will be available for purchase in September 2016. Heizer Defense describes themselves as a high technology, state of the art firearm company based in Pevely, Missouri, a company that has been in the manufacturing business for over 50 years. They say, “We will never release a product without being fully tested and certified.” Heizer Defense is an affiliate company to Heizer Aerospace, which manufactures fracture-critical components for aerospace companies, NASA and the military. Established in 1962, Heizer Defense Engineers apply this same military technology to create high quality firearms. If you would like to learn more about Heizer Defense, click right here to go to their website. You can connect with them on Facebook here, Twitter here, and You Tube right here. Explore RECOILweb:Point Shooting5.11 Brings More Colors, Styles to Women’s and Men’s LineNo True Zero: Don't Be a Basic Bitch--Make Your Zero PersonalCCI Adds Segmented Mini-Mags for Varmint Hunters NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.