Heizer Defense to Sell Pocket Sniper, Pocket AK Pistols

Heizer Defense Pocket Sniper
The Heizer Pocket Sniper and Pocket AK will likely look very similar to the Pocket AR pictured here.

After launching the single-shot .410/.45 Colt pistol and so-called Pocket AR, Heizer Defense is expanding their line of tiny break-action handguns to include two new rifle calibers.

According to several dealers, Heizer will introduce guns called “Pocket Sniper” and “Pocket AK” in 2015. The names suggest the calibers they will be chambered in.

Let’s take a look…

Pocket AK

The Pocket AK, or PAK, will be a one-shot handgun chambered for the 7.62×39 round. While matte black may be the more popular choice, the gun will also be available in a stainless steel finish. Both versions will carry the same MSRP.

Heizer is putting a suggested retail price of $429 on the Pocket AK. Actual prices at your dealer will vary.

(Update: March 2015 – It looks like Heizer will introduce the PAK1 at the 2015 NRA show. Stand by for the photos of the new gun from the show.)

Pocket Sniper

If you would like a compact pistol that can fire a single .308 Win round, look no further. The Pocket Sniper (PS308) will be a one-round shooter chambered for the .30 caliber rifle round.

It will also be available in both a matte black and stainless steel finish. The MSRP for the Pocket Sniper will be $449.

While some may question why would a gun be made to fire only a single round of .308, I would question the sanity of anyone wanting to fire more than one round.

Detailed specs on these guns are not available yet. However, the company’s Pocket AR, or PAR, weighs about 23 ounces and is has an overall length of less than 6.5″. Heizer does not list a barrel length for the Pocket AR, but I can confidently say it is less than the optimal length for maximizing velocity and long-range accuracy.

Defensive Uses?

I’m not about to tell a company they should not produce a firearm. However, I would caution against buying one of these for self-defense. There are a lot of drawbacks to these guns from a defensive use standpoint. Unfortunately, I think that most people who would consider one of these as a concealed carry pistol have not gone through any realistic training.

If you are someone who likes to collect novelty guns or shoot unusual pistols, go for it. However, if you need a self-defense tool, get training from a quality instructor before dropping any money on one of these.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

19 replies on “Heizer Defense to Sell Pocket Sniper, Pocket AK Pistols”

This is a novelty gun only. Not useful for anything really other than a conversation piece. I think a masochistic tendency would be necessary to use this gun for a day at the range.

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