Disappointed with purchase of new Zenith Z5RS
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    Default Disappointed with purchase of new Zenith Z5RS

    I picked up my new Zenith from GB to my FFL, visually inspected it but never inserted the magazine’s. When I got home I inserted the first magazine, it wouldn’t go all the way in and catch the mag release. I inserted the second and third magazine. After further inspection it appears the magazine outer front ledges are hitting the trunnion. I contacted Zenith on Friday afternoon when I discovered it and submitted a warranty claim. Waiting for an RMA from Zenith, supposed to receive it Monday.
    Anyone else have this issue?

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    Some people were complaining about this issue and a few other issues with the recent batch that was shipped. Sounds like you got one from that batch. I have an older Zenith Z5rs and it has been a work horse. Good luck


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    Thank you, I had only heard the good things, which is why I purchased it. Let alone HK SP5’s were running a premium.

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    I have both. And the Sp5 is nicer in every way and worth the extra coin.


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    I have around 5000 rounds through my Z5RS so far without a single hiccup. I do agree that the SP5, at the very least, looks visually better and fills more well put. However, I don't have a single complaint from my Zenith.
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    Mine requires a bit of rotation to lock in properly- pulling rearward on the bottom of the mag.

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    I bought a Z5P when they were first being imported again that had a crooked cocking tube and sight tower. Like totally noticeable, how did this get past QC crooked... Luckily, Zenith customer service was excellent and replaced the gun completely, but I sold it immediately and will never bother with their products again. Why deal with that when a real H&K can be had now for less than $3k? YMMV.
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    I love my Zeniths. Great guns. I have SP5ks and a SP5 as well and in a blind taste test I really don’t think I’d know the difference. I hope they get you squared away quickly.
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    I absolutely think they're amazing. I got mine from the early April batch last year and it's beautiful. Like the person above said.

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    Any idea on the batches that were effected? I just bought one, and waiting for my paperwork to recieve it.

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