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Deadly Accurate & Fun To Shoot: The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine

Back in 2010, I bought an old surplus CZ 82 and initially, I bought it because it only cost me $199.00. When I got it, I gave it a good cleaning and took it to the range and needless to say I was amazed at how the pistol handled and cycled (no jams), also, even for a beat-up surplus gun, it was incredibly accurate. After that, I became a fan of CZ’s and I would recommend them to anyone who asked, or was interested in possibly buying one.

For those of you who either haven’t heard of, or aren’t familiar with CZ firearms, then here is a short history:

“Česká zbrojovka” translates to ‘Czech armory,’ and at one time there were many ‘CZs.’ Our sister company Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod dates back to 1936, when it was established as a branch plant of Česká zbrojovka Strakonice. Production commenced on January 2, 1937 focusing on both military and civilian arms. The first products out the door were aircraft machine guns, military pistols and small-bore rifles, but during WWII the plant came under Nazi occupation and was forced to produce and repair military arms.

In post-war Czechoslovakia, the plant returned to production of both military and civilian arms, in equal measures. In 1950 the Company became a separate state enterprise named ‘Přesné strojírenství Uherský Brod’ (The Precision Machine Tooling Company, Uherský Brod) and was reorganized into a number of specialized departments.

The 1970s and 1980s saw the Company merge with Agrozet Brno, allowing it to not only manufacture firearms but also diversify into the production of reduction gears and driveshaft casings for aircraft engines for Motorlet Praha and hydraulically powered and controlled tractor attachments for Zetor Brno.

About the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine:

Available in two variants, the Scorpion Carbine is a whole new animal. Building on the lauded submachinegun platform that first hit the US civilian market in pistol form in 2015, the Carbine has a 16.2″ barrel fitted with either a compensating muzzle brake or a faux suppressor.

Fit with the factory’s folding adjustable stock, the Carbine features a number of US-made parts to make it fully 922(r) compliant. One of the nicest features of the firearm is the newly-designed forend, covered in M-LOK attachment points to keep the profile slim while still being big enough to swallow most pistol-caliber suppressors should the owner decide down the road to convert it into an SBR for use with a suppressor.

A top Picatinny rail is fit with iron sights and allows the mounting of a wide number of optics. Simple and reliable, the Scorpion not only has ambidextrous controls, its non-reciprocating charging handle is swappable and reach to the trigger is adjustable.

With a wealth of accessories and attachments available for the Scorpion platform, customization can easily be done with a number of stocks, grips, forends, magazines, safeties, mag releases, charging handles and triggers designed specifically for the EVO 3 platform.

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