CZ-USA has given the masses what they’ve been asking for. Bringing two new offerings to the tactical world for 2015, CZ has launched the Scorpion Evo 3 and the 805 Bren PS1. The GunsAmerica team covered the Scorpion, earlier in January; it is a remarkable pistol with an amazing feature set and even better price point. Click on the link above for the review.
The other star of the 2015 CZ booth was the 805 Bren PS1. Utilizing a piston driven recoil system, this pistol is designed as the PDW version of the Czechoslovakian army’s assault rifle of choice. Backed up by a history of military service, this pistol is undoubtedly tough, and is more than ready for any task you can come up with.
The 805’s upper receiver is aluminum and built with monolithic picatinny rails. The gun has an 11inch barrel chambered in .223/5.56, and uses a two-piece muzzle break to reduce muzzle climb and recoil force. The pistol uses a gas piston system which ensures reliability and longevity while keeping the bolt assembly clean during firing. The weapon feeds from standard AR-15 magazines, and should work with everything from USGI aluminum mags to Hexmags.
The pistol utilizes the same low mount iron sights as the scorpion line of pistols, but can accommodate any BUIS or optics you may find yourself mounting atop it. The rear of the pistol allows for the attachment of slings, and in the near future the attachment of AR-style buffer tube assembly if you would like to mount the ever so controversial SB-15.
All in all, the pistol is great, and if you’re in the market for a piston driven PDW they will start shipping in March at a MRSP of $1982. Watch for our full review in months to come.