CZ Makes it Official: Scorpion and 805 Bren Carbines Incoming — SHOT Show 2016

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Two new versions of the Scorpion.

Two new versions of the Scorpion.

CZ Does a Carbine Right

If you are a fan of CZ’s firearms, 2016 is going to be a great year for you. New for 2016, CZ is releasing carbine models of their very popular Scorpion and Bren pistols that maintain the CZ integrity as well as spare you the NFA rigmarole.

CZ is launching with two versions 9mm Luger Scorpion carbine, one with a faux suppressor and the other with a conventional muzzle brake. Both rifles sport 16.2-inch barrels and come standard with side-folding stocks. The barrels have standard 1/2×28 threads for other muzzle devices and suppressors.

A lot of companies make the mistake of just extending the barrel when converting pistols to carbines, but CZ went the extra mile and actually developed a new handguard that gives the gun an integral suppressor look and provides a longer grip and sight radius. The handguard features M-Lok slots for accessories.

Availability for the Scorpion carbine has not been set yet but they are expected to be released later this year, possibly in the third quarter of 2016.

The new side-folding stocks.

The new side-folding stocks.

Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine Specifications:

  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 20+1, 10- and 30-round magazines available
  • Barrel: 16.2-inch cold hammer-forged with 1/2×28 threads
  • Weight: 6.1 pounds
  • Overall length: 34.75 inches
  • Controls: ambidextrous thumb safety
  • MSRP: $1,049.00
The Bren rifle.

The Bren rifle.

Next, looking at the Bren rifle, we see the same solid features included with the Bren pistol, made available in the U.S. last year, but with the addition of a polymer adjustable side-folding stock and full-length barrel. The cold hammer-forged 16.2-inch barrel is also threaded for 1/2×28 muzzle devices. These rifles will come in black as the standard color but will also be available in flat dark earth as an upgrade.

We were told that the Bren rifles are ready to go into production and should hit gun store shelves within the next two months.

CZ 805 Bren S1 Carbine Specifications:

  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington
  • Capacity: 30+1, uses AR-pattern magazines
  • Barrel: 16.2-inch cold hammer-forged with 1/2×28 threads
  • Weight: 8.02 pounds
  • Overall length: 39 inches
  • Controls: ambidextrous thumb safety
  • MSRP: $2,099

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Bad Lieutenant February 5, 2016, 10:48 am

    Unless you are a ‘dyed-in-the-wool’ CZ guy, I can’t justify paying the prices being announced. Nothing wrong with a fair price-point, but does CZ really expect the general shooting public to pony-up between $1100-$2100 per shootin’ iron? If they are aiming at the upper-middle class as customers, more power to them, but I do not understand why the myriad of tactical carbines and rifles have to cost so much money. Especially when there are so many varieties of well made AR platforms in the $500-$700 range. However… best of luck to CZ, ….

    • Jackson July 28, 2016, 8:28 am

      Probably because some people actually want something unique and not just another AR. The cost itself is quite justifiable and reasonable in my mind.

  • Roper Products February 5, 2016, 10:19 am

    With both rifles having 1/2 x 28 threaded barrels, just wait until we start seeing the reports of people being hurt or their rifles destroyed after the users replaced the factory muzzle brake with an after market 1/2 x 28 brake designed for a 223/556 bullet.
    I would hate to be the customer service rep when those phones start lighting up.

    • Chris February 5, 2016, 3:13 pm

      Since the bren is .223 i dont see the problem there. If a person is using the 9mm scorpion and puts a .223 caliber suppressor on it they probably shouldnt have a gun. I however feel that this wont happen since you have to go through such lengths just to get a suppressor you should be well versed on what you are buying and waiting for. Have faith in your brothers most are not mindless.

      • Arcadius February 5, 2016, 8:30 pm

        Roper Products did say “Brake” and made no mention of a suppressor anywhere. Those can be obtained easily and could be installed by mistake or because of a misidentification of the brakes caliber. Having faith in people is all fine and good but sometimes we make mistakes, simple as that. So I do think that Roper made a valid point.

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