CZ-USA Updates Scorpion Evo 3 S1, CZ Custom Expands on Scorpions

This is what the current Micro looks like with a side-folding SB Tactical brace. (Photo: CZ-USA)

CZ-USA will soon offer the Scorpion Evo 3 S1 in a micro pistol format with a side-folding brace. This combination of features has been in large demand, but until now, only available through aftermarket support.

The Scorpion Evo S1 is the semi-automatic version of the recently developed CZ submachine gun chambered for 9mm Luger. It’s been a runaway success for CZ and extremely popular in the US for self-defense, fun at the range and competition shooting.

CZ currently offers the micro version of the Scorpion with a factory-installed wire brace. That version has the very short 4.1-inch barrel and a telescoping brace, which, while it is extremely compact and easily carried and stowed, is not the easiest to shoot pistol configuration.

Now CZ is working on pairing the Scorpion pistol in its micro version with SB Tactical’s side-folding brace from the factory. This version will come with the same 4.1-inch barrel, micro modular handguard, KAK Flash Can muzzle device and Magpul MBUS sights, standard.

The Micro is particularly popular with suppressor users and is designed to work with CZ’s S2 Reflex suppressor that muffles the muzzle but adds very little to the overall length and balance.

The standard Micro is fun and very tidy but it can be hard to shoot with the wire brace. (Photo: CZ-USA)

CZ-USA currently offers a full-size version of the Scorpion with a side folding brace and it, like other Scorpion models, is very popular among shooters of all stripes. It’s just that the micro version was begging for a more substantial brace to make it easier to handle and shoot.

The updated CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Pistol Micro with the SB Tactical brace is expected to have about the same suggested retail price as the original Micro, around $1,200, with availability in early 2020. CZ products are often sold for less online and in stores, although these Micro Scorpions typically run close to MSRP due to overall demand.

Everything else should be similar to the original Micro version of the Scorpion, maybe a few ounces heavier. The polymer-framed Micro has a base weight of 5.5 pounds and comes with one 20- or one 10-round magazine. Additional magazines are available along with 30- and 35-round mags from CZ and other prominent companies including Magpul.

Still, like a lot of popular platforms that of course leaves room for custom tweaks and preferential upgrades, and CZ Custom has been hard at work to meet user demands for better, stronger and cooler parts for Scorpion pistol and carbine owners.

Just recently competition shooter and CZ consultant Angus Hobdell showed off CZ Custom’s new push-button safety for the Scorpion. The Scorpion has a generously sized ambidextrous safety that’s large to the point where it can get in the way for some shooters. This push-button safety eliminates that problem and still provides a substantial, easy to use safety solution.

CZ Custom carries a whole catalog of Scorpion parts and upgrades, including drop-in competition triggers, co-witnessing, red-dot-optics mounts, extended magazine basepads and more.

Due to the Scorpion’s popularity in the growing pistol-caliber carbine competition scene, a lot of these upgrades are match-oriented, but they also offer a lot of practicality for self-defense and ease of use.

The CZ Scorpion has proven to be reliable and fun to shoot. With CZ-USA and CZ Custom, both are clearly dedicated to the Scorpion as a platform. It’s only a matter of time before just about every shooter takes one home for one reason or another.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • John L Kates December 6, 2019, 4:23 am

    Looking at hand guns and o/u shot guns

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