CZ’s New Scorpion Will Save You Money… — SHOT Show 2024

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CZ-USA has just released a companion to the Scorpion Evo 3 S1 pistol caliber carbine, and it’s chambered for .22 long rifle.

The original Scorpions are chambered for 9mm, so this new offering in .22 is a perfect way to train with virtually no recoil. Plus, it’s a big-time money saver!

The overall open length for the .22 is an inch shorter than the 9mm version at 33.9″.

The Scorpion Evo 3 S1 in .22 is virtually indistinguishable from the 9mm version. It has all the same controls and feel as the 9mm.

Close up photo showing the back end of the gun including the grip and the butt stock. The gun is pointing to the left.
The Evo’s folding stock is a key feature.
Photo of the right side of the gun laying on a black surface. The stock is folded over the receiver.
Its folded length is just 26″.

The stock telescopes and folds for transport. Even though the stock is folded, the weapon will still fire. The stock provides a solid cheek weld with enough drop that the included iron sights line up well.

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The Evo .22 includes aperture rear sights and a protected front post sight.

The aperture rear sight and post front sight are both shrouded on the sides for protection. Position them anywhere on the full-length top Picatinny rail, or remove them and add the optics of your choice.

There are three M-Lok slots on each side of the handguard at the front and two more raised slots under the charging handle. You can position the charging handle on either side of the gun. The handle collapses flat against the body after it’s released and it does not reciprocate.

Rimfire Scorpion Specs

  • Semi-auto Carbine
  • Caliber: .22 LR
  • Capacity: 10, 25 coming soon
  • Weight: 5.9 lbs
  • Max length: 33.9″
  • Minimum length: 26.2″
  • Sights: Aperture/Post
  • Trigger: 7.4 oz
  • Barrel Length: 16.4″
  • Barrel: Cold hammer-forged, 6 grooves, 1:16 twist 1/2″x28 thread
  • Receiver material: Polymer
close up of the charging handle in the fore stock. The gun is facing left.
The ambidextrous charging handle is in the forend and stows automatically after being charged.

Remarkably, the catalog says the trigger weighs in at just 7.4oz. The mag well is flared for faster mag changes.

Close up view of the fire control area whoins the trigger, the magazine release, and the safety selector. The gun is pointed to the left.
The same controls as the 9mm version with the mag release at the front of the trigger guard.

The cold hammer-forged barrel is 16.4″ long with 6 grooves and a 1:16 twist rate. It is threaded 1/2″x28 for muzzle devices and comes with a brake.

Close up view of the end of the barrel with a radially ported muzzle brake.
The 16″ barrel is cold hammer-forged and capped with a brake.

CZ-USA’s Scorpion Evo 3 S1 .22 LR is available now. It maintains the same $999 price tag as the 9mm version.

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  • Peter January 28, 2024, 4:38 pm

    This is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen. How is spending another 1,000 bucks for a 22LR rifle saving anyone money?

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