If you have been following our blog since the start of the year, you’ll remember that we were excited to check out the new CZ Scorpion EVO at Shot Show. It was showcased in both pistol and carbine format and was offered alongside the new Bren 805. We were excited to see both of these weapons hit the market and once they did we were thoroughly impressed with how well they did the job. For those who still haven’t gotten a close look at the Scorpion EVO, we think this video posted on the GunsAmerica YouTube channel does an exceptional job of providing the basics.
About the Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine
The Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine is available in two major configurations Both models use a standard 16.2” barrel and come chambered in 9mm Luger for a balanced ballistic profile. For a more traditional look, the standard model includes a compensating muzzle brake, which helps diminish felt recoil and redirects energy to make for more enjoyable shooting sessions. In this video, we get a close look at the other configuration, which uses a faux suppressor to cover the barrel.
One of the first things you will notice is that it comes standard with its own sights affixed to the full-length picatinny rail. These aluminum sights feature an adjustable front and a rear that offers four aperture adjustments, giving you some flexibility. The charging handle (or cocking lever as named in the video) is non-reciprocating. In action, it stays in the forward position, not moving at all while firing. For ease of shooting, the weapon also comes equipped with ambidextrous controls, including a safety selector switch and magazine release.
According to this video, the trigger guard and angle of the pistol grip are very similar to an MP5, so shooters of that weapon platform will find it easy to transition. Another point of interest for tactical shooters is the fact that it comes with four sling attachments, which gives you options that will really suit your needs. Finally, we see that the M-LOK rail is quite wide, which allows for the faux suppressor and can easily accommodate any standard suppressor as well.
A Closer Look at the Firearm
Looking a bit more closely, we move onto the stock. This folding stock is fully adjustable, allowing you to change the length of pull based on your needs. It can be folded with the push of a button and even includes a magnet that allows it to stay in place when the stock is folded.
Disassembly and cleaning is easy on this model as well. To begin, you just lock the bolt back and pull out the necessary pin. From there, the trigger group can actually be removed with a simple wiggle. Once out, you leave the bolt in the locked position and simply push the bolt back. The bolt will then come out as you pull forward. To remove, just angle it up and its ready for cleaning. After you clean these parts, they go in just as easy as they came out.
Ordering Your New Scorpion EVO
After watching the video and considering the specs more closely, we want to make it easy for you to get your hands on a new model. If you want to order, make sure to hop over to our CZ storefront on our main website. There you can pick up this model and any other CZ pistols or rifles you might need.
Do you already have a Scorpion EVO 3 carbine? If not, do you intend to order one now that you know more about it? Let us know what you think in the comments below!