CZ’s innovative sub-machine gun, the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1, is a tease at SHOT 2013. The select fire—one round, three-round burst and full auto—gun is a blow-back operated fully-automatic rifle that shoots 9mm ammunition. CZ claims it empties its 30-round mag in 1.5 seconds. The stock not only folds, but also has an adjustable length of pull that retracts. The stock is also removable to make the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 a sub-machine gun pistol.
The Scorpion’s reversible charging handle and fully ambidextrous controls work for left- and right-handed shooters both. To accommodate to different shooters, the grip radius is also adjustable. It comes with a flash hider and threaded barrel so you can add a suppressor.
The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 is built on a lightweight polymer trigger assembly. The barrel is 196mm long and the entire gun weighs only 2.77 kg. Disassembly in the field is easy using just two pins for take down. It has top, bottom and side accessory rails to add flashlights, red dots, lasers or other optics. The gun also includes detachable sights.
An awesome feature on the Scorpion EVO 3 A1 is the placement of the slide stop for quick and easy magazine changes. A last round bolt hold-open rounds of the list of features on the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1.
Accurate out to 250 yards, the Scorpion is only available to military and law enforcement personnel. However, The Firearm Blog reports that a semi-automatic version is for sale to citizens in the Czech Republic. Let’s cross our fingers for a U.S. version in the coming years.