The Scorpion EVO 3 A1 is highly accurate and brings…

The Scorpion EVO 3 A1 is highly accurate and brings a blistering rate of fire—over 1,100 rounds per minute. It’s a perfect choice for hostage rescue work, SWAT missions, special operations, and any engagement in tight spaces.

Ceska zbrojovka a.s. (CZ) is one of Europe’s most respected firearms manufacturers, and is perhaps best known for its history of producing a number of outstanding small arms for military use. Located in the Czech Republic, CZ has been the prime supplier of small arms to the Czech military since 1936.

Throughout its history, CZ has also been a major player in the international market for military and law enforcement firearms. One of the more intriguing firearms produced by CZ over the years is the Scorpion (sometimes spelled “Skorpion”) family of submachine guns. The newest generation of this family is the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1. First introduced in 2009, the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 is a compact, lightweight submachine gun that offers many exceptional features that make it an outstanding choice for military and law enforcement operators.

Scorpion Legacy
CZ developed the Scorpion EVO 3 to serve as a 21st century replacement for the older generations of the Scorpion and other dated submachine gun designs. The original Scorpion, officially known in Czech service as the “7.65mm vzor 61 Skorpion,” was developed at the request of the Czechoslovak Ministry of Interior in the late 1950s. The Ministry of the Interior, which was responsible for domestic law enforcement functions, needed a very light and small submachine gun chambered to fire the 7.65x17mm Browning SR (.32 ACP) cartridge. While many would question this caliber choice today, it must be remembered that 7.65mm Browning was the dominate caliber used by police forces throughout Europe at that time.

The 7.65mm Browning was the standard caliber of the Czechoslovakian Security Forces, which worked well from a logistics point of view since 7.65mm Browning was easy to get in both Western and Eastern Bloc countries.

CZ also designed the mag release to be ambi. Located forward of the triggerguard, operators can easily swap out polymer mags to get back in action quickly.

This first generation of the Scorpion was officially adopted in 1961 as the “vzor 61 Skorpion” (Model 61 Scorpion). The Scorpion went on to be used by the security services and military forces of several nations, especially among elite special operations troops and paratroopers. Initially manufactured from1962 to 1966, the original Scorpion went on to be manufactured in later batches in periods from 1973 to 1976, 1978 to 1979, and finally in small quantities from 1992 to 1994. In total, the number manufactured was just over 200,000 units.

By the late 1980s, the 7.65mm Browning cartridge was largely displaced as the common police cartridge in Europe by 9x19mm in the West and the 9x18mm Makarov cartridge in the East. Due to this reason, the second generation CZ Scorpion 9mm was developed in the late 1990s. This model differed from the Model 61 in caliber, furniture and the addition of a front mounting rail. The grip and stock were made out of polymer instead of wood, although the older type of folding metal stock was also used. The mounting rail under the front part of the receiver was designed to accommodate a foregrip, a flashlight or an aiming laser. Low-rate production for the second generation Scorpion was launched in 2003.

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  • control

    I got one here in the philippines and i immediately set it up with streamlight tlr2 lights with laser and bushnell red zoom dot my gun is the cz scorpion evo 3 a1.i shot it in the range last night and it consumes any bullet that i can feed on it.maybe i can get the hang of it after my hk mp5 which is outdated and yet deliver the finer punch of the two,but to deliver the massive onslaught of bullets nothing beats the evo for now!

  • Francisco

    I would like to know if CZ SCORPION EVO 3 A1 9mm
    is available in Texas US to consumers. If it is also would like to know terms and condition to buy it along with a price?