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CZ Scorpion EVO 3

Submachine gun

Scorpion EVO 3

Despite its name the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 is unrelated to the an original Sa vz.61 Skorpion

 
 
Country of origin Czech Republic
Entered service ?
Caliber 9 x 19 mm Parabellum
Weight (unloaded) 2.1 kg
Weight (loaded) 2.77 kg
Length (stock extended) 670 mm
Length (stock folded) 410 mm
Barrel length 196 mm
Muzzle velocity 370 m/s
Cyclic rate of fire 1 150 rpm
Practical rate of fire 30 - 90 rpm
Magazine capacity 20, 30 rounds
Sighting range ?
Range of effective fire up to 100 m

 

   The Scorpion EVO 3 is a submachine gun, developed by Ceska Zbrojovka company. This weapon is referred as Skorpion in the Czech Republic. However for the rest of the world it is marketed as Scorpion. The "EVO 3" denotes that it is a third generation weapon. Though in terms of design this weapon is unrelated to the original Sa vz.61 Skorpion. It is actually based on a Luago prototype submachine gun, developed in Slovakia in around 2002. Design on the Luago was sold to Ceska Zbrojovka company. The Scorpion EVO 3 was first publicly revealed in 2009. This weapon is mainly aimed at law enforcement forces. It has been adopted by armed forces and police of the Czech Republic. The Scorpion EVO 3 has been exported to Argentina, Bolivia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Malta, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Thailand, Vietnam, and possibly some other countries.

   The Scorpion EVO 3 is a lightweight and compact submachine gun. It is suitable for concealed carrying and for use inside buildings, vehicles and other narrow spaces.

   It is a blowback operated weapon, which fires from a closed bolt. This weapon is chambered for a standard 9x19 mm Parabellum ammunition. There is also a version chambered for .40S&W ammunition, which is very popular as a police round in the United States. Receiver and many other components of this weapon are made of polymer materials in order to save weight.

   An ambidextrous fire mode selector is located above the pistol grip. It has settings for "safe", "semi-auto", "3-round burst" and "full-auto". There is also a semi-automatic only version of this weapon.

   A charging handle can be installed on either side of the receiver. However spent cases are extracted only to the right side.

   This weapon is fed from 20- or 30-round capacity magazines. The magazines can be made from semi-translucent plastic. It allows to see how many rounds are still left in the magazine. Magazine release switch is located on a triggerguard. Two magazines can be clamped together for faster reloading.

   The Scorpion EVO 3 has got a side-folding stock. It has a telescopic design and can be adjusted for length. The stock can be completely removed from the weapon.

   This weapon has got a standard Picatinny-type scope rail and comes with detachable iron sights. This weapon can mount various red dot sights. Effective range of this weapon is most likely to be up to 100 meters. Though it is claimed that effective range of fire in semi-automatic mode is up to 250 meters.

   Three accessory rails are installed on the foregrip. This submachine gun can mount various tactical accessories, such as grips, tactical flashlights, or laser pointers. This submachine gun can also mount a sound suppressor.

 

Variants

 

   Scorpion EVO 3A1 is a baseline selective fire version.

   Scorpion EVO 3S1 is a semi-automatic only pistol version. It is intended for civilian customers. This version is typically fitted with a telescopic shoulder brace, which acts as a buttstock.

 

 
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