CZ Scorpion Evo 3

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Scorpion EVO 3 A1
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CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1
TypePistol caliber carbine
Submachine gun (A1)
Place of originCzech Republic
Service history
In service2009-present
Used bySee Users
Production history
ManufacturerČeská zbrojovka Uherský Brod
VariantsEvo 3 S1 (semi-automatic civilian version)
Mass2.77 kg (6.10 lbs) with full magazine
Length670 mm (26.37 in) stock unfolded, 410 mm (16.14 in) stock folded
Barrel length196 mm (7.71 in)
Width60 mm (2.36 in)
Height262 mm (10.31 in)

Cartridge9×19mm Parabellum / 9×21mm
Rate of fire1150 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity370 m/s
Feed system10-, 20-, 30-round detachable box magazine
SightsPicatinny Rails for optics, backup iron sights

The Scorpion EVO 3 is a 9mm carbine manufactured by Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod, the select-fire variant designated as A1 being a submachine gun and the semi-automatic variant designated as S1. The EVO 3 designation denotes that the firearm is a third generation of CZ's line of small submachine guns started by the Škorpion vz. 61.

Despite the name, it is mechanically unrelated to the Škorpion/Skorpion vz. 61.

Design details[edit]

The Scorpion Evo 3 is a blowback operated carbine evolved from a Slovak prototype submachine gun called the Laugo.[1] Chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum, the Scorpion EVO 3 is mostly polymer making it a lightweight, compact submachine gun designed to be easily maneuvered in confined spaces. The A1 variant features a left side charging handle with the option of a right side, along with an ambidextrous select fire switch, giving the operator the choice of "safe", semi-automatic, three-round burst, or fully automatic fire, while the S1's switch only features "safe" and semi-automatic fire. The standard version comes equipped with a folding, adjustable and fully removable stock for easy transport. The hand guard is lined with multiple Picatinny rails for the addition of attachments such as grips, sights, flashlights, and lasers.[2]

9 mm semi-auto CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 pistol-carbine, left view.
9 mm semi-auto CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 pistol-carbine, right view.


A Scorpion Evo 3 used by the Philippine Coast Guard Special Forces Unit


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