CZ Scorpion Evo 3

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Scorpion EVO 3
CZ Scorpion Evo 3.jpg
Select-fire variant (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) pistol-carbine,
412 mm (16.2 in) rifle
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, 50-round drum magazine, 100-round Beta C-Mag.
SightsPicatinny Rails for optics, backup iron sights

The Scorpion EVO 3 is a 9mm carbine manufactured by Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod, the select-fire submachine gun variant is designated A1, and the semi-automatic variant is designated 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, which is mechanically unrelated.

Design details[edit]

The Scorpion Evo 3 is a blowback operated carbine evolved from a Slovak prototype submachine gun developed by Laugo.[1][2] 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 standard left-side non-reciprocating charging handle, although it is ambidextrous and can be switched from side-to-side. It also has 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 transport. The handguard is lined with multiple Picatinny rails for the addition of attachments such as grips, sights, flashlights, and lasers.[3] The handguard on the American semi-automatic offering features M-LOK attachment points, with a single Picatinny rail on top.[4]

9 mm semi-auto CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 pistol-carbine, left-side and right-side views


Select fire switch on the A1 variant

Current users[edit]

Former users[edit]


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