Thursday, July 14, 2011

If The Hughes Amendment And NFA Didn't Exist....

I would want this!

It is the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 submachine gun in 9mm Luger. From the CZ website:
The CZ SCORPION EVO 3 A1 submachine gun in cal. 9x19 is all-purpose, light automatic small arm of the PDW category. This weapon allows shooting to be conducted in bursts, limited bursts and in single shots.

In the standard version this SMG is equipped with a folding stock enabling shooting from the shoulder. The weapon can be shot from free hand when the folding stock is retracted. The effective range of fire from shoulder is up to 250 m distances, from hand up to 50 m. When the last cartridge from the magazine has been shot the bolt remains locked-open. No tools are necessary for routine maintenance disassembly. Low weight and small dimensions facilitate concealed carry and use in a very constraint spaces.

Characteristic features of this weapon are a good balance making quick and easy aiming, high accuracy of fire, long service life a high functional reliability under various combat conditions. The relevant advantage is in ambidextrous controls and multiple rails as per MIL-STD-1913.
The Scorpion EVO 3 A1 weighs only 2.77kg or 6.1 pounds due to its polymer frame. The Scorpion is very compact measuring only 16.1 inches with the stock folded and 26.1 inches with it unfolded. The double-stack magazines have a capacity of 30 rounds.

It has a very fast rate of fire with a theoretical rate of 1150 rpm. However, the manual states only 180 rounds should be fired continuously through the barrel at one time before it overheats. As you can see from the short video below, it doesn't take much time to empty the mag.

Another video that gives more details on the Scorpion EVO 3 A1 and shows it "in action" with a police counter-terrorism team.

However, we do have the Hughes Amendment and the NFA so I can only dream.


  1. Pretty slick, but I'd prefer an original Vz61 Skorpion, maybe in 9x18mm

    No rational reason, just want one!

  2. The original VZ-61 Skorpion is still available from CZ. However, they only offer it in .32 ACP. While that may have worked for James Bond....

  3. That'd be a big hit and a lot of fun in Knoxville next year ...

  4. John, CZ dropped the Vz61 pistol from their lineup. An importer called "Czechpoint" is still importing them from CZ in the Czech Republic, and they offer them in pistols, carbines, and SBRs.

    Still no way to get a Full-auto one (there are only a handful in the wild on the NFA they're new-car price to collectors) So I can dream of a non-Hughes Amendment world where I can both get my full-auto VZ-61 and have it be eating the rimless and more powerful 9x18mm! :)

  5. Meh
    I still prefer the MP5 or going even further back; the Sterling.:-)

  6. And this is a replacement/copy of the UMP?

  7. What's the price tag on something like that?