CZ-USA of Kansas City, KS, had a few announcements at SHOT Show 2019 sure to interest fans of the company's Scorpion EVO 3 line. The fun-to-shootScorpion EVO 3 products include both the full-size S1 guns available inpistol and carbine configuration and the S2 Micro pistol. All ofCZ-USA’s Scorpion guns are chambered in 9 mm.
First up is the bullpup conversion kit for the Scorpion EVO 3 S1carbine. This is a complete factory kit to convert your existing ScorpionEVO 3 S1 carbine to the bullpup setup, so it has been extensively testedand is unlikely to present any of the fitment challenges sometimesencountered with aftermarket conversion kits. Trigger feel is degradedslightly due to the long linkages necessary to bridge the increaseddistance between the trigger and the fire control group but is stillacceptably crisp.
The Scorpion EVO 3 S1 bullpup we handled had the typical ergonomictrade-offs you get with this setup. It was compact and brought themuzzle close to the shooter, at the expense ofslightly awkward handling and reloading. CZ-USA stated that the company does notcurrently have any plans to offer a factory bullpup configuration. Ithink it is possible that their stance could change if the new bullpup-conversion kit sells in sufficient numbers in the US.
CZ-USA’s cute, little Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Micro pistol, which wasoriginally announced at SHOT 2018 and slated to ship 8 months ago, isnow on the front burner and is expected to be widely available in early2019. CZ-USA took advantage of the delay to develop aftermarket supportfor the company's baby Scorpion, and the one we handled had cleanly integratedparts from SB Tactical (pistol brace), HB Industries (handguard) andSilencerCo (9mm suppressor).
The Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Micro pistol comes in at $1,149 MSRP. Finalpricing for the Scorpion bullpup conversion kit was not available butwill be announced on the CZ-USA website.