First Look: SB Tactical CZPDW Pistol Brace

posted on December 13, 2018
As pistol-caliber platforms continue to grow in the form of carbine and rifle-based pistols, many companies are stepping up with a host of aftermarket accessories to support these popular designs. One of the latest is SB Tactical, which developed its CZPDW pistol-stabilizing brace for the CZ-USA Scorpion EVO 3 S1 pistol.

“The CZPDW will make the popular CZ Scorpion EVO S1 pistol perform even better,” said Alex Bosco, inventor and CEO of SB Tactical. “The speed and ease of adjustability will allow the shooter to custom fit the perfect point of contact for maximum control and accuracy.”

The platform-specific design of the CZPDW is based on the existing Manticore Arms Scorpion EVO Slider Stock housing, which is machined from 6061 aluminum and treated with a hard-coat anodized finish available in either black or flat dark earth. Providing three-position adjustability, thanks to the company's unique pull-through mechanism, the CZPDW offers pistol owners a third point of contact on either the forearm or the chin, allowing them to better-stabilize the platform for safer, more-accurate shooting.

Shipping as a complete assembly, EVO 3 S1 pistol owners can install the brace in minutes. Other features available on the SB Tactical CZPDW brace include an integrated QD sling-attachment point as well as the hook-and-loop strap that allows the brace to be secured easily to a user's forearm. When fully collapsed, the brace adds just 3.25 inches to the overall length of the pistol. When locked into the mid-point of the brace's extension, the unit measures 7 inches long, expanding out to a length of 9.25 inches when fully extended. Total weight of the brace is 13.1 ounces.

The SB Tactical CZPDW can be had in either black or flat dark earth finishes, and the suggested retail price on the unit is $279.99.


Mesa tactical shotshell holder
Mesa tactical shotshell holder

First Look: Mesa Tactical Sureshell Carrier with RMR Mount

Mount a red dot to your shotgun and keep your spare shotgun ammo close at hand.

The Best of the Blowbacks: Mauser HSc and the Heckler & Koch Model 4

In the April 2022 issue of Shooting Illustrated, this column looked at my all-time favorite carry gun, the Colt Model M or 1903/1908. This month we look at my favorite European semi-automatic, the Mauser HSc and its cousin, the Heckler & Koch Model 4.

Wilson Acquires New Ultralight Arms

The bolt-action rifle manufacturer joins other companies such as Lehigh Defense and Chip McCormick Customs.

First Look: New FN 15 DMR Rifles from FN America

New Geissele triggers, SureFire muzzle devices and hybrid barrel profies are just some of the upgrades.

First Look: Bond Arms Grizzly

Packing the power of either .45 Colt or .410-bore shotshells in a pint-sized package.

Developing Good Shooting Habits

Consistency and repetition are the keys to building on-demand skills.


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.