Seen at SHOT Show 2019: CZ-USA Scorpion EVO S3 Updates

posted on January 26, 2019
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-shoot Scorpion EVO 3 products include both the full-size S1 guns available in pistol and carbine configuration and the S2 Micro pistol. All of CZ-USA’s Scorpion guns are chambered in 9 mm.

First up is the bullpup conversion kit for the Scorpion EVO 3 S1 carbine. This is a complete factory kit to convert your existing Scorpion EVO 3 S1 carbine to the bullpup setup, so it has been extensively tested and is unlikely to present any of the fitment challenges sometimes encountered with aftermarket conversion kits. Trigger feel is degraded slightly due to the long linkages necessary to bridge the increased distance between the trigger and the fire control group but is still acceptably crisp.

The Scorpion EVO 3 S1 bullpup we handled had the typical ergonomic trade-offs you get with this setup.  It was compact and brought the muzzle close to the shooter, at the expense of slightly awkward handling and reloading. CZ-USA stated that the company does not currently have any plans to offer a factory bullpup configuration. I think 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 was originally announced at SHOT 2018 and slated to ship 8 months ago, is now on the front burner and is expected to be widely available in early 2019. CZ-USA took advantage of the delay to develop aftermarket support for the company's baby Scorpion, and the one we handled had cleanly integrated parts from SB Tactical (pistol brace), HB Industries (handguard) and SilencerCo (9mm suppressor).

The Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Micro pistol comes in at $1,149 MSRP. Final pricing for the Scorpion bullpup conversion kit was not available but will be announced on the CZ-USA website.


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