Through the years, the CZ Scorpion has become a staple in the firearms market. It’s superior ergonomics, low felt recoil, and reliability quickly made it a household name with the release of the Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Pistol in the United States. Anyone who has shot the Scorpion understands why.
The Scorpion was a hit for the CZ lineup, and after Colion Noir’s 2014 review of the Scorpion on YouTube, everybody wanted one in their personal firearm collection.
As the next generation emerges unto the market, we are looking back at the unique history of the model, as well as looking to the new changes that make the Scorpion 3+ the best configuration yet.
The handguard is another significant upgrade from the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Micro Pistol, changing material from aluminum to polymer, reducing heat transfer to the shooter, but still retaining M-LOK® slots to mount your favorite accessory.
Fans will also be happy to know that the 3+ magazines are backwards compatible with the EVO 3, and the new metal sights are robust and sit higher, providing a 1/3 co-witness sight picture if you chose to use a red dot. The lower receiver has been redesigned and cut back slightly at the front of the magazine well to give the shooter more purchase on the handguard. The upper receiver was thinned down to reduce weight and work better with aftermarket sliding stocks and braces.
From the VZ 61 to the 3+, the Scorpion has been a fan favorite for more than fifty years. Equally at home with law enforcement and military, as well as with civilians, the Scorpion has everything that consumers love about CZ: astonishingly good ergonomics; incredible accuracy and reliability; and an outrageously fun shooting experience with sleek aesthetics to go with it. With the release of the 3+, the Scorpion is sure to continue to set the bar for the firearms industry and satisfy consumers looking for a firearm that is as dependable for home defense as it is flashy and fun on the range.