If you twisted my arm and forced me to pick the most fun SMG I’ve ever shot, then the CZ Škorpion vz. 61 SMG would be my choice. It’s not the deadliest firearm ever built, but it’s a sexy beast and tons o’ fun to shoot. CZ hasn’t really had a “new” bullet hose in a while, but in the last couple years they finally came out with a sexy line of SMGs known as the EVO S3. And now they’ve brought them to the US . . .
From the description page:
Finally available for public consumption is the much anticipated Scorpion sub-gun. Imported as a pistol, it is a blowback-operated semi-auto in 9mm with a short 7¾” barrel. Equipped with our newly designed low-profile sights, its rear sight has four different aperture sizes for everything from close quarters to way out there. The sights ride on an 11” Picatinny rail perfect for mounting optics.
Simple and reliable, the Scorpion not only has ambidextrous controls, its non-reciprocating charging handle is swappable and reach to the trigger is adjustable.
Our favorite accessory for the Scorpion pistol is our new arm brace adapter, which quickly and easily adds an AR-style pistol buffer tube to the rear of the action, enabling the use of an arm brace for added stability.
The most impressive stat on the Scorpion Pistol is the price tag. At just $849, it’s a whole lot of bang for the buck.
Pistol caliber SMGs are the “in” thing this year. From the SIG SAUER MPX to the POF MP5, the new and exciting guns all come in 9mm. The reason is pretty obvious: thanks to the pistol arm brace, the barrier to entry for tiny rifles is now practically gone and people are realizing the utility of a small pistol caliber carbine for home defense as well as funtime at the range. These carbines are new and different — something other than the plain vanilla of the AR-15 platform. And people seem to really like them. At least, I do.
We’ll be asking for one to test, so stay tuned.