I just got my hands on the 2016 New Product Guide from CZ-USA, and it looks like they’ve been hard at work. A lot of sweet stuff is on the way — much of it in direct response to consumer demand that I’ve seen in comments on TTAG and elsewhere. The biggest announcement, first released in Colion Noir’s video yesterday, is the arrival of carbine versions of the Scorpion Evo 3 S1. More info on that follows, along with suppressor-ready pistols from CZ and Dan Wesson, new rifles, new shotguns, and more. . .
Although I already have my Scorpion in SBR form, I will be picking up the extended forend seen on these carbine variants as soon as they’re available separately. It’s specifically made to fit over most pistol caliber suppressors for folks looking to go the SBR route!
CZ-USA also responded to the market’s cries for 1/2-28 muzzle threads on all new Scorpions including the pistol versions, which are now available in FDE flavor.
Next up in the land of CZ pistols is the Urban Gray Suppressor-Ready Series. This includes a P-07, P-09, SP-01 Tactical, 75 B Omega, and P-01 Omega, all with threaded barrels, tall sights with tritium lamps front and rear, and extended magazines.
With the +2 baseplate, the Urban Grey Suppressor-Ready P-09 holds 21+1 rounds! And MSRP is just $629.
Judging by how many inquiries I continue to receive through YouTube and elsewhere about how I came by a threaded barrel for my SP-01, I do think this guy is going to be popular. And I finally have suppressor sights I can buy for mine.
There are new Omega variants in the 75 and P-01 lines, a .22 LR Kadet Kit for the P-07, and the CZ 75 Tactical Sport Orange seen below, which I thought was pretty slick looking. It adds a support thumb rest (a la “gas pedal”), SAO trigger, fully adjustable target sights, and the grip geometry and finer checkering of the Czechmate (CZ’s Open Class “race” pistol), and is available in 9mm and .40 S&W.
From Dan Wesson there are a few things that caught my eye. First, nearly all of their 1911s are going to be available in 9mm for the sacrilegious. Except for this long-slide Bruin, which is made for 10mm but also available in .45. It’s Dan Wesson’s first long slide, and it sports a 6″ barrel.
I’ve been twiddling my thumbs and waiting for the right 1911 to come along so I can add one back to my collection. I haven’t owned once since I sold my Springfield Pro (legit FBI HRT one w/ Nowlin barrel, etc) in 2012, and I’ve been waiting for something of high quality like the Valor I reviewed, but with a few more bells and whistles. DW’s Specialist came close, but I was holding out for a threaded barrel and suppressor sights. The Dan Wesson Discretion (it’s the better part of valor, right?) delivers.
I’m not 100% sold on the aesthetics of the slide ports in these photos, but this is my next 1911 regardless. Now I just have to figure out if I’m going with .45 ACP like I should, or ordering one in 9mm because it’s less expensive to shoot and quieter when suppressed (given subsonic ammo). At any rate, a Discretion in one caliber or another is in the review queue for sure.
We saw this coming when the Dan Wesson 715 shipped in a case with reliefs for two more barrels, and for 2016 it’s official. The Dan Wesson “Pistol Pack” is back! In this case it’s the superb 715, in .357 Magnum, with a 4″, 6″, and 8″ barrel.
Jumping over to long guns now, the 805 BREN is hitting our shores in carbine configuration.
But I think it’s this CZ 557 Urban Counter Sniper that’s going to blow the rest of my 2016 firearms budget. It’s a .308 bolt gun with 16″ barrel, Manners carbon fiber composite stock, oversized bolt handle, and detachable magazine.
Over to the shotgun front, I had no shortage of nits to pick with CZ’s 712 Practical. It was billed primarily as an entry-level 3Gun shotty, but I’m not a fan of pistol grips for that and I felt the bolt release and bolt handle were too small. Otherwise it was a simple, reliable, inexpensive shotgun that was a lot of fun to shoot. For 2016, CZ-USA is releasing the 712 3-Gun G2, which resolves all of those gripes. Extended bolt handle, oversized bolt release, and no more pistol grip. Capacity is 9+1.
A few shotguns are now available with green anodized receivers.
And the All-American Trap Combo is pretty slick.
There’s a lot more, but these are the things that caught my eye the most and are likely to impact my wallet the most. I’m still thinking CZ-USA is going to sell a factory SBR version of the Scorpion, but it ain’t in this catalog. Last year they sprang a couple things on us just ahead of SHOT Show, though.