CZ’s Scorpion Evo 3 S1 is 100% made in the Czech Republic. This is fine for a pistol but, in the U.S., poses importation problems were it a rifle and prohibits those wanting to turn the pistol into a rifle (including into a registered SBR) from doing so legally. We have the perfectly understandable, totally commonsense 18 U.S.C. § 922(r) of the 1968 Gun Control Act to thank for this, and what it all means was previously broken down in this post. What it meant to CZ-USA was that providing the Czech-made, factory folding stock to U.S. customers first required replacing at least six of the Scorp’s 15, 922(r)-relevant parts with U.S.-made alternatives. . .
As a refresher, 922(r) states that an imported, semi-automatic rifle can have no more than 10 foreign-made parts from a list of 20 specific parts. CZ’s Scorpion in pistol form has 15 of these parts, but adding the Czech stock bumps it up to 16 while also turning it into a rifle that’s now subject to 922(r) compliance.
Therefore, CZ-USA’s compliance kit replaces the muzzle attachment, trigger, disconnector, pistol grip, magazine follower, and magazine floorplate with U.S.-made versions.
Some of these parts are clearly marked “CZ-USA” to make their country of origin known. Some of the parts are not, but do differ slightly from the Czech ones to ensure you’d prove victorious as the first non-corporate defendant in a 922(r) violation case.
While plenty of folks are happy to ignore 922(r) in part because no individual has apparently ever been charged with breaking this law, nobody wants to be the test case and I assume CZ-USA doesn’t want to bear potential responsibility for that, either.
Therefore, the factory stock is only going to be available with the 922(r) compliance parts for the time being. MSRP for the whole shebang is $199. The stock won’t be sold on its own until there is a sufficient aftermarket in the U.S. such that a stock purchaser could become compliant without requiring CZ-USA’s parts.
The aftermarket options are already starting to appear, too. Coincidentally, some parts from Yeti Wurks also showed up in the mail today:
Everything here — CZ-USA and Yeti Wurks alike — will be reviewed shortly. Stay tuned.