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First released to the US public in pistol form – the new Scorpion 3+ Carbine has been developed based on consumer feedback and military and law enforcement personnel. This rifle rounds out the popular Scorpion 3+ semi-automatic firearm platform.

The 16.3-inch barrel rifle is offered with two stock configurations. This configuration employs the iconic Scorpion EVO folding stock, keeping true to the design users have come to love. Three adjustment points allow the user to adjust the length of pull to meet their needs.

Ambidextrous controls are the gold standard in current firearms. The Scorpion 3+ includes an ambidextrous AR-style mag release and bolt catch/release. These controls have shifted position from the EVO 3 for easy-to-find, intuitive operation – essential in high-stress situations!

Users will notice a notch in the magazine that accommodates the new mag release. New Scorpion 3+ magazines are also backward compatible with previous generations of the Scorpion. A redesigned grip ensures no issues with the safety of contacting fingers. A straightened grip improves ergonomics and control. The M-LOK handguard makes adding your favorite attachments simple.

A re-engineered magwell features a recessed front radius on the lower receiver, adding more purchase on the handguard with gloved hands. The Scorpion 3+ sight’s lower ⅓ co-witness with a standard height red-dot optic allows users to easily have an unobstructed view of the target over the iron sights.

The Scorpion 3+ is available in three variations. The micro features a 4.2-inch barrel, the pistol model features a 7.8-inch barrel, and the carbine offers a 16.3-inch barrel. All three utilize cold-hammer-forged barrels for accuracy. The micro is an extremely compact pistol for maneuverability in tight quarters. The longer-barreled pistol model has improved ballistic performance (over the micro) in a slightly bigger package, and the carbine is for those looking to add a stock without the need to SBR their Scorpion.

The newly redesigned Scorpion 3+ models build on the success of the original’s proven features with enhancements throughout the gun. MSRP for the Scorpion 3+ Micro is $1299, Scorpion 3+ Pistol MSRP is newly reduced to $899, and the Scorpion 3+ Carbine is $999. Check out the advanced design of the new Scorpion 3+ models.

  • Ambidextrous bolt catch
  • Ambidextrous mag release
  • Upgraded grip design
  • Enhanced sights
  • Improved upper and lower receiver
  • New magazines, backward compatible with Scorpion EVO 3 models
  • Adjustable folding stock

CZ Scorpion 3+ Carbine Specifications:

      • SKU: 91422 (Folding Stock)
      • Caliber: 9mm Luger
      • Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds
      • Frame/Slide: Fiber-reinforced polymer
      • Sights: Adjustable
      • Grips: Polymer, adjustable for reach to the trigger
      • Barrel: Threaded 1/2×28
      • Barrel Length: 16.3-inches
      • Overall Length: 32.7-inches, 24.4-inches (folded), 32.2-inches, 26.7-inches (collapsed)
      • Height: 8.9-inches
      • Width: 2.4-inches
      • Weight: 6.8 lbs
      • Safety: Ambidextrous Manual Safety
      • MSRP: $999.00

CZ Scorpion 3+ Pistol Specifications:

  • SKU: 91421
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds
  • Frame/Slide: Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Sights: Adjustable
  • Grips: Polymer, adjustable for reach to the trigger
  • Barrel: 7.8-inch cold hammer-forged; threaded 1/2×28
  • Height: 8.9-inches
  • Width: 2.4-inches
  • Weight: 5.3 lbs
  • Safety: Manual; Ambidextrous
  • MSRP: $899.00

CZ Scorpion 3+ Micro Pistol Specifications:

  • SKU: 91420
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds
  • Magazine Type: Double stack polymer
  • Frame/Slide: Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Sights: Adjustable, Aluminum
  • Grips: Polymer, adjustable for reach to the trigger
  • Barrel: 4.2 in, Cold hammer-forged, threaded 1/2×28; (micro)
  • Weight: 4.7 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 14.63-inches
  • Height: 8.9-inches
  • Width: 2.4-inches
  • Safety: Ambidextrous thumb safety
  • MSRP: $899.00

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      • Erg. I’d rather not wade into all that. I’m kind of behind on the SBR stuff, it would still be a “short barreled rifle” even though it’s in a pistol caliber? Seems goofy

        • Caliber is irrelevant unless you are dealing with shotshells. It’s all a mix of barrel length, stock vs brace/no stock, and total length for the federal tax stamp side then misc state definitions and laws on your local restrictions. We initially banned muskets here in NY under our new CCIA law but amended it to consider them rifles which now has a barrel length restriction on them of no shorter than 16 inches despite their being black powder. Hopefully your state is a bit less silly in restrictions.

        • Correction: sub .50 caliber and not black powder is irrelevant unless you are using shotshells. Forgot destructive device is a thing and most states can mail order short barreled silenced muzzleloaders without any restrictions.

    • Pfft – 3D print your own drum mags if that is what you want. They’ll probably work better than those jamming Glock drums.

    • It’s a good thing too. As learned with the mp40, double stack single feed is a bad idea for large magazines. Perfectly fine for pistols but at a certain length it starts to cause feeding issues. For an smg like weapon you want double feed everytime.

  1. …that grip looks a lot more comfortable than the previous generation. Can it be used as an upgrade on the previous model?

    • The Original was .32 ACP:

      “The Škorpion uses the 7.65×17mmSR Browning Short (.32 ACP) pistol cartridge, which was the standard service cartridge of the Czechoslovak security forces.”

  2. You’re writing an article on the scorpion Evo and you’re not going to mention the problem with the bolts and out of battery detonation?
    Go to the scorpion sub Reddit, and there is a good number of scorpions where the lower receiver has been destroyed by an out of battery explosion.
    Turns out the steel, of the bolts are soft and can peen over the striker safety block, locking it down, so the firing pin protrudes as the bolt runs forward.
    CZ refuses to acknowledge the problem, and there is already a company manufacturing improved bolts that cost $300.

    Most people haven’t bothered to buy this expensive new bolt, and just obsessively check their factory bolts before each use.
    I’m very happy with my scorpion, but CZ needs to address this problem.

    It’s also about time CZ changed the pistol grip which is the part almost everyone switches out

  3. The size of an AR
    With more recoil than an AR due to straight blowback
    And none of the ballistic advantage of 5.56



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