Me: *Buys CZ Scorpion. Garand Thumb: “You have chosen… wisely”

The day after I impulse buy a CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 (because I found an FDE one) good ole’ Flannel Clad Master Blaster GarandThumb dropped his review on that very gun.

For anyone living under a rock the CZ Scorpion EVO 3, and the later more “westernized” S1, launched a few years ago and made a huge wave on the PCC/SMG market because it was… well… affordable. The base pistol was around $900. Accessories were cheap, magazines were cheap, and in keeping with CZ tradition it all worked. You could fully outfit a 9mm ‘carbine type pistola’ with light, optic, spare magazines, a bag, sling, and a stock to SBR it or a pistol brace, for well under $2,000.

CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 in FDE with RMR and streamlight tlr-1 9mm

Compare that to the SP5 at $2800? Yes, roller delays run smooth as glass, but the guns cost for that smoothie.

Not knocking them. I love them.

But to get essentially the same basic in role set up in a 9mm PCC type pistol ‘carbine’ or SBR your expenditure is going to double, and the difference is blowback vs. roller delayed blowback. We’ve forgotten that the MP5, a G3 derivative, was designed to be cheaper to produce with stamped metal than the ‘pricey’ FAL/G1. Oh well, market demand is what it is.

Anyhow, I jumped into another little PCC 9mm and I’m stoked.

Why? Four words.





Oh, and its FDE.

Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.