You’ve Come A Long Way Baby: Ian From Forgotten Weapons Breaks Down Skorpion Evolution

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The CZ Skorpion has been making its way onto the wish lists of gun nuts for 6 decades now, in one form or another. From .32ACP to 9mm, from Cold War Cool to PCC fame, this Czech subgun is immediately recognizable at every stage of its evolution, which Ian from Forgotten Weapons breaks down in detail in this video. The first gen model has been available as a very, very heavy semi-auto pistol for a while, and the modernized Skorpion is a popular PCC/Braced pistol for plinkers, prepper, and competitors alike. In this video, Ian takes a look at where it came from, and how it got here.

The intermediate form is especially interesting, as the OG model shines through what is an admittedly slapdash looking effort, but the final form can be found lurking amidst the buffet of attachments, if you look hard enough. Maybe squint a bit too.

It’s interesting to watch a machine pistol/PDW evolve into a full-size military submachinegun (or PCC), especially with the influence of the Laugo prototype, which seems to have imparted some Walther MP, or HK USP influence.

Lars Smith
Lars is one of Gat's Wordmancers, having come to the company after years of experience in biology, agriculture, management, marketing, and writing. He found the gun community through prepping, and after realizing where he was on the Dunning-Kruger scale, jumped into the self-defense community with both feet. Since then, the 80 hours of professional firearms instruction he's taken has only made him hungry for more.