NRA Gun of the Week: CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Pistol ~ Video

CZ-USA Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Sub Machine Gun
CZ-USA Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Sub Machine Gun

American Rifleman

FAIRFAX, Va. -( The third iteration of the CZ Scorpion submachine gun was unveiled in 2009 as the EVO 3 A1, and this year the Czech gunmaker introduced a semi-automatic pistol version of that selective-fire carbine—the EVO 3 S1.

Featuring simple blowback operation and chambered for the prevalent 9 mm Luger cartridge, the pistol is essentially identical to its rifle brother, just without the buttstock and the capacity for fully-automatic fire.

Constructed of polymer and steel, the S1 has an overall length of just over 16” and weighs roughly 5 lbs.

The gun features numerous Picatinny rail sections for the installation of optics and accessories, bilateral safety selectors and magazine releases and a non-reciprocating charging handle that can be installed on either side of the pistol. Watch the video hosted by American Rifleman’s Kelly Young to learn more about the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 pistol. For more, visit


  • Importer: CZ-USA
  • Model: Scorpion EVO 3 S1
  • Action: blowback-operated, semi-automatic pistol
  • Caliber: 9 mm Luger
  • Magazine: 20-round-capacity, detachable box
  • Frame: reinforced polymer
  • Barrel: 7.72”, 6-groove, 1:9.8” RH twist
  • Sights: adjustable, low-profile post front, aperture rear
  • Trigger: 9-lb., 11-oz.
  • Length of Pull: 16.5”
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Accessories: owner’s manual, sight-adjustment tool, two 20-round magazines, pull-through bore cleaner
  • MSRP: $849

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Grey Beard
Grey Beard
6 years ago

That is not a “Scorpion” in the original sense as I know it. It’s just another prostitution of a name for $$. Shame on you CZ!