How do you add venom to a Scorpion? By taking one of CZ’s most successful pistol caliber carbines and upping the potency with a few accessories that give it just a bit more sting.
Online reviewer Garand Thumb (not his real name, but a very real painful problem) recently got hold of a stock CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Pistol Micro with Folding Brace. He made a few key upgrades to make it a bit more shootable and, well, just all-around cooler.
As he points out, “The cool thing about the CZ Scorpion is that there’s a lot of aftermarket support for it.”
So, how did he upgrade the CZ Scorpion?
Starting at the tip, he added an HB Industries muzzle device and a Gemtech Lunar 45 suppressor. In addition to adding a suppressor to the muzzle, he also threw on a silencer lug for quick removal and to allow for different suppressors to more easily swap off and on. Adding a lug to a barrel makes it more interchangeable with other suppressors that might not match the muzzle’s pre-existing thread depth.
Unsatisfied with the original handguard, Thumb upgraded to the lighter-weight polymer-reinforced HB Industries Paske Sapper that offers a simple M-LOK mounting solution. On that, he mounted an EOTech holographic optic to compliment the included iron sights because, well, who doesn’t like a dot on a PCC?
Addressing a common complaint about the OEM charging handle being too small and thin to get your hands on, Thumb upgraded to the easier-to-actuate HB Delta Extended Charging handle, mounted out of the way on the left-hand side.
Noting that the receiver and magwell are unchanged, Thumb points out the quality of the magazine design, which has been adopted by many other PCCS, including the AKV. With plenty of aftermarket support for CZ Scorpion magazines, Thumb specifically mentions his appreciation for the design quality and reliability of Magpul mags.
He also switched out the magazine release latch, and for the safety, he upgraded to the HB Industries EVO 3 safety on one side and a safety deleter on the other side.
For a better grip angle he swapped out the original grip with a Paske Pathfinder grip, and wanting a better trigger, he chose a Theta 4 trigger, both from HB.
Finally, he added a Magpul Zhukov stock and a stock adapter from Reptilia.
One huge selling point for a Scorpion is the availability of aftermarket parts and accessories. You can get them everywhere, including here (hint, hint). This is one of the many aspects of the gun that Thumb mentions in his laundry list of favorite features.
Check out all the rest of his comments in the video. When you’re done, check out our selection of Scorpion mags and accessories.
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David Workman is an avid gun guy, a contributing writer to several major gun publications, and the author of Absolute Authority. A logophile since way back, Workman is a quickdraw punslinger and NRA RSO and Certified Pistol Instructor. He helps train new shooters on basic handgun skills and CCW requirements and is a strong advocate for training as much as practicable. “Real-world shootouts don’t happen at a box range.”