Last week the IDET military expo was held at the famous arms manufacturing town of Brno, Czech Republic. I had been looking forward to the expo for some time because CZ announced they would have their new rifle military arms on display. Developed in conjunction with the Czech Army, the new CZ S 805 assault rifle looks like a solid addition to the range of “3rd generation” (I use this term lightly) 5.56mm military rifles.
The model pictured above, the CZ S805A, is the standard assault rifle/carbine model and interestingly enough has a 14.5″ barrel compared to the 16″ or 18″ barrels of similar rifles. Although it has been designed so it can be converted into a light machine gun or designated/squad marksmen rifle.
While it appears to be another plastic fantastic, it in fact has an aluminum receiver. The rifle is chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO but by changing the bolt head, magazine, magazine well and barrel it can also be chambered in 7.62x39mm and 6.8 mm Remington SPC (6.8x43mm). The trigger group, as you can see below, allows the selection of fully automatic, two round burst, and single shot modes.
Like all modern military rifles it is out fitted with a folding/adjustable stock and quad rails. The transparent magazine is a nice touch but is not STANAG (M16) compatible.
According to REMOV CZ plan on producing a semi-automatic model for the US and European civilian market 🙂 Hopefully legalities and politics do not prevent it from showing up in a store near you.
Many thanks to Adamicz for providing me with photos and credit for the information goes to REMOV