Suppressed CZ Scorpion EVO 3 SBR

Thompson Machine

Many CZ fans were quite excited when the company announced they would begin selling the Scorpion EVO 3 pistol in the United States. Florida-based Thompson Machine Sound Suppressors has one that they made into an SBR and topped with one of their cans.

Watch this video to see it in action:

The suppressor used in the video is the company’s SG-2. The SG-2 is 9.25″ long and weighs 11.5 ounces. Β It is made of 6061 T6 aluminum and has an anodized matte black finish. It can be disassembled for cleaning and uses a mono baffle design. The suggested retail price on this suppressor is $449.

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  • Patrick R.

    I want to know hoe they made it 922r compliant. If they release the details of that I would not only buy the gun and SBR it, but pick up a suppressor to go with it.

  • 922r violation.
    I called the ATF to see if I, as a licensed manufacturer, could make a non 922r compliant scorpion evo 3 for sale to law enforcement and they said not unless I had a purchase order from an agency.

    • sauerquint

      922r does not apply to NFA items. Either it’s a rifle OR Nfa, not both.

      • Bman

        The ATF did a 180 on this stance a while back. 2-3 years ago I believe. Even NFA items now have to be compliant.

        • Reader

          Oh, the ATF did a 180? How surprising πŸ™‚

      • 922r DOES apply to NFA items. SBR or not, a rifle is a rifle in the eyes of the ATF unless it is a machinegun (then it is exempt). This is going by what the Firearms Technology Branch and I talked about last week on the phone regarding this exact conversion.

      • The ATF says you are mistaken sir.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          There are letters both ways. Posting an ATF letter and trying to drop the mic is foolish.

          If you don’t like the ATF’s answer just ask again in a month.

          • This is the most current letter, and the law of the land πŸ™‚
            **drops the mic**

      • sianmink

        Has anyone in the history of everything ever been charged with a 922r violation absent other much more serious charges?
        Cause I can’t find anything.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          Only thing I’ve ever heard was a mfg who was doing something else dumb. Got hit with that.

          As far as real people, randomly inspected by some all-knowing ATF agent at the range – no, has never happened. People make a BIG deal about 922r, but any lawyer worth a damn would be able to get it dropped if that was the only charge.

  • Jeff S

    I heard rumors that CZ was going to build these in the US… Anyone else hear that? That could explain the 922r issue.

    • KestrelBike

      CZ’s website has an FAQ about selling the factory stock for SBR, and they are currently contacting the atf to ask about 922r issues. If there are no issues, they’ll sell them. If there are, then they will investigate manufacturing the stocks here in the US to avoid 922r.

      • Jeff S

        Good to know. Thanks.

  • Christopher Armour

    Been looking all over the web for a pic of a Magpul stock on the factory adapter, looks great.

  • Paul White

    Why do all the cool toys cost so dang much?

    • Yellow Devil

      Short answer is “Government”, long answer is “because of”.

      • MrEllis

        Price the market will bear.

        • Yellow Devil

          Bureaucratic constructs such as varying legalities in different states, a $200 dollar tax stamp, additional paperwork and several months wait time all discourage new buyers, thus effecting the price on the market.

          • MrEllis

            Well the scale of production, rarity and other market factors of course bear on the market. The stamp doesn’t bug me that much as I don’t really have a huge need to can my pistols. I get some people want to, I suppose that’s the cost of the hobby. Suppression is not a huge issue I think people should spend a lot of time getting in a fight for, as it could just bring the issue to the surface of public discourse and then it’s attackable. As it stands there is a hurdle but it’s not a huge one.

    • iksnilol

      Smaller market.

      + all the other reasons mentioned.

  • Bman

    The first rule of 922r is you don’t ask people how they made their gun 922r compliant.

    • Jeff S

      US made stock?

      • sauerquint

        NFA, not 922r.

        • Jeff S


  • MrEllis

    I don’t like it as a pistol, looks awesome as a SBR! Still dreaming of civilian Brens in the states though. Come on CZ…

  • nobody

    >plastic rails
    >NERF gun tier clamshell construction
    >odd disassembly procedure that would make cleaning inside receiver annoying

    • Bman

      >trying to greentext on this site

  • Giolli Joker

    Cool, but imho it looks much better with the CZ stock.