Laugo Arms’ Scorpion Evo 3

The CZ Scorpion Evo 3 has become very popular this year. I managed to get one finally. However I noticed some subtle changes from the original Scorpion and the one that I got. The new Scorpions have a slightly redesigned magazine catch and the trigger group no longer says “Designed by Laugo”


Take a look at this picture below. In italics, it says DESIGNED BY LAUGO. Also if you look at the magazine catch, right behind the magazine, there is a rectangular protrusion.

Laugo 8

Here is a photo of my Scorpion, it does not say “DESIGNED BY LAUGO” and it does not have the protrusion on the magazine catch.

Laugo 9


I started to look more into Laugo Arms and a friend sent me these photos. The original prototypes and final design of the Scorpion were designed by Jan Lučanský of Slovakia.


This prototype looks like a deformed version of a HK UMP.

Laugo 3


This is one of the iterations of prototype designs for the Scorpion.

Laugo 4



A proposed rifle version of the Scorpion.

Laugo 5

Another prototype scorpion.

Laugo 2

Here is a cad drawing. The Scorpion design is mostly there. However the stock is different. It is a slither stock like the MP5. You can see rectangular bars along the side of the receiver.

Laugo 1


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  • noob

    200 likes! Surprised there aren’t more. A good pistol caliber carbine in 16″ is always welcome. The Sub2000 and the Just Right show that people want to buy them.

    • Pranqster

      I don’t get pisol caliber carbines, why not just get a pistol?

      • Bungameng

        Faster target acquisition, easier to handle in rapid fire scenario/full-auto, and yet without the shoot-through-five-people ability of a rifle caliber gun. Ideal for police work.

        And if you live in a city, getting to a range that allows rifle calibers may mean quite a drive.

        • Dracon1201

          Don’t forget that PCCs are ridiculously fun!

          • Pranqster

            i wouldnt know πŸ™

        • Manny Fal

          Also can be suppressed at a useful level unlike rifle calibres.

          A better question would be, why a submachine gun and not a pistol you add a stock to?

          • Pranqster

            Whats a supressor? -From California πŸ™

        • Pranqster

          All good points.

      • noob

        ballistics by the inch also shows you can get a 500ft/s increase in velocity in 9mm para by going to 18″ barrel.

        • Pranqster

          Makes sense

    • iksnilol

      Cheap ammo, commonality with pistols, easy to suppress, can be used at pistol only ranges.

  • Giolli Joker

    So basically we can say that this is a Czechoslovakian gun…

  • ShootingFromTheHip

    Wait, why didn’t the author contact CZ-USA and inquire about the discrepancy? The author doesn’t clarify if there are Laugos floating out there or not, waiting to land in the hands of someone expecting different.

    Also, the Laugo version of better looking. The CZ scorpion is really, really ugly.

    • ZVS Holding never mass-produced the Laugo. Those are just prototypes, showcased at the IDET expo in Brno (Czech Republic) in the early 2000s.

      And no, the CZ Scorpion is not “really, really ugly”; it’s more like really, really good.

      • nova3930

        Ugly and good are not mutually exclusive. :p

        I’d love to have a Scorpion, it looks like a blast to shoot, but there’s no doubt, it’s fugly.

    • Nicholas Chen

      Actually I did speak with CZ-USA. Laugo Arms has separated from CZ. So they no longer manufacture the trigger group with the markings.

  • Cal S.

    A scope on a 9mm carbine? I’m sorry, do we really think we’ll get out past 220yds with this thing? A red dot should suffice…

    • sean

      they put scopes on .22lr for 50 yards…they put scopes on pellet guns for 30 meters…a noob with a 9 power scope will shoot a tighter group at a 100 yards with a 9mm then you with a red dot

      • Cal S.

        I’m coming from this as more of a non-hunter than I am a target shooter. I don’t even have a scope on my AR since I focus more on combat accuracy.

        • Nicks87

          “combat accuracy” ugh! I hate that term. It’s used primarily by people who are bad shots.

          • Cal S.

            You’re so cute when you’re offensively condescending. πŸ˜‰

          • iksnilol

            Eh, I don’t like to brag but I consider myself a decent shot (sub-MOA groups at 100 meters with .22 LR from prone using a sling). Still, I use the term “combat accuracy” in regards to my AK.

    • Nicholas Chen

      Also the scope helps to market it more for target shooting and hunting. Which is usually what gun manufacturers try to market their rifles for. Sporting and hunting purposes.

      • Cal S.

        I figured that it would have to be in a “Sporter” configuration if it were imported. Never really thought of a 9mm for hunting since nothing smaller than a rifle cartridge >6mm is allowed in my state.

        • Anonymoose

          That’s true for deer in most states afaik (unless it’s a slug-state or a straight-walled/”pistol-caliber carbine” state). However, you can hunt coyotes and pigs with almost anything in most states.

          • Cal S.

            I’m aware of the smaller game aspect, but I don’t know that I want to be that close to a pig to shoot a 9mm.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Shooting guns like this on semi-auto is like a kiss from your sister.
    Or maybe a cousin.

    • sliversimpson

      I love those.

    • iksnilol

      If she is a really far off cousin (like biologically irrelevant), is it still weird? Asking for… uh… a friend?

      • KestrelBike

        Are we talkin’ stepsister, like my dad just married Emma Watson’s mom? We need more qualifying details here.

        • iksnilol

          No, it is like one of my great grandmothers aunts or something was married to one of their ancestors.

          I mean, as a person who is pretty good at biology, it should be okay on a genetics level and whatnot but on a social level? I don’t know.

    • Dan

      Like on the mouth? Is there tongue involved? Hmm…as long as there’s no prolonged body to body contact and hands stay at our sides I am ok with it

  • Tet

    They should have kept the original design.

  • Bungameng

    A couple of question? What numbers do you mean by “mass production”? Who is buying them? What is the price? I certainly haven’t seen any in gun shops in the Czech Republic.

    • Technopol International never made numbers available. As far of you not seeing it in gun shops in Czech Republic, explaination is simple: the VMS-07 is full-auto only, solely for MIL/LE customers. There is no semi-automatic civilian-grade version of it, although the engineer Viktor Michut indeed first designed it as a modular multicaliber system that included semiautomatic sporting versions.