Gear Head Works CZ Scorpion Paddle Magazine Release

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The new CZ Scorpion EVO III is an huge ergonomic improvement over the previous iterations of the Scorpion platform. With ambidextrous safety/selector, magazine release, and a reversible charging handle, the weapon is a far more modern design (though I do not know why they did not do the ambi bolt catch/release; C’mon CZ!).

Still, the design can be improved upon. Gear Head Works (known for pushing the boundaries with various bull-pup weapons) has released a hybrid magazine release design that combines the existing CZ push-style release with the ubiquitous paddle found on on AKs and similar rifles. (For details on AK magazine changes, AKOU breaks it down here, just know the CZ has a bolt release so one may not want to charge the weapon)

Installation of the new release is a breeze. Pop out the roll pin, move over the spring, and put in the new release. Construction is of 6061 machined aluminum finished with black anodizing

Those interested in the Gear Head Works paddle magazine release can purchase it directly from Gear Head Works on their website. Retail is pegged at $39.75

The Tactical Existence was one of the first to get their hands-on the new release. Check out the video below for details on running the SMG with the new capability:



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • hking

    I havent found a problem with the factory one I have, but I have long fingers so maybe those with shorter ones have a harder time reaching it. This looks ok at best, their logo doesn’t fit very good with the overall aesthetic of the gun but I understand companies wanting to promote their brand on their own items (see every 1911 slide ever).

  • Anomanom

    Nice. I’d definitely get that. It makes the operation almost identical to an mp5 or ump.

  • Steve

    Seems like a solution to a nonexistent problem.

    • DonDrapersAcidTrip

      These comments are an answer to a nonexistent question

      • Steve

        Way to be a douchebag.

        • DonDrapersAcidTrip

          Yeah if only I could be more useful by pointlessly typing out old man gun cliches on every aftermarket firearm item article while thinking I’m saying anything insightful