Free-Float And Suppress: HB Scorpion Handguards

If I am being completely honest, as much as I like the idea of the CZ Scorpion as a pistol caliber carbine, the aesthetics of the OEM handguard leave a lot to be desired. But like most parts of the firearms industry, if you are patient enough to wait, innovative companies will come along and fill the voids with all sorts of customization products. HB Industries will soon release a series of forends for the Scorpion that offer M-LOK attachment options and varying lengths.

The “Micro” length version of the HBI offerings is what are so catching: not only does it exclude the top diagonal cut as the CZ comes from the factory, but it also incorporates a cut-down barrel that allows the handguard to free-float. Very slick.


HBI Scorpion Free Float Handguard @ TFB

HBI handguard series for your CZ Scorpion EVO3. These handguards interface with Magpul M-LOK accessories and are designed to “free float” the barrel and allow users to shroud any round suppressor body up to 1.57″ in outside diameter. Sleek and ergonomic, every aspect of each variant has been fine tuned for functional use of forward grips, finger stops, sling mounts, lights, and of course the widest compatibility with suppressor mounting types and lengths. Our handguards are machined from 6063 aluminum and hard coat anodized to MIL-A-8625. They come complete with all hardware for worry free installation.

Micro, Pistol, and Carbine Length Handguards for the CZ Scorpion:

  • M-LOK Accessory Interface
  • Clearence for 1.57″ OD Supressors
  • Machined Aluminum 6063
  • Anodized MIL-A-8625 Type 3 Hard Coat
  • Designed and Manufactured completely in USA.

Scorpion Micro/K: For those interested in converting to a Micro/K style, the factory Scorpion pistol or carbine barrel must be shortened and re-threaded. We have developed a 5.3″ barrel spec that runs all 115/124/147 factory ammunition (including subsonic) using all factory bolt and recoil components; both WITH and WITHOUT a suppressor mounted. Here is our Micro/K barrel specification: HBI SCORPION MICRO/K BARREL .

Here is our barrel specification:


(Post updated 9/13/2016 @ 16:30 ET)

HBI Scorpion Free Float Handguard @ TFB

HBI Scorpion Free Float Handguard @ TFB

HBI Scorpion Free Float Handguard @ TFB

HBI Scorpion Free Float Handguard @ TFB


HBI Scorpion Free Float Handguard @ TFB


HBI Scorpion Free Float Handguard @ TFB

A shorter barrel is not included with any version, so be prepared to find a quality gunsmith that can follow the above cut and thread specifications. However, if the demand is large enough, HB may offer a shorter barrel as an option. So if you are interested, let them know.


HB Industries –

(888) 700-4888


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  • thedonn007

    It would not look as funky if the front sight went all the way to the front end of the hand guard. I never understood why the front sight is so far back with the angled cut from front to back in the side view on the hand guard.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Looks cool but I have to say I think CZ’s OEM hand guard for the 16inch barrel is better looking and probably more ergonomic.

    • John

      You know the integrated Tavor suppressor that Rat Worx made?

      Make something like that for this. Boom. Cyberpunk gun.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        That would be awesome!

    • JumpIf NotZero

      The factory carbine model is not free floated, can’t support a shorter than 8″ barrel, and requires a special tool to remove.

      So, advantage kinda on the HB.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        For my use a FF hand guard woudn’t matter. I’d probably go for a 1 stamp gun so I could carry it into virginia which is 3 miles from my house

  • BattleshipGrey

    If my state allowed SBRs, I’d be all in for getting a Scorpion and go with that micro version.

  • sb

    once again TFB fails to use basic journalistic techniques, like…Who, What, Where, When and HOW MUCH….(smiling)

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      HB’s page says ‘Free’. You’re welcome. 🙂

    • Cymond

      Who: HB Industries
      What: new handguard
      The rest is still unknown, and therefore unreported.

  • hking

    Im sure it will work good but I am just not a fan of the way it looks. Just square tube with endless m-lock cutouts covering every inch. Doesn’t jive with the aesthetics of the rest of the gun, very out of place.

  • Martin M

    I actually kind of dig it.

  • Louis C

    Who makes the hand stops?

    • Henry Reed

      Looks like Magpul’s stop kit just backwards

  • Sianmink

    This really makes me want to get a scorpion pistol.

  • Chad

    Would this count as a 922r part?

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Yes. ‘Forearm, handguard’ is on the list.

  • Cymond

    A part of me sees this and regrets starting an AR-9 build.
    On the other hand, my build should be serviceable for ages due to the AR-15 aftermarket, while the Scorpion may be a footnote in retro carbines someday, much like a 1980s Linda carbine is today.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Correct answer = both.

  • Budogunner

    Maximum want. Minimum wallet : (