Manticore Arms Releases US-Made Scorpion Magazines

Manticore Arms and Preppers Gun Shop have teamed up to design and manufacture US-Made magazines for the CZ Scorpion. The mags hold 32 rounds and count as three parts towards 922r compliance if your Scorpion is configured as a short barreled rifle (SBR).

The magazines are available in smoke or clear and feature heat treated feed lips.

I’m monitoring a few ongoing tests and hope for bring you some initial feedback in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Prepper Gun Shop and Manticore Arms CZ Scorpion US Made Magazines:

Developed for Prepper Gun Shop by Manticore Arms, the PGS Hybrid magazine for Scorpion EVO features heat treated feed lips and a polymer body. The magazine is 100% made in the USA and counts as three parts for 922r compliance.



Developed for Prepper Gun Shop by Manticore Arms, the PGS Hybrid magazine for Scorpion EVO features heat treated feed lips and a polymer body. The magazine is 100% made in the USA and counts as three parts for 922r compliance. This is the listing for the Black Smoke Tint color magazine. It has a 32 round capacity and has round count markings molded into the body. MSRP is $29.95 and they will be available for purchase at Prepper Gun Shop and their distributors starting in Late February/Early March of 2017

  • PGS Hybrid Scorpion EVO magazine
  • Magazine designed by Manticore Arms for Prepper Gun Shop
  • Hybrid construction- heat treated metal feed lips with a polymer body and polymer components
  • 100% USA made from the feed lips to the polymer components to the spring
  • Counts as THREE USA made 922r compliance parts
  • 32 round capacity with round count markings on the side of the magazine body
  • Color: Black Smoke Tint (BST) magazine body
  • Tested to function in both semi and full auto guns at up to 1500 rpm cyclic rate
  • Can be purchased directly at Prepper Gun Shop and through their distributors
  • MSRP $29.95


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  • Jonathan Page

    It’s almost like you reported on this on January 17th…

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      They have just been released for sale.

  • Mmmtacos

    So a third party 32rd magazine costs $29.99? But the factory 30rd costs $19.99 on Midway?

    Tell me, why should someone buy this? And to be 922r compliant is a pretty weak argument, especially when there are so many other US made parts people are willing to replace.

    • Nandor

      Metal feed lips?

      • Jason

        I prefer plastic, it doesn’t scratch up my precious brass that I plan to reload.

    • Krond

      Apparently the factory OEM mags have plastic feed lips which can warp, split, and break off when stored loaded long term (anywhere between 6 weeks to 6 months). Both the 20 and 30 round mags have the issue, and underloading doesn’t seem to fix the issue nor is it very desirable. These mags are currently the only aftermarket magazines and are designed with this issue in mind. Also, after factoring in the costs 922r mag conversion kits out there, some folks see it as value added to put those funds towards another magazine instead of converting mags they already have.

      As a note, a few users seem to be giving early reports that these mags don’t feed hollow points flawlessly, so the saga of the CZ evo mags continues…

      • Ebby123

        A small portion of the gen 1 CZ mags had this problem. All of the current mags do not.

        • nova3930

          It’s still hit or miss from what I can tell. I’ve got G1s that are fine gut G2s that have cracked so go figure….

          • EdgyTrumpet

            Huh, that’s interesting.

          • nova3930

            Yeah. Makes me wonder if they’ve got a consistency problem in their polymer or something….

        • EdgyTrumpet

          And even those, to my knowledge, didn’t actually break or cause any malfunction. I don’t know why people keep bringing this up as if it’s a common issue.

          • Independent George

            Some of them did break. One user at the CZ forum also found that there was one particular type of gun cleaner that also damaged the polymer (though for the life of me I can’t recall what it was – it wasn’t something I had heard of, but it was a specifically a gun cleaning product).

            That said, the issue was fixed pretty quickly, and CZ-USA has been very good about replacing the defective mags.

    • USMC03Vet

      Polymerphobia. Even in 2017 it’s still a thing.

    • Wow!

      Or you could completely replace the entire scorpion package with a M11 SBR which is more compact, just as accurate, and has cheap $10 magazines that are very reliable already in production. Glock carbine is another option. I never understood why companies make the magazines so expensive. Guns make sense to be expensive since it is a one time buy, but if the mags are expensive, few serious users are going to invest in the product without some kind of contract discount.

  • lolwat

    For those complaining about price; go be poor somewhere else.

    • Wow!

      People do not become rich by wasting money. That is how the government operates.

  • Oregon213

    Prepper Gun Shop….

    Just being biased, but not exactly a recognizable or trusted name. Sounds like some guys building pipe guns in a garage.

    CZ mags are fine for me, and as note… generally cheaper.

    • CS

      I think these mags are more about being compliant with 922r to appease the gov than a quality alternative to the factory CZ mags. Also, it looks a lot like the sig-lancer mags which are patented and appear to be an infringement.

    • Jeff S

      They’re made by Manticore…

    • Wzrd

      FWIW, I trust them. Bought my scar & pap m92 from them. Best prices I could find anywhere on either. They’re very helpful, professional, & prompt. I was a little nervous the first time I dealt with them though, for the reason you mentioned. I can’t speak to their engineering/manufacturing proficiency but as Jeff S. reiterated they’re teamed with Manticore on these mags & plenty of people are familiar with them. & I believe both companies would work to rectify any problems one might experience.


    I’ve bee saying I want an evo cabine for a year now and still haven’t. I think they excite my heart more than my brain.