CZ 805 BREN Knurled Charging Handle and Enhanced Safety Selector by Manticore Arms

One of the drawbacks of owning a non-mainstream firearm is the lack or scarcity of aftermarket parts. CZ 805 Bren is an example of such a firearm. The good news is that Manticore Arms has joined the short list of companies who make parts for these rifles and came up with a couple of enhanced parts.

First is the knurled charging handle that MA has introduced. It is larger than the original one. It has a 1/2″ diameter and sticks out 1/4″ farther compared to the stock charging handle. The knurled surface and the large size should allow faster gripping and stronger purchase on the charging handle. This is a drop-in part and can be installed on either side of the rifle. The handle is made of steel and made in the USA. It is available on Manticore Arms website at an MSRP of $32.95.

Next one is the Manticore Arms enhanced safety selector. Compared to the original selector, this one has smoother edges and it is slightly enlarged. It is made of 6061 aluminum with black anodizing. It is available both for right and left side installation. Depending on the side, the safety levers differ a bit. Something to consider when ordering it. Each side lever costs $34.95, but when purchased as a set, the price drops down to $59.95.

Manticore Arms has been making aftermarket accessories for the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 for a while. Now, as you can see, they are working on the Scorpion’s elder brother. Hopefully, they will introduce more parts for CZ 805 Bren.

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  • John


  • Matt

    $60 for safety selectors! LOL

    • USMC03Vet

      Well nobody said Bren owners were smart. I mean who buys heavy overpriced rifle in which metal heat conductors are called hand guards? CZ fanboys that’s who.

      • Petto

        *cough* you know every Piston driven gun gets hot rather quickly , even Hk416 gets extremely hot handguards 😉

        so this isn’t Bren’s fault , this is just the nature of those guns and vert grips exists also

        • USMC03Vet


        • jono102

          Any Piston or DI rifle will get hot hand guards if they have a lot of rounds through them in a short matter of time. The problem with the likes of the SCAR and Bren is the lower rail is fixed to the barrel and it acts as a heat sink. Because of this the lower rails get hotter faster than the likes of most other designs be they D.I. or piston.
          They seem pretty quick to pick up on feed back from a military point of view with already dumping the reciprocating cocking handle on the 806, I think a design development to look at for the 805/806 would be a complete hand guard to encompass the barrel. Something to limit contact between the barrel and hand guard similar to monolithic/ free float platforms already on the market. A bolt release would be a good addition as well to make it more marketable.

      • Martin Rizov

        Right…because when an AR fan boy buys a colt and replaces 50% of the parts, he is admitting what exactly? That he bought a 50 year old design with only minor changed to function. The CZ 805 is an expensive but fun, reliable and good shooting firearm. Take it from an owner, that purposely wanted something besides an AR and could not afford a SCAR L

        • USMC03Vet

          I don’t even own an AR. You mad, son. Go to your room.

          • Joshua

            so your of the school that sets the forestock on fire with rapid fire then?

  • FWIW

    What I want to know is, when is Cz going to bring the dang 806 Bren 2 over here??

    • Harry Canyon


    • James

      Yes, but by late 2018 🙁

  • USMC03Vet

    “One of the drawbacks of owning a non-mainstream firearm is the lack or scarcity of aftermarket parts”

    Translation: I bought the wrong firearm and I need to change it.