CZ S805 Bren Pistol

    Before Christmas, CZ-USA announced the impending importation of CZ S805 pistols – the first S805 pattern weapons to see importation to the United States. The pistol will be available with an adapter for a SIG brace. From CZ’s Facebook page:

    It’s a Christmas miracle! This week’s ‪#‎MondayMorningCZSneakPeek‬ is another of our parent company’s firearms that folks have been asking about for years. The CZ 805 Bren PS1 is imported as a pistol. A piston-driven semi-auto, it has an 11-inch barrel, aluminum frame and takes AR-15 mags.

    The best part about it is the availability of an adapter to mount an aftermarket arm brace. The brace coupled with the highly effective factory two-port brake makes the Bren incredibly stable to shoot in pistol form.

    CZ-USA’s website has a description of the pistol, which is based on the NATO PDW variant, and a somewhat sparse list of specifications:

    The first civilian-legal form of our 805 Bren is the PS1 Pistol, equipped with an 11″ barrel in .223/5.56. Utilizing the ubiquitous STANAG magazine used in the AR-15/M16, the 805’s action is housed in a one-piece aluminum upper receiver with a monolithic Picatinny rail.

    At the rear of the action is a multipurpose mounting point, fit from the factory with a single-point sling attachment.

    The addition of our accessory arm brace adapter coupled with the effective factory-equipped two-port brake makes the Bren impressively stable to shoot in pistol form. It shares the same low-profile sights as our Scorpion — an adjustable aperture rear and post front.

    Unlike many of its competitors, the S805 features a modular magazine well, which allows CZ to easily offer to the US market the STANAG magazine compatible module as an accessory. CZ has (rightly, in my opinion) estimated that a proprietary magazine for the S805 pistol would be a serious hindrance to the weapon’s acceptance by US civilian shooters. The Czech military 805 will utilize proprietary translucent magazines.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]