CZ Scorpion Evo SBR Run and Gun

Alex C.
by Alex C.

The CZ Scorpion Evo 3 has caused quite a few waves this year as a great potential SBR candidate at a decent price point. The ergos are quite nice and the carbine is very compact, but how will it perform on the run and gun course? Well, we are a little rusty with modern guns, but we thought it might be great to try anyways.

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Full transcript …

– [Voiceover] Hey guys, it’s Alex C. with TFBTV, and today’s Run ‘n’ Gun is gonna be with a Scorpion EVO-SBR.

We’ve never actually done this with a modern gun, so we’re not quite sure how this is gonna go, but we did get this SBRed, we got the UU-922R compliance kit with the disc connector.

The trigger.

We got the magazine floorplate and follower.

The U.S.-made grip, flashlighter, and I think there’s somethin’ else, but most importantly we got the lovely folding stock.

Folding stock makes this gun a lot more shootable.

In pistol form it’s just an awkward, giant pistol thing.

I probably wouldn’t buy one of these without the possibility of SBRing it.

But the stock is retained on the serial number plate with a pretty crafty little magnet placed in the toe of the stock, which is nice.

The controls of the EVO are also great.

You’ve got your HK-style charging handle up at the front of the, sorry, top front of the receiver.

You’ve got a actual bullet catch, unlike an MP5.

And then the way that you remove the magazine is inside the trigger guard, so very ergonomic.

So since we’ve never done this with a modern gun before, we decided that we’d do three magazines with 10 rounds each, allowing for two magazine changes.

25 rounds on steel, with the last five shots on paper for safety reasons.

Here we go.

All right, guys, first time doin’ this with a modern gun, but we finally got the Scorpion EVO out to the range.

It’s raining, but we didn’t really care about that.

So here we go.

(gun cocks) (gun firing) (bullets hitting steel) (gun reloading) (gun reloading) All right, let’s go down range and check that out.

All right guys, it looks like we got 23 pings on the steel out of 25.

Not bad, I will have to adjust the sights over a little bit, but not a big deal.

This is actually strange.

I’m a little rusty with modern firearms that are semi-automatic, I know that sounds strange, but this really isn’t what I shoot that often, so let’s move over to the paper.

We took the last five on the paper and got all five, so this is actually a really fun, accurate little pistol caliber carbine; it’s a little bland, but it does what you need it to do.

So all in all, the EVO performed pretty good.

You’ll get a lot of people saying it’s an MP5 killer, I don’t know why they say this, it’s a bog standard blowback, closed bolt pistol caliber carbine, whereas the MP5 is roller delayed blowback, and truly a Cadillac.

It’s more accurate to compare this with maybe something like an HK UMP, but even when you do that and you actually put a UMP and an EVO on the scale, the EVO comes in at five pounds, almost 12 ounces.

Whereas a UMP in.45, a bigger caliber, comes in at five pounds, 8.8 ounces, so even the UMP in.45 is lighter, making the EVO a little chunky.

However, the EVO does have some great features.

It’s got really nice sights with four apertures that you can switch to really easily with your thumb, from a giant aperture up to a really small aperture that we used for this test.

So all in all, the EVO performed well, I’d like to do this with the UMP and see how it goes, we haven’t done this with too many modern guns, like I said, so we’d really like to keep doing this and keep it mixed with the new and the old stuff.

Also, if you’d like to see Patrick’s run with this gun, click on the link in the end card to get some more Run ‘n’ Gun action with a different guy, so we hope to see you next time, and we’d like to thank Ventura Munitions, our sponsor.

This was a lot of fun, guys, we hope you enjoyed it.

This is Alex C. with TFBTV, hope to see you next time.

Alex C.
Alex C.

Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.

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  • DelawarePoonTapper DelawarePoonTapper on Dec 15, 2015

    as soon as I lay out for one, the'll introduce a .40 or 45 for less $$.

  • Nicholas C Nicholas C on Dec 16, 2015

    These guns are like sports cars. To really test your abilities and the gun's, you should try it in an action match. Like USPSA.