CZ BREN S2 Shipping in the US?

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
A 5.56×45 CZ Bren S2 Pistol with brace (Prepper Gun Shop)

It seems that the CZ Bren S2 is having a very soft launch as the first small shipment of guns hits stores. The 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm variants of the semi-automatic version of the Czech military rifle have been spotted for sale online for the first time.

While the Bren S1 has been available in the US for a number of years the updated S2, based on the Bren 2 has not yet been released, despite the success of the Scorpion EVO 3. CZ-USA have not made an announcement or updated their website so TFB reached out to one of the stores selling the Bren S2, the North Dakota-based Prepper Gun Shop. They confirmed that one of CZ’s wholesale dealers received a small shipment of several hundred guns, seemingly imported as pistols.

Prepper Gun Shop currently has the Bren S2 pistols in two calibers – 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm and in three barrel lengths 8-inch, 9-inch, and 11-inch. According to Prepper’s the Brens shipped with the M4 stock adaptor and they decided to put together a brace package with the SB Tactical SBA3 brace. The pistols are also available without braces.

CZ Bren S2 in 7.62x36mm with an 11inch barrel and an SB Tactical brace (Prepper Gun Shop)

The Prepper Gun Shop’s website describes the Bren S2’s features:

• 5.2 oz lighter than the 805 Bren
• Non-reciprocating charging handle
• Bolt release similar to AR15
• Bolt release inside trigger guard as well
• Bolt lock inside trigger guard
• 3″ Shorter fore grip reduces weight
• External, finger adjustable gas tube
• Storage in pistol grip
• Self-Capture Take down pins
• Magpul M-LOK compatible and accepts AR-style buffer tube pistol stabilizing braces
• Threaded 1/2×28″ muzzle
• Built in QD sling pocket in the rear of the receive
• 30rd Magazine

The Prepper Gun Shop appears to be one of the very first to receive the new guns. We have reached out to CZ-USA for comment on the launch of the S2, but at the time of publication, they have not yet responded. CZ has also just recently begun offering the Bren 2 in 7.62x51mm, it remains to be seen if this will also become available in the future.

Over the weekend it also emerged that Manticore Arms have developed a bullpup CZ Scorpion chassis.

Thanks for the tip RAW

Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

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  • Julius Ebola Julius Ebola on Sep 18, 2018

    If I remember correctly, this rifle chambered in 7.62x39 was selected by the GIGN after they learned in the Bataclan massacre that 5.56x45 wasn't reliably and quickly incapacitating terrorists at close range - which was a major problem because they were wearing suicide bomb vests. According to their testing and experience, 7.62x39 was a much better man-stopper at close range, and this rifle was the most reliable rifle chambered in that round. That's quite the endorsement of both this rifle and the 7.62x39 round in my opinion.

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    • Bearacuda Bearacuda on Sep 22, 2018

      @Vitor Roma Doesn't the FAMAS require a weird round too? But yeah, bullet selection is key.

  • Bearacuda Bearacuda on Sep 22, 2018

    Why specifically 14"? Will there be pinned and welded versions? Seems like you'd need an awful long muzzle device!