Česká zbrojovka, the Czech parent company of CZ USA, have introduced the civilian semi-automatic version of the BREN 2. The BREN 2 MS joins the 805 Bren S1. Sadly the new rifles are only currently available in Europe and have not reached the US market yet.
While some have reached the US in pistol form, the full length rifles have yet to reach the US market. The new rifles are available in 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm. The rifles have cold hammer forged barrels, aluminium receivers, side folding stocks, ambidextrous controls, M-LOK mounting points at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and a Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock. Unloaded the BREN 2 MS weighs around 3kg or 6.6 lbs. We may see a .308/7.62x51mm chambered civilian version in the future.
Here’s some photos of the rifle chambered in 5.56x45mm and 7.62×39:
Here’s what CZ have to say about the new BREN 2 MS in their 2019 catalogue:
The exclusively self-loading version of the CZ BREN 2 assault rifle, designed on the basis of the experience of the most demanding users of special units and armed forces operating anywhere in the world and in the harshest climatic conditions.
The CZ BREN 2 Weapon System is one of the most advanced on the world market. Its features include simple construction, extreme reliability, high precision, low weight, great ergonomics and two-way or easy-to-adjust controls.
These features are fully maintained by the self-tapping version of the popular caliber .223 Rem and 7.62×39. Apart from the impossibility of shotgun, the biggest difference from the self-execution is the separate foregrip and the absence of mountings on the sides and the lower part, giving the user a wide range of individual adjustments and tuning.
Here are some specs for the BREN 2 MS:
Weight: 2.99 kg
Caliber: .223 Rem, 7.62×39
Capacity: 30 rounds
Receiver: Aluminium alloy
Barrel length: 28 cm
Overall length: 76-80 cm
You can check out the CZ Europe catalogue in full here and you can find CZ’s product page for the BREN 2 MS here. No MSRP or date when the new rifles will reach the US market but we will let you know as soon as we find out!