It was over three months ago the CZ Micro Scorpion EVO 3 S2, 9×19 pistol arrived for review, and we spent that time and about 500 rounds downrange sorting it out.
The rear brace is extendable and locks into place, easily released with the large button at the top of the mount.
The pistol grip sits at a comfortable angle with serrations on the front and back straps.
It ships with a NoOsprey faux suppressor from SilencerCo as a removable stand-in if you choose to add your silencer. The small handguards feature M-Lok and a Magpul hand stop.
The ambidextrous magazine release and manual safety are standard as is a twenty round magazine, but larger capacity magazines are available. The trigger had some creep breaking about eight pounds. It was a little heavy but easily managed. You have two ways to release the bolt, a non-reciprocating charging handle with a manual lock back or the bolt release just above the trigger.
The sights are quite excellent, with an adjustable rear sight with your choice of four revolving apertures, the front sight is an adjustable post with plenty of Picatinny Rail between them to add whatever accessories you deem necessary.
3 shot groups shot from a rest at 25 yards
The CZ Micro Scorpion EVO 3 S2 would serve very well as a home/self-defense firearm but also would be a viable option for the “trunk gun.” The popularity of folks keeping a prep bag in their vehicle has increased a great deal; however, a full-size rifle is a bit cumbersome. Short barreled rifles are ideal for such an application, but if you choose that route, you have to contend with the NFA, which can be quite the headache. The Micro Scorpion is classified as a pistol falling under a concealed carry permit. The extendable brace is not quite as comfortable as a real stock, but the difference is not enough to make the SBR a more viable option. With excellent sights, longer sight radius, and increased capacity over a handgun, it makes an excellent waypoint between a defensive sidearm and a full-size sporting rifle.
With about 500 rounds downrange, including ball and defensive ammunition, there were no malfunctions or issues. Of all the shooters that ran the Micro Scorpion, there were no real complaints save the occasional comparison of the comfort level of the brace vs. an actual stock. As with all CZ firearms I have reviewed, I have confidence in the Micro Scorpion, and considering how many roles it can serve in it is a viable option worth serious consideration.
Candy Sugarman of Gun Powder Gals.
Update, The Scorpion Micro EVO 3 S2 has had a few changes to it by CZ replacing the previous Micro that was equipped with a collapsible brace with a folding brace, this version also gets a more minimal flash can muzzle device and Magpul MBUS back-up iron sights. The functionality remains the same.