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.

First Impressions 

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.

Range Time 

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.


Product Name: CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Pistol Micro w/ Brace
Firearm Type: Handgun
Chambering: 9mm Luger
Magazine Capacity: 20+1 with higher capacity magazines available. 
Magazine Type: Double stack polymer
Frame: Fiber-reinforced polymer
Grips: Polymer, adjustable for reach to the trigger
Trigger:  MechSA breaking about 8 pounds. 
Sights: Adjustable
Barrel: Cold hammer-forged, muzzle threaded 1/2×28
Barrel Length: 4.12 in
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Overall Length: 16.35 / 23.35 in
Height: 9.4 in
Safety: Ambidextrous thumb safety
MSRP: $1227.00


Defender Ammunition 

DoubleTap Ammunition 


Barnaul Ammunition 

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.

By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

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