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CZ Scorpion

#1 Post by offensivename » Fri May 24, 2019 4:38 pm

Technically its a pistol, but we all know thats not the case.
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Picked this beauty up at my FFL today, its a 7.7" barrel with a 5" fake suppressor mounted on it. Came with the folding brace as well for $800, so I was happy with the price. I'm planning on picking up a suppressor to replace the fake can at some point and I'll probably SBR it as well.

Out of the box the trigger feels like every other select-fire military trigger and is pretty awful. I picked up a trigger spring kit and a new trigger right off the bat, I'll install them this weekend some time. I also got a bigger mag release although I don't find the stock one that bad.

The safety is also awful, it digs into your trigger finger, I picked up an AK style safety lever to replace it.

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#2 Post by offensivename » Sat May 25, 2019 12:59 am

Slapped on the new safety lever and the extended mag release. They were pretty simple to get on and improved things greatly, I ordered a smaller AK style safety for the left side, I have a friend who's a lefty and I'm sure he'll appreciate it.

I also took a primary arms red dot off of my AR-15 and put it on, with the lowest riser I had it basically cowitnesses the front sight, I'm not sure how I feel about the rear sight still being on with the red dot, I'll have to try shooting it to see if it bothers me.

The unfortunate news was a managed to strip out the trigger housing screw head trying to get it out. At first I thought it was welded in like some of the earlier triggers, but I realize now its just one of the more impressive loctite jobs paired with a really soft screw. I tried slotting it with a dremel but couldn't get enough room to do a good job so it looks like I'll have to drill it out. HB Industries sells a drill and replacement screw that I ordered, I can live with the stock trigger till I get that.

I also ordered the manticore arms folding charging handle, because the stock one is tiny and HK style folding handles look cool. This will see the range this weekend.

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#3 Post by Hasaf » Sat May 25, 2019 7:06 am

I have one and I will say that it is a "fun" gun to shoot.
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It fits nicely in a small case
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It is great for knocking targets around at the range.

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#4 Post by featureless » Sat May 25, 2019 10:11 am

Very nice. It's on my "forbidden fruits" list if CA laws ever change.

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#5 Post by DamnYankee » Sat May 25, 2019 10:13 am

Nice looking gun. I’ve wanted one since they first came out but have never managed to justify getting one. Curious about the plan to SBR vs the brace. The newer braces are so comfortable to shoot. What is gained vs lost?

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Re: CZ Scorpion

#6 Post by offensivename » Sat May 25, 2019 11:24 am

DamnYankee wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 10:13 am
Nice looking gun. I’ve wanted one since they first came out but have never managed to justify getting one. Curious about the plan to SBR vs the brace. The newer braces are so comfortable to shoot. What is gained vs lost?
The brace is fine, it doesn't really feel like it has the ergonomics I want out of an actual rifle stock. Also theres the general risk of 'ATF arbitrarily decides you can't shoulder a brace' or 'declares pistol braces verbotten.' The same thing happened with bumpstocks and I don't really want to be living under the risk of someone declaring how I use my rifle illegal by fiat.

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Re: CZ Scorpion

#7 Post by offensivename » Sat May 25, 2019 8:39 pm

Took this out to the range today. Got the Primary Arms red dot that my AR lent sighted in at 25 yards easy enough. Moved on to the action range and went through WAY too much ammo in the rain. This thing is a hoot, but that trigger is awful. At about 10 yards it was ringing the 8" steel without much of a problem. Definitely needs a new trigger and a new charging handle though.

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#8 Post by offensivename » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:59 pm

Swapped out the trigger and the charging handle on this. Went with the Manticore Arms folding charging handle and ended up grabbing an extra AK style safety for the left side of the gun, so lefties can shoot in comfort too. The trigger job was a nightmare to do, the springs all seem like they're held in with wishes and faerie dust, eventually I figured out the trick and got it all to stay together long enough to put all the pins in. The 5lb pull and the new HBI trigger shoe make a world of difference. Also got to try messing with my friend's new Scorpion (he got jealous) and tried the old mag release after swapping to the long duckbill one, definitely the most important swap to do on the gun.

More interestingly I finished my Form 1 e-file today. Hopefully I can slap a real stock on this soon and be much more comfortable shooting.

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#9 Post by MaxWyatt » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:11 am

Did I see that one at the meetup in Eugene a couple weeks ago? Looks familiar. :-)
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#10 Post by offensivename » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:52 pm

Got my Form 1 approval today via email. Ordered a Magpul Zukhov stock and folding adaptor. Next up is a Form 1 9mm suppressor.

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#11 Post by featureless » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:17 pm

offensivename wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Got my Form 1 approval today via email. Ordered a Magpul Zukhov stock and folding adaptor. Next up is a Form 1 9mm suppressor.
Awesome!

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#12 Post by highdesert » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:05 am

featureless wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:17 pm
offensivename wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Got my Form 1 approval today via email. Ordered a Magpul Zukhov stock and folding adaptor. Next up is a Form 1 9mm suppressor.
Awesome!
Envious :(
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Re: CZ Scorpion

#13 Post by featureless » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:11 am

highdesert wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:05 am
featureless wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:17 pm
offensivename wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Got my Form 1 approval today via email. Ordered a Magpul Zukhov stock and folding adaptor. Next up is a Form 1 9mm suppressor.
Awesome!
Envious :(
That too.

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#14 Post by offensivename » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 pm

Tax stamp got approved so the scorpion got some accessories
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The Zhukov stock is much nicer than the pistol brace and no problems with the ATF changing its mind on pistol braces. Also really like the vertical foregrip.

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#15 Post by FlyGuy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:58 am

Nice build!

I have been on the fence about changing out the shroud. I have put a can on the front and think it will hide all the adapters it takes to get there.
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#16 Post by offensivename » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:39 am

Thanks! Next up is building a Form 1 can to put on it. Its going to be a bit longer than the fake one thats on there now. For the big pistols I with cans I think I prefer the look of the long shroud, but without a suppressor the short one like yours looks good.

I do sometimes find myself wishing I had gotten the micro, that looks real slick with the zhukov stock, but it wouldn't look as cool with a round suppressor so I'd be stuck waiting a year to get a commercial one.

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