When CZ-USA released the Scorpion 9mm pistol for civilian sale in the United States, it completely bucked a trend in SMG-based, pistol-caliber carbines: it was affordable.
In the past, examples from Heckler and Koch, IMI and even FN-USA with their PS90 were simply far too expensive for most shooters to consider in lieu of a rifle-caliber carbine like an AR-15. Because of the price of the gun, lack of effective range, and cost of magazines, civilian versions of submachineguns saw limited commercial success outside of collectors.
CZ sought to change all this with their CZ Scorpion Evo, and did so with great success, due partially to the low cost of the gun, the invention of a pistol stabilizing brace from SB Tactical, and the EVO’s super-affordable magazines.
The latter of which is the focus of this month’s, “Mag of the Month” piece.
Constructed of a lightweight, transparent gray, high-impact polymer with durable steel internal springs and polymer followers, the CZ Scorpion Evo magazines are available in 10, 20, and 30-round capacities. They weigh next to nothing, feed flawlessly, and best of all—they won’t break the bank as they normally run under 20 bucks!
Compare that to 9mm sub-gun mags from HK that range in price from $30 to $80 depending on manufacture, collectability, or capacity. So even with the very nice (and much more affordable) introduction of Zenith roller-delayed guns and magazines, the higher cost of ownership of EVO-alternatives can be a tough pill to swallow.
With the EVO’s stellar reputation for inexpensive, reliable magazines that offer phenomenal performance when suppressed, these CZ Scorpion EVO magazines are a great option for home defense or bugout kits for shooters who want a reliable, affordable, and quiet option.