By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

The new CZ Scorpion 3+ Micro Pistol is a new variation of their redesigned Scorpion family.  The new pistol builds off of the Scorpion EVO 3 and boasts better ergonomics and a plethora of new features and upgrades requested for the American market.

The glass-reinforced polymer frame has been changed a bit, with the magazine well redesigned and having a steeper grip angle. The upper receiver portion has been slimmed down some for easier mounting of accessories.  The HK-style cocking handle is reversible for the lefties out there, and the end cap modified for use with your favorite arm brace. The aluminum sights are mounted to a full length picatinny rail and will co-witness with most Red Dot sights.

On the lower half, the selector switch has been modified so that it doesn’t stick out as far as previously.  The magazine and the bolt release are AR style, and all controls are ambidextrous.  The magazines have been redesigned so new magazines will fit old model guns, but not vice versa.  The 20 magazines are all black instead of the translucent magazines previously offered, and CZ says that 30-round magazines are on the way. The handguard is equipped with M-LOK slots but is now polymer instead of aluminum for better heat transfer.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Blowback, semi-automatic pistol

Caliber: 9mm

Magazine capacity: 20 rounds, double stack, polymer

Sights: Adjustable aluminum sights with a full length picatinny rail

Barrel length: 4.2 inches, cold hammer forged, 1/2×28 threading, flash can

Overall Length: 14.6 inches

Width: 2.4 inches

Weight: 4.7 pounds

MSRP: $1,299

URL: www.cz-usa.com

THE VERDICT

CZ did their homework.  The 3+ is a redesign, not just a couple of improvements.  They listened to gun owners and made changes in design.  The new 3+ line is a serious competitor in the pistol caliber carbine line of firearms.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at polizei22@msn.com