CZ-USA has announced plans to introduce a 922r-compliant stock kit for the EVO 3 to build short-barreled rifles, or SBRs. Due to certain import restrictions, rifles may only have so many components made outside of the U.S. so the kit includes additional parts needed to build an SBR.
“Obviously, an approved Form 1 is required to convert the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Pistol into an SBR,” CZ-USA said. “The ATF has informed us that 922r does apply, and their official parts count for the Scorpion Pistol is 16 parts. CZ-USA is currently in the process of manufacturing a number of US-made parts which we intend to sell both individually and as part of a kit to ensure that individuals manufacturing SBRs have the means to comply with 922r.”
The stock itself is not one of the compliancy components. It is the real deal, made in the Czech Republic and is identical to the stocks on Scorpion submachine guns. This is welcome news for anyone who picked up an EVO 3 S1 pistol with the long-term intent of building a short-barreled rifle.
This means that users buying the parts individually may convert existing magazines or build an SBR using their pistol brace adapter and any AR stock, including foreign-made stocks, using a carbine buffer tube. CZ-USA expects to have the parts available by late fall but will put them up for sale as soon as possible.
While the final list of American-made parts is still in the air, CZ-USA told Guns.com that they would probably include a replacement grip, trigger, disconnector, muzzle device and magazine follower and floorplate.
Of course there could be some changes between today and when the kit is released, but ultimately the result will be the same: 922r-compliant CZ Scorpion SBRs. The final list of components will likely be optimized for ease of manufacture and low production cost.
“Retail cost of the compliance kit will be very reasonable, ensuring that a CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 SBR will remain one of the most reasonably priced pistol-caliber carbines available to the public,” added CZ-USA.
The Scorpion pistol by itself has an MSRP of $849, though thanks to high demand can sometimes cost a little more. This, naturally, will ensure that the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 will be in even more demand, especially this summer.