ActionSportGames (ASG) showed their CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 airsoft gun prototype at the 2012 SHOT Show last week.
Developed from the original CZ plans, the airsoft version of the Scorpion EVO 3 will sport a number of features including select fire (semi-auto, full-auto and three-round burst), a realistic bolt action and the ability to modify the gun for left handed shooters.
According to one of the ASG reps, the Scorpion incorporates a new technology into the gun for greater realism. The Scorpion is an electric gun, and with other ASG electric guns, when the magazine runs dry, the gun will continue to fire albeit without any projectiles. In the Scorpion, a sensor will let the gun know when the mag runs dry and no “dry” firing will happen.
The gun is still in development, but is expected to ship in about a year. No MSRP is set. Airsoft products are not a typical topic of conversation here at GunsHolstersAndGear.com. However, the more advanced airsoft guns are really good training tools for force-on-force learning. Some guns, such as this CZ EVO 3 A1, may be the only way that some of us can own “one.”
One of the guns I would love to own, but cannot afford to, is the CZ Skorpion Vz61 SMG. An airsoft version of this submachine gun is, on the other hand, affordable and useable in my own back yard.
Action Sport Games looks to have a definite winner with this airsoft version of the gun. I don’t know how much they will cost when they hit the market (probably more than $100,) but it will likely be a solid investment in fun.