CZ Skorpion Discontinued

It looks like the CZ VZ61 Skorpion pistol has been discontinued.  I’m not sure when this was announced, but the semi-auto version of the famous submachine gun was discontinued from the CZ line earlier this year.

The US market Skorpion was chambered for the .32 ACP, and to qualify as a handgun (as opposed to the “short barrel rifle” designation), it did not come with a folding stock.  The original Skorpion was developed more than 50 years ago, and it is a bit sad to see the US-version fall from the catalog.

The VZ61 Skorpion can still be had (for now), but stocks are sure to dwindle.

Fully Automatic CZ75:  Gimme that Good Time Rock and Roll

Speaking of CZ…  Let’s look at the full-auto CZ75 pistol.  Oh yeah…full-auto.

A fully automatic CZ 75 pistol would be a handful of joyous recoil, producing shimmering rainbows of brass if they actually existed.  Oh wait, they do!

The CZ 75 Full Auto is a 9mm handgun designed for specialized military and police applications.  Capable of SA/DA fire in addition to full auto, the CZ 75 is chambered for the 9mm cartridge and can use standard 16-round CZ 75 magazines or special rock-and-roll 60-round mags.

CZ 75 full auto

The rock and roll version of the CZ 75 is a military grade machine pistol on a metal frame.  There is an attachment point under the barrel where a Picatinny rail might be found on another handgun.  This attachment point allows the shooter to connect the base of a magazine in this position and use the spare mag as a forward grip to better control the spunky little gun.  The pistol also has a longer barrel for more velocity and a porting system to reduce recoil.

Unfortunately, I do not have one of these to test.  Nor could I afford the ammo for an afternoon at the range if I did.  But, it is good to dream.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.