It looks like the CZ VZ61 Skorpion pistol has been discontinued. Â 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. Â 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: Â Gimme that Good Time Rock and Roll
Speaking of CZ… Â Let’s look at the full-auto CZ75 pistol. Â 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. Â Oh wait, they do!
The CZ 75 Full Auto is a 9mm handgun designed for specialized military and police applications. Â 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.
The rock and roll version of the CZ 75 is a military grade machine pistol on a metal frame. Â There is an attachment point under the barrel where a Picatinny rail might be found on another handgun. Â 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. Â 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. Â Nor could I afford the ammo for an afternoon at the range if I did. Â But, it is good to dream.