Smith & Wesson Model 22A Discontinued

Smith & Wesson discontinued the Model 22A line from its catalog, and has no public plans to reintroduce it at a later date.

Last year rumors began to circulate that Smith & Wesson was dropping the rimfire pistol from the company’s line up, but the gun remained on its site and in its catalog. I have since been able to confirm with a company spokesperson that the gun is now officially history.


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.