Whether it’s from 80’s action movies, Call of Duty, whatever, you all know about the infamous Skorpion. Well today we’re going to deep dive into what it really is.
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What is up you sexy, YouTube, mother lovers now, it's, getting closer to winter time, which means guys it's time to break out the jackets out of the closet.
And we all know what that means it's the season of carrying bigger guns than you.
Normally would like, for example, if you normally carry something smaller like a PPK or a Glock 43 or something like that, you can now get away with something like a Beretta or a Glock 19, or if you're like me and you already carry a glock 19.
You get to carry something just a little bit bigger like, for example, maybe a bz 61, Scorpion, submachine gun.
That's, right today.
We are going to be playing with the Scorpion.
Now is this a practical carry gun wrong question is this a [ __, ], cool carry gun.
Foreign thing is so sporadic with its [ __.
It was just I hit like two On Target.
And the rest were like on the left and right side.
So this is the vz61 aka, the Scorpion, aka, the score aka, the the club as this was known as the club.
Submachine gun from GoldenEye, of course, that version had the stock folded because I think that was back when game developers did not give three-fifths of a [ __ ].
And they just saw a photo of a gun and included it.
Not knowing what any of the components did like this one popping out in becoming a stock.
However, I use the term stock, pretty Loosely.
This is bent.
[, __, ], coat, hanger, [, __, ] and not in the normal way that makes your guns fun.
This stock is made for, um I, don't I, don't know who this is made for, but I know, they weren't shaped like a person it's, uh.
So it's it's got a bit of a downward can't to it there, which really just wants to slide off of your shoulder and uh, it just it's it's, awful it's, actually a little easier to use.
If you just try to hook it over your shoulder, you get a little bit better sight picture that way, but uh, yeah, I mean, it's, it is certainly something to brace the gun against your body with, but I would not consider this to be a good stock by any means it's better than nothing great superlative.
But yeah, Back to Basics.
The vz61 is a submachine gun chambered in 32 ACP because nine millimeter is [.
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Guess, the one out of the body I'll make some jokes about 32 ACP, but it is a Browning cartridge.
So it deserves some respect, yeah, it's designated, the vz61 because it was designed in Czechoslovakia in 1961.
It was made to be kind of a machine pistol that was, you know, very small, very, very Compact and I think they actually accomplished that pretty well for what this is I don't know how you could condense a gun into something smaller than this that still retains the same function, especially for being direct low back.
This is impressively small that's.
What she said, the compactness, of course, does come at a small cost.
Of course, with direct blowback.
There is a bit of a bolt weight calculation that you need to do to be able to determine the the maximum size round you're allowed to use, which is why this one ended up in 32 ACP all right kids.
You know what time it is clobber in time.
I'm gonna [ __ ] kill, yes, of course, as my subscribers know, it is white claw penetration test time.
So we're going to see what kind of power you can get out of the mighty Tiny But, Mighty, 32 ACP, Tiny, But, Mighty, I'm, sure a couple of you guys can relate all right.
So we've got her on semi just going to put one round into this claw.
Oh, keeping State secrets in three two one.
Well, that'll do it? Uh.
So this man, he uh, really.
The state really does not like him.
He never even got to see Gulag not that.
He was missing a lot.
You do not want to go to Gulag.
But now for what the Scorpion would actually be useful for, which is multiple enemies of the state at very awkwardly close distance, lemonade stand that if you'll be capitalist pigs, have a nice day all right so basic controls here.
We have our selector on this side here.
This is your semi.
This is your safe.
And this is your full auto on this particular gun.
We have our semi designated with a zero and our Auto designated with a one because, uh, it is actually worth pointing out.
This is actually a conversion that was done to a semi-auto receiver, which is why that probably is the way that is your magazine.
Release is this button right here just press that.
And your magazine comes right out.
Your stock is retained by these little sheet metal, ears right here on the front site.
So all you have to do is just kind of push that up a little bit I like to pop it out, because it just kind of folds over.
And it locks here in the rear to be able to fold that back up again, you pinch this right here.
And this arm of the stock unlocks, and you can fold it back down where it is again, captured by your front side.
But it is really just fun to do that.
And as our friend clay knows, sometimes the stock just comes out when you're not expecting it, but your charging handle is actually on both sides here.
So you just kind of pinch up there, and we actually do have a last round bolt hold open on this gun.
So you see this is completely clear, you just pull this back a little bit.
And then the bolt goes back forward.
Now of course that won't trigger, if you don't have a magazine in it, but we do what we do have is a bolt hole open here.
So we pull this back press this in.
And the bolt stays open.
You can see it's that little button, right? There we're going to get into the nerdy guts in a bit.
But all in all, this is a nice little, compact machine pistol or some machine gun.
Now, one of the other things that the vz61 would have been kind of in the same class as so to speak I, guess when it comes to Spetsnaz KGB Weaponry that kind of thing sub machine guns, you know, something you'd have in the back of a van if you were I, don't know, hypothetically stopping said, van and executing political enemies would have been the AKs, 74u, Believe, It or Not.
These were technically classified, the Russians called them.
Guns, they're, not pistol calibers.
So it doesn't really meet our Western definition, but that's what they were called not quite as conducive to jacket carry as maybe the Scorpion, which is why I guess a lot of those would have been popular for very low profile.
Don't scare the hose kind of operations.
This aks-74u or krinkov in particular was actually moaned To Us by gunspot.
Now, I already have a crank.
So why'd they send us this one? Well, I'm glad you asked hypothetical viewer aside from being a really cool sponsor of the channel, which we would again like to thank them very much for continuing to be gun spots, where you can pick up all sorts of cool stuff like this, which is actually a crank that was their present onset of Red Dawn.
Yeah, that Red Dawn, not the new Chris.
Hemsworth, [, __, ], Drake, where's, the minigun.
But yeah, they actually had the paperwork and everything for this.
Uh, this gun in its original shape, whatever that was is one of the serial numbers and make model everything that is listed in the prop Department sheet for the 1984, Red Dawn movie, which makes this super [, __, ], cool and uh, I get to shoot it.
History, [, __, ], sometimes and so does gun spot.
So thank you very much for sending this out to us and it's a pleasure to be able to demo it to all of you folk.
But yeah, while the AKs 74us, our baller as [ __ ].
And one of my favorite AKs, just because of how sexy they look they're.
You know, not always the most practical like I said, hiding that not exactly an easy thing to do much easier than a standard AK.
But if you you're talking about something like the Scorpion that is designed to be carried very Incognito it's, the obvious choice unless you needed to penetrate armor or do literally anything rifle rounds are good at because 32 ACP is aim for the legs.
It is worth noting.
They do have 10 round magazines for the Scorpion as well.
This is for use inside of the leather holster that it also came with.
They did make a holster for a machine pistol.
But yeah, 10 round magazines, useful.
Just in case, your automatic machine pistol is in California it'll, at least save you one felony.
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So now let's get all up in them nerdy, guts.
So on this side, we will push our pin out.
And this is actually a captured pin.
So that stays in the gun, but the top hinges open like so we'll, go ahead and remove our magazine don't need that right now.
So as you can see here, we now have access to our bolt and spring assembly here.
So now that we've lined it up with these grooves, we can pull out the charging handle little knobs there.
And now we have access to our bolt and recoil spring assembly.
So this is where the magic happens.
So our recoil spring assembly is these two rods that actually are going through Loops here in the front of the bolt and the recoil springs, sit behind those little metal Loops that keep it in I, keep it retained.
So that is what it pushes on when the gun is cycling on top of that.
You got your firing pin back here, which is what the hammer strikes when the gun is fired.
Now what is also really neat is what I guess has done as a move to try to milk as much mass out of the bolt as possible is instead of ending it right here, which is where you would need to end it for the bolt face and such this is technically all the length that you need for the bolt because this is where the cartridge sits while the gun is operating.
You have your extractor up top here.
And this is where your firing pin protrudes and Strikes.
The back of the round right? The rest of the bolt up here actually goes around the barrel inside the for lack of a better word, the upper roof of the gun.
So it sleeves over and around the barrel.
This is just to try to get a little bit more mass out of it, which is also cool because that's why that cutout is there because that space this extra piece of Bolt is forward that would cause it to jam while it's ejecting, you know, spent casings.
So they just cut a [ __ ] hole in it.
So while this gun is cycling and rounds are actually being ejected out of the top of the gun, they are actually being ejected through a moving Bolt, completely some malfunctions, [, __ ].
So now I think we can put our bolt away so I'll just find that Groove here.
So we put our charging handle knobs back I, don't know, if that's the technical term, but that's, the term I'm going to use today, that'll make it work better.
And there we go.
And as you can see as it's operating through the gun as long as it's, not all the way to the rear where this little cutout is, they are fully retained to the bolt.
So you don't have to worry about them popping out while it Cycles now on the the inside of the lower here, we've got all of the components.
Guess you'd normally find in a hammer fire gun.
We've got our Hammer which on the trigger is pulled camera goes forward, got your disconnector a couple components.
You wouldn't normally find like this here, for example, this is our uh, our fast Sear, because this is a fast boy.
And he was a skater boy, she said, see you later boy now in the back here, we have what would be our rate reducer.
So the vz61 has a cool mechanism that basically uses a plunger system back here to try to drag on the bolt kind of lock the bolt a little further to the rear for just slightly longer slowing down the cyclic rate, because this is a fast [, __, ] so fast.
In fact, one of my favorite little facts about the VZ 61 is one of the things that it's kind of known for is that out of a 20 round magazine full auto on this.
You will finish the entire mag a good half second before the first piece of brass hits the ground, which gives it a very unique sound, it's like the Czech, golden shower, I'm, not sure if that's on Urban Dictionary or not, but I assume that it wouldn't be my definition, the Europeans really like their P play.
What I'm really excited about that I also get to show off for you guys is this is just kind of a rare treat.
This is an actual Yugoslavian scorpion suppressor.
This is actually made specifically for the bz61, or as the the yugoslavians called it for them.
Their designation was the m84 I believe because while this was used for all sorts of cool, KGB spec, snazz kind of stuff jumping out of Vans and schwacking political enemies.
The Hugo slob saw that and thought, well, that's pretty dope.
We like doing that too.
So we'd like one for our own.
So why I keep finger [ __ ].
This little thread at the end is that this actually works at on kind of like a collet system and I am actually super excited to show this to you because this is a real Yugoslavian made or actually well, technically Serbia now Serbian made, um scorpion suppressors.
This is this is really neat.
So what this is is kind of like a collet system so there's a little collar here.
So by threading this, you actually tighten that.
And when you unthread it, you see it kind of loosens its grip it's, almost like, actually, if you if you have like an electrical drill or something like that, it's, a similar similar concept for uh for retaining, your your bits.
So what this does is that there is a small collar right here, uh, really, really not pronounced.
But it is there on the end of the barrel.
And what happens is you loosen this up all the way push it on give it a little bit of rearward pressure there here that nice positive snap.
And then you just thread this [, __ ] on until she good and tight and your suppressor is now attached.
So now I'm going to go shoot this into my backyard.
I'm just kidding, uh, roll.
The range footage.
We'll shoot one round, my ear is still on.
And if I think I can take them off kind of get a feel for it it's, not that loud, but it's, uh, you know, it's a little spicy.
So let's see let's, see how she sounds, please, no baffle strikes.
Okay that actually doesn't sound too bad at all I'm.
Gonna take the ears off that is quite easily hearing safe.
Okay? Well, this is quite easily hearing safe to me.
I have crippling tinnitus if I don't sleep with the fan on high.
It sounds like the Call of Duty flashbang animation.
So hearing safe to me might not be hearing safe to you.
But it is remarkably quiet.
So now that you guys have had a chance to really kind of get familiarized with the VZ 61.
What do you think of course, it's an iconic submachine gun of history in movies and such, but would you rock? One that's the question, this is one you guys have been asking for for a while.
So if there's any other videos that you'd like to see go ahead and leave those down in the comments, it's bad for my mental health, but I do actually read them.
But that's, all we've got for the ranch for you guys today, I, appreciate you watching to the end.
And as always I'll, see, you sexy, YouTube mother lovers in the next video.
Or if you're like me and you typically carry a glock 19.
Anyway, you can carry something like, oh, [, __, ], something that gets caught in your jacket, howdy blooper people.
How are you today?.
The Vz 61 Skorpion is not legal in the United States due to the National Firearms Act and import bans, however, they are gaining popularity in the U.S. with a version on the market that is a fully-legal semi-automatic-only pistol.What is the effective range of the Vz61? ›
|Škorpion vz. 61|
|Effective firing range||50–150 m (160–490 ft) (vz. 61, .32 ACP)|
|Feed system||10 or 20-round curved magazine, aftermarket 30-round magazine, straight box magazine in 9 mm variants|
|Sights||Adjustable front post, flip-up rear sight 148 mm (5.8 in) sight radius|
Additionally, the simple design made the weapon reliable and easy to produce. It was also short and light, so it was easy to carry and even conceal if necessary. The Skorpion might not have been revolutionary, but it was a damn good machine pistol and proved to be one of the most competent weapons in its niche.Is CZ Scorpion fully automatic? ›
The CZ VZ 61 Scorpion is chambered in 7.65 Browning caliber and features a full-automatic firing mode.Who uses the Skorpion? ›
Primarily wielded by Czech helicopter pilots, ground vehicle crewmen, and select special operations units, the Scorpion is the direct counterpart to the American MP5A5 SMG used by the U.S. Marine Corps and is identical in almost every way to the latter.What caliber is the vz61? ›
Mechanically, the Skorpion is a closed bolt, blowback operated firearm. It feeds from 10- and 20-round magazines mounted in front of the trigger guard. The original caliber was . 32 ACP (aka 7.65mm Browning), which was a standard handgun caliber in Czechoslovakia at the time of its development.What is the fastest artillery muzzle velocity? ›
|Weapon||Low velocity||High velocity|
|Artillery cannons||Less than 396 m/s (1,299 ft/s)||Between 910 and 1,070 m/s (3,000–3,500 ft/s)|
|Tank guns||-||Between 470 and 1,020 m/s (1,550–3,350 ft/s)|
|Small arms||-||Between 1,070 and 1,520 m/s (3,500–5,000 ft/s)|
The effective range of fire from shoulder is up to 250 m distances, from hand up to 50 m. When the last car- tridge from the magazine has been shot the bolt remains locked-open. No tools are necessary for routine maintenance disassembly.What is the VZ61 chambered in? ›
61 Skorpion was chambered for a 7.65x17 mm Browning (. 32 ACP) ammunition.How far is a CZ Scorpion accurate? ›
A blowback design ensures accuracy of around 1 inch at 25 yards with the CZ Scorpion EVO S1. The Scorpion is a semi-automatic 9mm braced pistol like the original full-auto variant.
The CZ Scorpion is not just a fun rifle, but an excellent platform for a home defense rifle. Sure it doesn't have the oomph of a true rifle caliber (which you probably don't want anyways), but it's certainly a capable and effective weapon at home defense ranges especially with hollow points.Is a CZ Scorpion good for home defense? ›
The CZ Scorpion in all of its configurations is a great home defense gun because its lightweight, soft-recoiling, and accurate with its 7.72-inch barrel.Is it illegal to have a CZ Scorpion? ›
The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Pistol is legally classified by the ATF as a pistol, and is intended by CZ-USA to be used as a pistol.Can you slap a CZ Scorpion? ›
As a right-handed shooter, I have it set up on the left side of the gun. The most fantastic feature is that the charging handle folds up to the top of the Picatinny rail, which is similar to the notch on the HK MP5. This allows you to slap the bolt home on the CV Scorpion Micro.How much is a new CZ Scorpion? ›
At just $849, it's a whole lot of bang for the buck.Are scorpions good guns? ›
The Scorpion is a short and handy little gun, and when equipped with a brace, it's an excellent home defense firearm.What ammo does a CZ Scorpion use? ›
CZ's choice of the 9mm for the chambering in the Scorpion platform is perfectly matched. Light recoil in the 9mm round makes it a pleasure to shoot, considering muzzle velocity somewhere between 1100 and 1300 feet per second with bullets weighing in over 100 grains, there is plenty of knock down for close range work.What is the Scorpion weapon designed to do? ›
The bolt-firing scorpio had mainly two functions in a legion. In precision shooting, it was a weapon of marksmanship capable of cutting down any foe within a distance of 100 meters. In parabolic shooting, the range is greater, with distances up to 400 meters, and the firing rate is higher (3 to 4 shots per minute).What is the cyclic rate of the vz61? ›
Skorpion Vz 61 7.65mm Sub Machine Gun (Czechoslovakia – commercial) Introduced in 1961: chambered for the 7.65mm automatic pistol round – muzzle velocity about 1050 fps; cyclic rate 800rpm; uses 10 and 20- round-box magazines; weight without magazine 2.83lb.What is the rpm of Skorpion SMG? ›
The Skorpion fires the 7.65x17mm round from 10 or 20 round magazines. It is a select fire weapon with a cyclic rate of fire of 840 rpm.
CZ employs 2,500 people in their immense Czech Republic manufacturing facility which fills over 25 buildings with equipment for precision shearing, cold forging, shielded welding, and electro-spark machining.What is the fastest gun round ever? ›
220 Swift remains the fastest commercial cartridge in the world, with a published velocity of 1,422 m/s (4,665 ft/s) using a 1.9 grams (29 gr) bullet and 2.7 grams (42 gr) of 3031 powder.What is the farthest shooting artillery? ›
A new type of 155mm artillery round produced by BAE Systems hit a target over 68 miles away in a December test, the longest range ever achieved by the artillery cannon used to fire it and more than three times farther than an average 155mm shell.What gun shoots the farthest? ›
Barrett M82A1 Special Application Scoped Rifle
50 Browning Machine Gun round at effective ranges up to nearly 2,000 yards. Weighing in 30 pounds, and measuring 48-57 inches long depending on the barrel used, the M82 is without a doubt one of the most fearsome small arms on the battlefield.
Rimfire rifles are the only weapons that don't like to be dry fired. Without a casing in the chamber the firing pin can hit the barrel and break. Dry fire your center fire as much as you like, the firing pin punches to the middle and hits nothing when a round isn't chambered.Can a CZ Scorpion take a suppressor? ›
The Scorpion pistols feature 1/2×28 threads hidden underneath the factory-installed flash hider, which is really good news because it means that users can easily swap out the flash hider for their favorite pistol caliber suppressor, most of which utilize (you guessed it) 1/2×28 threads.What is the smallest scorpion gun? ›
With a 4.12 in / 104 mm barrel and a collapsed length just over 16 inches / 406 mm, the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Pistol Micro with brace is the smallest variant available. It's the result of CZ's development of a smaller, suppressed weapon for an undercover drug interdiction unit.Is vz61 a PDW? ›
With low recoil and concealability, the vz 61 was the perfect personal defense weapon. The original Skorpion was produced in CZ's factory located in Uhersky Brod, Czechoslovakia from 1963 to 1979.Is the Skorpion a SMG? ›
Multiplayer. The Skorpion EVO is the last SMG unlocked, at level 46, alongside the SMR.What is the overall length of the vz61 SBR? ›
61 Skorpion is a select-fire straight blow-back operated submachine gun which fires from the closed-bolt position. Its small size, 10.6 inches long with the stock folded, and light weight, only 2.8 pounds, was achieved by using a telescoping bolt and a low-powered cartridge.
The CZ P-01 is a bit more accurate than the original CZ 75, more accurate than most Hi-Power pistols, and similar to the Beretta 92 in accuracy potential. This is a good place to be.Why was the CZ Scorpion discontinued? ›
Cuz they weren't selling. CZ has been stopping production on guns that don't sell well. And the carbine doesn't sell nearly as well as the various versions of the pistol does.Does CZ Scorpion have last round hold open? ›
The CZ Scorpion 3+ incorporates a last round hold open feature. When the last cartridge has been fired from the magazine, the bolt will be locked in the open position.What is the best CZ pistol for self defense? ›
- Best Production Series. CZ Shadow 2 9mm. ...
- Best for Carry Optics Division. CZ P-10 F Competition Ready. ...
- Best Trigger. CZC A01-LD. ...
- Best for IPSC Open and Limited. CZ 75 TS Czechmate. ...
- Best for Action Shooting & Steel Challenge. CZ TS 2. ...
- Best Combo. Dan Wesson DWX.
61) – and nicknamed "Scorpion" – by CZ in the period from 1961 to about 1979. The SMG with 4.52”/115 mm barrel length and magazine capacity of up to 30 rounds was also very interesting from the technical point of view for its inertial rate reducer device. The theoretical rate of firing is 750 rounds per minute.What is the best defense of a Scorpion? ›
When attacked by a predator, a scorpion can choose to use either its pincers or its venomous stinger to defend itself. The performance of either the pincers (pinch force) or the stinger (venom strength) can depend on scorpion physical characteristics, like size and shape.What is the best pistol grip for CZ Scorpion? ›
Overall, the Strike Industries pistol grip is a much better option than the stock CZ grip, especially on the smaller Micro Scorpion. It allows you to keep your elbows locked in nice and tight.Is a CZ Scorpion an AR pistol? ›
CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Pistol AR Pistol Semi-Automatic 9mm Luger 7.72" 20+1 Gray Receiver/Black Barrel.Is the CZ Scorpion all plastic? ›
The EVO 3 is chambered in 9x19mm and the entire receiver is a polymer shell. In fact, the rear of the receiver is two polymer halves that are connected by screws. This sounds cheap and/or the opposite of durable, but plastics are the future.Is the CZ Scorpion still in production? ›
The latest version of the CZ Scorpion, the 3+, is now available in rifle form.
Q: “Can my CZ pistol shoot +P ammo? +P+?” A: Just like in any pistol, +P ammunition will accelerate wear on moving parts. It's ok to use, we just recommend using it sparingly.Is a CZ Scorpion a pistol or SBR? ›
The CZ Scorpion is a 9mm blowback operated pistol.How many mags does a CZ Scorpion come with? ›
The gun comes with 20 and 30 round magazines form CZ. They are completely polymer and work well.How much is a Skorpion? ›
Prices range from $14-$50 per scorpion depending on where you buy them and their size/age. You may even be able to find some at local pet stores or online retailers that specialize in arachnids!What is the fire rate of the Skorpion Evo? ›
The weapon shoots at an insane 1200 RPM, this is the fastest default rate of fire in any call of duty game, and with rapid fire it goes to 1800 RPM, but you get a range penalty and increase in recoil.Can you own a scorpion gun? ›
The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Pistol is legally classified by the ATF as a pistol, and is intended by CZ-USA to be used as a pistol.How much is a CZ Scorpion in USA? ›
The most impressive stat on the Scorpion Pistol is the price tag. At just $849, it's a whole lot of bang for the buck.Who makes the vz61? ›
32 ACP (7.65mm) as well as . 380 ACP (9x17mm) and 9mm Makarov. Manufactured by Czech Small Arms (C.S.A.)Is PDW better than SMG? ›
The use of these rifle-like cartridges gives the PDWs much better ballistic performance (effective range, accuracy and armor-penetrating capability) than conventional submachine guns, which fire larger-caliber but slower and less aerodynamic handgun cartridges.What is the vz61 chambered in? ›
61 Skorpion was chambered for a 7.65x17 mm Browning (. 32 ACP) ammunition.
The term "submachine gun" usually refers to magazine-fed, fully automatic carbines designed to fire pistol cartridges, while the term "machine pistol" usually refers to a fully automatic handgun based weapons. However, many weapons fall into both categories.Is SMG a spam gun? ›
The whole purpose of guns like an SMG is to spray, so technically, it's not even spamming, let alone not the purpose of the gun. Why do people call out spamming in shooter games? Why is jamming uncommon in shooter games? Jamming as a mechanic depends on the type of game being played.Is SMG a real gun? ›
The submachine gun was developed during World War I (1914–1918) as a close quarter offensive weapon, mainly for trench raiding. At its peak during World War II (1939–1945), millions of SMGs were made for use by regular troops, clandestine commandos, and partisans alike.How many rounds can a CZ Scorpion shoot? ›
61) – and nicknamed "Scorpion" – by CZ in the period from 1961 to about 1979. The SMG with 4.52”/115 mm barrel length and magazine capacity of up to 30 rounds was also very interesting from the technical point of view for its inertial rate reducer device. The theoretical rate of firing is 750 rounds per minute.