First Look: New CZ-USA Firearms for 2015
January 08, 2015
CZ-USA is poised for a big year in 2015 with a huge lineup of new product introductions planned ahead of the 2015 SHOT Show. Their new offerings encompass all aspects of CZ-USA's production, and there are more than 60 new or updated products slated for release ranging from sporting shotguns and hunting rifles to competition-ready pistols.
With 2015 marking the 40th Anniversary of the CZ 75's introduction, the company is releasing a limited edition CZ 75 pistol to commemorate the benchmark. The 40th Anniversary CZ 75 B pistol is hand-engraved with rainbow nitrided controls, extractor, grip screws and magazine baseplate, and it sports a set of high-grade California birds-eye Maple grips. Chambered in 9mm, the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition CZ 75 B comes in a leather-bound presentation case with two 16-round magazines. Only 1,000 will be produced, and each pistol is individually numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
One of CZ's highly anticipated products for 2015 is the new Scorpion EVO 3 S1 pistol, a civilian-legal semiauto pistol version of the company's Scorpion EVO 3 A1 sub-machine gun. A blowback-operated semiauto 9mm pistol with a 7¾-inch barrel, the EVO 3 S1 features CZ's newly designed low-profile sights, which ride on an 11-inch Picatinny rail for mounting optics. The Scorpion has ambidextrous controls, as well as a non-reciprocating charging handle that is swappable, and the reach to the trigger is adjustable. For those living in states where magazine capacity is restricted, a low-capacity version of the EVO 3 S1 is also available.
Other notable handgun introductions comprise of the CZ 1911 A1, 805 Bren PS1 and Dan Wesson Silverback.
The CZ 1911 A1 is a modernized reproduction of the classic Government model M1911A1 and is CZ's first 100-percent American-made pistol. The pistol features a few slight modifications but is otherwise faithful to Browning's original design.
The 805 Bren PS1 pistol is the first civilian version of CZ's 805 Bren A1 selective-fire rifle chambered in .223/5.56, while the Silverback in 10mm Auto or .45 ACP is Dan Wesson's only dual-tone 1911 currently available.
Kicking off CZ's new rifle introductions is an updated 550 Sonoran rifle in the company's popular "Western Series" line chambered for the flat-shooting .26 Nosler. As with previous Sonoran rifles this new offering weighs under 8 lbs., and features an olive drab Manners 100-percent carbon fiber stock and a fluted barrel. The rifle is ferritic nitrocarburized inside and out for corrosion and wear resistance and utilizes a single-set trigger and two-position safety.
CZ's rifle lineup also includes the 455 Training Rifle in .17 HMR, the CZ 455 Ultra Lux in .22LR, the 527 Youth Carbine and the limited-production 550 Safari Classics Craig Boddington Signature Series rifle in .375 H&H. The 455 Training Rifle shares many of the same characteristics as CZ's previous Training Rifle but adds the ability to swap the barrel and/or stock, and the 455 Ultra Lux pairs CZ's longest-barreled rimfire with the 455 platform. The 527 Youth Carbine is a scaled down version of the classic 527 Carbine available in .223 or 7.62x39mm, while the Boddington rifle starts with a 550 Magnum action and is custom-built from there.
A host of new shotgun offerings will be available for 2015, including models for waterfowl, turkey, upland game and models designed for skeet, trap and sporting clays.
One of these is the new CZ Sharp-Tail, inspired by the company's popular Ringneck side-by-side shotgun. The Sharp-Tail features a single selectable mechanical trigger and pistol grip as well as a one-piece CNC machined receiver with independent floating firing pins, coil spring operated hammers and newly designed sears. It is available in 12, 20 , 28, and .410 bore with single selectable 28-inch or 30-inch barrels, Turkish walnut stocks, single extractor and 5 flush choke tubes and ships in a plastic case.
For a closer look at some of our favorite new offerings from CZ-USA, check out the gallery below and visit CZ's website to view a full list of new products for 2015.