The Škorpion is a small but mighty contender weighing in at only 2.8 pounds. Developed as a sidearm for security forces and special forces in Czechoslovakia, it has gained steady popularity among small armies around the world. About 200,000 were made since 1961 and it has seen action in Vietnam and a few wars in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. It fires up to 900 rounds per minute with a velocity of up to 1,050 feet per second and has a firing range of up to 164 yards. It has a straight blowback action with a closed bolt that wraps around the barrel to allow for a shorter weapon overall. It fires the .32 ACP, .380 ACP, 9X18, and 9X19 among its variants in up to 30-round magazines.
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