The ČZW-9 is a submachine gun of Czech origin. The weapon's layout is very similar to the Škorpion vz. 61 but with improved accuracy due to its lever delayed blowback operation. Another variant is the ČZW-9 M which uses straight blowback, firing from a closed bolt with a higher rate of fire.

Country Name Origin Year
Czech Republic 1990
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Czech Republic View

Type Submachine gun
Place of origin  Czech Republic
Production history
Manufacturer Czech Weapons (CZW)
Variants CZW-9
Weight 1.3 kg (CZW-9)
1.9 kg (CZW-9 M)
Length CZW-9: 313 mm (stock folded) / 540 mm (stock extended)
CZW-9 M: 331 mm (stock folded) / 569 mm (stock extended)
Barrel length 120 mm
Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
Caliber 9 mm
Action Lever-delayed blowback (CZW-9)
Straight blowback, closed bolt (CZW-9 M)
Rate of fire 780 rpm (CZW-9)
810 rpm (CZW-9 M)
Feed system 15/20/30 round magazines

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