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VZ 61 Skorpion .32 acp - PREPOSTEROUS?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mr. Whimsy, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Mr. Whimsy

    Mr. Whimsy member

    Or is it the best home defense firearm of all time?

    Seriously, I'm just curious if anyone owns this firearm and can't figure why it is imported. Am I missing something? Is their a rabid following for the .32 acp submachinegun-wannabe I don't know about?
  2. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Well-Known Member

    While there is some rational for the auto version of the Skorpion, the semi version seems to fill a niche for the smg wannabes.
  3. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    It is a novelty, but I've bought guns because of unusual design before.
  4. 6x6pinz

    6x6pinz Well-Known Member

    I guess if you are from a European country and wanted a sidearm similar to what the police agency used to carry, there it is. Even when they start making them in 380 I see no use for them. The old interarms 22lr version did not do very well either, but I would assume the manufacturers/importers must feel there is a market.

    The FA version is a blast to shoot as long as someone else is paying for the firearm and ammo, especially with a silencer and folding wire stock:)
  5. w_houle

    w_houle Well-Known Member

    For HD:
    There's better guns for aimed fire and for point shooting, there's noting that VZ can say that one round of 00 Buck can't say better.
    For CCW:
  6. gbelleh

    gbelleh Well-Known Member

    I've always liked the VZ61, and I would consider getting one (I've got stranger and more useless guns already). But the lack of a folding stock makes me like it less, not to mention the price.
  7. makarovnik

    makarovnik Well-Known Member

  8. Gelgoog

    Gelgoog Well-Known Member

    I am going to get one just for the hell of it. With a stock its actually a very handly little carbine. For SD it obviously leaves alot to be desired.

    On paper it makes almost no sense, but once you have one in your hands and fire the thing, I think you will turn around.
  9. tkopp

    tkopp Well-Known Member

    If you wanted to invest the $200, does anyone sell the stock?
  10. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Yes, Czechpoint USA carries all kinds of accessories for the vz-61. They also have the guns, both vz-61 and vz-58. :)

    THE DARK KNIGHT Well-Known Member

    It's a range toy. Looks cool, lots of fun. Good match if you're into eastern bloc guns. Ammo is cheap too. Not every gun needs to have your life bet on it in the battle vs. home invaders.
  12. novelty toy. otherwise pointless.
  13. Cromlech

    Cromlech Well-Known Member

    I've never fired such a thing, so this is just me blathering, but personally I don't think I would find it to be all that fun unless it was a real full-auto one.
  14. RJM

    RJM Well-Known Member

    Apparently, bump firing it is fun. My local shop had one and I played with it for a while. It seems well made. I wouldn't buy it for anything but a fun range gun or shooting at a bunch of watermelons, and for that I could see it being fun, but for home defense...ah, probably not.

    Nothing wrong with a fun gun though, I have several that I wouldn't part with.
  15. Mr. Whimsy

    Mr. Whimsy member

    I'm actually a little surprised they don't offer it in .380 ACP.
  16. w_houle

    w_houle Well-Known Member

    Ah... the best reason there is to buy one :)
    or 9x18 for that matter
  17. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Surprise - it will be coming in in 380 sometime in the near future, according to what a little birdie told me. The 9mmMak has been suggested.
    Fun toys.
  18. Grayrider

    Grayrider Well-Known Member

    9x18 would be a good choice. .380 is pretty expensive for plinking. An SBR in 9x18 would be very interesting....


  19. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Czechpoint does offer them in an SBR configuration, if you want to fork the cash for all the paperwork.
  20. techmike

    techmike Well-Known Member

    It's a range toy. I don't see much practical use for one. If I got a screaming good deal on one I'd buy it and SBR it just for giggles.

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