Best Optics For CZ Scorpion EVO 3 2020

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The CZ EVO is a super popular 9mm pistol caliber carbine on the market today. The best optics for CZ scorpion we have picked out are:

  • Holosun 510C
  • Trijicon MRO
  • Vortex Venom
  • Sig Romeo 5

Optics like the Holosun 510C and Trijicon MRO perform very well and feels rock solid on the EVO 3.

Most red dot sights on the market will work well on this gun whether that's an SBR or a full-length carbine.

Since this is a 9mm platform, there is no need for a bullet proof red dot sight to handle the recoil unless you really want it.

Almost every optic would work well on this gun without spending over $550.

In addition, we gonna cover the FIX to mounting an optic to the polymer top rail that you definitely don't want to skip because almost everyone is neglecting it, which can cause damage to your Scorpion!

Let's check it out...


Best Red Dot For CZ Scorpion EVO 3

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The Holosun and the Trijicon MRO are honestly the best choices for the Scorpion EVO.


NEW: HS512C (Fully Enclosed Body)
  • Features:2 MOA dot, Motion activated, Both battery & solar, 3 Reticle options
  • Benefits:Lightweight, Fast on target, Power never dies, Similar to EOTech @ 1/2 the price

trijicon mro on sig mpx
  • Features:2 MOA Dot, 0.5 MOA /Click, 7075 T-6 Construction, 1X25mm lens, Aftermarket mounts accepted 
  • Benefits:Large FOV with reduced tube effect, Minimized view obstruction, Battle-proven housing design for extreme durability

  • Features:6 MOA dot, 6061 T6 Aluminum housing, 10 brightness settings, 1 MOA / Click, Top loading CR1632 battery
  • Benefits:Large FOV for a micro optic, Works on rifle & shotgun as backup optic, Fast TGT acquisition for speed and accuracy

sig romeo 5 red dot sight
  • Features:MOTAC, 2 MOA dot, 40K hrs battery, 2 NV settings
  • Benefits:Huge battery savings with MOTAC technology, Precision dot for CQB & medium range, Low profile for EVO, Aftermarket mounts accepted

Want other EVO 3 Upgrades?

Please check out: Ultimate CZ Scorpion Upgrade Guide

CZ scorpion EVO 3 micro with holosun 510c

Referenced CZ Forum

The HS510C is one of the hottest selling holographic sight besides getting an EOTech. It's an elite series optic is powered by battery and solar power to keep it operating.

The optic sits about 1/3rd co-witness height on the CZ EVO and it's a great option for anyone trying out holographic sight for the first time.

  • HoloSun's first Open reflex optic with a unique outer profile, perfect for a slick, fast action shooting Pistol caliber carbine and rifle setups
  • Solar failsafe technology extends the battery life longer to keep you in the fight longer without ever changing the battery
  • Large CQB 65 MOA reticle circle for range estimation, perfect for accurate close-range shooting with a rapid holdover reference point
  • Multi reticle system to fit your need, The shooter can be cycle through each reticle at the push of a button. Better yet, the same LED projects both reticles, so no re-zeroing is necessary.

Aimpoint Micro is the Lamborghini of the red dot world. It's the most expensive military grade optic that people trust. It's right around $580 to $780 depend on the model, and generally it doesn't come with a mount.

If you want the ultimate red dot sight to complete a fully upgraded CZ Scorpion EVO 3, then this optic is the best you can get.

  • Bomb proof durability - A tough sight is always recommend for gun fighters who take it to battle or for home defense, The increased durability with 7075 T6 aluminum survives explosion, physcial abuse and it can still retain its zero
  • Accepts Various Aftermarket Mounts - Mounting the Aimpoint Micro on different optic mount is important for different gun configuration, the flexibility of using different mount on the CZ Scorpion helps adjust cheek position
  • Long battery life - 50,000 hours with just 1 CR2032 battery will last you almost 4 years. The red dot is always ready and on!
  • IPX8 Rated - IPX8 is the highest underwater rating for withstanding pressure and waterseal, increased durability with mil-spec IPX8 standard is another way of saying the Aimpoint Micro is bomb proof and the dot will not die in any circumstances
holosun 503GU on CZ EVO SCORPION

Features YHM Aluminum Rail - Highly Recommended Over Mounting On Polymer Rail

Holosun 503GU is an affordable option for the CZ Scorpion if you can't afford the Aimpoint Micro. It looks and feels like an Aimpoint Micro at 1/3rd the price, and the battery lasts about 50,000 hrs like the Aimpoint.

As far as durability goes, the HS503GU is made with 6061 T6 aluminum body instead of 7075 T6. The optic shares the same mounting footprint as the Aimpoint Micro so you can use the same mount.

Besides the obvious, the HS503GU features its 65 MOA ring with a center dot for faster CQB target acquisition than just a 2 MOA dot. The user can also switch to a 2 MOA dot for eliminating reticle obstruction by holding the "-" button for 3 seconds. Vice versa

The optic can retain zero perfect when handling 9mm recoil, so use this with confidence on your CZ EVO.

Polymer Top Rail Is A Huge Problem - HERE IS THE FIX!

WARNING! DO NOT over torque the mount on the polymer top rail. Over torquing will deform the polymer and causes irreversible damage!

The CZ Scorpion EVO is a freaking awesome 9mm sub-gun, but its polymer top rail design is a problem for securing an optic and here is why...

When clamping force is applied to the polymer picatinny rail, the rail will deform over time, and causes the mount to get loose.

Even though 9mm doesn't kick much compared to a centerfire rifle round, but over time it will loose zero!

As far as optic mount goes for the Scorpion polymer top rail...

  • Do not use a QD lever mount
  • Do not apply aluminum rail torque specs on the polymer rail

If you've ALREADY tighten the mount, then for some weird reasons that you find yourself STILL be able to torque it after a few hours - STOP what you're doing! because this is the sign that you're about to damage the rail.

Here is the solution that we recommend!

Holosun 503GU on YHM rail CZ EVO 3

Use the 6061 T6 aluminum hardcoated Yankee Hill 6" extension rail! Get it here on Amazon

Always mount an optic on an aluminum rail for absolute zero retention and reliability!

In order to protect the polymer top rail from clamping force damage, please do the following:

  1. Replace the factory handguard to an aluminum version (We recommend products from HBI MLOK Handguard OR Midwest Industries MLOK Rail Handguard)
  2. Install the 6061 T6 aluminum hardcoated Yankee Hill 6" extension rail ON THE HANDGUARD!
  3. Mount the optic on the aluminum riser extension 

We like the Yankee Hill 6" rail extension because it extends back far enough with about 10 available rail slots for flexible optic mounting locations, and it's low profile and it solved the problem.

Since the riser extension raised the mount height by about 0.5", we recommend going with a super low optic mount for the perfect cheek weld with the perfect sight picture alignment.

Optimal CZ Scorpion Optic Mounting Location

Optimal CZ Scorpion EVO optic mounting location

The best spot to mount the sight on the CZ Scorpion top rail is right above the trigger guard with a low profile optic mount.

What's important is how fast you can pick up the sight picture with 2 eyes open.

The further forward you mount the optic the harder you can pick up the dot with a smaller eye box.

The more back you mount the optic the wider field of view you will get with a bigger eye box, and there is more flexibility to move your head.

The CZ Scorpion EVO is available in many variations. All of them weigh about on average 5 - 6 lbs for its mostly Fiber-Reinforced polymer construction.

Therefore, mounting a 6 - 9 oz optic will not significantly change the weight of the gun much.

Whether you are using an SBR or the NEW EVO 3 rifle length carbine, mounting an optic right above the trigger guard gives you the best weight balance and field of view.

Best Co-Witness Red Dot For CZ Scorpion

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The absolute co-witness height is the best for CZ Scorpion, and it's just about right when you bring the gun up to your cheek weld.

When choosing a mount for the red dot sight, an absolute co-witness or a lower 1/3 co-witness height mount will be just fine.

Depend on the stock you're using, if you're using the Magpul ACR stock, then you might have to use a mount riser because that stock's cheek weld sits a bit elevated.

Learn about co-witness here.

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The Scorpion EVO's top rail has a height over bore distance of about 1", where the point of impact is about 3" lower than the point of aim. In order to fix that we need to adjust the line of sight by elevating the height of the rear sight or mount the rear sight on a riser adapter.
co witness CZ scorpion EVO 3 rds

We recommend replacing the rear iron sight with a Magpul rear flip-up sight, and keep the low profile EVO front sight. That way I can close the distance between the line of sight and point of impact.

USPSA Competition Optic Setup

CZ Scorpion with HOLOSUN 510c Holographic sight

Most people who run the USPSA competition PCC division will most likely run the full-length EVO 3 S1 carbine.

A wide field of view red dot setup is the best, so you can go to any match and dominate.

The Trijicon MRO and the HoloSun 510C are our best picks.

Learn to shoot with a red dot here

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