The firearm industries in the Czech Republic are developing rapidly and are offering innovative armaments to armed forces around the world. A new generation of the best semi-automatic pistols, submachine guns, assault and combat rifles, grenade launchers, and sniper rifles are produced in the country. Meet the world-known and with over 80 years of tradition Czech weapon manufacturer Česká zbrojovka a.s.
One Of The Best 5 Firearms Manufacturers
Česká zbrojovka, globally known as CZ, is one of the 5 most important firearms manufacturers in the world and is located in the city of Uherský Brod in the Czech Republic. The history of the company started back in 1936. The factory was built in Uherský Brod as part of a strategically large-scale transfer away from the borders of Nazi Germany. In the first years of its existence, the company was focused on the production of aircraft machine guns.
The first milestone for the company came in 1959 with the model 58 submachine gun in the 7.62×39 mm caliber. It was the Czechoslovak alternative to the Soviet Kalashnikov and reached the total production of 1,000,000 units. The second milestone came in 1962 with the production of the legendary compact submachine gun model 61 Škorpion and the third in 1975 with the production of the famous CZ 75 pistol.
Today the Czech firearms company has a subsidiary in the USA with the capability of production of selected models of the CZ pistols in Kansas City and is the owner of one of renowned American arms brands – Dan Wesson Firearms. In 2008 Česká zbrojovka a.s. took over the Czech break-action firearms manufacturer Zbrojovka Brno, a.s., originally named BRNO RIFLES, and it became a subsidiary company.
New Generation Of Czech Firearms
In Endeavor Czech previous post, “How the Czech Ministry Found A Genuine Way To Promote Defence Industries”, we share with you the YouTube campaign series tagged as #VimeCoMame that means “We Know What We Have”.
In this last episode the Deputy Minister of the Czech Ministry of Defence, Tomáš Kopečný is introducing to the public one of the best in the world assault rifle, the CZ BREN 2.
It is about the second generation of new Czech assault rifles from Česká zbrojovka a.s.. The rifle was created in cooperation with the Czech Special Forces Team based on their experience with the CZ 805 BREN and with the use of modern development procedures. The first customer was the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.