CZ-USA 805 Bren S1 Car­bine

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CHAM­BER­ING: 5.56 X 45MM (.223) OVER­ALL LENGTH: 39.0 INCHES BAR­REL LENGTH: 16.2 INCHES BAR­REL PROFILE: STAN­DARD WEIGHT: 8.43 POUNDS

STOCK: POLY­MER, FOLD­ING AND TELE­SCOP­ING

SIGHTS: IRON SIGHTS

RE­CEIVERS: UP­PER (ALU­MINUM); LOWER (POLY­MER)

MUZ­ZLE THREAD: X 24

RI­FLING: 1:7

FIN­ISH: FLAT DARK EARTH OR BLACK

$2,099 CZ-USA.COM

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2,875 FPS 2,940 FPS 2,429 FPS 2,371 FPS 2,581 FPS force. I ticked that box as a one-off.

It came as no sur­prise that mag­a­zine af­ter mag­a­zine of the as­sorted am­mu­ni­tion (in­clud­ing the pre­mium rounds) fed flaw­lessly through the Bren Car­bine from the very first round. This was the same ex­pe­ri­ence I had with a pre­vi­ous re­view of the 805 Bren pis­tol.

Both the grip and the stock were very com­fort­able while shoot­ing, although there were a cou­ple of quirks with han­dling. First, the safety lever was near im­pos­si­ble to ma­nip­u­late when main­tain­ing the hand in a nor­mal shoot­ing po­si­tion on the grip. I could just barely catch the edge of the se­lec­tor with my thumb to flip it into the "fire" po­si­tion, but mov­ing it back to “safe” with my thumb wasn’t hap­pen­ing—but that could have been my hand size or grip. I had to en­gage the se­lec­tor on the op­po­site side of the ri­fle with my in­dex fin­ger to get it back to the “safe” po­si­tion.

The sec­ond han­dling as­pect that wasn’t spot-on was the ri­fle’s weight. With no

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