Yesterday we looked at the development of the Skorpion PDW/SMG in 9x19mm Parabellum both in the 1960s and then when it was revisited in the 1990s at CZ. Today I have the chance to take one of the 1990s Skorpion 9×19 models out the the range for some firing. I was expecting it to be a fairly violent gun, but much to my surprise it was quite controllable and soft shooting. The rate reducer does a very effective job of holding down the rate of fire, and that help control the potential of significant climb while firing. In addition, the stock was lengthened about an inch to match the lengthened 9×19 receiver, and that extra length is enough to make a big impact on comfortably shouldering the gun. It was quite a pleasure to shoot! Ultimately, its commercial failure was not the result of handling problems, but rather complexity and cost.