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CZ Introduces New Modular Multi-caliber CZ BREN 3 Rifle

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CZ Introduces New Modular Multi-caliber CZ BREN 3 Rifle

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CZ Introduces New Modular Multi-caliber CZ BREN 3 Rifle
CZ Introduces New Modular Multi-caliber CZ BREN 3 Rifle

The third generation of the extremely popular CZ BREN rifle platform, which is currently in the arsenal of the Czech Army and other armed forces around the world, has just been released. The international armed forces that utilize the CZ BREN include the French anti-terrorist unit GIGN, the Mexican Federal Police, the Portuguese Air Force and the Hungarian Armed Forces. The innovative, modular multi-caliber CZ BREN 3 model stands out for its high accuracy, extreme durability, impressive shooting comfort and absolute reliability. All versions of the third generation CZ BREN meet the demanding requirements of NATO AC/225 D/14 tests and users can fully rely on them for reliable operation in the most demanding conditions, such as high or low temperatures, salt water, sand, mud or dust.

BREN 3 multicalibre rifle. (Photo by CZ)
BREN 3 multicalibre rifle. (Photo by CZ)

The CZ BREN 3 comes in two standard calibers and several barrel lengths. The 5.56 × 45 NATO caliber version is available with a 7″, 11″, 14.5″ or 16.5″ barrel. The 300 AAC Blackout caliber version is available with a 7″ or 9″ barrel. All barrels are cold hammer forged, which ensures high accuracy, and their already impressive durability is radically increased even more by a chrome-lined bore. Extraction of combustion gas can be adjusted with a three-position gas port regulator, which optimizes operation when using a suppressor or when faced with adverse conditions or gun fouling. Fully ambidextrous, AR-style controls include a 45° firing mode selector (safe/single shot/full-auto), magazine release and bolt catch/release (on the left side of the receiver and inside the trigger guard). The non-reciprocal charging handle is on both sides of the firearm. One side has a fixed handle and the other side has a folding handle, with both handles being swappable. The CZ BREN 3 series is equipped with a folding, four-position telescopic stock made of a highly durable polymer.

BREN 3 multicalibre rifle. (Photo by CZ)
BREN 3 multicalibre rifle. (Photo by CZ)

“The CZ BREN 3 is the result of feedback we received from soldiers, police officers and special forces personnel from around the world, who are equipped with the previous CZ BREN series. Our top experts have innovatively transferred this wealth of experience into the new CZ BREN 3 generation, with an emphasis on improving key features that include sophisticated ergonomics and the resulting shooting comfort. All of this leads us to believe that our new flagship product in the select-fire rifle segment will be a great success with the military and security forces,” said Jan Zajic, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at CZ.

 BREN 3 multicalibre rifle. (Photo by CZ)
BREN 3 multicalibre rifle. (Photo by CZ)

However, a PDW-style four-position telescopic stock is also available. One of the key features of the CZ BREN 3’s high modularity is the easily replaceable extended forend, which is made of highly durable aluminum alloy. The standard extended forend is equipped with an M-LOK interface for mounting a wide range of accessories, such as sights, flashlights, laser markers, and more. The user can also choose from a STANAG 4694 or Suppressor-Ready forend – the latter is sized for mounting a suppressor. A total of seven QD attachment points on all versions allows for increased options on how to attach rifle slings. In short, the CZ BREN 3 is an advanced service rifle for the 21st century. No matter where you are or what situations you face, you can count on the accuracy, reliability, and advanced performance you need to successfully complete your mission. The fully automatic CZ BREN 3 series is only available for use by official armed forces.

BREN 3 multicalibre rifle. (Photo by CZ)
BREN 3 multicalibre rifle. (Photo by CZ)

The CZ BREN 3 sets a new standard for versatility and user-friendliness in the modern rifle market. It features fully ambidextrous AR-style controls, ensuring that both left- and right-handed shooters can operate it with ease. The bolt catch/release is conveniently located inside the trigger guard, enhancing operational efficiency. The trigger is finely tuned with a 25 N pull, offering a smooth 7mm travel and a short 4mm reset, ideal for rapid and precise shooting. This advanced firearm includes dual ejectors, a choice between a telescopic/folding stock or a PDW-style extendable stock, and an innovative non-reciprocal charging handle that can be fixed or folded on either side of the receiver. Additionally, the rifle is equipped with a three-position gas port regulator and seven QD attachment points, complemented by a modular M-LOK, STANAG 4694 rail, or suppressor-ready forend, making it highly adaptable for various tactical scenarios.

BREN 3 multicalibre rifle. (Photo by CZ)
BREN 3 multicalibre rifle. (Photo by CZ)

Technically, the CZ BREN 3 is available in 5.56 × 45 NATO and 300 AAC Blackout calibers, with a 30-round magazine capacity. Its weight ranges from 3 to 3.6 kg, depending on the configuration. The overall length varies significantly, from 550 mm to 973 mm, contingent on the barrel length and stock configuration. Barrel options include lengths of 7″, 11″, 14.5″, and 16.5″ for the 5.56 × 45 NATO caliber, and 7″ and 9″ for the 300 AAC Blackout caliber, with respective twist rates of 1:7″ (six grooves) and 1:5″ (four grooves). The rifle boasts iron, folding, and adjustable sights, a muzzle thread of 1/2″ × 28 UNEF for the 5.56 caliber and 5/8″ × 24 UNEF for the 300 Blackout, and a robust upper receiver constructed from 7075 T6 aluminum alloy. With these specifications, the CZ BREN 3 is designed to meet the demands of modern combat and tactical operations, providing reliability, precision, and adaptability in one comprehensive package.

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