Enter Yeti Wurks
The Scorpion pistol by CZ is a pretty popular firearm. Hitting the market as pistol caliber carbines grow in popularity the CZ Scorpion found itself becoming a favorite SBR host. Leading the aftermarket for the Scorpion in Yeti Wurks. Yeti Wurks famously produces replacement grips for the Scorpion called the Everest and the Matterhorn. The Owner of Yeti Wurks, Eric Antonson is an approachable guy who routinely listens to the CZ Scorpion community and interacts with them almost daily via popular CZ forums. From the forums he developed a set of Scorpion magazine pouches to meet a need.
What we don’t have for the Scorpion is magazine pouches or at least modern magazine pouches. The magazines don’t fit in MP5 pouches and anything else is an unknown risk. The only official Scorpion Magazine Pouches I could find were by CZ and were startling European and extremely old school. I posted in a popular CZ forum asking, “Hey who makes pouches?” I was pointed to Yeti Wurk’s own Eric Antonson. After a brief conversation with Erik, I got the opportunity to order an early set of the pouches for testing and evaluation.
In the Beginning
Yeti Wurks teamed up with Fight and Flight tactical to design the Sherpa Scorpion magazine pouches. The Sherpa magazine pouches are modern, durable, and well made. Fight and Flight makes the Sherpa Scorpion magazine pouches from 500D solution dyed Nylon Cordura. The Sherpa comes as a set, with room for four thirty round Scorpion magazines. They are compatible with standard MOLLE/PALS webbing, or with an included strap for use as a bandolier. This is an excellent touch for those who do not own a plate carrier or battle belt. I personally really like the bandoleer option for a home invasion scenario, it’s very easy to throw on and then you have extra ammo on hand. As a result we have an easy to use system for a variety of different situations.
The mouth of the Sherpa pouches is tight at first and requires some twisting and spinning to get the magazine to slide into it. I’ve ran the Sherpa fast and hard and they’ve lossened up a bit to allow for smoother magazineinsertion. I ran the Sherpa as both a bandolier and mounted on a battle belt. I really like the Sherpa when combined with my Telor Tactical Go Band. This may become my go-to the combination on the Telor Tactical Go Band.
From the East
The Sherpa is a high quality piece of gear, and there is nothing cheap about it. You don’t just get a set of Pals on the back, but you get MALICE clips with locking straps. This is my first experience with Malice clips and I absolutely love them. They work extremely well, they keep pouches firmly in place, and are much stronger than standard straps.
The Sherpa comes outfitted with two retention devices. The first option is the standard flap with hook and loop velcro. The flap option is much better for dirty environments and long range patrols to secure the magazines entirely when running, climbing, jumping, and going into the prone. The second retention device is bungee cords with a small tab on the top. This makes it much quicker to release the magazines and reload. The flaps are secured by velcro, and can be removed at will.
On the Range
I took the Sherpa to the range and ran it heavily on a belt. I found it difficult to deal with both retention devices, so I took the flaps off. I prefer the bungee cords for quick reloads. On my first range trip, I practiced over fifty reloads from the pouches, some with live ammo, others dry. This helped break them in and was an excellent training experience for running the Scorpion. The pouches are tight, but they never delayed my magazine reloads, or prevented me from smoothly drawing the magazine.
The second range trip was run entirely live and done with multiple position shooting, shooting and movement, shooting from cover and moving to cover shooting. It was quite expansive in terms of what I could at a range in an afternoon. Using a belt over a plate carrier does make it a little more difficult to draw the first magazine from a kneeling position. Carrying on a bandolier eliminated this issue.
Reloading from the prone was easier on the belt than a plate carrier or bandolier. Reloading and moving again wasn’t an issue on a belt, a carrier, or bandolier style. The biggest issue came from me and made me realize I need some more range time and training time. The tab on the elastic bands makes it very, very easy to get the tab out of the way and to draw the magazine. My method had me gripping the magazine and pushing the tab forward as I drew the magazine.
Reloading and moving again wasn’t an issue on a belt, a carrier, or bandolier style. The biggest issue came from me and made me realize I need some more range time and training time. The tab on the elastic bands makes it very, very easy to get the tab out of the way and to draw the magazine. My method had me gripping the magazine and pushing the tab forward as I drew the magazine.
The magazine stay in place, even when running, kneeling or going prone. Even fully loaded magazines stay in place without issue. They don’t flop up and out, or up and down, and the magazines never fell out of the pouch regardless of the drill.
Even after all the fire and movement, the prone position, and a few hours worth of heavy drills the magazine pouches are still in tip top shape. There is zero fraying, zero staining, the Pals is still tight, as are the elastic bands. Nothing has torn, broken, and even the hook and loop velcro is still strong and attaches the flap back on with ease. I plan on taking the weapon to a carbine training class soon, and this pouches will be joining me for a day of fun in the sun.
The release date for the Sherpa Scorpion magazine pouches is fast approaching, so keep an eye out. They are going to come in a variety of colors to include Kryptek Typhon, black, MultiCam, coyote, ranger green, and ACU. So they will match most camouflage patterns. Personally I chose the Kryptek Typhoon because it matches my Telor Tactical belt.
Bonus: More than Scorpion Magazine pouches.
As a side note, the Yeti Wurks holsters are capable of also stashing CZ 75, P07, and P09 extended magazines, Glock extended magazines, and Colt SMG mags. I also fit cat tourniquets into the pouches, just to try. I imagine these pouches would hold Uzi, and Mac mags, and possibly MPX magazines but that is all speculation until I get my hands on them to test. For a simple set of Scorpion magazine pouches they do a lot more than just hold Scorpion mags.
You can contact Yeti Wurks Here – https://www.yetiwurks.com/
and Fight and Flight Tactical Here – https://www.fightandflight.com/
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