CZ-USA Bren 2 Ms Pistol

While based on the original Bren 2, this pistol reimagining is a clean-sheet design.

The original Bren 2 was developed as a select-fire rifle for the Czech military. The new Bren 2 Ms Pistol is a clean-sheet design, with a modular forend (hence the “M”), and is offered in semi-auto only. With a trimmed-down aluminum receiver and a lower made from carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, the Bren 2 Ms is a robust but substantially lighter firearm that is easier to carry, quicker to get on target, and durable enough for tough duty.

The Bren 2 Ms Pistol has also done away with the reciprocating charging handle of the past, replacing it with one that stays stowed in the forward position until needed. Swappable from side to side, the new charging handle does double duty as a forward assist.

CZ-USA has also added an MSR-style bolt catch/release system to the Bren 2 Ms Pistol that is mirrored on both sides of the firearm. This ambidextrous system allows for faster, more efficient charging of the pistol. There’s even a catch/release nestled into the front of the Bren 2 Ms trigger guard. The magazine release and safety are also ambidextrous, and are in locations very familiar to the many shooters well-versed in the MSR platform. SRP: $1,722. (