NIB CZ BREN 2Ms PISTOL - Piston Operated 5.56X45 Caliber. The CZ Bren 2Ms is a great package and this one is new in the factory box. We have added an A3Tactical Armbrace and an A3Tactical 2-Bolt hinge to allow the stock to fold to the left or right. The brace and folding hinge are a $365.00 option. This is one of the highest quality and durable tactical firearms you can own.
The CZ Bren 2 Ms: A Better Mouse Trap
While closely resembling the original Bren 805 pistol, the Bren 2 Ms bears quite a few significant changes to improve the user experience. First, the “Ms” designation stands for “Modular semi-auto” since the Bren 2 is available in multiple calibers, and users can switch barrels and forends to suit their missions.
Currently, the Bren 2 Ms pistol is available in 7.62x39mm and 5.56mm NATO with a few different barrel lengths. The 5.56mm version employs STANAG (AR) magazines while the 7.62x39mm pistol uses proprietary magazines. The sample I received for review was a 5.56mm model with an 8.26-inch barrel. The anodized aluminum upper receiver has been trimmed down in size from the original, and the lower uses carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, all adding up to substantial weight savings. Another difference is the AR-style bolt release paddle on the left side of the rifle that’s easy to access and operate. Additionally, CZ has also included a bolt release inside the front of the trigger guard to assist left-handed shooters.
Helping to round out the universality of the Bren 2 Ms, the safety selector is ambidextrous, and the charging handle can be swapped from one side of the rifle to the other as well. Speaking of the charging handle, one of the biggest changes for the Bren 2 Ms is that the charging handle is non-reciprocating and can be used as a forward assist.
Other smaller, but impactful, changes include interchangeable backstraps for the pistol grip, and the rear of the Bren 2 Ms has a flush rear plate that allows you to attach an AR-style buffer tube. This is handy for those who want to add a pistol brace or a full stock after registering the gun as an SBR.
The Bren 2 Ms features a chrome-lined, cold-hammer-forged barrel that wears a three-prong flash suppressor and a nitride finish for protection against the elements. The pistol also carries over the short-stroke gas piston operating system of the original along with a three-position gas adjustment. You can adjust the system for regular and adverse conditions, or turn it off completely for single-shot usage.The Bren 2 Ms also comes with an excellent set of folding combat sights. The rear sight includes selectable apertures for either fast shooting or precision at a distance. Other appointments include two 30-round factory magazines, both clip-on and QD sling attachment points, and M-LOK slots for the addition of accessories.
FAMILY: Bren Series
MODEL: Bren 2 MS
TYPE: Semi-Auto Pistol
CALIBER/GAUGE: 223 Rem | 5.56 NATO
FINISH: Matte Black
FINISH TYPE: Black
FRAME: Polymer Frame
STOCK/GRIPS: Black Stippled
OVERALL LENGTH: 19.9"
CAPACITY: 30 + 1
# OF MAGAZINES: 2
MAG DESCRIPTION: 30 rd.
SIGHTS: Folding Front and Rear
SIGHT TYPE: Adjustable Sights
SPECIAL: Threaded Barrel Model
WEIGHT: 5.4 lbs.
SHIPPING WEIGHT: 11.4 lbs.
SAFETY FEATURES: Ambidextrous
ADDL INFO: Piston Driven/Adj Gas Block
ADDL INFO: Ambidextrous Controls
ADDL INFO: Rear Plate Accepts AR Tubes
The Bren 2 Ms makes its first landfall in the US in pistol form with multiple barrel lengths and two chamberings. With a trimmed-down aluminum receiver and a lower made from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, the result is a robust but substantially lighter gun. Gone is the reciprocating charging handle, replaced with one that stays stowed in the forward position until it is needed. Swappable from side to side, it does double duty as a forward assist. Also added is an AR-style bolt catch/release system that is mirrored on both sides of the firearm, as well as a catch/release nestled into the front of the trigger guard. The magazine release and safety are ambidextrous. In pistol form, the Bren 2 Ms comes with a flush rear plate that has the provision for attaching an AR-style buffer tube for the installation of an arm brace, cheek rest, or similar pistol stabilizing device. AR-15 style magazines are used for .223 variants; all variants are swappable to different barrel lengths and chamberings and also feature a modular forend that can be swapped to different lengths.