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Andrew joined CZ-USA after Retiring from the US Army as a Civil Affairs Team Sergeant. Deployments included both Iraq and Afghanistan. While deployed his focus was on Law Enforcement specific operations, supporting NATO and CJIATF 435. Andrew also served as a Police Officer for 5 years and has a background in logistics, project management and international affairs. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.

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    • Andrew Eager

      They are already available for LE agency purchase. Currently they are only available in Select fire.

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    • Andrew Eager

      No projections as of yet. Only select fire for agency purchase only at this point.

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  1. Andy

    Any projections for the civilian version release yet? And if not, why the holdup?

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      • Zachary Torline

        Any updates on when a civilian variant will be available?

      • Andrew Eager

        Unfortunately I don’t. The semi-auto Bren 2’s only became available to the civilian market a year or two after the select fire models were released. Hopefully that trend will stick for the 7.62×51

  2. Jeff

    CZ BREN 2 BR – 7.62×51……looks like a fantastic rifle. Definitely on my want list when the semi autos come stateside. Any waiting list? 🙂

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    • Andrew Eager

      Available in full auto only right now unfortunately. Keep up the faith!

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  3. Wil Pinlac

    I saw the whole video of firing and torturing this riffle CZ BREN 2 riffle. It’s really fantastic and awesome riffle like my HK 308. I wish I could have one too. Would you know when this guy would be available for civilian? Thanks!

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    • Andrew Eager

      Unfortunately it is only available in select fire at this time. No release dates have been announced for the semi-auto just yet.

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  4. Yaki

    So it’s October, have you all come out with the Bren 2 rifle in .308 for US civilian market?

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    • Andrew Eager

      No sir. It likely will not be available to the general public for a while. It was only released in select fire for military and law enforcement in 2019. Typically the semi-auto versions are not released for a year or two after the select fire models are produced.

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  5. Jeff

    There is an empty rack in my safe for when they decide to release the civi, semi-auto version. I could get myself a PWS, SCAR or LMT but I won’t because I have to have a CZ Bren – the others just won’t suffice.

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    • Andrew Eager

      Typically CZ rolls out the full auto models a year or two in advance of the semi-auto versions. Jan of this year we released the 5.56 and 7.62×39 models in semi-auto even though I had been running the select fire for almost 2 years. That being the case, if they follow the same path, I would hope to see it 2021.

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  6. Donald Melvin

    When will the Bren 2 be available in rifle or carbine form?
    I am a retired
    army officer and have two of the original brens one rifle and one pistol in SBR form. How can I apply for a military or gun shop discount price. I currently have a gun shop also.

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    • Andrew Eager

      The carbine version is in the works, however I dont have any type of release date yet unfortunately. If you are interested in our LE/MIL program, please email lesales@cz-usa.com and they will get you the information you need.

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  7. Pat

    Any idea if a California version will be released for us poor souls that have to live in this state?

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    • Andrew Eager

      Unfortunately there are no semi-auto versions for anyone at the moment, unless you have an SOT/FFL

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      • Pat

        Gotcha, but any idea when they do release a semi auto version for us civilians will a CA version be in there as well?

      • Andrew Eager

        Nothing currently on my radar as of yet. If the current semi-auto Bren 2 is any indication, the semi auto versions came out 2 years after the select fire model

  8. Jon

    What is the approximate price tag for civilian version? I understand that a civilian model is not available, but what is the price range? Will it be cheaper than a SCAR 17s?

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    • Andrew Eager

      The price is not public. The pricing is setup for government agencies and FFL/SOT holders only.

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    • Andrew Eager

      Right now you cannot purchase the stock by itself because it is not 922r compliant. We should start pushing the 922r kits out hopefully sometime 2nd quarter.

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  9. Ryan

    Any update on when the civilian version will become available? I know the Civilian Bren 2 was released ~2 years after the full auto was released, but it seems to be getting very close and I haven’t seen any kind of update.

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    • Andrew Eager

      I always use the 2 years as a good guide. I am hoping to hear more in December when new products are typically announced.

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      • RC

        Will there be a 7.62×51 pistol as well when the rifle launches? Also, any plans to make an FDE version?

      • Andrew Eager

        Typically CZ releases pistol variants first and then follows up with a Carbine. Just what I have seen in my experience with new product. Unfortunately I don’t have any information on colors as the civilian variant has not been released yet. I would typically wait until December when you see new product releases announced on our social media pages.

  10. Dion Bafundo

    Patiently waiting for my first battle rife to be released..😁🇺🇸

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  11. Austin Hager

    It’d be super cool for a civi version before the election….I’d bet they’d sellout quickly.

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  12. Mike

    Does the 7.62x51mm variant share the same upper receiver as the 5.56mm and 7.62×39 variants? Just read an article indicating the upper receiver and bolt carrier dimensions are the same between all calibers.

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    • Andrew Eager

      As much as I wish this was true, it does not. Both 5.56 and 7.62×39 share a common upper receiver and trigger pack. Unfortunately the Bren 2 BR is a separate platform all together and will not share the same upper receiver. While we are ecstatic about the glowing review from Recoil, they did not consult directly with us on some specific fact checking before publishing the article. Wish I had better news!

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  13. Ryan Boisvert

    So my brother got a 7.62×39 bren 2 pistol and I’m sold…and selling my ak lol …but I can not seem to find the caliber conversion barrels and if I buy the 7.62×39 does it come with the insert to run 5.56 mags or should I just buy the 5.56 because it comes with it and get a 7.62 barrel after I’d prefer 7.62 in pistol format and 16” rifle barrel get a 1913 adapter and run a stock then swap back to tail hook brace to run pistol 7.62

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    • Andrew Eager

      So the cheapest way to go would be the 5.56 up front as it comes stock with the magazine well insert already in it. The bolt/barrel conversion kit is not currently available for any caliber swaps at this time, however I know it will eventually be. If you want to shoot it in 7.62×39, I would go that route now as the insert for the 5.56 would probably only be available when the conversion kit comes out.

      Then only available barrel lengths in 7.62×39 are the 9″, 11″ and the 14″. My personal favorite being the 9″

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