IDET 2019: Czech Company CZ showcases its BREN 2 BR light battle rifle

CZ, a Czech engineering manufacturer, is exhibiting its latest weapons during IDET 2019 in Czech Republic. The Czech company is showcasing, among its full range of personal weapons, the CZ BREN 2 BR, which is a light battle rifle.

Czech Company CZ showcases its BREN 2 BR light battle rifle IDET 2019 defense exhibition 925 001
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The CZ BREN 2 is an assault rifle and battle rifle from the production of CZ service weapons. This rifle was designed by Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod in 2006 to replace the Sa vz. 58 in the Czech Army. The CZ 805 BREN is used by the Czech military, Indonesian special forces and Mexican police. The CZ BREN 2 BR is a cutting-edge individual automatic weapon that combines the best qualities of the successful CZ BREN 2 model series with the popular and powerful 7.62x51 NATO cartridge.

The caliber of the CZ BREN 2 can be quickly changed by swapping the barrel and inserting 5.56x45mm compatible magazine bay insert. It has multiple barrel lengths, ranging from 207 mm (8 inches), 280 mm (11 inches), and 357 mm (14 inches). A fire mode selector is fully ambidextrous, as well as other controls of this rifle. It has a simplified trigger system with three positions for "safe", "semi-auto" and "full-auto".

The CZ Bren 2 design is based on proven tapping the combustion gases from the barrel with the option of a three-stage regulation of the piston mechanism. The rifle has extreme reliability and durability under all conditions. It's capable of high accuracy and service life. Basic disassembly and assembly for routine maintenance can be carried out without the need for any tools. The rifle has a low weight and compact dimensions for fast and comfortable handling. The materials that are used to build the rifle are non-combustible and have increased fire resistance, as well as being resistant to impacts and mechanical damage.

The result of it is a new generation light battle rifle, characterized by exceptional reliability, high accuracy, outstanding ergonomics and easy control. In comparison with other assault rifles chambered in 5.56x45 NATO or 7.62x39 cartridges, the CZ BREN 2 BR boasts a considerably longer effective range and greater downrange energy at the point of impact while adding little additional weight to the weapon.

The magazine capacity of the CZ BREN 2 BR is of 25 bullets and its barrel is 407 mm long. Its weight without the magazine is of 3,7 kg.