NRA Gun of the Week: CZ 805 Bren S1

posted on February 18, 2017

The U.S. consumer market is saturated with defensive rifles, but there are few that offer battlefield utility like the CZ 805 Bren S1. For the shooter looking to get a piston-driven, 5.56 NATO-chambered defensive rifle, the CZ 805 Bren S1 should be at the top of the list. American Rifleman's resident southpaw, Kelly Young, is on camera this week to break down the “805.” For more information, watch the video or check out

Manufacturer: Ceska zbrjovka Uhersky Brod
Importer: CZ-USA
Model: CZ 805 Bren S1
Action Type: short-stroke-piston operated, semi-automatic center-fire rifle
Chambering: 5.56x45 mm NATO
Receiver: machined aluminum upper; polymer lower
Barrel: 16.2”; steel, six-groove, 1:7” RH twist
Sights: flip-up; elevation-adjustable post front; windage-adjustable rear
Trigger: 4-lb., 10-oz. pull
Stock: side-folding, polymer; four-position adjustable
Weight: 8 lbs.
MSRP: $2,000

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