« The Sting is a 9x21 mm submachine gun. The weapon is designed to be used by security forces, vehicle crews and special forces. Due to its small size, accuracy, ambidextrous use and rate of fire, it became a popular SMG around the world.
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Sting 9 mm
Faction CSAT
Type Submachine Gun
Caliber 9×21 mm
Variants None

The Sting is a 9 mm submachine gun used by CSAT pilots in ArmA 3.


The Sting is a selective-fire, blowback-operated submachine gun that is chambered to fire the the 9×21 mm round.

It loads from 30 round translucent box magazines, and can attain a fire rate of up to 1,100 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 370 m/s. The Sting can fit accessories onto its top and side rails and can also mount muzzle attachments.

Handling-wise, the Sting is a very stable SMG platform. Like all the other submachine guns, the Sting has a very high rate of fire and low recoil, but also low damage and range. Its recoil is simple to manage in all fire modes and is the most accurate SMG (even compared to the Vermin), allowing the operator to lay down a hail of precision fire at short-medium ranges.

Though it primarily serves as the standard-issue weapon of CSAT pilots, it is very light and doesn't take up much space in a backpack which makes it ideal for use as a backup weapon for other roles. However, it is only recommended as a primary weapon in extreme close quarter scenarios or when using a sniper rifle due to its inherent drawbacks of being an SMG.


  • The Sting is based on the "Scorpion Evo 3" (more specifically the A1 variant) designed by Česká Zbrojovka Uherský Brod (CZ).
  • During the pre-Alpha phase of ArmA 3's development, the Sting initially served as a placeholder weapon for the SDAR and could fire while underwater.
    • It was also a NATO SMG prior to the Vermin's inclusion in the Alpha.


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Weapons of comparable role and configuration