Many readers may already be familiar with the Austrian AUG rifle (Armee Universal Gewehr, or universal army rifle). However, many may not yet know about the new and improved Steyr AUG-A3, a weapon manufactured in the U.S., thereby avoiding the import restrictions placed on foreign weapons.
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The Steyr AUG has proven popular with special operations units for a myriad of reasons. A bullpup design, it is as compact as a pistol-caliber SMG (sub-machine gun), yet packs the punch of the 5.56 NATO round. For personnel who parachute, rappel, employ small boats, or swim or climb to their AO (Area of Operations), compact is always better.
After 20 years of production, Steyr Arms has announced its parent company, Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH, has ceased production of it's venerable Pro Hunter rifle line as it focuses on their newest hunting rifle lineup, including the CL II, SM 12 and Scout rifle lines. Steyr has also announced that all remaining Pro Hunter rifles are now on sale.
Steyr Arms announced today that it has begun shipping the new multi-configurable M1 variant of the AUG A3 bullpup rifle platform to dealers and distributors. Utilizing an optics attachment platform similar to the rare and much-sought-after AUG A2, the AUG A3 M1 will be available nationwide in a Short-Rail version, a High-Rail version as well as an Integrated-Optic version with either a 1.5X or 3X scope.
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The Steyr AUG A3 SA USA is a bullpup design based on the original Steyr AUG dating back to the early 70s. Various versions of the AUG are in use by military, police and special operations units all over the world. AUG stands for Armee Universal Gewehr or in Yankee language, “universal army rifle.”
The Steyr “Armee Universal Gewehr,” or AUG, translated as “Universal Army Rifle” has been one of the most recognizable rifles in the world since its adoption by the Austrian army in 1977. Now for civilian use, the AUG is an icon among all assault rifles. Below is a detailed description of the assembly process Steyr uses for the 40th Anniversary AUG model.
The Steyr Arms Range Day is slated to be held at 500-acre CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Ala.—home of the Steyr Academy—from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Sat., July 27, 2019. The event is open to the public with free entry and free shooting.
Steyr’s Scout/SSG 08 hybrid delivers the pirate-dropping goods out to 800+ yards! There are two Steyr bolt-action rifles that have become benchmarks in recent rifle history: the Steyr Scout all-around rifle and the SSG 08 sniper rifle.
With two new domestic manufacturers and the announcement that Steyr will resume production of the AUG in the U.S., the time is right for a review of techniques to employ the AUG