- 3-position adjustable gas regulator
- Quick interchangeable barrel design
- Folding fore grip
- Ambidextrous eject port
- Two-position trigger-blocking safety
- Owner's manual, extended rail, 1.5x optic and one 30-round magazine included
The iconic bullpup-style Steyr AUG has been one of the most recognizable rifles in the world since its adoption by the Austrian army in 1977 and is now available for civilian use as the Steyr AUG A3 M1, a semi-convertible ambidextrous rifle platform with an adjustable short-stroke, gas-piston operation chambered for 5.56x45mm (.223 Remington) ammunition in stock 30-round magazine.
The multi-configurable M1 variant of the AUG A3 platform is the latest generation of the venerated bullpup platform. Utilizing an optics attachment platform similar to the rare and much-sought-after AUG A2, the AUG A3 M1 is available from the factory with an Extended Rail, but optional Short-Rails, High-Rails, 1.5x or 3x Optics. The AUG A3 M1 Optics version has a more traditional AUG scope tube with exceptionally bright and clear optical elements, modernized with the addition of three Picatinny rail sections to accommodate accessories like a close-quarters holographic sight.
The AUG A3 M1 boasts an overall length of just 28.15 inches, including its 16-inch heavy barrel, making it at least 8 inches shorter than an M4 carbine with a comparable-length barrel. The short-stroke gas-piston operation of the AUG runs exceptionally cleaner by nature because all of the operational exhaust gas vents out of the front of the rifle. The AUG's matching, yet opposed, stainless steel operation and guide rods affixed to the bolt carrier glide effortlessly inside the receiver for unparalleled smoothness in operation as well as exceptional reliability. Dual gas-adjustment settings ensure its operation, even with the dirtiest ammunition and in adverse conditions.
The AUG A3 M1 has all the classic features and benefits that established it as the pinnacle of modern rifle design, including expedited disassembly as well as simple conversion to left-hand operation, which requires replacement of the standard bolt with the optional left-eject bolt and swapping the ejection-port cover. It also features a quick-change barrel with a collapsible forward grip as well as a two-position cross-bolt safety that locks the trigger.
The receiver was also updated to replace the permanently affixed front sling swivel with a VLTOR Quick-Disconnect Sling Swivel, which makes two-point sling attachment or removal extremely fast and easy, and users of single-point slings can remove the front sling swivel entirely, if they so desire.
The AUG A3 M1 stock, cocking piece and forward grip are made of highly durable synthetic. This model uses STANAG type magazines (standard AR-15 magazines) and comes with extended rail, 1.5x optic and one 30-round PMAG.
|Operation||Adjustable, short-stroke, gas-piston, semi-automatic|
|Caliber||5.56x45mm (.223 Remmington)|
|Barrel Length, in||16.375"|
|Magazine Capacity, rds||30|
|Magazine||Polymer double-stack detachable box|
|Rifling||6 grooves, 1:9" RH Twist|
|Barrel Material||Cold Hammer Forged|
|Barrel Finish||Mannox Lined (Nitride)|
|Receiver Material||Aircraft Aluminum|
|Receiver Finish||Hard Eloxal Coated|
|Stock Finish||Black NATO|
|Recoil Pad||Elastomer; 0.3" thick|
|Sling Swivels||Two (front QD, rear reversible)|
|Pull Weight||9 lb 8 oz|
|Length of Pull, in||15"|
|Overall Length, in||28.15"|
|Weight, lb||8.8 (w/ Optic)|