Gun Report

Steyr Model AUG A3 M1 3X Optic 5.56mm NATO

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The AUG is iconic and is the benchmark in bullpup design. The long LOP takes a bit more handling by a small-statured operator. We’d prefer the NATO variant that uses AR-15 magazines.

Steyr Model AUG A3 M1 3X Optic 5.56mm NATO

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The slotted muzzle brake can be removed and replaced with a can. The gas piston is adjustable, so you can run nearly any type of ammo.
The cocking handle is large and offers plenty of leverage when working the AUG’s action.
That is the ejection port. The AUG throws away empties far to your right (when configured for a right-hand shooter).
The AUG’s firing grip shows the sliding trigger. That square button is the crossbolt safety.
The Steyr’s vertical grip can be folded and stowed. It snaps and locks in place.
The AUG’s magazine catch is directly behind the magazine. We liked the construction of the AUG mags, but we would prefer if the AUG ran on AR-15 style mags.

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