One Source Tactical is now selling a fantastic set of AUG accessories that are absolutely a must-have for any AUG shooter out there. For years, the Achilles’ heel of the AUG was that you were stuck with the fixed Zeiss optic, or an oddly raised (and short) rail on models dubbed “special receivers”. The AUG A3 that is currently in production has lowered the picatinny rail a bit and ditched the fixed optic option entirely, but shooters are still stuck with a short rail.
Suarez International set out to provide AUG folks with a longer rail (that really shines with iron sights by providing a longer sight plane) on which to mount iron sights, an optic, or both. A shell deflector is also optional that will allow shooters to transition from shoulder to shoulder without a face full of brass. Also available is a forward rail system that will allow shooters to put whatever foregrip they want on the front of their rifle, rather than be stuck with the stock folding unit.
I received both the top and forward rails in the mail and was eager to install them.
Now I am one of the least handy people I know, but even I was able to install the top rail in about 5 minutes. Here are the only tools you need for installing both rails:
The top rail went on with ease. A few turns with a hex and some blue loctite did the trick:
The foregrip was even easier, requiring just a quick tap on the grip retaining pin and bolting on the new assembly:
I threw on an AUG-esque folding foregrip that placed it much further forward the the factory grip. I like this very much, as I am very lanky and prefer to grab on to rifles a bit farther forward:
The result was a very sexy looking rifle if I do say so myself!
Of course I just had to throw my Gemtech G5 on it for maximum cool-factor.
The Suarez products make the rifle much easier to tote around. As I mentioned, I like that you now have the ability to place the front grip far forward, and use any grip you please:
The rail also allows back up iron sights and an optic, which is a very desirable feature:
My 6’3″ frame appreciates the grip being far forward, but you can always mount it farther back.
The rails also do not interfere with the rifle’s ability to go prone:
- $79.99 for either rail
- Install took 5 minutes or less for each rail and no special tools
- Easily can go back to stock configuration
- Allows you to run back up irons easier and with a greater sight plane
- Allows aftermarket foregrips
- Shell deflector available that isn’t a goofy plastic monstrosity
- Looks very cool in my opinion!
I believe these rails at this price point are both home runs for AUG shooters out there, and I know that my AUG will be blessed with these rails for a long time!