More White AUG A3 M1 Rifles From Steyr Arms

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Steyr Arms has announced another run of their AUG A3 M1 rifles with white furniture. Apparently the initial run was far more popular than expected, so they’re following the public’s demand by moving forward with a second shipment. According to the company’s CEO, Scott O’Brien, “We grossly underestimated the demand for the White AUGs. “Our phone lines and social media accounts lit up as soon as word got out about the initial shipments to dealers and distributors, so we turned to our parent company in Austria to produce another batch of furniture. We are now working feverishly to build complete guns.”

There are three options for this particular AUG A3 M1 including an optics version with a 1.5X or 3X integrated scope, a Short-Rail version, and a High-Rail version. Perhaps best of all, the three versions have interchangeable rails and optics. All the shooter needs to do is remove a trio of base screws from the receiver and the changes can be made.

From Steyr Arms:

“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. With 16 numbered slots, the High-Rail version was designed to accommodate the widest range of optic choices, and the 11-slot Short-Rail version was designed for use with a reflex sight or a longer-eye relief optic.”

Steyr has been manufacturing firearms since 1864 and strives to combine current technology with what they call a more “elegant” appearance. The aforementioned rifles have varying MSRPs with either rail version being $2099, the 1.5X optic version being $2499, and the 3X optic version being $2599.

Visit the company’s website at www.steyrarms.com.

Specs from Steyr:

Model: Steyr AUG A3 M1
Purpose: Target shooting, military & law enforcement, multi-gun competition
Manufacturer: Steyr Arms, Inc.
2530 Morgan Rd.
Bessemer, AL 35022
(205) 417-8644
www.steyrarms.com
Operation: Adjustable, short-stroke, gas-piston, semi-automatic
Receiver material: Hard Eloxal-coated aircraft aluminum
Caliber: 5.56x45mm (.223 Rem.)
Barrel: 16.375-inch chrome-lined CHF barrel (18.375 inches with muzzle brake)
Rifling: 6 grooves, 1:9 RH Twist
Sights: Short 11-slot rail, High 16-slot rail, 1.5X optic or 3X optic
Safety: Two-position trigger-blocking
Trigger type: Single-stage
Pull weight: 9 pounds, 8 ounces
Stock material/type: White Black, OD Green or MUD synthetic/bullpup
Length of pull: 15 inches
Drop at comb: 0.435 inch (Short rail), 0.820 inch (High rail), 1.945 inches (Optic)
Drop at heel: None
Recoil pad: Elastomer; 0.3-inch thick
Sling swivels: Two (front QD, rear reversible)
Pistol grip: Integral
Checkering: None
Weight, empty: 7.7 pounds (Short Rail), 7.8 pounds (High Rail), 8.8 pounds (Optic)
Overall length: 28.15 inches
Included accessories: Owner’s manual, one 30-round magazine and an AUG cleaning kit
MSRP: $2,099 (either rail), $2,499 (1.5X optic), $2,599 (3X optic)


katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Vitor Roma

    Why Steyr and FN are so lazy about putting a better trigger in their bullpups? Really, they know everybody hates the typical “bad bullpup trigger” and they also know that it is perfectly possible to put a decent one. The whole concept of the chamber being far away of the trigger, therefore it is physically impossible to have a decent trigger has been debunked.

    I’m not even talking about a match 4lbs trigger pull. A 7lbs one would way better and shootable than the current 9.5lbs.

    • MclarenF1Forever

      I wonder if the need to be able to set off hard primers in military ammo is why the standard triggers on these are so heavy. Other possible reason could be that the requirements for other large(r) customers specify a 9.5lbs trigger. Were there “DMR” type versions of the AUG?

      • Anonymoose

        Yeah. The HBAR version was developed into a HBAR-T (DMR) version and an open-bolt LMG version, both with higher power scopes. Not sure if they modified the trigger for either though.

    • Dracon1201

      They really don’t care. People buy them anyways. Besides, no one needs it on their FA rifles. The triggers are literally good enough for government work, why would they change it for civies?

    • ReadyOrNot

      IMO, Steyr has never done a great job advertising much less tailoring to the American market. This is probably why IWI has dominated the bullpup market in recent years. With that being said the AUG is still an awesome platform!

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    They used these in “Die Hard: Fargo”.

  • Lance

    Getting ready for the Star War Storm trooper fans…. LOL

  • iksnilol

    I want a white sci-fi rifle but I can’t justify it since it sticks out when there’s no snow.

    • Raven

      Eh, it sticks out in snow, too.

      • iksnilol

        Shh, I know.

        Only excuse for a sci-fi gat is inside some sort of research facility. Though I could get an AUG, then get a spare stock for it that is white. Use the white stock for the bling factor (IE during competitions), use the OD green stock for SHTF.

    • KestrelBike

      What about in concrete urban settings?

      • Dracon1201

        Like a sore thumb, son.

  • wetcorps

    We future now.

  • Anonymoose

    Perfect for a Christmas gift, as long as you don’t drop it on the way home and lose it in the snow.

  • Ben Loong

    Man, between this and the Vektor CR-21s in District 9, the there’s really nothing like white furniture to make a gun look sci-fi cool.

    I wonder if it’d work on the old M16?

  • bull

    bring out the dyes!

    • DNH

      That’s the first thing I thought of when I saw Steyr was selling AUGs “in the white”.

      Should make a great starting point for some “unusual” color choices.

  • Sheeple shepherd

    Wait. You aren’t saying all civilian guns should be white are you?

    • ostiariusalpha

      Man, you could parse that a couple different ways. Something about white civilians with space cool guns.

      • iksnilol

        Aww, the comment was deleted. I can bet your comments would have been hilarious in context :/

        • ostiariusalpha

          Yeah, but it gets your imagination going doesn’t it?

          • iksnilol

            Yes it does, usually that happens when a girl sends you a pic of her shoulder with no bra strap.

          • MR

            Thought you were trying to be the responsible boyfriend? Or did you mean, when “your” girl sends you such a photo?

          • iksnilol

            When “mine” sends me.

            She is from Eastern Europe, so she’ll probably kill me if I cheat. I kinda don’t want to die from “angry girlfriend syndrome”. Y’know?

  • Craig

    Appealing to the CS:GO crowd eh Steyr?

  • janklow

    i love my AUG, but who is out there excitedly buying all these white AUGs?