Surprise Announcement: AREX and Steyr Now Owned by the Same Czech Holding Company

In a landmark move for the gun industry, RSBC Investment Group has strategically acquired STEYR ARMS, the prestigious Austrian firearm manufacturer known for its rich history and robust product line – but of course, we’re all thinking about the Steyr AUG. This acquisition, completed on April 23, 2024, signifies a major consolidation in the European defense sector, with RSBC Group now owning both STEYR ARMS and AREX under one unified corporate framework.

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The NEW Steyr AUG is Here! The AUG A3 M2 is in the USA

The NEW Steyr AUG is Here! James Reeves accidentally gives Steyr’s next-gen AUG its official name in this video! James speaks with Brian Marshall of the Steyr Academy about the upcoming Steyr AUG A3 M2. The Steyr AUG A3 M2 has already been released in Europe, but it’s coming to the US. The main differences here involve changes to the receiver that allow for a longer optic rail and a quick-disconnect and modular handguard design. The new upper receiver that accommodates the handguard and redesigned optic rail is new, but it is 100% compatible with AUG A3 M1 stock groups/lower receivers.

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Master Your AUG – Talladega CMP to Host Steyr Academy Courses

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has announced it will be hosting several Steyr Academy courses this April at the Talladega Marksmanship Park. Steyr Academy, a division under their production wing, provides comprehensive firearm training led by Brian Marshall, a seasoned expert with 28 years in local and federal law enforcement and two decades as an instructor. In April, two Steyr courses will take place at Talladega, utilizing covered firing points at distances of 100, 200, 300, and 600 yards, employing CMP’s electronic target lines. Additionally, participants will engage in firing exercises on Talladega’s unknown distance range. A full list of available courses with their pricing is below, and more information can be found at the Steyr Arms website as well as the Talladega CMP website.

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TFB FIRST LOOK: The New Steyr Scout Mk II

Steyr announced the new Scout Mk II late last year, and we now have one of the first shipment guns on hand for review. However, good reviews take time, and there is not much info about this gun yet. So, here is a first look at the Scout Mk II while that review is in process!

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TFB Review: The Steyr Scout 6.5 Creedmoor In The Field (Part 3)

Welcome back to this ongoing series on the Steyr Scout. Part 1 was an overview of the rifle and its features and performance. Part 2 examined optics options and what makes the most sense on a scout rifle. We are here today for Part 3, a look at the Steyr Scout as a hunting rifle.

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TFB Review: What Optic For A Steyr Scout? (Part 2)

We are back to continue this deep dive into the Steyr Scout rifle. Part 1 of this review looked at the features of the rifle and some accuracy testing. It also looked at some general features of the rifle and how it differs from a run-of-the-mill bolt gun. For Part 2, we will primarily look at optic selection. 

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TFB Review: Steyr Scout 6.5 Creedmoor (Part 1)

The Steyr Scout Rifle is a legend. Despite being introduced in the late 1990s, it still looks like a rifle from the future. But does it still make sense to own one now? We are living in the golden age of bolt action rifles, with PRS guns performing feats of accuracy that seemed impossible 20 years ago, and inexpensive hunting rifles like the Ruger American posting accuracy results that outclass custom rifles of years past. My goal in this review is to look at the Scout against the current crop of bolt guns to see if it still holds its own. Let’s get into it.

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IDEX 2023: Steyr C9-A2 MF – An Often Overlooked Austrian Handgun

You can never predict how popular a new firearms design will be. While one Austrian pistol, Glock, became more popular than any handgun in the history of humanity, another Austrian pistol, the Steyr M series has been enjoying limited popularity throughout the years. At the IDEX exhibition, Middle Eastern customers had a chance to see the 4th generation of the Steyr handgun, C9-A2 MF.

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[EnforceTac 2023] The New Lightweight Piston-Operated Steyr DMR

Steyr Arms is probably the most well-known for creating the AUG, one of the most ubiquitous bullpup 5.56 rifles on the planet. However, at EnforceTac 2023, Steyr has announced they will be releasing a brand new rifle to market – the Steyr DMR. The new lightweight rifle will come in at just under 7 pounds in weight and will be available in a variety of full-size rifle cartridges including the new 277 FURY, as well as the classic .308 Winchester cartridge.

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The RARE 9mm Steyr AUG SMG

It’s officially AUGust meaning that it’s time for James Reeves of TFBTV to brush off some old Steyr AUG content. In today’s video, James is at Steyr USA to talk about the ultra-rare 9mm Steyr AUG SMG. Rarely imported, they can be purchased on today’s market, but at a steep premium. After Steyr runs us through the features and details, it’s easy to see why this version of the AUG is so popular with law enforcement in Europe, South America, and Asia.

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[IWA 2022] NEW Steyr AUG A3 SWAT: Coming to the USA?

In this episode of TFBTV Show Time, James Reeves visits the Steyr booth at IWA to discuss the newest variant of the Steyr AUG, the A3 SWAT. This version features a number of upgrades that American shooters have wanted for the Steyr AUG including better optics and accessory mounting solutions, but will it be coming to the United States?

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History of the Steyr AUG (Filmed at Steyr USA)

In this special AUGtober episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at Steyr’s US headquarters to talk about the history of the Steyr AUG rifle. James interviews Brian Marshall, a Steyr Academy instructor and AUG scholar. Brian walks through the history of this iconic rifle with James on this episode. By the way, if you want inexpensive AUG-specific training from Steyr, the Steyr Academy is accepting students for their two-day AUG training course: https://www.steyr-arms.com/us/academy

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FIRST LOOK: Steyr & Wilcox's G62

TFB travelled to the UK’s largest defense exposition, Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), where we took a look at some of the newest small arms technology. One of the first stands we headed to was Steyr’s in the hopes of getting a look at their improved G36 – the G62.

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The G62 – Steyr's Improved HK G36

When we think of the Heckler & Koch G36, we might immediately think of the issues with heat dissipation which saw the Bundeswehr launch its (still) ongoing search for a new service rifle. For some time there have been murmurings that Steyr were working on an improved version of the G36 – it turns out the rumours were true. Steyr Arms, in conjunction with Wilcox and US-based Corax Defence, have announced the development of the G62 – an upgrade kit for the G36. In fact, Steyr’s key claim is that they’re “turning a good rifle into the best rifle on the market”. The G62 is not a new rifle, instead, it replaces key architecture.

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POTD: The Sturmgewehr 77 with the Austrian Jagerbattalion

Photo Of The Day – We visit the Austrian Jägerbattalion of the Bundesheer. These soldiers are on the next step of becoming squad leaders, in one of their rounds of cadre candidate training. Their main firearm is of course the Steyr AUG bullpup rifle or the StG 77 (Sturmgewehr 77) as it’s called in the Austrian Army.

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