The Steyr “Armee Universal Gewehr,” or AUG, translated as “Universal Army Rifle” has been one of the most recognizable rifles in the world since its adoption by the Austrian army in 1977. Now for civilian use, the AUG is an icon among all assault rifles. Below is a detailed description of the assembly process Steyr uses for the 40th Anniversary AUG model.
“This is a very well-engineered gun that is designed to last.”
-Jeff, Steyr Arms Warranty Department
Since 1864, a history of superior ergonomics and reliability has set Steyr Arms apart from other manufacturers. With this superior quality in mind, Steyr has designed its training academy courses to be custom-tailored to your specific needs, unlike many standardized shooting courses.
After 20 years of production, Steyr Arms has announced its parent company, Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH, has ceased production of it's venerable Pro Hunter rifle line as it focuses on their newest hunting rifle lineup, including the CL II, SM 12 and Scout rifle lines. Steyr has also announced that all remaining Pro Hunter rifles are now on sale.
Steyr Arms will hold a three-day Open House and Factory-Direct Sale of Steyr and Merkel firearms as well as JAGDHUND and X JAGD clothing lines at its Bessemer, AL headquarters on July 20th to 22th, 2017. We are located at 2530 Morgan Road in Bessemer, and will open the doors to the public from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for our fourth annual factory-direct sales event.
Every day from Monday, December 12th through Friday, December 16th, we'll be hosting a special Holiday Deal of the Day! Be sure to check back all week for the daily specials, only at Steyr Arms!
We received a wonderful story recently from the McGlades about their daughter "Styer" named after our company. Please read the letter they sent us below!
With two new domestic manufacturers and the announcement that Steyr will resume production of the AUG in the U.S., the time is right for a review of techniques to employ the AUG
Short, compact, odd-looking but distinctive, Steyr’s 5.56 mm AUG (Armee Universal Gewehr) has been the most successfully received of all the military bullpup designs. Adopted in 1978 by Austria, the AUG is the official arm of a number of countries, most notably Australia and New Zealand.
The Steyr Arms SSG69, Kimber 84M LPT, and Ruger Hawkeye Tactical rifle all hit their marks. Picking between them is a matter of choosing which features you must have to shoot only one shot.
In 2009, Steyr introduced the SSG 08 bolt-action rifle as the answer to those requiring top accuracy from an out-of-the-box rifle. Clearly police and military agencies equipping specialized units benefit from rifles that are simply issued, sighted in, and deployed without needing any tweaks that might vary from one gun to the next. And while many of us civilians enjoy the process of tuning a rifle or finding just the right load, there are those who want a high performance rifle that works at its best, all the time, every time, right from the start--a rifle such as the SSG 08.
Several years ago we had the chance to test the single-shot Steyr HS-50 and it was impressive. It was very accurate and possessed a pleasing quality feel,
The Steyr M9-A1 packs 17+1 rounds of 9mm in a compact package with innovative styling and safety features. Shown here with the SureFire X300 WeaponLight mounted.
The Steyr AUG has proven popular with special operations units for a myriad of reasons. A bullpup design, it is as compact as a pistol-caliber SMG (sub-machine gun), yet packs the punch of the 5.56 NATO round. For personnel who parachute, rappel, employ small boats, or swim or climb to their AO (Area of Operations), compact is always better.
Many readers may already be familiar with the Austrian AUG rifle (Armee Universal Gewehr, or universal army rifle). However, many may not yet know about the new and improved Steyr AUG-A3, a weapon manufactured in the U.S., thereby avoiding the import restrictions placed on foreign weapons.