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I've always wanted one, so I broke down and bought an AUG m3a1. After playing with it a bit, I wish I'd bought one sooner. Super handy and compact rifle. Haven't had a chance to shoot it further than 50yds yet, but it seems on par with my ARs for accuracy with m193 and cheap 55 gr range fodder (which is all I'm shooting in 5.56 right now). I dropped a set of Magpul BUIS and a Romeo 5 I pulled of a fun rifle just so I'd have some sights on it, and it's a joy to shoot. Trigger is a bit heavy, but cleaner feeling than I expected with a bullpup.

It runs it's own magazines, but I haven't had any trouble finding them for decent prices. Both Magpul and Steyr magazines work and appear to be solidly built. Mag changes are slower than with an AR, but with just a little practice I'm finding they aren't THAT much slower. Oddly I'm finding that I prefer the 42 round magazines. They really don't seem to get in the way as much as I expected they would and they give me a bit more to hold onto when stuffing them into the well.

I have discovered that brass loves to hit the plastic right behind the ejection port and leaves marks. I'll be sticking some velcro for padding there on range trips. It's purely cosmetic, but I don't want my stock looking like my dogs Nylabone after a couple thousand rounds.

So, anything I should know about the platform? Other than the fact that it is the ideal weapon to protect my home from invasion by a barefooted Bruce Willis of course.
 
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Awesome! I've always admired the AUG and always say I'll buy one when my wallet is fat and I come across one. The problem is, my wallet doesn't stay fat long enough. One day perhaps..
 
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Congrats. I've come close several times over the years to finally getting one but something else always seems to take precedence, plus my MSAR clone never seems to want to break like the internet says it's supposed to. I also can't decide if I want the rail or one with the factory scope/carry handle, which despite its meager 1.5x(?) power, aesthetically appeals to me a 'classic' sense.

One thing MSAR apparently got right: spent brass kicks out right into the stock just like your AUG. I caught that a little late so my stock wears plenty of scars. I did put a piece of skateboard tape over the area to prevent any further damage, though it's probably a good thing that I'll never convert this rifle to a left-hand configuration because that sand grit piece of tape now refuses to let itself loose from gun!


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Congrats. I’ve always been drawn to bullpup rifles, and the AUG sets the standard it would seem. My first was an old Norinco 86S AK variant that I traded away almost 30 years ago- and wished I hadn’t. I mull the AUG over a couple times a year.




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I love my Aug, shes my travel gun and goes every where with me in Conus. I too prefer the 42s. Esstac makes mag pouches that are Aug specific if you are looking for pouches. They fit AR mags as well but accommodate the lip. I put a Zeiss 1-4 ZQAR on mine and changed the charging handle out for a Gearhead works folding mech.

For mag changes I'm stupid fast on an AR but I'm also trained for that. I think given time with the platform I can become faster but it will still be slower overall than the more common magwell location. Its still not bad and you get reliable factory 42s.
 
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Man I Have always wanted AUG. Enjoy.
 
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It seems like I've always had an AUG, but in reality its only been since the early 90's. Currently I've got an A2 with a NATO stock which accepts AR (NATO) mags ... I've yet to buy one of the new US production models.
Years ago different companies had different ideas on how to improve the trigger, Trigger Tamer is still in business which simply lightens the spring weight a bit, another company I don't recall their name and a few years ago Rat Worx came out with a new sear, I'm not sure why but its called a "2020 sear" and it works well with the Trigger Tamer, the sear, besides being smoother also reduces the long pull.

Enjoy!


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I have an AUG. I'd like to find an original-style riser and glass. It just isn't right without it.
 
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Originally posted by sns3guppy:
I have an AUG. I'd like to find an original-style riser and glass. It just isn't right without it.

Which model? not sure but I might have an extra picitinny rail for the USR/A2, can't help you with the glass.


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I have an MSAR AUG clone. It has been problem free. I highly recommend the Trigger Tamer
 
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MSAR here also, bought in 07.
Chris from RatWorx did the steel mag catch upgrade for me at the first bullpup shoot at no charge in about 10sec flat.
Got a spare parts kit from the MSAR CS rep at the time they were popular at no charge also, I can't remember his name but he was THE go to guy at MSAR.
It wears a trijicon ta31f rco 4x32 and to date it has never missed a beat.
 
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Probably msar Dave/jagercommando
 
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The AUG was still a pretty rare beast with only 3000 black 16”, 3000 green 20”, 3000 USR’s imported... there were also 1500 stripped “special receivers” imported ... I keep thinking there 13,500 but I don’t remember what the other 3000 was.
MSAR came in at a time when the only other choice was paying $4-5000 for an AUG ... I didn’t get one as there were so many reports of problems then customer service started going down hill.

There was also another clone, the TMP, mostly made from AUG machine gun parts kits and if memory serves an Australian F88 replacement receiver and just enough US parts to be compliant with 922r.


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The AUG is such a fantastic rifle. To me, the A3M1 is the best iteration ever made. It’s what the A2 should have been.

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There was also another clone, the TMP, mostly made from AUG machine gun parts kits and if memory serves an Australian F88 replacement receiver and just enough US parts to be compliant with 922r.



TPD made their own billet receiver. Also made barrels. They were reportedly getting new AUG parts from Steyr, until Steyr released the A3 in the US.


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TPD made their own billet receiver. Also made barrels. They were reportedly getting new AUG parts from Steyr, until Steyr released the A3 in the US.

Thanks for the correction Josh!


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I've had 2 Steyr's since my first AUG which was a TPD. The Steyr's are excellent but in actuality the TPD was even nicer. Too bad they couldn't stay around. I still have one Steyr and it's my goto HD rifle. A bullpup is MUCH handier indoors and I seriously doubt my Home Defense needs will ever exceed 30rds much less 42!

I had a Factory 3x scoped rifle (NOT the 1.5x) and it was a nice setup but IMHO a modern 1x-6 or 8x illuminated dot is a superior if more expensive way to go. It's hard to beat the 1x with a dot for close in and then be able to zoom out to 6x or higher for longer ranges.

For Military use I can certainly see the AR-15 platform as being superior for most things other than Urban work with it's superior mag change and other ergo's but I still love the AUG for indoors. The Tavor is another superior Home Defense Carbine, with a Geisselle Trigger and Bow it's trigger rivals good AR Triggers. Somehow the AUG just FEELS better to me, a gun I always wanted and finally have gotten to enjoy a couple of. One of my all time favorites despite the heavy trigger.............dj


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