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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

STG 77 (Steyr AUG)

The STG 77 (Sturmgewehr 77) more commonly known as the Steyr AUG, is an Austrian bullpup design assault rifle.

Manufacturer: Steyr Mannlicher GmbH & Co KG
Country: Steyr, Austria
Design Year: 1977
Years of Service: 1979-Present
Fire Mode: Selective Fire
Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Action: Gas piston operated, rotating bolt
Twist Rate: 1:9 rifling twist
Rate of Fire: 750 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 3,182 ft/s
Effective Range: 300m (980 ft)
Maximum Range: 2,700m (8,900 ft)
Composite: High grade polymer and advanced alloy components
Weight: 7.1lb subcarbine, 7.9 lb standard
Length: 24.8in subcarbine, 31.1in standard
Barrel Length: 13.8in subcarbine, 20.0in standard

Bullpup refers to the magazine feed being behind the trigger, this allows the gun to be shorter and more compact without having to shorten the barrel.
AUG stands for "Armee Universal Gewehr" Which means "Universal Army Rifle".
The STG 77 was designed to be the main battle rifle for the Austrian Army, since 1979 many other countries have adopted it into their police and military forces.
Ambidextrous Rifle, and features interchangeable barrels that can be quickly switched out without breaking the gun down.

It is implemented with a 2-stage trigger, pulling it half way causes it to fire semi-automatically, pulling it all the way causes full auto fire.
The barrel features a 6 right-hand grooves and a rifling twist rate of 288mm (1:9).
This gun was made famous to the younger crowd do to the Call of Duty Franchise, which uses this gun in its Modern Warfare series.

The Steyr AUG is a excellent battle rifle, as well as a fun civilian semi-auto shooter, although illegal in California do to overall length, it can still be purchased in most states.
I love this gun because of its look, its long service life and simplicity of shooting. It is capable of almost all attachments.

Internals of the STG 77

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