Guns Steyr Arms Offering Modular Optics Integration with New AUG A3 M1 Recoil Staff October 23, 2014 Join the Conversation Steyr Arms made a big splash this year by introducing their short-stroke gas piston AUG A3 Bullpup rifle to the U.S. Market. They have now expanded on this offering with the AUG A3 M1 Variant out of their Bessemer, Alabama facilities, which will start shipping throughout the country with a Short-Rail, High-Rail, and Integrated-Optic version. The new M1 Variant offers the ability to attach a wide range of optics utilizing a platform similar to the AUG A2. Each of the three different rail and optics platforms for the AUG A3 M1 can be interchanged to meet your individual needs. The AUG A3 M1 High-Rail has 16 slots to attach many optics including red dot sights with a multiplier as well as high magnification scopes. Overall height is .820 inches above the stock comb and extends 2.57 inches from the receiver. The Short-Rail is the most simplistic option with the rail ending at the back of the receiver and rising up just .435” above the stock comb allowing the shooter to integrate a wide range of mounts depending on the height needed for the optic. In order to meet the market demands for a civilian version of the AUG SF Model, Steyr is also adding an Integrated Optics version for the AUG A3 M1. This will offer a top rail with 15 slots in two segments and an additional 4 slot rail on the right side. The scope tube is based on the original AUG offering a bright and clear optic with a 1.5x or 3x magnification. The 1.5x version has a medium crosshair within a heavy range-finding circle and the 3x version utilizes a medium crosshair with heavy circle and thin internal crosshair. In addition to the various rail platforms Steyr Arms integrated a VLTOR QD Sling mount for dual or single point slings. They have also added an OD Green variant if you didn’t already have enough choices to consider. The AUG A3 M1 will come complete with a translucent polymer 30 round magazine, and a cleaning kit that integrates into the buttstock. The bullpul starts at $2,099 for the short or high railed version. The Integrated-Optics versions are $2,499 and $2,599 for the respective 1.5x or 3x optics. Explore RECOILweb:SHOT16: Propper Ends the Blown Crotch?Wind Wizardry: BC Wind Formula for Long Range ShootingRECOIL Issue #18Political Prisoners: Battlefield Contractor Speaks Out On The Murky Legalities Of Asymmetric Warfare NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.