JW104 posted:

If you’re interested in Vegas the weekend before SHOT I will contact the Clark County Shooting Park to see what it takes/costs to reserve one of their ranges for private use. They are closed today and tomorrow so I’ll get on it Wed. 

I finally got in touch with the woman who handles reservations for the Clark County Shooting Park. The will not do reservations for private training except for current business partners or user groups. I don't know anyone who meets that criteria.

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Darryl, has this class firmed up?  I didn't see it on your website, so I figured I'd give it a shot here.  Hard dates, spots available, cost?

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Hey, sports fans, Apex has of all things AUG parts kits: 

https://www.apexgunparts.com/s...+Newsletter+10-17-19

Might be good to stock up, change your stock out (or keep the pretty one you have unscratched) or so on. Includes sling, cleaning kit, but the FCG is full auto so... that may not super helpful as it is. And of course, the barrel has been hacked off but you have the spare grip and gas parts from inside it at least. 

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shoobe01 posted:

Hey, sports fans, Apex has of all things AUG parts kits: 

https://www.apexgunparts.com/s...+Newsletter+10-17-19

Might be good to stock up, change your stock out (or keep the pretty one you have unscratched) or so on. Includes sling, cleaning kit, but the FCG is full auto so... that may not super helpful as it is. And of course, the barrel has been hacked off but you have the spare grip and gas parts from inside it at least. 

Hmm, interesting.  I'll have to check with my Austrian buddies on what parts will interchange and work with a semi-auto.  I don't anticipate need much in the way of spare parts, but you never know.  I'm virtually positive there is no way you can mix and match parts between a semi-auto and full-auto to create a functioning full-auto.  I say that not because I want to make one, but because I want it to be impossible so no worries from the ATF.

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The semi-auto AUG was deliberately made in ways that would prevent a lot of full auto parts will not work in semiauto.  I could swear that this extends to the bolt carrier or at least the cocking piece because I could swear that I had one that would not work in my AUG.  I think even the stocks are different.

You would be better off buying a spare parts kit from here: http://www.pjs-steyraug.com/augusrparts.html for $180.00  and a spare bolt from that same location.  It would cost about the same as a Apex part kit, but be usable in a semiauto AUG.

First off thanks to everyone for all the info on here. I'm late getting into the Aug game but I'm quite smitten with mine. 

I didnt happen to see it mentioned but any issue with taking the barrel out as far as wear? I've been popping the barrel out for travel and dont want to cause an issue down the road. Also any issue with dry firing as far as breaking something hammer, firing pin etc? 

 

I don't know about a problem with creating wear by taking out the barrel.  It is pretty robust.  

As far as the firing pin I think I would get snap caps.  I think I have seen two broken firing pins with AUGs--one happened during full auto fire and I have no idea how many rounds the gun had through it.  If you look at the design it seems relatively this.  That is one part I would stock up on and keep handy.  I would not worry about doing it a little.  But if you are doing lots dry firing sessions I would get one to be safe.  It is a military grade gun--but this is the part that I have seen breakages with.  I think that I put at least 3000-4000 rounds through an AUG without any breakages.  

anubismp posted:

 

I didnt happen to see it mentioned but any issue with taking the barrel out as far as wear? I've been popping the barrel out for travel and dont want to cause an issue down the road. Also any issue with dry firing as far as breaking something hammer, firing pin etc? 

 

Ed L posted:

I don't know about a problem with creating wear by taking out the barrel.  It is pretty robust.  

 

SDP factory ones have a steel bearing ring in the nose of the receiver that matches one on the barrel: unless you are reefing it & out lots per day (say as part of your load/unload drill or inspection) in a very gritty environment- should be OK.

Might have to watch damaging that alloy overhang dorsal to the receiver: that can get damaged by repeated clumsy barrel changes (steel on alloy).

What you might want to track is the locking notch on the left side of the receiver that retains the cocking handle to the rear: steel on alloy & it can wear.  It can be re-profiled a few times but after that: unreliable to nil hold open.

No idea on the alloy or quality thereof on non SDP made AUG.

Ed L posted:

The semi-auto AUG was deliberately made in ways that would prevent a lot of full auto parts will not work in semiauto.  I could swear that this extends to the bolt carrier or at least the cocking piece because I could swear that I had one that would not work in my AUG.  I think even the stocks are different.

You would be better off buying a spare parts kit from here: http://www.pjs-steyraug.com/augusrparts.html for $180.00  and a spare bolt from that same location.  It would cost about the same as a Apex part kit, but be usable in a semiauto AUG.

Yep. Those AIM parts kits are really only good for those with FA AUG or (like me) 07/02 FFL/SOTs looking to make a post sample FA AUG conversion. The fullauto stock latch is wider than the semiauto stock latch, preventing a FA stock from being installed on a SA receiver.  The FA bolt carrier has anti bounce weights inside the tubes. These prevent a FA carrier from fully traveling rearward when installed in a SA stock, as the bolt carrier guide rods (riveted into the stock) are shorter on a FA stock and longer on a SA stock. The combination of the antibounce weights in a FA carrier and longer bolt carrier guide rods in a SA stock prevent full rearward travel of the carrier. The SA and FA cocking pieces are also different, but this is a replaceable part and eithber cocking piece can be installed in either carrier. I suppose one could remove the antibounce weights from the carrier and use the bolt group on a SA AUG. It has also been said that the O.D. of the bolt carrier guide rods differs between SA and FA, though iirc, this was only on the very early 900 series SA AUGs. I haven’t had a chance to mic mine.

If only looking for SA parts, I would instead buy spares from Pete Athens as you mentioned. These AIM kits are very very well used. Not sure I’d trust the bolt. 

I've recent had the opportunity to put some rounds through a full auto AUG and I've fallen in love with this platform.

I noticed MSAR rifles tend to sell around $500 or so less than a comparable Steyr, even in the E4 configuration.

With Microtech out of the picture these days, are they worth a buy?

Or a hard pass?

If it aint broken, fix it 'till it is.

I'd go for the AUG myself. If all the parts were compatible I'd say sure and probably get one myself but its hard to jump on one with Microtech being out of the game. Save the  cash and get the real deal. You wont regret it. I dont for sure.

Mig1 posted:

I've recent had the opportunity to put some rounds through a full auto AUG and I've fallen in love with this platform.

I noticed MSAR rifles tend to sell around $500 or so less than a comparable Steyr, even in the E4 configuration.

With Microtech out of the picture these days, are they worth a buy?

Or a hard pass?

A fair number of the Microtechs did not work to begin with.

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