Steyr AUG A1 Para 9 mm submachine gun, original version.
Steyr AUG A3 XS 9 mm submachine gun.
|Full text name||Steyr AUG para 9 mm submachine gun|
|Caliber cartridge||9x19 Luger / Parabellum|
|Overall length, mm||610|
|Barrel length, mm||325|
|Weight empty, kg||3.0|
|Magazine capacity, rounds||25|
|Cyclic rate of fire, rounds/min||700|
The original Steyr AUG Para 9 mm submachine gun is a reversible conversion of the original Steyr AUG assault rifle, intended mostly for short-range police and special operations work. This weapons combines relatively compact dimensions with very good accuracy (compared with other 9 mm submachine guns), thanks to a long barrel and closed-bolt firing. If necessary, Steyr AUG 9 mm submachine gun also can be fitted with silencer.
Steyr AUG Para 9 mm submachine gun utilizes basic components (aluminum receiver and polymer stock of bullpup configuration) from the Steyr AUG assault rifle. The 9 mm barrel is installed (original Steyr AUG assault rifles have quick detachable barrels), and a gas-operated locked bolt action is replaced with simple blowback (unlocked) bolt. Original firing system with hammer and pull-through selective trigger (short pull results in single shots, long pull – in full automatic fire) is retained, and a special magazine adapter is installed into the magazine housing. Depending on the basic version of the Steyr AUG assault rifle, which is used for conversion, 9mm version will retain its parent sighting equipment – 1.5X telescope sight in A1 version of Picatinny rail with optional open or optical sights in A2 and A3 versions.