Austrailan Army’s AUG Problems

Discussion in 'AUG, MSAR' started by mikey, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. mikey

    mikey New Member

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    Curious news story about the Australian army having accidental discharge problems with their Steyrs. Apparently, the situation is so bad that soldiers must now even “demonstrate a Steyr is unloaded by physically removing the barrel and looking down it.” 8-O

    Probably human errror, rather than poor weapons design, but here’s the link anyway:

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Sol ... 06981.html
     

  2. ministerofdeath

    ministerofdeath New Member

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    Yup,

    I've heard the same stories from Australian military folks on other forums. Of course, you should see in Australia what passes for a quality firearms plant. Not pretty. Design is only good if it is put together right.
     
  3. GrayFox

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    I'm an armourer in the new zealand army, and i was told that man was shot by a pistol, not a steyr. In the new zealand army we have a mix of austrian made and austalian made steyrs, because australia was too busy making its own guns, to give some to us straight away. And as an armourer i can say that there is very little difference between the lithgow and styer varients, most noticable is the size of the pistol grip, the styer one is thinner and more comferatable. theres no difference's that effect reliability or accuracy.
     
  4. Wulf

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    G'day, *Fox...How ya goin'? :)

    Just wanna say cheers to the Kiwi's. Good as gold, Mate...ever one I ever met. :) I spent nearly a year down on South Island, Queenstown (Felicia Forbes & Kathryn Brown, Elaine Hackett, Penney, Charlie Webster <-- shithot guitar player/singer and his woman Leah and her kids. My work mates Gordon and Pete. James, the owner manager of the Lonestar Bar and Grill. Got Mates up an down Wakatipu, Wanaka, Glenorchy (Liz and Henry). Sooo many wonderful memories. I remember Henry out in Glenorchy was a butcher only thing is ever' snag he ever made tasted like dog tucker, I reckon. LMFAO! And his woman Liz was sucha beauty!...so slight a gal with long brown hair and shiny blue eyes almost too big for her head. Hmmm...and Janice over at Shotover Stables and Roy Murdock the local Horsemaster <-- I've shod many a Clydesdale with that ol' man. Skiied Coronet Peak after my mate Jimmy made the snow for it all the night before. Even gotta few mates out near Fox Glacier and up to Auther Pass. Sure miss my Kiwi mates. <sigh> BTW, we don't get footey out here in the middle of the Rocky Mtns so how're the Boys doin'? (All Blacks) Used ta sit down at the pub in Queenstown near the docks and watch the ol' Steamer cruise up and down Wakatipu, cheerin' on the All Blacks. :twisted: Seems like the All Blacks captain was Kirkpatrick or somethin' like that, at the time (1990-1991). It was really hard climbin' on the plane in Christchurch and headin' back to the States...leavin' all my mates behind. Wulf <-- tearin' up a bit. Anyway, thanx for the clearification on the Aug's and more importantly, the stroll down memory lane. Ah yeah.... 8)

    Kiora, Mate :)

    Wulf
     
  5. GrayFox

    GrayFox New Member

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    Always nice to hear about people enjoying them selfs in new zealand. I live in Palmerston North a couple hours north of wellington, but my pearents have been living in queenstown for the last few years, its always a nice place to go and vist, well worth the air fares.