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Okay so when I was firing the PS90 last week this gun caught my eye. I have been digging around the web and getting a major headache. This seems to be a love it or hate it fanboy type relationship with this gun. So I am going to ask direct questions and hopefully not get to far afield. Honest and on point feedback would be welcome as I STILL have a headache from reading the 16 page post on another site that had maybe 2 pages worth of good info.

1. Ammo - This is a .223/5.56 weapon pricing seems reasonable but who makes the best quality for target type shooting.

2. Reliability - some posts I read concerned a FTF issue in the first batch. Anyone currently having an issue with the gun itself or a specific mfg of ammo.

3. Quality - rate a 1 to 5 with 5 being great.

4. Durability - If I get one it will be the LE Olive or Tan because of all the stuff that comes with it. I intend to shoot this not collect it. Has anyone been able to put a lot or rounds through these. Anything come up

5. Optics - How are the stock optics that come with it?

6. Mags - Any issues like those on some of our PS90 mags (cracking and so forth.

7. Like/Dislikes - Anything that you love or hate about the weapon?

8. Would you buy it again with what you now know.

Thanks for the input

Robert
 

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2. Reliability - some posts I read concerned a FTF issue in the first batch. Anyone currently having an issue with the gun itself or a specific mfg of ammo.

I've been using only the super cheap remanufactured ammo and have had no problems.



3. Quality - rate a 1 to 5 with 5 being great.

4 out of five for appearance and finish- it's almost perfect. Very impressed.

4. Durability - If I get one it will be the LE Olive or Tan because of all the stuff that comes with it. I intend to shoot this not collect it. Has anyone been able to put a lot or rounds through these. Anything come up

Only a few hundred rounds so far. But I have confidence in it. It has the immortal Styer style trigger pack, and no delicate parts or thin plastic.

5. Optics - How are the stock optics that come with it?


Great, but just as useless as iron sights in the dark.- Though mine didn't come perfectly sighted in. (or maybe it did, because I had removed the optic prior to shooting it) An Eotech fits perfectly BTW.

6. Mags - Any issues like those on some of our PS90 mags (cracking and so forth.

The mags are incredible. I was selling them so I put them through some tests- amazing. Toughest mags I've ever seen!

7. Like/Dislikes - Anything that you love or hate about the weapon?

I love how it handles. I apreciate it much more now that I've shot it. When I first got it it was cool as a curiosity made in my town. But now it has this exotic aura to it, like a lambergini contache, that's how well it performs.

As for dislikes-
The barrel realease button seems stiff and sharp against your fingers.- to the point where it is hard to operate- and it sometimes doesn't want to lock the barrel back in without some fingering of the button- unlike the slick mechanism on the real AUG.
And I tend to hit my knuckles against the weapon when operating the charging handle.
-and oh yeah, mags don't drop free like they do on the real AUG.

8. Would you buy it again with what you now know.

Yep, but I got a killer deal.

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And just a tip- if you have any trouble with assembly/disassembly press the bolt release- it needs to be cycled to take the trigger pack in and out.
 

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Don't buy the knock off that isn't the same as the REAL AUG.


The REAL AUG will be released in the states THIS YEAR.
 

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Adosh said:
How will the real aug be released this year?

i thought real augs were banned from importation
It doesn't matter if they are banned from importation when you set up tooling in the states :shock:

Steyr is claiming by end of 08 they will be available for both civilian (semi) and LE (select).
 

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I agree with everything Mr Pawn said and would add....

I have several SBRs - an AK 105, a 10.5" AR, MP5k and 9mm AR with 5" bbl- and also owned a FN2K. As far as"pointability", the STG has a center of gravity closer to my shoulder so it carries and points much quicker for me than anything else I own. It has even replaced my SBR AR as my bedside go to. I am very happy with mine. I am not a brand guy, more of a function first guy and, as PP said, never had a single problem. Agree about replacing the optic too.

Good luck!
 
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