Some firearm brands are simply known by name, bringing with them no clear image of what that company might look like. These companies produce a variety of recognizable weapons, but none of them really stand out from others. On the other hand, some companies in the industry offer an iconic gun that simply goes along with the brand. Though they might have plenty of reliable weapons to offer, that one weapon is so iconic that virtually everyone will think of it first. The Mannlicher Steyr company is an example of the latter, with its famous AUG outshining just about all of its other accomplishments. Despite this, the company has plenty to offer for those who want to find a variety of great sporting guns.
At Omaha Outdoors, we keep both the Steyr AUG and a variety of other firearms in stock and ready to ship. This helps ensure we are able to provide all our customers with some of the fastest shipping times in the industry. More importantly, we understand that customer service should always be the top priority. With this in mind, our knowledgeable customer service staff is always willing to help. If you have any questions about what to select or have trouble finding what you need, simply give us a call.
A Brief Look at the History of Steyr Mannlicher
Founded in 1864 as the Josef and Franz Werndl & Partners Weapons Factory and Sawmill in Oberletten, Steyr Arms has a long history of producing quality weapons. Over time, the company became known as the Austrian Arms-Manufacturing Company, where it continued to work on development of new and innovative weapon systems. In 1990, Steyr officially broke from the conglomerate and became an independent organization. Since then, they have continued to produce a variety of high quality firearms that attract shooters of all variety.
The Legendary Performance of the Steyr AUG
Other than perhaps the AR-15 and AK-47 design, there are few battle rifles more familiar to the masses than the Steyr AUG. Made more popular by modern video games and television, this reliable sporting rifle is a welcome companion for any tactical operator. The civilian-ready AUG/A3 NATO model is the semi-auto version of the trusted military weapon. It is offered in 5.56 NATO, which means it will also accept .223 Rem.
The rifle uses a gas operated design using a regulator with two action settings for firing. It operates with a standard NATO 30 round magazine and comes with a chrome-lined 16” barrel. This barrel is topped off with a flash hinder to reduce the muzzle profile and help with weapon control. The synthetic materials keep it lightweight and durable while the bullpup design makes it easy to take into the field without worrying about size too much.
Try A Steyr SSG Sporting Rifle
If you are more interested in distance shooting with a sporting rifle, you might check out one of the SSG series from Steyr. This newer series of rifles is offered in a variety of configurations to help ensure everyone can get the right model to fit his or her needs. The SSG 08 is a great option chambered in .308 Win, .300 Win Mag, or .338 Lapua Mag. It uses a direct trigger and offers an aluminum folding stock to keep weight low. To keep recoil controlled, it comes standard with a Versa-Pod muzzle brake and includes a great butt pad for shock absorption.
Those who want something a bit simpler might prefer the SSG 04. This model is chambered in .308 Win or .300 Win Mag and uses a specialized bolt system to enhance firing capacity. It offers a truly ergonomic design by using an adjustable cheek piece and stays on target by offering an integrated rail to accept optics. If you want something lighter, then check out the SSG 69, which is offered in a variety of other calibers, including .243 Win and 22-250 Rem.
Get More Power with a Steyr HS Rifle
On the other hand, those who want more power will look no further than an HS series rifle. The HS .460 uses the proprietary Steyr .460 caliber and operates with a single-shot bolt action design. It uses a 2-stage trigger that provides a smooth 4 lb. pull and comes with a high efficiency muzzle brake to keep recoil manageable. If this is not enough, the HS .50 should do the trick. Chambered in .50 BMG, it provides the same smooth performance but with the larger rifle cartridge.
Keep A Backup Pistol On Hand
Finally, the company also offers its fair share of pistols to complete your equipment list. Whether you are looking at something for home defense or hoping to keep a back-up weapon in the field, any of these pistols will do the job. The C-A1 is a 9mm synthetic framed pistol design that combines lightweight design with a durable construction. It uses a standard 17 round magazine and includes 3-dot sights to ensure you can always stay on target.
The S-A1 is an ergonomically designed option offered in either 9mm or .40 S&W. It uses finger groves on the synthetic grips to provide a more comfortable hold and provides a more compact frame that makes it easy to carry and store when not in use. Lastly, the M-A1 is the full-sized version of this pistol, offering similar performance in a package you can trust.
Stock Up On the Extras
Of course, shooting is more than just having the right guns. Perhaps just as important, you need to make sure you have all the right accessories at the ready to get the job done right. As you would expect, Steyr offers magazines developed specifically for their weapons to ensure you can get the performance you need and always have enough ammo on hand. In addition to this, you might want to pick up some additional accessories, such as a recoil pad for your favorite rifle. You should also make sure you have a sling on hand to ensure you can use the weapon in an emergency situation without worrying about how you will carry it.
No matter what you are looking for, Omaha Outdoors has been laid out in a way that should make it easy to navigate. We understand that you have specific objectives you want from your shooting and we do our best to help you meet those objectives. If you have any questions, please pick up the phone and give us a call. We would be delighted to help. Otherwise, simply browse the selection, place your order, and wait for your new Steyr products to arrive.