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Does your AUG trigger reduce pull weight?While the trigger was designed to remove the slop and overtravel of AUG triggers, yes, our trigger does reduce the pull weight of the AUG trigger by 1-2 pounds. The ARID trigger features an adjustable ball bearing located in the nose of the trigger. The bearing is intended to support the trigger and trigger linkage assembly, and allow the assembly to track or 'roll' on the ball bearing, instead of rubbing up against the interior of the stock. A properly adjusted ball bearing reduces felt friction during trigger pull, thus making it feel lighter, but it does not change or affect the spring forces related to the fire control group. If the ball bearing is too far extended, it will cause the trigger linkage to bind against the interior of the stock, and drastically increase the force required to move the trigger. Simply retracting the ball bearing to achieve proper alignment will solve this issue.
When will the products I've been seeing on Social Media and other platforms become available?We're working as quickly as we can, as a small company, to make our products available as soon as possible. We pay close attention to the design process, validate our prototypes, and test production samples before we release them for sale. While there are limited runs of prototypes which we field to end users for feedback, production parts are released based on resources, and when quality control standards are met/exceeded. Current Run-Down of ARID Products- AUG Trigger/Safety Sets- Available for Pre-Ordering Monthly. Limited runs of 40-60 per month AUG Magazine Releases- Available for Purchase Ordering AUG A3 M1 Top Rail- In prototype validation phase. Machined samples have been produced, and are working through QC revisions. ETA January 2023 AUG Handguard System- Market research is ongoing, and end user feedback is informing design considerations for this product. We are aiming for a handguard/side rail system that gives options back to end users, to retain QD function of the barrel, while keeping the profile small, robust, and functional. ETA March 2023 AUG Brass Deflectors- Pending design revisions for aluminum production, or acquisition of SLS printing capabilities.
My AUG magazines will not drop free, how do I fix this issue?Magazines can 'stick' or fail to drop free for a couple of reasons, and both corelate to the presence of friction between the magazine and the magwell that prevent free movement of the magazine. Below are two primary areas to address these issues on your Steyr AUG, Standard Pattern Stocks. - Interference Check The Steyr AUG magazines and stock are designed to firmly hold and align to one another. The magazine geometry and raised surfaces/engagement inside the stock ensure proper magazine alignment, in addition to the spring pressure/retention provided by the magazine release. Due to generational differences in OEM magazines, stocks, and aftermarket magazines, the potential exists for some Steyr Magazines to experience interference/sticking inside some Steyr AUG Stocks. The way to check is very simple- After removing the existing magazine release and setting it aside, insert any of your Steyr, or aftermarket magazines into the stock. With the magwell oriented down, if all of your magazines fall freely, with no shaking or bumping required, then your stock/magazine fitment is optimal for drop free performance. If some or all of your magazines DO NOT drop free, then your stock/magazine fitment has interference. Depending on your approach to training and employment of your AUG, this kind of retention may be desirable, or not. If not, the fix is simple, but will require abrasive hand tools and some diagnosis to address. The interference occurs in two potential locations. You can make slight modifications to all your magazines, or, to your stock to remedy the interference. Both areas below are interdependent, and correcting one, without addressing the other could leave unmitigated issues with magazine retention. Any modifications to your stock will void any warranty services available from Steyr. Aggressive/excessive removal of material from the stock or magazines will permanently and negatively affect magazine stability- Take your time! 1. On the forward face of the magazine are two primary alignment features that are molded into the magazine body. At the top of the magazine, less than 0.5" from the opening of the feed lips, is a small circular 'BUMP' (AUG MAG DETAIL 1), protruding outward from the magazine. Further down the forward face, is a small ramp which terminates against a protruding shelf. The ramp and shelf are designed to prevent over insertion of the magazine, and brace the magazine against the stock when the magazine release is pressing from the opposite side. The 'BUMP', is designed to brace against the forward face of the magwell inside the stock, and prevent the magazine from rocking or pitching during use. Too much interference between the 'BUMP' and the corresponding surface inside the magwell is the primary culprit for magazines 'sticking' inside the stock. The fix is to lightly remove material from the 'BUMP' on each magazine until each drops free, OR, remove material from the magwell to allow each 'BUMP' to pass without sticking. To remove material inside the magazine well, you'll need to locate the surface which the 'BUMP' braces against when the magazine is fully inserted. The surface (AUG MAG DETAIL 3) is located above the rectangular opening where the trigger linkage passes, and is divided down the middle by the mold line created by the two stock halves. Gently removing material approximately 1/8" on either side of the mold line, and approximately 1/16" deep into the stock material should allow the 'BUMP' to pass. The key to this modification is to take your time, and progressively check the interference of your 'stickiest' magazine until it inserts and drops freely. 2. The magazine release "spine" is located on the back of the magazine, extending from the rear of the feed lips, down to the floor plate. The upper portion of the spine rests in a corresponding groove in the stock, and provides vertical alignment/interior space for the bolt catch shelf of the magazine follower to pass. A quick inspection of the interior magwell of the stock will likely show leftover mold flash which can potentially cause interference with the spine of any magazine resting/moving across the flash. The fix is simple: Narrow the spine on each magazine to bypass the flash, or, remove the flash material from the stock to allow passage of every magazine. - Over tightening the magazine release bolt The AUG stock is built from two separate mold halves that are sonically welded together, then deburred/mold flash removed after welding. The Magazine Release Bolt and nut span the two halves of the stock, and when tightened, can cause the stock halves to flex inward, clamping down on the magazine, thus preventing drop free function. The fix is simple. 1. Install the release, and tighten the bolt, allowing for the stock halves to flex slightly. 2. Insert the magazine and press the release. If the magazine drops free, you're all set. 3. If the magazine sticks, keep the mag well facing down, and continue to press and hold the release open. While holding the stock in this orientation, slowly loosen the magazine release bolt until the magazine drops free under gravity, then cease loosening. If the magazine continues to stick, then the geometry of the stock molding is causing an interference fit with the magazine. Refer to the Interference Check above to determine if this is still occurring and how to fix it.
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