Clawgear is a European company that specializes in aftermarket military equipment upgrades for various rifles. Their coverage ranges from surplus military rifles to modern AUG A3 which is the platform for their newest upgrade. The Clawgear AUG A3 Extended top rail is an aluminum extended rail segment that gives the user more rail space for the sparsely railed AUG A3.
The New Clawgear AUG A3 Extended Top Rail
The AUG A3 is a short-stroke gas piston bullpup rifle that offers very little in the way of Picatinny rail space. The Clawgear AUG A3 solves this problem by providing the user with an extra 30 slots of picatinny rail space.
Clawgear AUG A3 Extended Top Rail Specifications
- Made of high strength aluminum with Mil-Spec Type III hard coat anodized finish
- Features a non-glare coating to reduce reflections
- Makes the A3 rifle compatible with the Clawgear AUG Handguard
- Features a 30 slot picatinny rail (NATO STANAG 4694)
- Anti-rotational QD attachment point at the front
Featured in the video above is the Clawgear AUG M-LOK handguard with works in tandem with the extended top rail to cover the barrel for the full length of the Top Rail.
In a recent video on TFBTV, one of the negatives James Reeves attributed to the AUG when comparing it to the M4/AR-15 platform was a lack of modularity due to limited rail space. It seems that AUG enthusiasts have also noticed this shortcoming and come up with a solution to bridge the gap between the two platforms.
Given that the AUG A3 is already pretty heavy for a service rifle the designers at Clawgear made sure to keep the weight of the extended top rail down as much as possible. The Rail segment weighs in at only 140 grams (just under 5 ounces) which keeps the platform from gaining any additional weight from the attachment. The Clawgear AUG A3 Top rail is available now from the Clawgear website for € 149.90 ($164.45 USD).