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The Steyr AUG is the standard military weapon of its home country, Austria. It has also been adopted by armed forces of Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Republic ofIreland, Luxembourg, Saudi-Arabia, Tunisia and Pakistan. It is also used by the U.S. Custom service. Also is version of it manufactured in Australia, and used by their and New Zealand's armed forces. The cartridge it uses, the 5.56x45mm NATO is one of the most used in the world.
- AUG rifles can have their bolt and ejection ports configured for either right or left-handed shooters; it should be noted, though, that although swapping which side the rifle ejects spent cartridges from is possible, it is not possible to change this in a heated situation, meaning that a user will be unable to fire the weapon properly from their non-dominant side. This also means that the user will be unable to fire the weapon from their strong side around a corner bearing on their strong side without exposing most of their body; this is a negative characteristic shared among almost all bullpup rifles that do not feature downward case ejection.