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Australia   SAP

SAP = Semi-Auto Pistol © Aftermath Gun Club

The AAA - SAP was a continuation of the Leader Dynamics T2 series after AAA purchased the rights and moved production to Tasmania. The most significant difference, is the absence of the carrying handle.

Sometimes known as the "Tasmanian Devil". From 1986 to 1993 only 700 were imported into the United States before the
AWB ban in 1994. Sales ended when production discontinued in 1996 due to a ban in Australia. The last listed MSRP was $799 in the US.

The gun was offered with either a 20 or 30 round magazine.

A single prototype was made with an AR15 type bolt. The future plans were to change to this bolt type for all future models. This prototype was imported into the US and is in a private collection.

More information, as well as a list of variants, can be found on the AAA SAR page.


Giorgio, Charles (1982-11-16). United States Patent 4,358,986: Rifle Bolt Assemblies. | Download

Australian Automatic Arms. SAR .223 (5.56mm) Sporting Rifle Manual: Also Applicable to Models SAC & SAP. | Download

Blue Book (2008). Blue Book of Gun Values (Twenty-Ninth Edition). Blue Book Publications, Inc., P.220-221. | ISBN 978-1-886768-75-8 | ISSN 1524-6043 | Website | Amazon

Australian Automatic Arms. AR/SAR, AC/SAR, & MP/SAP: Catalog (Undated). | Download

Johnston, Gary Paul & Nelson, Thomas B. (2010). The World's Assault Rifles (First Printing). Ironside International Publishers, Inc., P.54-56. | ISBN 9780935554007 | Amazon

Peterson, Phillip (2010). Gun Digest: Buyer's Guide to Tactical Rifles. Krause Publications, P.114. | ISBN 978-1-4402-1446-2 | ISSN 2010928614 | Amazon


This firearm was claimed to have been carried by security detail in South America in the late 1980's. Olive drab camo paint stripes, applied freehand, has mostly worn off. © Aftermath Gun Club

^ AAA SAP Bolt Assembly Comparison
Comparison of the Leader with the AAA bolt assembly, showing buffer, and some similarities of the SCAR and AR-180 parent design. © Aftermath Gun Club

^ AAA SAP Brochure
Shown with Orlite magazine. © Australian Automatic Arms

^ AAA SAP Prototype SN.100000
This prototype is believed to be the only SAP manufactured with a multi-lug AR15 type bolt.© RARCO Engineering

^ AAA SAP Prototype SN.100000 (with stock)
SAP with AR15 bolt and folding stock.© RARCO Engineering

^ T2 Series US Patent 4,358,986
This patent shows the receiver and bolt drawings, as well as the trigger housing (lower receiver) and firing control group.

This model is a variant, more information is available on the Australian Automatic Arms - SAR page.

Two-Handed Pistol
Semi-Auto Pistol
Out Of Production

5.56 NATO

Designer: Charles St George
Designed: 1978
Country of Manufacture: Australia
Importer: California Armory (San Bruno, CA) & Kendall International (Paris, KY)

Markings: CAL 5.56mm MADE IN AUSTRALIA

Technical Specifications:
Barrel: Chrome lined 6 RH groves 1/9 (1/7 optional), hammer forged
Barrel Length: 267 mm (10.51 in)
Overall Length: 520 mm (20.47 in)
Width: 57.15 mm (2.25 in)
Height: 203.2 mm (8 in)
Weight Loaded: 2.7 kg (5.95 lb)
Function: Automated gas operation
Gas System: Short-stroke gas piston operation
Bolt Type: Rotating bolt, positively locked, triangular lugged
Return Type: Dual guide rods with captive springs
Muzzle Velocity: 855 m/sec (2800 fps) m/s (2805 ft/s)
Feed System: STANAG
Factory Sights: Iron sights. Front: Protected post. Rear: Revolving aperture, windage adjustable
Sight Radius: 370 mm (14.57 in)
Scope Mount: Compatiable with 3/4 mounts

All measurements are automatically converted from metric and then rounded to two decimal points.