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SAC = Semi-Auto Carbine © Australian Automatic Arms

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

The SAC is a semi-auto, short-barreled version of the SAR. The SAC was available in the United States to Class III dealers and law enforcement agencies only. In the United States it is narrowly possible a few of them were imported in time for NFA registration before the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act. The AC was only available to Class III dealers in and law enforcement agencies.

The gun was offered with either a 20 or 30 round magazine. USA imports shipped with a 20 round magazine. The furniture was made from fiberglass Zytel.

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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

^ 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.

Semi-Auto Rifle
CQB Rifle
Out Of Production

5.56 NATO

Designer: Charles St George
Designed: 1978
Country of Manufacture: Australia
Importer: California Armory

Technical Specifications:
Barrel: Chrome lined 6 RH groves 1/9 (1/7 optional), hammer forged
Barrel Length: 267 mm (10.51 in)
Overall Length: 755 mm (29.72 in)
Weight Unloaded: 3.1 kg (6.83 lb)
Function: Automated gas operation
Gas System: Short-stroke gas piston operation
Bolt Type: Rotating bolt, positively locked, triangular lugged
Return Type: Dual encapsulated action 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.