Photo Of The Day – We take a look at the Australian F88 Austeyr, the Austrian Steyr AUG STG-77 lookalike. The pictures are from the 2020 Army Skill at Arms Meeting Champion Shot, a competition to test the skills of shooters through realistic and challenging scenarios. We see an Australian Army soldier from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment as he takes a sight picture during the moving target serial. Note how compact the F88 is despite its 16″ barrel.
Below: A spent cartridge flies from the pistol of an Australian Army Soldier from the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, during the live-fire pistol stage of the Australian Army Skill at Arms competition held at Greenbank Military Range, Queensland.
The pistol is a self-loading 9 millimeter Mark 3, with fixed iron sights and a magazine capacity of 13 rounds.
An Australian Army soldier stands at the low ready position during the champion shot stage of the Australian Army Skills at Arms Meet at the Greenbank Training Area, Queensland.
Photos by CPL Chris Beerens, Australian Department of Defence. https://www.defence.gov.au