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Lateralus
03-03-2009, 1:15 AM
Im looking to buy another pistol and the Steyr M-A1 caught my eye. I already have a G17, how will this feel in comparison to that? How accurate are they? Reliable? Im looking for any inside scoop. I tried searching, but we all know how that story ends....

Thanks in advance! I have lots of rifle knowledge and no pistol!

PonchoTA
03-03-2009, 6:26 AM
I've never shot a Glock that I liked.

On the other hand, I love shooting my Steyr! Ergonomically perfect, intuitive shooting (I don't even really have to aim! Just point and shoot!), never had a failure in about 2,000 rounds or so with this gun.

In almost every parameter, Steyr out-Glocks the Glock!

Read this: http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=327717

:D

BTF/PTM
03-03-2009, 8:07 AM
The M-A1 is a great little pistol. Make sure you get one with the updated extractor assembly as the original models were prone to FTE problems. I had one of the early models and had to send it back to the factory for repair. I sold it due to lack of trust from the failures. I'd like to get another one. Felt like it was part of my own hand, and the triangular sights were really easy to use.

mrboma
03-03-2009, 9:20 AM
Lat,

The Steyr is hands down the best shooting pistol you never heard of. I would strongly suggest picking one (or three) up. I bought mine used and have put everything but the kitchen sink thro her and she always goes bang. The ergonomics are incredible and the low bore axis make for less felt recoil. My wife even loves the pistol, claiming it to be the ONLY auto she has come to love.

BTW is correct about the extractor. A simple call to SAI (ask for Jeff) and you'll be set. They have some of the best Customer Service in the industry.

My suggestion would be to head over to www.steyrclub.com and poke around a bit. I think you will find an answer to every question you might have.

Something I should mention, Steyr has released a letter stating that they will NOT be importing anymore pistols into the US for 2009. All this means is if you can find one, buy it, or PM me so I can.

My Steyr is my goto pistol for HD. The M6x laser/light secures snuggly to the rail and balances the pistol out nicely. Nothing like 85 lumens and a nice red dot to light up the night.

Lastly, I head up to Sheridan about once and month to visit my wifes family. I always bring the pistols and head over to the Lincoln Rifle Club for an afternoon. Let me know if you would like to shoot one before buying. I have to say that everyone I have let shot the Steyr becomes a fan, and most a new owner.

Regards,
Mike

(Just noticed MJK in your signature. The ammo at the range is on me if you chose to take me up on my offer.)

Fjold
03-03-2009, 9:51 AM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=157955&highlight=Steyr
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=157032&highlight=Steyr
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=103859&highlight=Steyr

Lateralus
03-04-2009, 5:24 PM
Thx boma! If you like my sig, you should check out what I have in my closet :)

http://i44.tinypic.com/k6b79.jpg

BAM! 4 bottles of the Caduceus Chupacabra 2007 signed in person by MJK and Eric Glomski in person:).

Ill definitely take you up on your offer. PM me the next time you are going to the range. Thanks!

saki302
03-05-2009, 3:51 AM
Don't rule out the .40 cal Steyr either- it's probably the least recoiling .40 polymer pistol I've ever shot.

-Dave

BTF/PTM
03-05-2009, 6:15 AM
Dangit, now I want another M9...anyone got connections to one?

mrboma
03-05-2009, 7:40 AM
Thx boma! If you like my sig, you should check out what I have in my closet :)

http://i44.tinypic.com/k6b79.jpg

BAM! 4 bottles of the Caduceus Chupacabra 2007 signed in person by MJK and Eric Glomski in person:).

Ill definitely take you up on your offer. PM me the next time you are going to the range. Thanks!

You SUCK!
Kind regards,
Mike

lunde
03-05-2009, 9:17 AM
There are a bunch of M9-A1s on GunBroker right now for $400 or so, give or take a few bucks.

lunde
03-05-2009, 9:18 AM
Obligatory photo:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/steyr-m9a1-left-full.jpg

Lateralus
03-05-2009, 1:54 PM
Obligatory photo:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/steyr-m9a1-left-full.jpg

Dont do that. :)

And Im going with 9mm because I have a G17, Sig 226 9mm and I reload for it. Doesnt make sense not to get another.....

mrboma
03-05-2009, 3:05 PM
It's hard sometimes not to pour salt on a wound...

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/mugdava/100_1052.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd29/Garys4598/SteyrM40-A1bySpringerPrecisionLLC_2.jpg

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/Syntax360/3steyr16.jpg

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/Syntax360/s4steyr-1.jpg

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/Syntax360/session%204/s4steyr-7.jpg

You just had to post the wine shot didn't you :thumbsup:

Hope you enjoy.
Regards,
Mike

Vectrexer
03-05-2009, 4:04 PM
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Lateralus
03-05-2009, 5:08 PM
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/Syntax360/3steyr16.jpg

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/Syntax360/s4steyr-1.jpg

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/Syntax360/session%204/s4steyr-7.jpg

You just had to post the wine shot didn't you :thumbsup:

Hope you enjoy.
Regards,
Mike

I just got off the steyr club forums picture thread. These pictures look familiar :D

THEY ARE SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL!!! MUST HAVE!

Quiet
03-05-2009, 7:45 PM
Get your Steyr pistol now before it's too late. (http://www.steyrarms.com/news/items/article/information-on-the-steyr-pistol-series/?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=9&cHash=51db27d561)


Information on the Steyr Pistol Series
Friday, February 27, 2009

Since the launch of the new website back in December, there have been many questions concerning the absence of the Steyr Pistol series from our product lineup. Hopefully, we can address some of those concerns.

Steyr Arms, Inc., which is the US Importer for Steyr-Mannlicher GMBh in Austria, has imported over 20,000 pistols into the US market over the last couple of years. Many of those pistols are still available for retail sale at various distributors and dealers across the country. However, current market conditions and currency fluctuations between the Euro and the US dollar have severely hampered the ability to produce the pistol in an economically viable manner. Unfortunately, these additional costs plus the traditional costs of importing prevent us from being able to sell the pistol at a commercially competitive price point at this time.

For these reasons, Steyr Arms, Inc is not importing any additional quantities of pistol that will be available on the wholesale market for the foreseeable future. However, we are in a research and development phase to see how Steyr can compete in the future without sacrificing the quality that has made Steyr so popular. Please know that Steyr Arms, Inc will continue to service and warrant all current model pistols and rifles as always. We will continue to service and carry parts and accessories for all M and S series pistols in all calibers.

Hopefully this will address any concerns or confusion that exists. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact our customer service department at 205-467-6544. Thank you for your interest in Steyr Arms.

Scott O’Brien
Chief Executive Officer
Steyr Arms, Inc