Steyr M-40 vs Glock 35


May 25, 2008, 05:22 PM
Alright so this week I went on a hunt for a new .40 cal to not nesscarily take place of my sig and hk,but to put some more ammo down the range when needed lol so narrowed it down to the steyr and glock I've heard good about both took a look at a couple forums at various places and out of over 300 post on the m40 there was only 6 negs on the glock at over 300 there was about 19 negs but i mean still a good ratio if you ask me but my question is what's everyones personal opinion on the two,and which one would you prefer of the two

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May 25, 2008, 05:38 PM
glock has better resale value. Both are good reliable guns. I think the steyr has a supported chamber as opposed to the Glock which doesn't. Use factory loads of .40 SW which ever way you decide and you should be good to go(without any Kb's!). M-40 is probably around $150-$200 cheaper than the glock.

Seriously, can't go wrong with either.

Edit:Steyr has an external safety, Glock has 3 internal safeties.

May 25, 2008, 05:42 PM
alright,are reloads not acceptable? alot of ftf's?

May 25, 2008, 05:48 PM
Reloads are probably fine for the Steyr(supported chamber), but don't use reloads in an unsupported chamber(glock). Might go boom if you do. The bad kind of boom. Like the kind of boom that renders your gun useless. Stick to factory loads and you'll be fine with the glock.

May 25, 2008, 06:42 PM
go to there you will find the answer. But just to give you a heads up when i asked the same question i was told by a steyr owner that if my families life depended on the weapon to go with the glock. The steyrs have been having alot of trouble with the extractor. Check that site out and read the technical parts and you will be buying a g23 like i did and i couldnt have been happier. Also i dont think they make nite sites for the steyr line yet and holsters are scarce. good luck with your purchase

May 25, 2008, 07:03 PM
Glad makes a few really good points. Lots of parts and holsters readily available for glocks plus their customer service is top notch.

hell, just buy the glock!

May 25, 2008, 09:08 PM
I have a Steyr M-9. It is identical to the M-40 except for magazine and barrel.

There are two generations of each, the original the updated "A1" version. CDNN is currently selling fairly inexpensively the current A1 version. Mine is the first generation. Major differences some minor appearance items, type of accessory rail, and only first generation had the manual safety; A1 is basically like a Glock with only a trigger "safety." That extra safety on the first gen was one of its most significant distinguishing features, and it's a shame they got rid of it.

I am pretty happy with my M9. It is well made, comfortable to shoot, and has been fairly reliable. Trigger pull feels like a stiff single action, although the mechanism is actually about the same as what's in a Glock. However, when it gets moderately dirty, after only 100 rounds or so, the ejection pattern changes from sending brass to the right, to sending brass straight back. Brass often hits me in the forehead or glasses! I find this a major nuisance as 100rds is not a huge range session in my view. I also consider it a potential liability for self-defense. If it's clean the ejection is fine, and it's highly unlikely you would fire 100rds in a self-defense scenario (unless it involves zombies), but just FYI.

Interesting history on the Steyr - supposedly it was designed by an Austrian policeman who had a Glock as his issue sidearm and wanted to correct everything he thought was wrong with it. He offered his changes to Glock and, surprise, they didn't take him up! But then he went to Steyr and apparently they were more receptive.

One other note - the Steyr M-series was originally designed around the .40S&W, and the 9mm is an adapted version. That means the feed geometry is better for the fatter .40 and .357 Sig cases and therefore allows full case support, while it should be fully reliable.

May 26, 2008, 02:40 AM
with the steyrs they have an awesome customer service rep by the name of jeff at sai in georgia. i talked to him during my research on this topic for my choice he said if i purchase the pistol and had any probs that he would take care of it and even send me the new extractor if mine was bad, but sendin it to him would be on my dime so i didnt take the chance and bought the g23

May 26, 2008, 10:39 PM
I've had zero problems with my Steyr M40-A1. If you want a Glock...get the Glock. If you want the better deal and the better gun, get the Steyr.

May 26, 2008, 10:42 PM
jhoff...better gun? Yeah steyrs are nice but I wouldn't go as far to say they are better guns. They are more modernized than the glock, but I guarantee the glock is more durable and reliable.

May 27, 2008, 12:12 AM
As you ask...In my opinion the Glock 35 would be very good choice. I've owned Glocks since they first became available in the US and have been using a G 35 for IDPA for the past 2 years. The longer sight radius is a plus, the 3.5 lb trigger is a definite plus for targets on the move, and with lots of bullets down range the ease of clean up is great. Tons of enhancements / accessories available. Parts swap in and out easily and if you don't like all black, a little Duracoat or trip to Lone Wolf can make it (as my wife describes her modified G22) pretty.

I've owned a variety of other guns but I have yet to shoot anything that can convince me not to use Glock as my concealed carry gun, car gun, under the desk gun, or walking the dog gun.

May 27, 2008, 12:43 AM
As far as mechanical reliability goes, I'd have to agree that the Glock would have the edge.

BUT... I can't fire a Glock as accurately as I'd like, and I fire other handguns perfectly well in comparison. I haven't had any range time on the Steyr, so I can't say that the Steyr handles better, but the ones I've handled felt far more comfortable than the Glock.

I think when it comes to the choice between these two handguns, just pick whichever one feels better in your hand, and you shoot better with on the range, rather than looking at how mechanically reliable one is over the other, because in this case, I don't see a really MAJOR difference in quality.

May 27, 2008, 06:34 AM
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May 27, 2008, 01:27 PM
What were the negs? Anyways, I own a G35 and love it. Because of the long slide/barrel. recoil and accuracy is amazing!

May 27, 2008, 01:53 PM
Get the Glock. The Steyr is a fun range toy and an interesting design but I have have personally seen too many issues with them to carry one. I used to carry a S40 but after the frame was damaged I sold them all off.

They have nicer triggers than Glocks IMHO but when the chips are down the Glock is a superior SHTF weapon.

May 27, 2008, 02:41 PM
I have an M40A1. It was my first handgun I ever purchased and is my favorite. I would like to see an L10 or L45:evil: (the "M" I believe represents medium). The ergonomics with it's low bore axis is great. It has gone through countless boxes indiscriminately of Blazer Brass and aluminum, WWB, el cheapo range reloads, Silver Tips, Hydra-shocks, and Double Taps. That has been my experience with the Steyr. Also, mags can be found fairly inexpensive at CDDN.

I am picking up my first Glock soon. I expect the same results, just without the ergonomics. It is the 10mm full size, which I plan to get a .40 conversion barrel and .22 conversion slide.

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