Steyr pistols out of US market


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Storm
March 2, 2009, 03:02 PM
http://www.steyrarms.com/news/items/article/information-on-the-steyr-pistol-series/?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=9&cHash=51db27d561

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Hungry Seagull
March 2, 2009, 03:09 PM
**Crunches the bigword bull into simple english:

Euro against the dollar is not profitable.
They cannot afford to sell pistols at current US Dollar exhange at a loss.
Importers cannot afford to buy and try to sell pistols at a loss.
Therefore they will get out of the USA, and allow any remaining Steyrs inside the USA to sell out.
They are spending money and time trying to invent cheaper pistol.

There, is that good?

And what about the US Based workers in Steyr? Arent those jobs now threatened to be reduced to only spare parts department?

Duke of Doubt
March 2, 2009, 03:09 PM
Bye-bye, Steyr.

They WERE a little expensive, but with the general run-up in prices you'd think they'd try a little longer to increase sales. It's sort of like a store closing its doors for good on Thanksgiving.

Storm
March 2, 2009, 03:12 PM
And what about the US Based workers in Steyr? Arent those jobs now threatened to be reduced to only spare parts department?

Last year SAI moved from Cumming, GA to Trussville, Al, so who knows how many of the Cumming staff even made the move or what was set up in Trussville.

earlthegoat2
March 2, 2009, 03:30 PM
I liked them but wouldnt buy one. They are/were unique but nobody bought them either. They just hung out in the cabinet and people would look at them but not buy them.

Duke of Doubt
March 2, 2009, 03:33 PM
I never actually tried out that triangular sight. Anyone actually try it?

outerlimit
March 2, 2009, 03:35 PM
Bye-bye, Steyr.

They WERE a little expensive, but with the general run-up in prices you'd think they'd try a little longer to increase sales. It's sort of like a store closing its doors for good on Thanksgiving.

That makes me wonder if Steyr is in really bad shape. It must be, with management making decisions like this.

Step right up, get your warranty repairs now folks..

Duke of Doubt
March 2, 2009, 03:37 PM
Trouble is their guns last forever and need not be replaced. My Steyr M.95/30 looks new. My Steyr M1888 did not, but it took the worst the twentieth century could dish out and lived to tell the tale.

purebred
March 2, 2009, 03:43 PM
Anyone knows when the new AUG is for sale? And what's the price?
Thanks

freakshow10mm
March 2, 2009, 03:44 PM
CDNN has a bunch of their M1 pistols for $349.

jeff-10
March 2, 2009, 04:13 PM
Anyone knows when the new AUG is for sale? And what's the price?


The question now is if they will eevr release the AUG in the US now that they left the handgun market. Steyr along with FN always seemed to be the least popular of the name brand polymer pistols in the US.

waterhouse
March 2, 2009, 04:33 PM
I never actually tried out that triangular sight. Anyone actually try it?
I've got one. I found it to be really fast at getting shots into the general area of where I was aiming. I have tried and only had marginal success in slowly lining up the sights to shoot tight groups, but I think they are designed to put hits center of mass quickly, and they do that pretty well.

CWL
March 2, 2009, 05:24 PM
That's the second time Steyr abandoned the USA market to my memory.

I personally would not buy a modern firearm that was not backed by the manufacturer in the country that I live in.

Storm
March 2, 2009, 05:39 PM
I personally would not buy a modern firearm that was not backed by the manufacturer in the country that I live in.

SAI is and will be doing warranty work from Trussville. No new guns will be coming into the country, but parts and service will continue. These guns remain backed by the manufacturer.

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.

Mike OTDP
March 2, 2009, 05:44 PM
Steyr's problem was simple - Glock.

Don't worry, they will keep selling rifles. And trying to come up with a competitive pistol design.

Which they could do easily...take their current design, alter the grip angle to match a 1911. Then sell it as the pseudo-Glock that Glock won't make.

Captain38
March 2, 2009, 06:00 PM
About those triangular sights, I just couldn't wait to put three-dot night sights on mine.

SsevenN
March 2, 2009, 07:14 PM
I've got one. I found it to be really fast at getting shots into the general area of where I was aiming. I have tried and only had marginal success in slowly lining up the sights to shoot tight groups, but I think they are designed to put hits center of mass quickly, and they do that pretty well.


That's exactly how I would explain them. They are very 'open' so you get good visibility of your target. But the design makes a mess out of the 'bullseye' location. Very good shooter, but for punching paper or popping 20oz bottles I will take traditional 3 dot. They just give you a better location to aim at.

Jim K
March 2, 2009, 09:45 PM
Does this mean they might not service my Roth-Steyr any more?

Jim

Duke of Doubt
March 2, 2009, 09:50 PM
Or the good old Model 1912 Steyr-Hahn?

Jim K
March 2, 2009, 10:25 PM
The Steyr-Hahn is OK, too; I got pretty good with the stripper clips on both those guns.

Jim

gglass
March 2, 2009, 10:49 PM
I for one am glad to see them go. Any company willing to sell Iran 800 .50 cal long range sniper rifles should be gone from our shores. With one son in the Marines, I have a vested interest in how this company conducts its business.

What a quality company!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1542559/Iraqi-insurgents-using-Austrian-rifles-from-Iran.html

Onmilo
March 3, 2009, 12:17 AM
Owners buy spare magazines now.
Buy as many as you can afford, these will be premium items in the months and years to come.

outerlimit
March 3, 2009, 07:08 PM
I agree. Those triangular sites are supposed to be an improvement? Wow, they were a total detriment to my eyes.

bannockburn
March 4, 2009, 12:08 PM
I would agree with the other posters that the triangular (pyramid shape) sights worked best for rapid target aquisition. But trying to do slow, accurate, bullseye shooting was another matter entirely. I got the M9 because I liked the sharply raked grip angle; one of the most comfortable and ergonomic polymer pistols I have ever handled. I also liked having the option of the manual safety in the trigger guard. A decent design that was perhaps a little too late to the market, and is now being shelved due to economic conditions here and in Europe.

mr.trooper
March 4, 2009, 12:25 PM
Expensive?

they are $360 from Centerfire systems. They were more like $420 in shops. They are every bit as good a s a glock or XD for $100 less, and people think they are too expensive?

Duke of Doubt
March 4, 2009, 02:41 PM
They retailed for more than that, around here.

PT1911
March 4, 2009, 02:46 PM
I just picked mine up... an M9-A1... monday along with an extra clip and two boxes of ammo for 460 out the door.... the thing shoots like a dream. I ,for one, like the sites. my only detraction is that I am used to shooting a 1911 and the angle difference will take some practice.. still better than a glock any day and as good as an xd or M&P for substantially less money...

Storm
March 4, 2009, 03:17 PM
Before all of the financial mess (a sale) happened with Steyr's parent company they retailed for just under $600. I paid $550 for my first one, a M40A1, and considered it a more than fair price for an excellent handgun. At $350 it is one of those steals that may well come to be legendary.

PT1911
March 4, 2009, 03:20 PM
it is unfortunate that more people didnt catch on to the quality of these guns.. steyr handguns were pulled out of the US because the they were allowed to "sit on the shelf" how long are you going to leave a car on the corner with a FOR SALE sign before you try a different corner? I am glad i got mine.

Duke of Doubt
March 4, 2009, 03:20 PM
Yeah, for $350 I'd strongly consider giving one of those orphans a good home. Well, a home.

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