Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jondar, Jun 23, 2006.
info from Steyr's site
Hope this helps,
I have a S-40 Steyr......
and it is slightly smaller than a Glock 23, so the post above pertaining to size is pretty close. One of the finest pistols I have ever shot.......I hope the mags on the new pistol fit the old models, however, I read the S compact series will not be made.....pity.......chris3
Low bore-axis is said to make Steyrs very soft shooters. Some people don't like the trapezoidal sights but they can be replaced with 3-dots.
I plan to add a Steyr to my collection for sure.
They do, the internals are pretty much unchanged (as are the slides), only difference between the old models and the A1 models is the plastic that wraps the frame.
SA1s are due out any time now
they will be limited at first, but they are indeed going to be made.
Curious - the specs on the steyr site lists "right angle sights" under "extras".
Does that mean they are shipping the pistols with an extra set of standard sights in case you don't care for the trapezoids?
I have close to 5k rounds though my steyr and have yet to have a single malfunction.
As to the issue of support, Steyr indeed had some growing pains when they initially tried to enter the US market (changed distributors/suppliers/support a few times), which gave them something of a bad rap with some folks, but they have eliminated the middleman and opened their own support center in GA, and the reports coming from folks who have had occasion to deal with them have been nothing less than excellent, even to the point of extending warranty service to guns long out of the warranty period and for things that wouldn't ordinarily be covered, such as damage from abuse or accident.
The older Steyr pistols had compatibility problems with regard to accessories, having a proprietary rail mount and all (they were built, after all, prior to there being a clear winner among the different types of rails), but there is an adaptor available that will allow the mounting of standard lights and other accessories to the older pistols. The new A1 does not suffer from this, it has the standard picatinny rail.
In short, service, parts, and accessories are no longer an issue with these guns, so if that's all that's gotten you wary, take a second look. Or don't, that means more Steyrs for me The Steyr is a superior design, low bore axis, almost no muzzle flip, ergonomics are the best among the tupperware pistols, it has (IMO) the best trigger among them, and the sights are perfect for rapid target acquisition (and re-acquisition, allowing for quick follow-up shots). For precision shooting, you may want to replace them with 3-dot sights, but this is not an issue.
Hope this helps,
Heh, from your mouth to their ears!
I want Steyr to make two more pistols, an M or S sized in 10mm and a subcompact "XS" pistol (I photoshopped together what I'd like)
.40 vs .357 Sig
Anybody had the opportunity to try a M-A1 in .40 and .357 Sig? Steyrs are supposed to be mellow as far as recoil & muzzle flip, so which caliber is going to be snappier?
I like the fact .40 is cheaper to buy ammo for. .357 Sig ammo prices are insane.
I've never been a huge 10mm fan, I think it's kind of like opera, you either like it or you don't. I find it to be a little tough for me to control, but then again I've only shot the Smith, so other designs may be better about it. My all-time favorite is the .45 ACP, I have a colt combat commander that is mellow, dead-on accurate, and a lot of fun to shoot. If it were a little easier to conceal, I'd carry it all the time. As it is, once we get to long-sleeve weather it's my go-to gun.
The Steyr is my pick for best all-around polymer pistol ever. I have around 5k rounds through my .40/.357 (I have a conversion barrel) with nary a malfunction. The sights are dead-on, make for super rapid target aquisition (although if you're into precision shooting, you might want to swap them for 3-dots), the gun is a dream to shoot, the trigger is the best (IMO) among these types of pistols. I know Glock has a huge following, and in an all-out torture test they may hold up better than a Steyr, I never looked into it, but in the areas of the trigger and the ergonomics, I think Steyr is the clear winner. I was looking at a Sig 226 but now I'm considering getting a M9 or maybe one of the smaller S9's to play around with at the range since it's so much cheaper to shoot.
Minimal muzzle flip just like everyone says and super easy to field strip which is always a plus.
steyr m 40
Excellent Weapon love it easy to conceal, reliable I did have initial fears but were soon resolved when the dealer allowed me to fire one at the range it does have a little recoil but it is accurate It took well over 1000 rounds that day from both me and the seller it did miss feed once but Know I am a believer that the 40 cal austrian I now own will produce far better than any automatic I own
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