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Yes, the Steyr M series ARE seriously nice pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Snowdog, Mar 12, 2005.

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  1. Snowdog

    Snowdog Member

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    I just picked up my Steyr M40 from the shop and took it directly to the range.
    After 200 rounds of various FMJ and JHP, I'm dumbfounded.

    In comparison to a G23 which I sold to a friend years ago, it's:

    *Accurate as my old G23
    *Just as reliable than the G23
    *Heck of a lot more ergonomic than the G23
    *Heck of a lot cheaper than the G23
    *Significantly less felt recoil than a G23


    Rarely am I surprised, but this pistol is a gem! However, I am having trouble wrapping my mind around having just bought a NIB pistol for $299 that's the same if not higher quality as a Glock that would have cost $200 more.
    Perhaps someone could explain to me what just happened. I have next to me an Austrian-manufactured pistol that I see as "Glock improved" which I spent $300 for.

    I suppose it's going to take me a while to get over the shock of the extreme value Steyr M9 and M40 pistols represent.

    I thank those who convinced me the Steyr M40 was a solid buy, especially mrapathy2000, Flashpoint, Mr Mysterious and SpacemanSpiff. I have now a restored belief that value can honestly be found even outside military surplus.
     
  2. Longbow

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    $$ for $$ it can't be beat!

    You're not kidding! :)

    Eah time I see one I'm tempted to get one. I just doesn't point very well for me. Otherwise, I would've gotten one ' long time ago.
     
  3. Flashpoint

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    Yeh, and just wait until it gets broke in :D

    Welcome to the cult....er club. ;)
     
  4. RatFink

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    While many here helped me make up my mind to buy my S40, cornbread2 was the guy that really pushed me over the line from "Thinking about it" to "Here's my cash, gime dat pistol". :neener:
     
  5. XD Niner

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    Glad to hear you like your new Steyr so well. I haven't bought one yet but I was sorely tempted when I fondled one in my local gun shop. :eek:
     
  6. Flashpoint

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    I shot a G23c next to my M40 and could feel a slight difference in favor of the Steyr. I have never fired a plain ol' G23.
     
  7. Grayrider

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    Anyone CCW a Steyr? I have been looking for something a little smaller than my G22. I know I could get a 23, but it might be fun to try something different. Is it about the same size as a g23?

    Slightly off topic, but if any of you have an S-series does it allow a full grip or are you left with some fingers hanging off? I hate truncated grips that leave your pinky hanging around under the magazine looking for something to do.

    :D

    GR
     
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  8. Zundfolge

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    I CCW a Steyr S40 and I get a full hand on the gun when shooting (no dangling pinkies) ... I have average sized hands.

    The M9/40 is pretty much the same size as the Glock 19/23 with the S9/40 being slightly smaller (but larger then the G26/27)
     
  9. Jeff OTMG

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    I love the Steyr M, I have the 9mm and two of the .40 cal. The ONLY objection that I have, and why I got rid of my S40, is the width of the slide. Wilhelm Bubits designed the gun originally to be a .45 ACP, but Steyr over ruled him on the caliber and made it a 9mm. The problem was that they never rescaled the pistol for the smaller cartridges. Besides the M and S models there is an L and XS, but they never went into production.
     
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    How's the trigger?
     
  11. Flashpoint

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    Same here.

    Like a slightly heavy 1911.
     
  12. Zundfolge

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    Smoother, lighter and crisper then a Glock.

    Feels kinda like a single action.
     
  13. Jon Coppenbarger

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    I carried a Glock 30 for about a year before I bought my m40 and then sold the glock last summer and have carried the m40 ever since.
    I used the same holster for both of the pistols and they fit the same so it was a win win for me.
    For some reason I kept getting pinched by the slide release on my glock and it seemed uncomfy for me alot of times. I have never experienced the m40 being uncomfy. I think it is because the m40 rides slightly higher.

    Will I keep the m40 ? For awhile untill I find something I like better.
    As far as triggers go I did change the connector on the glock to a 3.5 and it was pretty nice after that but for a stock trigger of this type I do like the m40.
     
  14. mephisto

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    I would love it if they made it in a .45, to go with the .40 and the 9mm that i have.
     
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    If they would make the new A1 model in .45acp I would have no ambiguity about which non-1911 45 to get, but I don't see it happening :( .
     
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