February 18th, 2013 07:14 PM
anybody have comments on the Steyr pistols ?. Looked at a CA1 at the range but unable to discuss with the owner.
February 19th, 2013 06:23 AM
I lurk much, post rarely but had to chime in on this one.
I love my S9-A1. To me it's like a swiss watch of polymer. When I decided to carry, I came down to that and a Sig P238 SAS but the Steyr won out. It's built to some pretty exact tolerances so you'll definitely want to break it in nice but doing so is a pleasure. Incredibly minimal muzzle flip and recoil is barely there. Rare to meet a Steyr owner who is displeased with their purchase. They are the real deal. I would recommend any of their recent handgun offerings.
February 19th, 2013 08:25 AM
Re: Steyr CA1
Our Krav instructor recently bought three Steyrs, so car he's happy with them but he doesn't have much firearms experience to relate them too.
We had a guy show up at an IDPA match with one, he did pretty well and spoke well of the gun.
Going way back a neighbor used to have one, he worked at Colt as an engineer and spoke highly of the gun.
So far I haven't met an unhappy Steyr owner. Holsters can be a little hard to come by, but the guns themselves have a pretty good rep.
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June 1st, 2013 11:03 PM
On a follow up to this, our instructor had a bad run of luck with two out of three Steyr pistols...both gone back to the factory.
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June 2nd, 2013 12:04 AM
At the NRA convention i was handling them..... Definitely a big thumbs up on how they felt in my hand.
Cleveland Holsters Lists the Steyrs in their catalog.
June 2nd, 2013 12:16 AM
I recently started a couple threads in regards to my M9-A1.
I think it's a great gun. The M9 is a little long in the grip for me to conceal this time of year but I really like shooting it and it has never malfunctioned. I recently inquired about an S40-A1 with one of the LGS around here and they weren't able to locate one or I probably would've bought one. Since I happen to own a Steyr and a Glock...I can say with reasonable certainty that Glock owners would also enjoy the Steyr if they ever had the chance to hold and shoot one.
The Steyr M9-A1...Intrigues me.
First Range Trip With The New Steyr M9-A1...Another Winner!
June 2nd, 2013 07:16 AM
I've got a bud with one of the older M40s. He swears it's the best polymer gun he's ever owned and there's no telling how many thousands of rounds he's put through it.
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August 30th, 2013 04:57 PM
I know this isn't a recent thread but wanted to comment anyway...
I've looked at Steyrs a couple of times over the years, and each time I passed on buying them.....and regretted it every time!
(actually keeping my eye's open for a S/SA-9 now)
Reading on Steyr Club over the years they have had some issues, but nothing major (and honestly, what model gun hasn't been known to have the occasional issue), so I wouldn't let it dissuade me from buying one. The biggest issue is going to be the limited number of holsters available for them.
However having said even that, I'm not sure I really get the point of the CA version. When it comes to carrying concealed the barrel/slide length isn't (usually) the problem, it's the grip size. I think they'd have been better off going with the S/SA size grip and M/MA size barrel/slide.
Yeah I realize that you'd lose round count doing that, but again if you want the higher round count just buy an M/MA and get both the round count and longer slide as I see no advantage with the standard grip and short slide that the CA offers.
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August 30th, 2013 06:24 PM
What I want to know is whether you can get all three fingers on the grip and if so, is there more "space" under the pinky finger?
I ask because some sites will say that the SA-1 is 4.6" high and another will say it is 5.03" high. Steyr M40 & M9: New Super M Series Pistols
For example: http://www.steyrarms.com/products/sp.../steyr-pistol-c-a1/says the C-A1 is 5.1" (129.54mm) high. The ad says
For the M-A1 it says that the grip is 130mm high. Steyr Mannlicher US:*Steyr Pistol M-A1
Finally, the compact features of the S-A1 series with the full size grip of the M-A1 series
has been blended to make a new compact carry pistol.
hmmm. Okay, that checks.
The SA-1 is 123mm high: Steyr Mannlicher US:*Steyr Pistol S-A1
That would make it 4.8", which is about the size of the Colt Officer / Sig Duo-Tone 1911 / some Kimber (I'm sure).
Could it be that the .40s dimensions are different than the 9's? (For example, I find that the G19 and G23 are pretty darn close, if not exactly the same.)
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