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    My Off Duty weapon

    Sometimes carried on duty
    There are no problems in life too large to be handled by the use of small arms and high explosives

    In god we trust, all others are suspects

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    Well congrats on your small agency that will allow reasonable weapons .
    Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
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    Actually a moderate sized one.
    next week I am changing jobs to another larger agency that will also allow virtually any double (safe) action weapon.
    There are no problems in life too large to be handled by the use of small arms and high explosives

    In god we trust, all others are suspects

    $10.00 transfers in Houston, Texas

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    I was looking at Steyr's.

    How do you like it. I thought there might be a problem finding holsters.
    My next purchase will be a XD .45 or a Steyr. I'm still leaning towards the XD because I can get it in .45.
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    Madecov ... be carefull you dont follow the dollar up to where what you carry is not only mandated but issued . I thank you for your service , but caution you a bit too . Playing that game and actualy writing the policy for a couple of agencys i can say that what you know to be true has no bearing on the elected powers that be , or the insurance agency . What you can carry for xx agency now may well have no bearing on what you can next year . For now tho go to it lol , you have a good item in hand .
    Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_kayaker View Post
    I was looking at Steyr's.

    How do you like it. I thought there might be a problem finding holsters.
    My next purchase will be a XD .45 or a Steyr. I'm still leaning towards the XD because I can get it in .45.

    Holsters aren't that bad an issue.
    FIST and K&D make for the A1.

    Safariland has one model that works.

    The gun is a real pleasure to shoot, much less muzzle flip than almost anything I've ever shot. Accuracy is incredible
    There are no problems in life too large to be handled by the use of small arms and high explosives

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    DE SANTIS makes a decent holster for that pistol also.

    Nice firearm.
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    Good to still see a fellow Steyr Clubster here on CC, Madecov.

    I used to carry my Steyr S40 off-duty (back when my agency was half-way enlightened). I was a joy to carry. I, unfortunately, cannot carry it off-duty anymore.

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    beautiful!

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    Nice looking gun, they're another Austrian gun, right?

    I've always wanted to try out a Steyr. The trigger system looks kind of like the Glock's & the literature says it has a 5.5 lbs pull, like a Glock. So, is the trigger pull much different than a Glock?

    Is that one the full size model?

    I know, lots of questions, but you don't hear much about the Steyrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cockedlocked01 View Post
    Nice looking gun, they're another Austrian gun, right?

    I've always wanted to try out a Steyr. The trigger system looks kind of like the Glock's & the literature says it has a 5.5 lbs pull, like a Glock. So, is the trigger pull much different than a Glock?

    Is that one the full size model?

    I know, lots of questions, but you don't hear much about the Steyrs.
    The Austrian-designed/made Steyr M and S series and second generation M-A1 series were designed by the Glock 17 design team which included the Wilhelm Bubbits.

    I don't think the trigger is much different from the Glocks...but I have little trigger time with Glocks compared to Steyrs...I have lots of trigger time with those.

    Madecov's gun is the "larger" Steyr. The "smaller" or compact Steyr is the S9 and S40 (on longer made); they have an S9A1 and S40A1, but either they haven't made it to the shores of the U.S. in any meaningful number or at all.
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    I know this makes me an oddball but, I have never liked the look of these guns. I can not point to exactly what it is but I just do not like them.

    There was a fellow in the lane next to me when we were shooting the course for the Tennessee HCP. I swear, this guys gun jammed up on him almost every other round. He was one unhappy camper.
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    mines been perfectly fine.
    The trigger on the Steyr is a lot crisper than a Glock and the reset is faster.
    In my hand the grip angle feels better. the firearm has a lower bore axis and I have a lot less muzzle flip with the Steyr than I do with a Glock so follow up shots are faster and more accurate. The gun has standard barrel rifling so lead is ok.
    There are no plastic pins holding things together so there is no flex in the system hence the crisp trigger
    There are no problems in life too large to be handled by the use of small arms and high explosives

    In god we trust, all others are suspects

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig P239 View Post
    I know this makes me an oddball but, I have never liked the look of these guns. I can not point to exactly what it is but I just do not like them.

    There was a fellow in the lane next to me when we were shooting the course for the Tennessee HCP. I swear, this guys gun jammed up on him almost every other round. He was one unhappy camper.
    The first generation guns (M and S series) sold by CDNN had some FTE issues due to those guns sitting for nearly two years in a hot warehouse causing the lubricants to congeal. Some of those guns (like one of my two M40's and my M357) had very weak extractor springs.

    One of my S40's and M9's are both reliable....the S40 has had zero problems in a few thousand rounds. My M9 has had only one FTE (and in a friend's hands) in several thousand rounds too.
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