Steyr M9-A1

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    Steyr M9-A1

    I just won this and a 12 month membership at the range where I shoot PPC with a group. Not what I would call a club but close.





    I have never shot a Steyr but it feels good in my hand. This one is in 9mm.
    I have heard about this sight style, but again, have never used them.
    Does any body have any experience with Steyr or these sights?

    I am getting ready to tear it down and polish the feed ramp and condition with EEZOX. I'll hit the range tomorrow.

    Now I have to order another set of dies and turret for my press!
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    She looks like a keeper, let us know how it goes. Haven't heard too much about Steyr..

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    Never shot a Steyr, but have heard pretty positive things about them. I have read aobut some members inquiring about those type of sites for other guns. They look like they'd be quick & easy to acquire & use.
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    I have has one for awhile. Accurate reliable and feels good in the hand. The only problem with my .40 is that getting the first round in the chamber with a full mag. If I use the slide release there is no problem. If I rack it by hand the first round may not rack if I dont release the slide from all the way back or let it drag on the fingers a little bit. But I just use the sliderelaese and there are no problems.

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    Nice gun luvmy40. I used to have the Steyr S40. It was a good gun and those sights are nice indeed! Nice win!

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    Hit the range today with the new Steyr.
    After polishing the feed ramp and conditioning with EEZOX last night, I reassembled the M9-A1 and sent 200 rounds down range. It performed flawlessly.
    The sights took a little getting used to. If I line them up as pictured above I am shooting 4" low at 7 yards. If I stack the sights to form a pyramid I am dead on out to 15 yards. This pistol is a tack hammer! I just wish that I was as consistent as it is!
    The trigger pull is just about perfect for me. It has a crisper break than the M&P but the take up is not as smooth owing to the design of the trigger safety. This may be a technique issue, although it is really not a huge deal as it only effects the first shot. The reset is so distinctive that I never had to fully reset the trigger even in 2+1 drill from concealed.
    My M&P40c has a more comfortable feel for me but this points naturally and has very little muzzle flip. The grip is quite different than the M&P (not as "sticky") but still nice. It won't be taking over as my primary carry but it will be a very viable alternative once I get 1000 rounds or so through it.

    Now I have to get a IWB made up for it!
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