Styer Is Leaving U.S.A.?????

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    Exclamation Styer Is Leaving U.S.A.?????

    I was informed that Styer, for marketing reasons is leaving the USA. I was considering purchasing one of there products and I am concerned that there now may be a issue should the need for parts or service should arrise... Does anyone have any advice on this????

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    Steyr was in the US...? I know they've had different importers. Do you know if it means not exporting to us, or did they have some manufacturing shop here?

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    At the NRA convention in Louisville last May, Steyr was alive and well showing all their products. They were even discussing building their AUG rifle here in the USA. Pictured is one of their M9-A1s models which would be great for CC.
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    I haven't heard anything either out of SAI. And no mention in the Steyr Forums either..They really are such underrated guns. I have the M40A1 and can't say enough positive about it. I would love to get another..
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    thanks for the info -- any idea how the Steyr compares to the sig SP2022?

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    I had also heard that Steyr was going to stop importing to the U.S.

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    Perhaps related to their sales to the Iranians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McPatrickClan View Post
    Perhaps related to their sales to the Iranians?
    I thought that was Glock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McPatrickClan View Post
    Perhaps related to their sales to the Iranians?
    Is that as bad as the U.S buying oil from them?

    And at one time H&K used Iran to produce firearms.
    COMPANIES - Heckler & Koch [Germany]
    Sig also sells or at one time sold their handguns to Iran.
    NationMaster - Encyclopedia: SIG P226
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    I haven't heard anything. I do love their rifles!

    I have no idea why ANYONE would want to willingly stop importing firearms to the USA! Come on... we're the great satan! Where guns are sold out of ice cream trucks and bullets fall from trees and clog everyones gutters!

    I can't imagine anyone choosing to give up the US gun market.

    But who would have thunk Budweiser would sell out to the friggon Belgium's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    I thought that was Glock?
    Steyr sold to Iran at the worst possible time.

    Iraqi insurgents using Austrian rifles from Iran - Telegraph

    Frankly, I don't know how I could excuse this. I wrote to Steyr USA in Georgia, asking for their side of the story. They never replied.

    Call me crazy, but if a gun maker knowingly sells weapons to a group or country that is going to use those weapons against our American soldiers, I am totally out on that gun maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sui-juris View Post
    And at one time H&K used Iran to produce firearms.
    COMPANIES - Heckler & Koch [Germany]
    Sig also sells or at one time sold their handguns to Iran.
    NationMaster - Encyclopedia: SIG P226
    The timing of the Steyr sale is the issue. The above-mentioned companies do not seem to be selling to a country under heavy UN sanctions who is building a nuke to launch at Israel & eventually the United States & Europe.

    It's been said that the Germans & Swiss have not hesitated to turn a buck if it means looking the other way.

    I just hope it's not too much to ask that our gun makers act in an ethical way. Just like STI has declined to make guns that can be used in California, a state that restricts the civil rights of their citizens, I expect companies that make weapons to make ethical choices about who they sell to.

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    Question Oh no...

    They just introduced this...

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    Because when you find something-you stop looking-Mooch

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    If we start talking about ethics... then we will stop buying Chinese made(you do know they are an enemy both strategically and economically... don't you?) products... European Union made products(knocks out Glocks, HKs, Steyr, BMW, Mercedes, Daimler-Chrysler,...), Tequila(Mexico is at an economic war with us if you get down to the bare bone basics.) Be careful which pandora's box we open.

    And by the way Microtech is making an AUG clone at this time.
    Glock 19/FEG/FM HiPowers/Keltec P32 for me. When I can't use my 870,N98 or Marlin .30-30 of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by strider72 View Post
    If we start talking about ethics... then we will stop buying Chinese made(you do know they are an enemy both strategically and economically... don't you?) products... European Union made products(knocks out Glocks, HKs, Steyr, BMW, Mercedes, Daimler-Chrysler,...), Tequila(Mexico is at an economic war with us if you get down to the bare bone basics.) Be careful which pandora's box we open.
    I agree with you, to a large degree. I do think about the things I buy. I am not happy that living as a consumer in America means buying Communist labor from Asia. It's part of urban living today & I'd like to see that change.

    We should be careful about the line in the sand we draw, but I will repeat what I said before, my line in the sand is when there is a high probability that a weapon will be used directly against an American soldier. To me, that's a slam dunk

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