So as usual...I go to the range and get my shooting done, then I find myself wandering over to the gun displays to test my will power...which by the way...never turns out well for my wallet, LOL. :embarassed:
I admit, I know absolutely nothing about the Steyr handguns except that they're made in Austria, striker fired, have the trapezoid sights and they're (ahem) rather 'interesting' to look at. Over the past couple years, I have looked at several different ones as I browse around the gun counters, but I always handed them back to the salesman and continued on my way. Well the other day when I was over there picking up a layaway...I noticed an M9-A1 laying in the case, so once again I asked to look at it. I don't know what it was, but this time, I found myself taking a real hard look at it.
So getting home, I get on the 'net and start researching. Come to find out...the people who own them, really seem to speak highly of them. I dug around in this forum and did a couple searches and found a few threads with some interesting posts, as well as finding the steyrclub.com forum.
To make a long story short, I put it on layaway...
What I did like right off, were the sights. They seemed to be very easy to acquire and I can see quick target acquisition as the result...also, the trigger wasn't bad as well as it having a defined reset. This particular gun comes with two magazines with plus 1 extensions which takes it 17+1 in the pipe. Thats NOT BAD in regards to firepower. Other than that, I don't know until I shoot it.
If anyone has an opinion either way on these guns, I would like to read what you have to say. I know these guns aren't winning any popularity contests...meaning...they aren't as well known and distributed as the other striker fired guns that come from Austria :tongue:...but from what I have read so far and actually fondling the pistol, it intrigues me enough to want to give it a try. The price isn't out of this world and if I don't end up liking it...I can always sell it if need be, but here's to hoping it never comes to that.