I just bought this Steyr from a fellow MGO member and thought I'd share what I have learned so far about this unusual and cool little 9mm.
Steyr Spp (Special Purpose Pistol)
Sights: Open notch type
Barrel length: 5.1 in.
Total length: 12.6 in.
Width: 1 3/4 in.
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Magazine capacity: 15- or 30-rounds
(produced in the early 1990's)
This one is mine, with 30 round mag and factory single-point sling:
Here is the results at 10 yards (30 rounds shot from the hip and 30 rounds semi-rapid fire but using the sites):
Osama Bone-Laden didn't stand a chance:
5 shots at 30 yards slow fire: 2 in the groin, 2 in the chest, 1 in the right eye ball (eye socket in this case 8) ).
Fun factor is a 10!
Cool factor is a 10!
Very low recoil
Very accurate once you get use to holding it especialy using the sling
High capacity magazines
Very easy for an unexperienced shooter to use and operate at 25 yards
No longer made by Steyr, they sold the rights in 2001 to the Swiss (http://www.brugger-thomet.ch/
Trigger pull sucks, feels like one of those old squirt gun triggers (this is not a factor for me when fast shooting, just when slow-aimed fire)
Magazines are expensive $45 a piece from the Swiss BT (above)
So far the scope rail I installed sucks, very unstable. Any input by othe SPP owners?
I had some Failure to Feed issues with two of the magazines. It was definitely a magazine issue because there was no jamming, just no feeding at all of the next round. I need to do more shooting to see if this is regular.
Sights are okay at best, you have to really hunker down to get a good picture. I added a red-dot scope and it makes a big difference in the comfort of shooting it.
One of my new favorite guns. I added a scope rail and a Burris Fastfire red-dot and it has made it even better. Fits nicely in a laptop bag with 4 mags.