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I wonder, how durable are those things? It looks like it would make a great toy for my nephew when he gets older.
 

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I wonder, how durable are those things? It looks like it would make a great toy for my nephew when he gets older.
It's a training gun. Solid piece of plastic. They are very durable.
 

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Any one own a Steyr? How are they in terms of durability, reliability, accuracy, etc.? Seem weird. How many do you see out there?
I have one in 40. It's very reliable so far. Mine is still young so can't tell you on the durability department, but I detail stripped it before and the interior pieces were solid. Accuracy is just like any other service grade pistol, up to you to do your part.

There are total of 20K Steyr polymer pistols imported into US. Include models of M, S, M-A1, S-A1. In 9mm, 40 and 357sig.

They are still being make in Europe, just no longer being import into US.

PS: there is a new model C-A1 out in Europe only.
 

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Any one own a Steyr? How are they in terms of durability, reliability, accuracy, etc.? Seem weird. How many do you see out there?
they are awesome. You'd have to hold one to fall in love with it like I did. Supposedly some of the former glock employees helped Steyr get the m-a1 series off the ground over in austria.
 

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Any one own a Steyr? How are they in terms of durability, reliability, accuracy, etc.? Seem weird. How many do you see out there?
The Steyr is honestly the "true" evolution of the Glock, as they were designed by the same small arms designer(Wilhelm Bubits). About the same in size as the G19, although quite a bit heavier due to the internal steel "chassis". The STEEL trap sights are far better than stock Glock, they have a fully supported chamber and conventional rifling, so it's safe to shoot lead bullets,same Tenifer treatment on all steel components, metal mags, far superior ergos, an even lower bore axis and at least a few other things that dont come to me right now. My Glocks have been replaced by Steyrs. Very possibly the best polymer pistol ever.
 

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I had a M357A1. It was a wonderful pistol. It just did not fit into my collection.
I thought I read some where they will be importing a new improved model.. I don't know this as fact.
There is a Steyr Forum, you might be able to get more information there.
 

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they are awesome. You'd have to hold one to fall in love with it like I did. Supposedly some of the former glock employees helped Steyr get the m-a1 series off the ground over in austria.
Wilhelm Bubits is the man.
 

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Any one own a Steyr? How are they in terms of durability, reliability, accuracy, etc.? Seem weird. How many do you see out there?
Excellent pistol. I have an m9a1 in 9mm and love it.

The sights are the best stock sights on the market imo. They're not for precision work, but they are as fast as ive ever seen in a sight thats not a red dot.

Hex site might beet it though...but nothing else on the market ive seen.

Theyre hard to find these days. Might find one on gunbroker.
 

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The Steyr is honestly the "true" evolution of the Glock, as they were designed by the same small arms designer(Wilhelm Bubits). About the same in size as the G19, although quite a bit heavier due to the internal steel "chassis". The STEEL trap sights are far better than stock Glock, they have a fully supported chamber and conventional rifling, so it's safe to shoot lead bullets,same Tenifer treatment on all steel components, metal mags, far superior ergos and at least a few other things that dont come to me right now. My Glocks have been replaced by Steyrs. Very possibly the best polymer pistol ever.
+1

I sure like my M40-A1, built like a tank and it's been fed a diet of upper end handloads w/o a hiccup.

Bob :cowboy:
 

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The Caracal is Bubits most recent design and it looks like they'll be imported very soon. Some have already trickled into the states, rumor has it. You may think of it as the "real" 4th generation Glock, since Bubits has continually refined his basic design over the span of nearly 30 years now, beginning with the original Glock P80. Steyr is supposed to release another pistol this year, but no one's yet sure whether it will be the long awaited(and overdue) "L" model in 45acp and possibly 10mm or, an entirely new platform. Originally the M stood for "medium frame" because Steyr(at that time)planned on releasing a larger frame model chambered in .45acp and possibly 10mm. The Caracal looks to be an even more refined(and rounded) Steyr M and it's passed the most stringent german standard NATO tests with flying colors.
 

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The Caracal Is made in UAE, it's used by their army and/or police and in other countries in the Middle East.

The Steyr is an excellent polymer gun, well built and with a much better grip than the Glocks in my opinion. Solidly built, reliable and fairly accurate. Like the S9 as a CCW, prefer it to a Glock 19 which is the best Glock I know.
 

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The Caracal Is made in UAE, it's used by their army and/or police and in other countries in the Middle East.

The Steyr is an excellent polymer gun, well built and with a much better grip than the Glocks in my opinion. Solidly built, reliable and fairly accurate. Like the S9 as a CCW, prefer it to a Glock 19 which is the best Glock I know.
Glad that you finally latched onto one. However, they are very accurate and have tolerances far tighter than any other poly out there. The only thing tighter would be the high $$$ 1911's. These things need a break in period of several hundred rounds and are not like other polymer frame guns. These dont rattle like Glocks.
 

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OK, the Steyr is on my list too.

Why is it I never find out about these things until importation has been stopped?
 
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