Range Report: Steyr M9-A1

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  1. Indy_Guy_77

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    Words can hardly describe how much I enjoy shooting this pistol.

    Recoil is minimal, as is muzzle flip. Trigger reset will make a Glock jealous.

    Very comfortable to hold as well.

    Sight acquisition is fantastic with their triangular sight system.

    Accuracy is VERY GOOD... I can only imagine what it'd be like if I had some accuracy instruction! (ahem...)

    Size-wise...it's Glock 19-ish.

    ZERO failures to feed with 4 different kinds of ammo:

    147gr WWB JHP
    115gr S&B FMJ
    115gr Federal American Eagle FMJ
    115gr Remington UMC FMJ (green box)

    Had two failures to hold-open on empty mag. Just so happened that both occurred with the same magazine + the American Eagle. This happened the 1st two times that I used this mag (bought new from Steyr America a few weeks ago). Subsequent usage of this mag didn't cause any problems. I suspect that my grip interfered with the slide stop.

    I had ONE failure to eject / attempted double feed. This was about 50rds into the session. It was an S&B case that didn't eject fully. Will have to continue to shoot this pistol to determine if this'll be a routine thing. I certainly hope not...I have high hopes for it!

    The pictures below are not of the Steyr that I presently own. I stupidly traded that particular one in on something else...that I promptly traded away on yet something else.

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    Fast acquisition on the sights!

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    LCI above the back plate

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    -J-
     
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    Shot in this order, too, from L to R

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    First target of the afternoon. Shot 2, 3, 5, middle L, middle R, 4, 6, 1. If I remember correctly, the orange dots are 1 3/8" diameter. This was hanging at 7 yards. 5rds each zone. 2 "zones" per ammo selection.

    WWB was 2 and middle R, S&B was 3 and 4, American Eagle was 5 and 6, UMC was middle L and 1.

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    These are the smallest Shoot 'n See...2.5" diameter, roughly. 7 yards, 5 rds per target. Was out of the WWB for this. Order of shooting: top L (S&B), top R (Eagle), middle L (UMC), middle R (S&B), bottom L (Eagle), bottom R (UMC). Only 1 "miss" on the middle R target. Won't call it a flyer. I just missed.
     

  3. Indy_Guy_77

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    Up next are some 10 yard controlled pair targets.

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    10 rds of S&B

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    10rds of Federal American Eagle. Sucky grouping!

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    15rds Remington UMC. Pushing that trigger a little bit, eh?

    -J-
     
  4. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Nice work!!

    I gave my M9 to my Pop, so I'll be getting an M9a1 soon. They are the cat's *** in polymer.
     
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    There is not another 9mm out there that I would trade my M9A1 for. As much as I would love to have a Browning Hi-Power, I wouldn't trade even for my Steyr for one of them for a defense gun. Great auto. Good luck.
     
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    Nice shooting!

    RD
     
  7. RyanSBHF

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    Glad you like your Steyr.
     
  8. GlocksterPaulie

    GlocksterPaulie Perfectionist

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    I love the ergonomics on the Steyr pistols, I am glad they got rid of that POS safety inside the trigger guard.

    Paulie
     
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    Nice pics, shooting AND GUN! My buddy's got one and so far its been < Glock! :dunno: I would snap one up if they had a more compact 9mm
     
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    Thanks, Berto

    Should never have traded my first one. On a G-19, no less. That I owned for an entire week and traded, never fired, for my M&P9c.

    Thanks. That pistol makes me look good.

    me too!

    I've only seen photos of those models...can't, for the life of me, figure out how easy it'd be to go safety-off? Or on? Oh well. :supergrin:

    -J-
     
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    We had a couple of guys take an EP class from us years ago who were using the Steyr's with that safety, it sucked and it was a stupid move on Steyr's behalf to put that on a pistol.

    Paulie
     
  12. carbofan21

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    these are still available? i thought cdnn sold their last many months ago..
     
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    indy,

    very nice shooting!
     
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    I love my M40-A1 and wish I had gotten the M9-A1 also when CDNN had them cheap.
     
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    I bought a Steyr M9-A1 from CDNN two years ago.

    The very first shot when I took it to the range I thought to myself, "Geez, this is a wonderful pistol"! And it has been.
     
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    Good job buddy. I have a M40A1 and I love it. Though I'm hoping really hard for any barrel maker will make a conversion barrel for 40-9.
     
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    Ive been wanting an m9a1 but have yet to find one at a reasonable price.
     
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    My Steyrs have been multiplying, while my Glocks have been vanishing. They outclass every other polymer auto out there.
     
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    there is the s9-a1:

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    hard to find, there are less than 500 in the US. and mine is NOT for sale :tongueout:
     
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