Steyr L9A2 first 100 rounds

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  1. grecco

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    So today I purchased the Steyr L9A2 at a local shop,
    when I arrived in the parking lot, Brain (BAC) had the paper work and a pen in hand for me. Somebody was really excited watching a friend spend money.
    In all seriousness, a huge thank you to Big Ed for notifying me and Brian for counsel and a good lunch.

    Ok, lets get to business.
    After lunch I headed to my range , picked up 100 rounds of 115 FMJ, took the pistol apart, sprayed her down with CLP, worked the action, loaded up the mags and the fun began.
    My observations are as follows:
    The steyr is a natural pointer, it felt like a target pistol.
    The texture is very good, and the ergo's were spot on. The fit and finish were excellent.
    Accuracy wise, it did its part, The trapezoidal sights took some getting used to. I kept pulling to the left, I suspect the grip angle and the pre installed small back strap may have factored in. The recoil was very mild, a little more than my APX and Archon, but less than my Walther PPQ 5 inch, it is a flat shooter. The Trigger has a small amount of take up, less than the Walther PPQ ,But more than the APX and a crisp break, my only complaint is the very soft reset (both audible & Tactile) I short stroked the trigger twice, that is on me, I ride the reset. There were no malfunctions.
    I will need to spend some more time with it, and shoot the Steyr 20191206_172829.jpg 20191206_172829.jpg 20191206_172552 (1).jpg 20191206_140324.jpg 20191206_140324.jpg 20191206_172552 (1).jpg 20191206_172829.jpg next to my other striker fired pistols.... I see a (Steyr vs APX vs PPQ vs P99AS) in the near future.

    Pros:
    Build quality
    Ergo's
    Accuracy
    Very Low bore axis
    Cool Factor

    Cons:
    Soft reset
    Light attachment....I attached my Olight Valkyrie,The lights sits very low in relation to the trigger guard.
     
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  2. Raven1967

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    Congrats on your new Steyr! This will be my next pistol as well and great job on the review.
     

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    I actually like the trapazoidal sights on the Steyrs. They take a little getting used to, but once you do they’re pretty fast AND accurate.
     
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  4. bac1023

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    Very cool Gino. Great report :cool:

    Yes, Ed and I love helping buddies spend gun money! :animlol:

    Thanks again for lunch, my friend. Always good to see you.

    :cheers:
     
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  5. unit1069

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    Brain? Was Maggie with him?

    From this moment on I will always picture BAC as the Harry Dean Stanton character in Escape From New York.

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    Congratulations on your new Steyr. I love just about everything about mine except for the trapezoid sights. I recently learned about the different sight pictures gun manufacturers have adopted in the last decade and created a thread about it in another section of GT. I predict you're going to love your new Steyr after a couple thousand range rounds put through it.
     
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  6. grecco

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    Thanks!
    I was under the assumption the Steyr will accept classic SigP2xx sights.
    Is that a valid statement?
     
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    Nice write up!

    Bought a L9-A1 last year, guess I should go shoot it :)
     
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    I have no idea about that. I am thinking about putting different sights on my S9-A1 but quite a few people suggest I just practice more with the 6 O'Clock sight picture. Please let me know if Sig sights fit Steyr pistols and I'll investigate them. A gunsmith recommends Dawson sights but I haven't looked into them so far.
     
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  9. Pier23

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    You make me realize how ignored my M9 is!

    FYI, after sitting a while not being used, my M9 decided to go “click” not “bang”. A tech at Steyr was fantastic, and said I could certainly send it in, but the first thing HE would do would be to clean the firing pin channel.

    He walked me through the process, and yes, some factory lube had jelled in the FP channel.

    Maybe Steyr has changed factory lubes since, but if you hear “click” I kinda know why now.
     
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    Congrats on your new acquisition. Funny story, BAC - whom I’ve never met - was the tipping point in my purchase of the M357-A1 years ago through some of his posts. I love the pistol, as much as you can love a striker fired polymer. Just don’t shoot much 357. I don’t see it going anywhere.
     
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    Good stuff Don

    You should bring it to the next range day. :)
     
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    Glad I talked you into it, because those have gone for big bucks on gunbroker in the past since they stopped making them. :cool:
     
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    I had no idea.
     
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    If Steyr made an S357-A1 I would buy it in a New York Minute and it would end up as my one and only handgun. BAC gave you good advice, for sure.
     
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    That is a plan! But that may bump the Beretta 9000S, owing to baggage constraints....:notlistening:
     
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    :animlol:
     
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    Nice, nice pistol. I’ll admit I never fired one, but I posted a thread a couple months back on handling one. Congratulations
     
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