I'm taking this post from my post at the Steyr club-- for those of you who have not taken a look at the Steyr M series, I recommend that you do so... you will not be disappointed. I got the M40A-1, the new one, but the original M's and S's can be had for $300 or less from CDNN and Davidson's. Anyhow, here goes my review-- Just got back from my second trip to the range. Sorry guys, I put another 250 rounds of UMC Remington through the gun, along with some old Corbon 135g and Winchester Silvertip 155g I bought a total of 750 rounds of UMC, so I have a lot more to shoot up. To explain, I would rather use Winchester 165g 100 round value packs at 16.99 at Walmart, but I had some points to use through a rewards program from work, and one of the few places that I can use them on anything resembling a good deal is Outdoor World. I also ordered a Surefire Z2 Combatlight through them, which I am picking up today (can't wait-- although-- my girlfriend can't believe that I get excited about a flashlight, or that I'm spending $90 for it!). Well, things went much better with the M40A-1 today, and overall I can't say enough about how impressed I am with this gun. After my first trip to the range, I was wondering if I made the right decision based on the FTF's. Now, I am positive I made the right decision. I did experience a couple of FTF's. But they only happened after 150 rounds, and only on the first round, when I eased instead of dropping the slide forward. I dropped the slide lock on each new mag from then on, and the problem went away. If I understand how to avoid the problem I'm fine with it. As an added plus, the gun never ejected brass onto my head today, either. That problem went away just like you guys said it would. Thanks again, btw, to everybody's advice and help. I had dry fired the gun a lot the past few days to get used to the grip and trigger, which really paid off. After not shooting (before I got this gun) for over four years, I did my best handgun shooting ever today with the Steyr. Most shooting was done 7-10 yards, double-taps, 2 chest one head, ready drills, etc. After all was said and done I only put one shot in the 9 ring all day, which is phenomenal for me. I'll buy a shot timer to practice and start shooting some IDPA to improve. I am going to have to post in Non-Glock firearms because I'm just preaching to the choir in this forum, but suffice it to say, the advantages of the Steyr over the Glock are substantial and real. They are: 1) For me, a more ergonomic and comfortable grip, although the Hogue Hand-all made the gun both point and reach better in my large hands. I like the 111 degree angle, for me, the gun points even better than the Glock, which is surprising to me, consider that I owned 4 Glocks in the past and put thousands of rounds through them. 2) The recoil characteristics of the Steyr are clearly superior over the Glock. Because of the lower bore axis and the extra steel in the frame, which lowers the center of gravity, the M40A-1's muzzle flip is less,in my subjective opinion, than a Glock 19 shooting non +P ammo. It seems to recoil more to the rear than flip, back into the web of my hand, which is ideal, making the gun easy to drive back on target. It makes me think that the 9mm must be ridiculously easy to shoot. 3) Although this is more subjective-- IMHO, the Steyr has a better trigger, being both more crisp and having a shorter reset. It's a pretty short pull, which I like (the safety is between the ears anyways, right?). 4) The Triangle/Trapezoid sights are very nice, a good idea implemented well. Not a gimmick at all. For those who haven't seen a Steyr up close, the entire triangle is painted white, which is easy to pick up and center in the rear trap. The design seems to favor speed over target shooter 25 yard accuracy, but I can definitely see how focusing more on the very tip and paying more attention to centering the triangle would do good work at longer ranges with some practice. I am going to drop some tritium inserts in them through MMC or Trijicon (is Trijicon chargin $150 for the rear two bars and the front dot?), and I'll be done and happy. 5) I cannot emphasize how much I appreciate Steyr using steel for the magazines and the mag catch. With Glock, you can at least buy an extended slide stop that actually works, and cannot select from any number of aftermarket sights, but it is much more difficult to replace all your mags with metal ones and buy a metal slide stop. Let's face it-- mag catches and mags should not be made out of polymer. They are cheap to replace, yes, but why should you have to do that in the first place! Now, that the Steyr has metal mags is not unique-- the SA XD has nickeled mags, an improvement again over the Steyr-- but in the meantime, Springfield "forgot" to provide tennifer, or any similiar metal protection for the XD-- a big boo-boo in my book. To sum it up, with the Steyr you have a pistol almost as low profile as the Glock, but with some added weight to make the pistol easier to shoot. Steyr took the best aspects of the Glock design and improved on them in almost every area, in my opinion. A great gun that I'm happy to own (and now I want an S40, too!).