I am thinking it's about time we have realistically tested a Steyr to the limits of what it can and can't do. But all the usual stupidity like dropping guns out of helicopters and freezing them in ice is not a valid test - any gun (with very few exceptions) will easily survive that. I am proposing a real life tests that actually show how a weapon behaves during extended periods of use. Steyrs are basically an improvement on original Glock design, which tells me it should be better equipped to deal with adverse situations than the original. In the life of the gun there are 2 things that can adversly affect the operation - one is dust, dirt and fouling up from regular carry and shooting, and second is moisture and water that can get in from the outside and cause corrosion. This is what we should base the weapon testing upon, and not eye candy type tests that others are doing. I personally have not had or shot my Steyr long enough to form an opinion on the long term reliabilty of the weapon, nor have I ever got my Steyr so dirty that it wouldn't function. However, I can tell you that it performed flawlessly for me when I needed it to work, and I have not had a gun related malfunction yet. I have approximately 1500 trouble-free rounds fired so far. I would like to know if someone has conducted an endurance test on a Steyr to determine the limits of its functionality? I am not referring to Bubbit's original 20000 round test, but to actual your personal in-field experience. I would really be interested in reading it. Appreciate any feedback!