Steyr M40 A1 - looking for Steyroids

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by ETH77, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. ETH77

    ETH77 New Member

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    So I've called CDNN and set up a transfer of two M40 A1s, one for me, one for my wife. Are there any other Steyroids out there?
     


  2. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    I have the 9mm and the sights on it are great.Had a heck of a time finding extra mags.
     
  3. ETH77

    ETH77 New Member

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    Mags available!

    I hope you've found the mags at CDNN. $30 for either the large cap 40 or 9mm.

    Its a shame that the MA1 sale is going to end, but I'll be happy to see the new guns in the shops rather than just at one location.

    I've also started lusting after an AUG V3 civi version.:)
     
  4. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    I don't have one however I do really like those guns and am a fan of Steyr firearms in general. Eventually I'll have to pick up a Steyr M9 I think.
     
  5. Texas1911

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    They feel nice, and I am a fan of uniqueness.
     
  6. ETH77

    ETH77 New Member

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    You'll love it.

    Spectre Firearms has two M9A1s in stock for $415.

    :DSupport your local Firearms Store.:D
     
  7. Shiner Bock

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    I've been tempted to impulse buy one while thumbing through CDNN's catalog, but I can't get past the key lock. If it weren't for that, I would have one.
     
  8. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Actually, I'd prefer to get the original M9. It's a bit more sleek and low profile I think.
     
  9. snscott

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    Actually, the "key lock" is a pretty simple mechanism - I would not worry too much about it. You can completely ignore it if you want.

    I got a M9-A1 a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it. I can pick up a good sight picture with those trapezoid sights much faster than I can the old "post in the notch" style we all grew up with. You might think this is a gimmick, but they really do work (at least for me and some others - YMMV).

    One nice feature not often mentioned about these pistols is that the whole "gun" or trigger mechanism can be pulled relatively easily out of the polymer frame to make it extremely easy to clean everything. Much like SIG's new P250, the polymer part of the gun is really little more than a handle and magazine well. The "gun" itself, including the metal slide rails, is a self-contained module that can be popped right out and back in again.

    The very low bore axis, combined with a steeper grip angle (than the 1911), produces a handgun that has relatively little muzzle flip as well - which results in less perceived recoil. Overall, I am really surprised now that I have one that they did not catch on more than they did.
     
  10. snscott

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    By the way, if you're in the market for a good Steyr IWB holster, try these guys: Custom Carry Concepts - this link will take you to his (blatant, but nicely executed) copy of the Comp-Tac CTAC, which he provides for Steyrs - which Comp-Tac does not.
     

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