Do any of my fellow Steyroids have any knowledge of just what exactly 9mm Steyr is? I've seen references to it, googled the heck out of it and all I know is it's a round which Steyr apparently developed for some of their old pre-WWI pistols and is apparently dead as a dodo, except for handloading.
What I don't know is exactly what it is? Is it the same as 9x21mm, which Steyr currently manufactures and offers for the MA1s in Europe?
I ran across references to 9mm Steyr while researching .38 Super pistols, most if not all of which can also reliably chamber and shoot 9x23 Winchester. I'm saving up now for a .38 Super pistol and unless I strike oil or a rich uncle dies, it's going to be an EAA Witness Steel. The only other .38 Super pistols currently being made are by Colt, Springfield and Taurus (that I could find) and besides the Colts and Sprinfields being way out of my price range, they're also 1911 designs with single-stack mags. The Taurus is cheaper, but also a 1911 single-stack.
The EAA is double-stack with an eye-popping 18-round magazine and very reasonably priced, though not stocked by any dealers in my area. I'll have to get a dealer to order me one.
The .38 Super round is like a super-charged 9mm, ballistically speaking, and the 9x23 Win is even hotter still. Sounds like the ideal car gun to me, plenty of power, lots of capacity and cheap enough to get stolen without ruining your decade. I traded away my FEG Browning Hi-Power to get my Kel Tec P-11 and now I'm having to use one of my three "essential" pistols for car carry and it makes me nervous. If someone ripped off my M357-A1, my G9 or my S&W 669, I'd be ticked off for ages to come.
But like I was forced to do when I bought my M357-A1, I'm making choices based on all the knowledge I can gather without any actual gun-in-hand, how-does-she-shoot-and-feel-to-me experience. Anyone with any actual experience with .38 Super, 9X23 Win and EAA, please enlighten me. And satisfy my curiousity about 9mm Steyr, too, please. :mrgreen: