I recently purchased a new model M9-A1 and was curious to see if there were any significant changes made from the previous models. I previously owned an older steyr that was just badged as an M9 with no further designations. Keep in mind I had no issues with the previous pistol and was actually very happy with its performance. It was accurate, fit my hand well and had very low recoil. I guess what I want to know is...did they mess up a really good gun? I had to sell the last one to help with a car repair and regretted it ever since, mainly because I was unable to purchase another locally. I purchased the new one online and should have it in a few days. Just hoping I'm going to as happy with the new one as I was with the old.