I just picked up my first Steyr pistol from Cabela's in Owatonna, Minnesota - an M9-A1. I actually traded my Sig P229 .40 S&W for the M9. Date code is LWR - Feb 2013, so fairly new production. I came across the Steyr after researching the Caracal and learned that they were designed by the same person. I had never given the Steyr pistol a serious consideration before now. I started watching all the YouTube videos on the Steyr and liked the "modular" design better than the Caracal. The pistol feels like my H&K P7's - my all time favorite. I took it to the range with 150 rounds of 9mm - all I had left (I mostly shoot .40 nowadays). 100 rounds of Winchester white box 115gr FMJ and 1 box of 50 Wolf steel case FMJ (just to see how they would feed). This pistol handled all 150 rounds with not a single problem - even shooting one-hand(weak hand). I recently picked up some hollow points to try out next - but these get expensive to test with. Accuracy was excellent. I was unsure about the trapezoid sights at first, but now I really like them. I did nothing to the pistol except field strip it and check it over really good. I didn't even lube it, just ran it straight out of the box. I will lube the slide rails on next outing, but I will not clean it just yet. I am going to run 1,000 rounds thru it before cleaning just to see how it runs(when I can find some more ammo(@#$%)). I have never done this to any of my pistols before, but I am sure the Steyr can handle it! If I can figure out how to do it, I will post some pictures from next outing. I am very impressed with this pistol, and even thinking about ordering an S9 or s40 next.