Difference in grip between new and old?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by friedrice, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. friedrice

    friedrice New Member

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    So I see there is more grip on the new MA over the old M. What else is different? And for those who own both is the new grip that much better that it's worth paying the extra $100-$150 for it? I can pick up a M9 for $300 or a new M9-A1 for ~$425ish. I like the way the new style looks but the cheap ass in me wants to go for the cheaper deal.
    Help a brutha out.
     
  2. Syntax360

    Syntax360 Moderator

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    You definitely need to get an A1 if you plan on attaching a laser/light to the weapon, as the newer models have a standard picatinny rail. They make adapters for the old M's, but I believe they are becoming more and more scarce every day. Also, Steyr upgraded the extractor along the way to make up for some short-comings, but I believe they will replace the old extractors in the original M's as a warranty job at no cost to you.

    Personally, I like the new aesthetics of the A1 series - I was never really interested in the original M's probably just due to sheer looks. Also, weaponlights are important for me for, as the M9A1 will be my new primary home defense weapon should my USPc .45 ever begin acting screwy.

    If the rail and not having to deal w/ the extractor stuff is worth it to you, get the A1. I personally recommend it - great pistols from a company with great customer service.
     

  3. sewerman

    sewerman Premium Member

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    grips

    new M9A1 at on point fire arms .com for $395+ ship and ffl.
     
  4. Guest

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    What is the diffrence in the grip angle? I like the grip angle on the old Steyr M9's... I aughta buy me one.
     
  5. friedrice

    friedrice New Member

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    I thought the grip angle was the same, 111* if I remember right. The light rail looks cool but I am not going to attach anything so it really doesn't matter to me.
     
  6. Syntax360

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    woops - sorry about that. i fixed it - it has always been 111 degrees - not sure what i was thinkin.
     
  7. friedrice

    friedrice New Member

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    has anyone ever tried to stipple their grip. I did this on a wood grip with a benchmade knife. It came out great. Maybe it could be done with a hot tool.
     
  8. ScottW

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  9. friedrice

    friedrice New Member

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    Some of those Glock jobs look great. I guess it's time to start practicing.
     
  10. friedrice

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  11. Deluxe247

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