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I bought an M9 this week. It is my first Steyr. I can't imagine how I lived without it.

Here is a photograph.



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Thanks, Wulf. Hopefully I can find a range around here. I normally go to NC to shoot but I don't think I can wait that long.
 

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Very nice - the M9A1 is my all-time favorite pistol. Let me know if you decide to build it up and need info on accessories, etc... :twisted:
 

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Thanks, Syntax. I'll let you know. If BigTaco still has some guide rods I'll start with one of those. As far as some railmount accessories I need to wait a while. I'm not sure if I want to worry about additional optics until I am VERY comfortable with the traps (which I love). I don't really know of any railmount stuff other than lasers and flashlights, but if you know of something let me know as I'd like to utilize the potential.
I've seen your piece and I like the twist flash; I don't think I am qualified to get threads though.
 

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bmitchell said:
Thanks, Wulf. Hopefully I can find a range around here. I normally go to NC to shoot but I don't think I can wait that long.
Eastern NC is especially Steyr friendly.
Welcome to the club!
Health, Peace
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Welcome aboard. but that aint an M9. It the M9A1

very nice weapon.
 

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bmitchell said:
the traps (which I love).
+1 The Steyr sights may just be their best feature. If they were available, I'd put them on all of my guns. Fast, visible, and accurate, what more could you ask for? Forget the 3 dot sights, forget the Heinie Straight Eight, forget any of the glow in the dark sights. If it's too dark to see your sights, it's too dark to positively identify your target. Use a good tactical flashlight. Sorry, end of rant.

Anyway, welcome to the Steyr addiction, and hope to hear more from you.

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bmitchell said:
Thanks, Wulf. Hopefully I can find a range around here. I normally go to NC to shoot but I don't think I can wait that long.
If you're coming up to NC anywhere around Rockingham, shoot me a PM. I'd love to go shooting with a fellow Steyroid anytime, anywhere. There's a range at a 4-H camp near my home, $5 all day; plus my son has a make-shift range at his home near Pinehurst, which has the added advantage of being free! :mrgreen:

Congrats on the M9-A1. You're gonna love it.
 

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Welcome aboard. but that aint an M9. It the M9A1
Thanks for the correction, it is definitely an M9A1.
My piece is very clearly marked "M9" even though it is obviously an M9A1. I, for one, am happy to call it a Steyr.
I notice that the M40A1s have the "A1" designation inscribed on the slide, whereas my M9A1 does not. Is there a reason that mine would be missing this designation?
One side note, my M9A1 was sold to me as a new gun, but the manual included in the box was VERY definitely the manual for the an M9, not my M9A1. Does anyone know of a reason for this?

Netfotoj, I don't know where Rockingham is, but I'll find out next time I'm headed to NC.
 

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Pay no mind to the slide markings - I'm not sure any of us completely understand the ryhme or reason behind how they mark these things. Most (all?) of the M-A1s come with a manual that features the original M.
 

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Ok. I figured they either had a good reason or no reason.
No reason is better than a bad reason.

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It's probably just not economically worthwhile to print an entire new manual with a couple of different pictures when the only real differences between models is the availability of a manual safety and grip design. Same goes for the slide - if they have surplus M slides available, might as well build with them.
 

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Welcome to the club!

You got me thinking so I went and dug up my manual. My manual is definitely for the M9-A1 and my slide markings are different.
Sorry about the crappy first pic, I haven't cleaned it yet.
edit: I'll post pics of the manual later.


 

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Right, that makes plenty of sense.
For some reason I thought I had seen an M-A1 manual somewhere but the validity of my memory in this matter is suspect.

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Netfotoj, I don't know where Rockingham is, but I'll find out next time I'm headed to NC.
Rockingham squats at the intersection of U.S. 1 and U.S. 74, midway in the state between coast and mountains.

Y'all come see us, now! :mrgreen:
 
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