About a week ago I got my M9A1 from CDNN, and yesterday I was able to get out to the local range to give it a go. Having never held one before, when it got here I realized it is actually a lot bigger pistol than I thought it was going to be. I was a little disappointed in that aspect. However, by the looks of the pictures and comparing (online) of other guns, I knew It was going to fit my hand like a glove. I was right, it does. The trigger was rather underwhelming. My well-broken-in Glock 23 has much less creep and it significantly smoother, but I did like the break of the M better. I hope it smoothes out with more shooting. At the range... I had my G23 to compare against the M9 (not exactly apples to apples, I know). I emptied my carry load onto the paper at a fairly fast pace into about a 5 inch circle at about 6 yards. Not bad for being cold and doing it fast. I set the glock down and started to load the M mags (as an aside, I think Steyr should really do something about the followers. They are not smooth, and they tilt quite a bit). I got both of them loaded, set the target out about 5 yards, did about 20 dry firings, and then loaded it for live fire. First shot, dead center. Wow, harldy any recoil. Second, did it even hit the paper? Yeah, it went through the same hole. I emptied the mag alow fire and ended up with about a nickel sized group at 5 yards. I really like the sights. I backed things up to 7 years and had a group slightly larger than a quarter. I backed it up to about 15 yards and put about 75 more rounds through I softball sized hole. There was a smile across my face. I moved back to the glock with some blazer. My groups about doubled. The web of my hand hurt. The grip sucked. I shot two mags, loaded up my carry ammo, and put it away. Some more negatives: 1)The trigger definitely can use some work 2) I had one FT (does anyone actually know what these abbr. mean anyways?) The only time it failed was when I had only loaded 4 rounds into the mag and the put it in the gun. I attribute this to crappy tilting followers. anyone else have any ideas? The first shot fired and the next one jammed. 3) The tension of the slide for the first 1/8 inch if the gun is "cocked" is extremely minimal. The same thing happens on a glock, but the glock still has a substantial amount more closing pressure during that last 1/8 inch that the steyr. Could the stiker spring be too strong? 3a) I noticed "3" because I had another shooter with me that, as I discovered, did not actually drop the slide once he pulled it back. He kept his hand on it and rode it down. I know this is incorrect and told him so. It worked fine after I showed him the correct way, but it still irks me how slight the pressure is when the gun is "cocked." 3b) Can this thing fire out of battery?! When my friend had the 3a experience he stopped, put the pistol down and told me "I pulled the trigger but nothing happened." I went over to inspect. The slide wasn't all the way closed. I figure the problem was him riding it down (later confirmed). But the more bothersome issue was It Had a Light Primer Stike (!!!!!). What the hell was it doing with a LPS if the slide wasn't all the way closed? It still worries me. All in all I like this pistol. It is accurate, and hopefully will prove to be reliable in the future. I hope I can address some of the issues I have mentioned above. Thanks for letting me waste you guys' time. ETA: The grip also gets dang slippery. I think I am going to have to get a Hogue. Although, I really don't want to change the feel of the grip at all. Also, I measured the bore axis in relation to the back of the grip and compared it to the G23. They are pretty much exactly the same.