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I am very very interested in purchasing a Steyr handgun or an M&P. I have some questions and hope you can offer me your advice/help. I currently own 3 XD's. 2 service models a 45 and a 9. My other one is a tactical model 40 S&W. I am interested in a 40S&W. However which model would I or should I be looking at? The M or S?

What are the pro's or con's of each model?

Can I drop a 9mm barrel into the 40 S&W like you can the M&P???

Thanks for the help. Hopefully I can find a steyr either here in Erie, PA or in Utah.

THANK YOU!!!

Doctor B.
 

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I purchased the S9-A1 beacause it was more concealable than the M. The S model to me strikes a good balance between concealability and accuracy. It's a joy to shoot. It really depends on the intended purpose you plan to use the gun for. Both are nice weapons.
 

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The M is a "full size" semi. The S gets into the area of "compact" with a shorter grip and barrel. Both are extremely ergonomic and "shooter friendly". I own the M40-A1, the M40, and the S40. I've carried the S in the past. I can't speak for others, but all mine have been 100% reliable. The trap sights take some getting used to, but once you do, you'll love them. They're not tack driving target sights, but are quick acquisition combat sights that will let you get a FAST sight picture on an assailant. Both guns are "nose heavy" and carry some weight, so the recoil from either is negligible.
 

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I am very very interested in purchasing a Steyr handgun or an M&P. I have some questions and hope you can offer me your advice/help. I currently own 3 XD's. 2 service models a 45 and a 9. My other one is a tactical model 40 S&W. I am interested in a 40S&W. However which model would I or should I be looking at? The M or S?

What are the pro's or con's of each model?

Can I drop a 9mm barrel into the 40 S&W like you can the M&P???

Thanks for the help. Hopefully I can find a steyr either here in Erie, PA or in Utah.

THANK YOU!!!

Doctor B.
As a side-note, I held a M&P Compact and though I am sure it is a fine gun it just did not feel as solid as The Steyr to me. The Steyr SA1 weights a few ounces more than most guns in it's class but it feels solid as a brick.
 
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