Will I had my M40 for at least 3 years now and have over 3.5K documented handload rounds not to include the other off the shelf stuff i've bought.
Had issues with the trigger safety failure to stay enaged or work 100% of the time. Also had a front sight blade crack in the dove tail grove when i installed the M357 bbl into my M40. And my last failure was with extraction that was solved by a simple claw and spring install. Other than that, the gun has worked flawlessly and other than the extraction problems nothing was service related.
I have had my m40 since December of '05, and have put just over 5,000 through it now, the only FTE's I have had have been with Remington UMC, it doesn't like that ammo. I have been using re-loads the last two months without incident. And it loves WWB.
On my way to the range wed. 11-18-06. Brand new to Steyr,I will let you know what I think.Will try to find a Houge Grip for it,and a holster. I'm a Glock man ,but this M9A1 is beating on the door. RA ALL THE WAY