I also joined the club this week.

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by pghllew, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. pghllew

    pghllew New Member

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    I got my M9A1 yesterday(actually my first handgun), can't wait to try it out. It might be a little while though, shhhhhh! Don't tell the wife I bought another gun. :lol:

    I just wanna say thanks to all members and moderaters that keep the site up to date. I doubt I would have bought a steyr if this information source didn't exist. Before I found out about the m9 I thought I'd have to buy a glock and they just didn't feel very comfortable to me.

    thanks guys
     
  2. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    Congratulations. The A series is really really nice. The ergonomics have been way imrproved over the M.

    Now we need to have our esteemed administrator Deluxe get in on the fun :wink:
     

  3. jimmythesaint

    jimmythesaint New Member

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    And to think, I'm the one who showed him a Steyr after his brother bought a Glock...

    Just pinchin your shoes D! :wink:
     
  4. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    range report will be coming....right?
     
  5. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff New Member

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    ... an A1... hope we have it here. Happy with the M series anyways.

    Welcome to the club! Hoping to read your range report...
     
  6. srfl

    srfl New Member

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    ...congrats on the Steyr purchase. Welcome to the Club...and don't worry, your secret is safe with us! :D
     
  7. ministerofdeath

    ministerofdeath New Member

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    Welcome to the Brotherhood

    Hey Steyr Bro,

    Welcome to the elite group of intelligent people who know enough to buy a Seyr Pistol over a lesser pistol with greater marketing. Steyr parts and service seem to be running better with each passing month and word within the industry is that Steyr is going for a BIG marketing push in 06'.

    Although there are some slight difference between the A1 and M-series (small but important differences), they share a GREAT deal in common. The A1 is really just a next generation M with some improvements in the extractor and, of course, frame. That said, follow the cleaning tutorial and clean your pistol before shooting it for the first time.

    IMPORTANT: Select quality ammunition for your pistol! I can't tell you how many posts we've had about malfunctions that have been traced back to bad ammunition. Avoid WOLF pistol ammo at all costs (Steyr pistols hate it) and if you fire it or reloads you'll have a problem at some point. The Steyr can shoot most anything, but some pistol ammunition will leave your pistol very dirty after each round fired and that coupled with the tight tolerances of the pistol will lead to malfunctions after so many rounds without cleaning. I like CCI Blazer brass for target practice and alot of people swear by WWB. I carry Spear Gold Dot for protection and my Steyr loves that stuff, but its expensive.

    ALSO IMPORTANT: Steyr pistols shoot better when the shooter avoids certain poor grips know as "LIMP WRISTING". IDPA Steyr has authored an excellent article on proper grip for the Steyr and also has some great drills. Read those articles, IDPA is into competition in a MAJOR way and is surgical with his Steyr (seriously he could remove your appendix with it better than most HMOs).

    Anyways, check out our threads on accessories for holsters, mags, lights, ect. as well. Accessories for the A1 are not as common as Glock, but they are coming out pretty fast.

    GOOD LUCK & SAFE SHOOTING.
     
  8. Deluxe247

    Deluxe247 Supporting Member

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    If you're buyin', I'm in! 8)

    -D
     
  9. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    LOL, I can't buy, but I can help to get one at a really really really nice price
     
  10. pghllew

    pghllew New Member

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    Thanks guys

    I'll be sure to give you a range report within the next couple weeks. I already saw somewhere else to stay away from the Wolf ammo. What do you guys think of fiocchi?? I know they make good shotgun shells and I saw some good prices for target ammo.
     
  11. ScottW

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    Based on my limited experience with my M9 so far, I would also say stay away from Rem UMC ammo. It might work for you though, who knows. For range ammo, I like WWB so far.

    As for Fiocchi, I've never shot it in 9x19 but I have put a few hundred rounds of their 9x18 (95gr FMJ) through my Makarov. In that size anyway, it's very good ammo- reliable, feeds well, accurate, it's good 'n hot too. Might try to pick up a box of their 9x19 if I see some at the next fun show.