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What would you like to tell them about the A1 pistols that you don't like? For me it would have to be the ability of the gun's slide to be pushed slightly back when cocked. By the way, have new production guns been cured of this ill? I know there's a fix here for it but I am wondering if Steyr addressed it.
What would you like to tell them about the guns in relation to design?
 

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Well, I love my M9-A1 but there are some MINOR details I would like to tell Steyr about.

First, the limited access lock should be made of metal. If the key slips while locking or unlocking it can damage the plastic. Also, the thin sheet metal key is pretty cheesy. I prefer the setup on my Ruger Mark III. It's key is a hex key that fits securely into the lock with little chance of slipping. I guess it could remain plastic (to keep the weight down) if there was a different fit between lock and key that was less prone to slipping.

Second, I often wish the slide serrations were a little bit more aggressive.

Adjusable trapezoidal sights would be really, really cool.

Like I said, I love my M9-A1 and can live with it as is very happily.

Oh. One question for Steyr. Where is the L9-A1?!?!?!
 

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Ya sh*t'in' me cj*?!

...shoot 'em both...then decide.

Wulf <-- thinkin', "cj*, ya gotta let go, Bro!"
 

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Well, I love my M9-A1 but there are some MINOR details I would like to tell Steyr about.

First, the limited access lock should be made of metal. If the key slips while locking or unlocking it can damage the plastic. Also, the thin sheet metal key is pretty cheesy. I prefer the setup on my Ruger Mark III. It's key is a hex key that fits securely into the lock with little chance of slipping. I guess it could remain plastic (to keep the weight down) if there was a different fit between lock and key that was less prone to slipping.

Second, I often wish the slide serrations were a little bit more aggressive.

Adjusable trapezoidal sights would be really, really cool.

Like I said, I love my M9-A1 and can live with it as is very happily.

Oh. One question for Steyr. Where is the L9-A1?!?!?!
BIG Ditto ^here
I'd REALLY like to see the limited access lock go-bye bye, it's really kinda senseless when ya think about it, and I've NEVER used it, and don't plan on it.

Double ditto on the slide serrations being more aggressive/deeper, also adding front serrations would be a plus-they're going on the L-A1

Adjustable trap-tri night sights would be VERY very nice! (Optional $ extra is fine)

Also, more aggressive checkering on the grip is a MUST.

otherwise, no complaints here!
 

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I forgot to do a video on this.

But I'm about sick of hearing the slide moving argument.


Got my glock 20 out. cock and locked.

Slide moves just the same as a steyr.

It's hard to compare what it would have done stock vs my steyr seeing that my glock 20 has a lot of rounds though it.
But the slide easily moves back just like the steyrs'.
It returns almost all the way due to a different barrel lug design though.


I'll make a new video on this soon and take down my old one.


End of story.
 

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And for the lock thing ya'lls talking about.

I think its cheap and cheezy for a reason.

I think it's on there because of regulation, not really because people are going to use it.



And why do you need front serrations???
 

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i got nothin. love my c9 as is....no front serrations needed, no deeper serrations needed, don't care about the lock one way or the other.....

wait i forgot something, the l9, i'd like it 5" barrel, and 18 round magazine. this is a wishlist afterall.
 

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I'd like to see an ambi or reversible mag release, and an ambi slide stop so my lefty friends can enjoy it, too.

I have a feeling the ambi mag release is on the way, though, seeing how the new mags have cutouts on both sides.
 

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And for the lock thing ya'lls talking about.

I think its cheap and cheezy for a reason.

I think it's on there because of regulation, not really because people are going to use it.



And why do you need front serrations???
For the press-
Same reason I use em on my XDM, 1911 etc etc
 

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Definitely need front serrations. I chamber check using the front of the pistol. That is why I want them
 

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Definitely need front serrations. I chamber check using the front of the pistol. That is why I want them
10-4 Doc,
That's what I meant by my comment "the press" it's a term meaning to visually verify a round in the chamber, and I'm like you, I use the front serrations for it.
 

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+1 MrAp* :thumbsup:

And tri-trap night sights!

Wulf <-- thinkin', "M22-A1 w/ Tri-Trap night sights :drool:
I agree wulf!
 

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Just to be clear; I did not start the thread with the intention of being unfairly critical of Steyr pistols. I think they have enormous potential beyond the small market share they now enjoy but as with every gun I have there's always been some "something" I would wish was either on the gun or left off. To me, if Steyr could "correct" a few small things about their pistols they still may not ever beat the 800lb gorilla in sales but they could kick him the balls a few times and let him know he had been in a fight.
 
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