Is there a particular reason Steyr M9/S9 are thick guns?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Guest, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I just love this little S9, it's an awesome piece of machinery. The complaint, aside from slippery grip is the fact that it's thick. it's not just thick in a physical sense, it's blocky from head to toe. It is actually not much wider vs. Walther P99, but the angular slopping on Walther made the gun feel much thinner and also conceals better. I'm sure that the blockiness is a trait that carried on from Glock to Steyr, but I wonder if they could've shaved off abit more material from the slide dimensions. Here's a comparison of my preferred carry pieces.

  2. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

    I look at that too, and the HK2000 is really thin and cozy to carry, but then the bore axis get high to make up for mass........I'll take the low bore axis................

  3. bigtaco

    bigtaco Active Member

    thought about it long and hard and came up with two possibles.

    1) solid slide structure i.e. plenty of girth to absorb recoil and take a pounding.

    2) given steyr's penchant with modular design, maybe they were thinking .45 acp the whole time or wanted to leave themselves something to work with if .45 gap ever really got big.

    we may never know. it would be really cool if there were a steyr moderator to answer questions like these. wouldn't it?!