Love the gun. I noticed however when I pull the slide back to load a round into the chamber, the slide stops right before the round is in battery....and my hand is off the slide. Any idea why? Is this common?
Yeah, I do know not to ride it in, but I sometimes do as a personal function test, to see if the slide will still close and lockup. In this case it doesn't but I don't think it's that big of an issue. It may later on, it's just the first I have seen do this. I am used to owning Glocks and HK's, but this Steyr seems to be right on par so far.
This happens with my M9 as well but only with a full mag. The first shell may be binding against some part of the slide or ejector...? Wonder if a stronger slide spring would help?
Perhaps I should call Steyr USA?
Love this M9 and have faith it will eventually heal itself, same way my old BMW frequently does.
Yeah, your right. My previously owned guns never did this. I have loaded just 1 round in the magazine and it still does it, but under recoil it's fine. Just wanted to make sure there wasnt a problem that could result in a KB or something similiar.
My M9 was my first pistol so I had so many adjustments to consider..
not familiar how a pistol works so I thought it was not a good piece but dead wrong as I have discovered with my frequent use that its just the best semi-auto that one could get.... I have now a .45 1911 but my M9 is still and the most accurate pistol I have handled. Well probably because the 45 is a much higher caliber but the feel is just different...
I now have 600 rounds through my S9 and mine does the same thing every couple a mags. It will happen in the middle of a magaze too. The thing I'm more concerned about it my trigger doesn't reset once in a while and the only thing I can do to reset it is to rack the slide to eject the live shell and when I release it, it's fine.