just got my L9-a1, pics and ramblings....

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by jhb, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. jhb

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    i ordered it on the 2nd....lgs received it on the 3rd.


    the gun and 2 mags and 2 keys, but no paperwork or manuals, and some strange locks...more below in pics....

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    loaded chamber indicator, gun has a snap cap in it to show it being chambered...

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    now with chamber empty....

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    here is an oddity....came with these locks? not sure how to use them with the gun, other than to maybe lock the gun case...didn't look at it to figure it out....

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    has a bit of a reverse glock style pig nose with the plastic frame...i tried to get a good picture to show the gap.....it's much more noticeable in person than in this poor quality picture, but you get the idea...if i squeeze the frame and slide the gap goes away without impeding function as far as i can tell....can't verify that until i shoot and i haven't yet.....

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    some comparison pics to a fnh fns....for sizing

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    and to a glock 19 gen 3....with pig nose....

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    and a cz po7....

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    all in all a nice gun as far as i can tell until i get out to shoot it.


    thanks for looking.....
     
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  2. blueorison

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    Nice job, thanks for sharing!
     

  3. jhb

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    Thanks for the feedback. Appreciated.

    Also thanks to you Sir, and xthexheadx for the heads up these were available. Otherwise I would have missed them.
     
  4. Waltherfan01

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    My S40-A1 came with those locks as well. I believe they are just for locking the case. Great lookin' piece. I'd like to get my hands on one, but I've spent my gun budget. Oh well.
     
  5. Doc

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    The locks are definitely for the case. Don't forget about the built-in manual lock safety.

    Looks pretty neat.
     
  6. Talyn

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    It's like a bonergazm for your hand.

    I must have one.
     
  7. vectrexer

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    Now all you need is a BT cap on the ass end of the mag well :)
     
  8. baboonm

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    Hi,
    Just got one a week ago, and put 200 rds through it without a hitch...didnt even clean it shot it straight out of the box...It is very accurate, alot more than I am able to dicern,anyway. Saw the video on youtube about M9-A1 with the "out of battery" issue, which occurs with the L9 as well...I took the plastic cover off the rear of the slide and examined the parts:roller, firing pin (which indeed has a slight mislevel if not burr,)firing pin guide rod, spring etc. I opted not polish the firing pin cylinder, I am not positively sure that doing that will not cause problems in the future with safety, since it was originally designed like that, and because when you rack it firmly or release the slide using the release lever, it is not an issue, it puts any type of ammo JHP or FMG firmly into battery! One caveat after you dissasemble the rear of the slide and reassemble it, the plastic cover will NO LONGER BE TIGHT against the rear of the slide, this is not an issue since the small amount of play is negligible and will not affect function! So enjoy your L9-A1 it is one of the best firearms I have shot and own, and I have a bunch (Glock, HK, Colt, S&W, Springfield, Walther.) The ergonomics and function of this unit are outstanding.

    Saludos,
    baboonmd
     
  9. Waltherfan01

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    Welcome to the club Baboonm.
     
  10. Jarvy

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    L9A1s are widely available in Canada now, though they all have the disgusting 3-dot sights. I'm asking around various warranty centers and importers for some proper traps, but it's not looking good so far.

    Here's mine, in all it's glory:
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  11. jhb

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    Nice. 10 round mags? Thanks for sharing yours with us.
     
  12. jhb

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    Right you fellows were. Thanks to all who pitched in, for the heads up on the locks.

    @babbomm(spelling? Using the smart phone can't go back and look at spelling). Welcome Sir, agree 5" would be nice, but its kinda already a very long pistol from the tall setup.....any longer would look akward I think? Although I was all for 5" up until I got it in my hand. Appreciate your feedback.
     
  13. Jarvy

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    Yep, no 17 rounders for us. I'm curious to see if 9mm will feed out of a .40 mag. It looks like it will, but I haven't found much saying either way.
     
  14. nuj

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    hello,
    very nice, hope to get one soon when I go for vacation in the philippines. my m9a1 had no issues what so ever, sold it a long time ago, but now that the newer model is out time to get one and have it for keep this time around.
     
  15. spclopr8tr

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    I just purchased the L9-A1 and waiting to take possession. One of the things I have noticed with this being a new pistol in the US is that there is a dearth of info about it on the web. The Steyr site isn't much use either. The descriptions of the weapon are very basic, and there is no manual available for download. Additionally, there appear to be NO holsters made specifically for this pistol (would like Kydex). No holster manufacturers have the pistol for a mold, and apparently Steyr doesn't make a "blue gun" from which molds can be made.

    Since the descriptions are inadequate, can anyone tell me what the dimensional differences are between the M9-A1 and the L9-M1? I figure if I can find an open slide type Kydex that fits the M9-A1, it might fit the L9 as well.
     
  16. spclopr8tr

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    Update to my earlier post. After inquiring with about a dozen "custom manufacturers", I found one who will make an L9 holster from an existing M9 blue gun. http://www.multiholsters.com/hipster.htm

    Additionally, Cleveland Holsters (an IP) has ordered an L9 from Steyr with expected arrival in 2 -4 months. They plan to offer L9 holsters at that time.

    By searching multiple sites I was able to ascertain the M9-A1 and the L9-A1 differ only in their overall length due to the extra 1/2 inch on the barrel/slide of the L9. All other dimensions are the same as subsequently confirmed by Steyr CS.

    overall length: 188 mm (7.4”), height: 136 mm (5.4”), width 132 mm (1.2"), barrel length: 115 mm (4.5")

    I will update this post, including a review in the holster forum once I receive it from Multiholsters and have had a chance to take it through its paces.
     
  17. Mo Hepworth

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    looking to make this more custom....i trimmed the mag release with a round hobby file so it drops free. left the slide locked open to work in the absurdly heavy recoil spring.
    what i would prefer is a non captive recoil spring. ....any chance i can find a tungsten unit that will work with the L? Also, looking for siggts. the red front sight was a bad user idea...but good marketing idea....we all end up getting new sights.
     
  18. jhb

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    no red front three dot sight on mine. mines a trapezoid sight setup all off white.
     
  19. AGoyette

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    Jarvy,

    I am not a fan of the trap sights. So I replaced them with Trijicon night sights. I have the original trap sights that came off the gun if you are interested in them. I am not sure what to ask for them though.. Just PM me if you are interested in them. BTW, they came off my M9-A1.
     
  20. Il Cattivo

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    A belated welcome, baboonm. I know Progreso's a little ways away, but you remind me that I haven't been down to Vinson's range just east of Los Fresnos in a while.