Bought myself a birthday gift last year (about 15 months ago now) in the shape of an M9 from Gander Mountain...talked them down to $320 since it only had one mag..., been very happy with it, not shot it nearly as much as i would like to, but that is going to change.....been stocking up on ammo, now have 6 10-rd mags and 4 14-rd mags....a thigh holster that can accomodate a tac light, i have the adapter rail, and a handall....all in all....spent more time finding stuff for the gun than shooting it.... 8O ...have to rectify that.....
oh...just gifted myself again today...picked up a nice (id' say G/VG condition) but very cosmoline coated Yugo SKS 59/66 for $120. gonna have to wait a few weeks to get her all cleaned up....too much else going on, but i couldn't pass up the price.
Fired a few rounds at the range yesterday and can't wait to get the holster I ordered on the USA Steyr site.
Got the 14 round mags on the way from CDNN, Hogue universal grip applied and fits great. Almost zero recoil/flip.
All the guys with Glocks have looked at it and stand there and wonder at the engineering, the sights and fit of the parts. I suspect a few will buy one.
I got my m40 about one year ago. I bought a Kytac holster and some extra mags and shot a couple of USPSA matches in the Production Class. So far, the pistol has been great and the matches were a blast.
Love it. Have shot 2 idpa matches w/ it, using cheap mil-tech generic nylon holster while I await my blade-tech paddle.
After a 66 hour shift (52 hours of that at double-time) during hurricane Frances I bought a S9 hoping my wife would shoot it w/ me and if i ever do conceal it would be better. CCW permit application went out yesterday.
Also S's were already showing signs of getting scarce, and 9 is so much cheaper.
I usually trade around guns at the range w/ whoever is around. Everyones loved it and have told them all about CDNN. One guy i ran into recently again and he now has M9 and S9. He also said after shooting mine he read up on packing.org and heard good things about them there.
Seriously believe a M9A1 is in my future, but not untill at least the end of the year.
Had my M9 for about 2months. Just received my hi-cap mag yesterday from cdnn. Funny thing, my wife was looking through the cdnn catalog and said "I want that one!". She was looking at the picture of a M9. Little does she know we already have one :wink: I have been keeping it in the car. Ill let her in on the secret after i get the lawnmower I am supposed to buy. :lol:
I was recently thinking about a .45, maybe a 1911. Went to the range, blew off 200 rounds or so with the M9, and decided "nine is fine" by me. I will CCW with the M9, and feel 100% confident with it. 147grn HydraShocks in my soon-to-be-purchased hi-cap mags oughtta be just fine, along with all the practice I can get.
I bought an M9 from CDNN in Sept '04 without
seeing or handling one. A month of internet searching
made it very clear that the Steyr was by far the best deal
on a NIB pistol. 2500 rds later I couldn't be happier.