Thank you, TriumphSpeedFour, for posting the article. A bit distressing, however, that there were “only” two failures (both instances of the slide locking open on a partly-full magazine). That’s an issue I hadn’t heard with the Steyrs before, so I wonder what’s going on. Is this, perhaps, a break-in problem?
I guess the dude didn’t like the “trap” sights. Oh well, it took me a while to learn to love them, too. For target shooting (which he seemed to emphasize) I admit that they’re not the best - but for a fast-reaction combat pistol, I like them a lot.
I thought the article was generally good. Certainly, it was better than the other review mentioned earlier. However, I’m really looking forward to Massad Ayoob’s review, which is (reportedly) still in the works. That one should really cut to the chase!
My trigger used to be horrible, but Ive since returned it, polished, lightened and tightened springs, and now it feels good. But this guy was shooting factory stock, so I would buy a crappy trigger. mine had one. But mine was not an A1, so n/m. The thing I love most about my old M40 is the angle between the grip and barrel. It seems greater than most others, and I can point shoot much more accurately. The other day I was blasting a water bottle at 10 yards without even sighting in. Thats my favorite part. Are the newer A1's at the same angle or did they reduce it?