M40-A1 write up in Combat Handguns.

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by WPM, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. WPM

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    The article is in the December 2006 issue, pg 50.

    I thougt it was a luke warm write up, IMHO

    WPM
     
  2. Guest

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    Do you have any more information on the article? For example, do they recommend the pistol? Did they have malfunction issues? Trigger pull issues? Thanks in advance.


    Kammerjaeger


    BTW, my M-A1 in .357 SIG should arrive today. :)
     

  3. Gray_Wolf

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    there's a thread about this, someone even posted a scan of the article...
     
  4. This is actually a different review than the one I posted from Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement. We're trying to get the PDF posted now.
     
  5. Gray_Wolf

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    my bad... yes please post a scan...

    btw why is it always .40 why not 9mm? :? I'd like see some write ups on the M9A1
     
  6. 73sbVert

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    I guess size DOES matter! :lol: :lol:
    Bigger = better! (says the man that has the M40!) :p
     
  7. Gray_Wolf

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    it does, but only it porno movies :p :lol:
     
  8. RiceCakes

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    Thats what we need. Steyrs in Pornos!
     
  9. 73sbVert

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    I thought Steyr's WERE gun porn!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  10. celsee

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    Have to agree with WPM, this reads like they grabbed the janitor and had him try it out. :roll:
     
  11. Gray_Wolf

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    I didn't really see anything wrong with the review... 100% objective IMO

    I agree with pretty much everything he said (including the part about the sights, trigger and accuracy)...
     
  12. This review seemed much better written than the first as well
     
  13. mikey

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    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. :D 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!
     
  14. madecov

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    I'm surprised he had some trigger creep also. Both my M and MA1 are as crisp as can be. and have lighter triggers than a Glock.

    That's also the first time I have heard of a slide lock problem.

    All in all not a horrible review, but not glowing either.
     
  15. RiceCakes

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    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?