OK, my M40A1 is here. The good, ergonomics is much better than the M40. It points nicer, there is a lanyard loop on the back making it military suitable. Fit and finish is equal to the original. The extractor plunger is rounded rather than the beveled version. Same piano hinge box, but the big warning sticker on the back says to call Steyr USA if you don't receive the (2) padlocks to lock the box. Also to call if you don't get the keys to lock the gun. The instruction manual is a very nice paperback book in multi languages, not the cheezy one like the M9 and M40 had. 2 magazines are in the foam fitted spaces in the box. The bad.................... My Safairland M40 holster will not work with this gun, the bore axis is higher do to the new dust cover having a picatinny rail for a tac light. I guess it's custom leather until something is available. The Even better........... My distributor lists the gun as coming with 10 round magazines, I opened the box and low and behold the magazines are 12 rounds. I ordered the last 2 12 rounders they had is stock on the ASSumtion that I was going to receive 10 rounders. The M40A1 seems to be a heavier weapon than the M40. It may not be a great choice for the CCW. The M40A1 is definatly designed as a duty weapon. Range reports to follw at a later date.