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Have been looking for a new M9-A1 and came across an ad in Gun Broker offering the pistol at $419. The ad claims these guns are from a failed deal in the middle east and have been sourced to PW Arms in Washington as opposed to the folks in Alabama.

I am curious as to the identity of the middle east buyer that failed to take delivery and I am curious as to the differences in these guns v the normal source in Alabama. These inports are marked with PW Arms name.

No issues ...just curious. Mods if this post is in the wrong place feel free to move or remove. Thanks to all. PS....this is a first post for me. Found the site while looking for information on the M9-A1. Looking forward to a lot of intresting reading. Sunny
 

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Yeap, these have been popping up.

They are in new condition etc, great price.
 

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The only other thing worth adding is that this particular batch of imported pistols is not the newest design with the upgraded trigger ("roll pin design") and LCI delete. I'm not sure what extractor (old design vs. new) or magazines (15 vs. 17) they are shipping with.

(someone please correct me if I am wrong - I am drawing these conclusions from other posts I've seen)
 

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I got one of these at Cabelas for $399. The gun came with 2 15rnd mag among the cleaning kit and the manual. It's may not have the roll pin to lighten up the trigger like the latest version but good enought for the price I'm paying. This is a very high quality gun based on what I see, can't go wrong with this. The trigger is not light like the PPQ first edition I got but it breaks very clean, better than the G19 Gen 4 that I got. I have 1 FTE out of 150 rnds during the first outing with this gun. Majority of the ammo used was my reload with different charges, so this could be my ammo. Out of the 50rnds Federal I used the gun eject normally w/o any issue. The sight is fast to acquire as stated; however, I'm still getting use to this ...The serial number is six digits (041***), not like the regular import in the 7 digits range. I see the recall series number range in the 7 digits but can't say whether the pwm arm import M9 would have the firing pin issue or not. Anyone have any information on this. Thanks in advance.
 

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Great info, bro. At the price, you're right, it cannot be beat. I paid more for the 3 used M9's I've bought in the past, and will never do so, again.
 

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Have been looking for a new M9-A1 and came across an ad in Gun Broker offering the pistol at $419. The ad claims these guns are from a failed deal in the middle east and have been sourced to PW Arms in Washington as opposed to the folks in Alabama.
I ordered one from them...then later in the day I found this site and this thread. I couldn't pass up the price, even if it wasn't the absolute most recent M9-A1.
 

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The only other thing worth adding is that this particular batch of imported pistols is not the newest design with the upgraded trigger ("roll pin design") and LCI delete. I'm not sure what extractor (old design vs. new) or magazines (15 vs. 17) they are shipping with.

(someone please correct me if I am wrong - I am drawing these conclusions from other posts I've seen)
I recently purchased a M9-A1 from Dan's guns, did some research, it turns out that the gun is a 2004 model, the fist year of the new design. I paid $399 for it, but I was bummed to discover it was 2004 model.

I also, didn't like the fact that the gun had a stamping of "PW Arms, Redmond WA" in white!

I would have preferred to pay the additional $100 to get the newer model with the 17 round mag, the updated ejecting pin, and the updated roll pin in the trigger.

Good thing I have a 2010 model S9-A1.
 

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I also bought my from Cabelas for $399 a couple weeks ago. I went back last night and got questions from the gun counter guys on how it shot. I told them better than a out of box Glock. They laughed. They told me I was the only one who bought one so far from there. Omaha, Ne.
Only a handfull of people even looked at them. Thier loss!
 

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When I was shopping for my very first handgun, I came across an original Steyr M at a local gun store. It was priced to move, I had very little exposure to guns, and I wanted it. The salesman went on and on about how I didn't need that junk and I just had to get a G19 or G17 instead. He went from offering friendly advice to seriously lecturing me about how I absolutely had to get a Glock, and even went as far as to tell me "he wouldn't sell me that other piece of shit even if I wanted it."

Suffice it to say, I never went back to that shop. He did do me a favor, though - I ordered a M9A1 a few weeks later and I am now convinced that I would have been pretty upset being stuck with the proprietary Steyr rail on the M series.

Glocks are good guns for sure, but I think a LOT of people will never know what they are missing out on.
 

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When I bought mine at Cabelas the sale guy was surpise I when I ask to see the gun. I remembered him saying that that this is the most ugly gun he has ever seen.... Needless to say I told him that I will buy the gun but not the display one. He went back inside for while and come back to say that there is problem..... There are 25 in there which one do you want. Hate to say this but majority of people are buying gun based on the appearance.
 

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It's weird looking for sure - but I think that's what draws a lot of us to it. The Steyr stood out during my hunt because it looked like some sort of sci-fi space gun - just somehow unique. These days, it's a lot less unique of a design - everyone else has ripped it off. :lol:
 

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I have the following pistols below. I would have continued to collect pistols but when I purchased my S9-A1 (2010 model), I had to purchase the M9-A1, and now I don't look at pistols any more. I actually stared to reduce my collection because I don't really shoot the other pistols.

Sig P229, 40 cal. (sold it)
Sig pro 2022, 9MM
CZ Rami 2075, 9MM
CZ 75 P0-7 Duty, 9MM
BUL Cherokee, 9MM
Beretta Nano, 9MM (sold it, hated this gun, the trigger pull was a mile long)
Glock 19 gen 4, 9MM (love it)
Steyr S9-A1 (my favorite 1)
Steyr M9-A1 (my favorite 2)
 

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I agree, there is just something about this gun that draws you to it and I like how it shoots and feels as well. Have 1 steyr already and trying to work out a deal for a 2nd one. Just wish they offered the .45 ACP caliber.
 

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2nd time to the range with this gun now. Shot another 200 rnd today w/o any failure. Just love this gun. I might have to get a S9 A1 to pair with the M9 for sure now:)
 
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