I decided it was time to get some protection for my house (several miles from town and several minutes from police) and something I would enjoy firing at the range w/ friends. A buddy knew of a Steyr that he liked that a friend of his had sold to a pawn shop so I checked it out and fell in love. I got a M9 w/ maybe 200 rounds usage w/ three clips and a case for $300. The girlfriend wasn't too impressed to start, but she wants to go out to the range and I'll probably pick up a MkII for her to shoot out there when I can find one at a good price.
Required Range Report:
I put 200 rounds downrange the first night I got my M9, using the 115 gr. Wallyworld whitebox stuff, only $11 per 100 in KS. Wasn't exactly sure how to line up those crazy sights at first, but got the hang of it. I gained a lot of confidence on a head/torso shaped piece of steel at about 15 yds, hitting around 9/10 when I got the hang of it. 0 FTF, 0 FTE, about 10 empties to the to the bill of my cap (which I was ready for). I'm going back out today and I'll try to get 300-400 rounds to really get a feel for those sights.
Went to a Kansas City gun show last weekend looking for the bigger clips. No Steyr clips, no Steyr pistols. I really like having such a unique weapon in a world of Glocks and Barettas. This site has provided a ton of useful info, piece of mind that I bought the right gun, and I look forward to learning a lot more from all of you.
Peace (unless you come in my house uninvited)