M9 range report

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by RangerM9, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. RangerM9

    RangerM9 New Member

    Just got back from the range...(and boy are my thumbs sore...gotta get me a mag loader for this thing!)...and the M9 was flawless. About 300 rounds total, UMC bulk pack, WWB, Blazer and Blazer Brass 115 gr, Magtech 115gr, and Wolf.....All worked perfectly. My aim and shooting skills could used some work, but that is no fault of the gun.....i just need to get out a lot more than i do now. My friend was along as well...he is a centerfire novice more or less.....while he ripped targets a new a-hole with my buckmark .22, he just couldn't get a handle on the Steyr trap sites....i love them, but he was lucky to get 4 out of ten shots on the paper...then he switched to the .22...he is just fine with that gun.

    My shooting...is a bit to the left at almost all times....i think that is form instead of sights issues....suggestions?

    All in all....a great day at the range.....they have an M40 for $350 there....nearly jumped on it......may yet go back....but they also have a nice Bulgi Makarov.....so many choices....


  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've always had pretty good luck diagnosing my shooting problems with this chart:


    See if it looks like it might apply to your style.

    Glad to hear the Steyr is working well. The sights do take some getting used to....I find I'm more accurate with it the less I try to aim. Just getting a sight picture and sending rounds down range seems to work better than the typical "aimed" shot from a standard type of sight. My neighbor had the same experience with his...maybe it's just us!

    Happy shooting!


  3. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    how many of the wolf did you run?
    was it their "new" cleaner ammo or the really dirty stuff hteir famous for?
  4. madecov

    madecov Active Member

    Skip the Makarov for now and get the Steyr
    Maks have been available for a long time, they will be available for a long time.
    The Styer M series is limited and once gone the newer A series will be out at a higher price.

    Then you can get a Mak, or another Steyr :lol:
  5. RangerM9

    RangerM9 New Member

    wolf ammo

    it was the old style wolf, not the new polymer coated. dirty shooting....but it worked ...only put about 30 rds of it through, at the end of my shooting...but it worked fine. :) ...after all the horror stories about wolf in Steyrs...i'm just glad mine can swallow the stuff...not that i plan to make it a regular part of the diet....

    And yes...it is tempting to go back for that M40....we shall see..

  6. TheNatureBoy

    TheNatureBoy Guest

    I had the same problem and corrected it with two changes.

    First, I made sure the gun followed the knuckles of my finger and not my thumb. When I naturally (without thought) hold a Steyr, it's position to the left, and not straight down my arm. I need to move the muzzle to the right so that it 'seats' better in my hands and aligns straight down my arm.

    Poor explanation I know, but hopefully you'll know what I mean.

    Second, make sure you pull the trigger with the fat part of your finger and not the joint area. This also made me pull to the left.

    I hope this helps.
  7. Don't push your luck with Wolf ammunition, I avoid that stuff like the devil himself. I've only heard negative things on GT about that brand of ammunition when used in Steyr M and S series pistols. I've had zero malfunctions through my Steyr and I wouldn't risk using that ammunition as I've heard too many horror stories from way too many well known Steyr owners on GT for it to be just a rumor.
  8. RangerM9

    RangerM9 New Member

    Wolf Ammo

    I don't really plan to buy any more of the wolf ammo (at least for the M9)...i had bought that stuff about a year ago and had been avoiding using it based on some of the comments on Glocktalk.....just decided i had to try and use it....other wise it would just sit there until I bought another 9mm of some sort....

    not to worry...i'm not going to feed my M a diet of steel....just seeing if it could swallow the stuff.