M9 vs M9-A1 which points lower?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by BillyBonesNY, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. BillyBonesNY

    BillyBonesNY Guest

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    Stripped a steyr M9-a1 at the gunstore yesterday, beautifully made internals. I noticed several things that concern me though...

    1. Instinctively, the pistol points high for me using a snap sight picture.
    Does the original M9 tend to point lower than the A1 series?
    Sort of liken the difference to arched vs flat mainspring housing on 1911?

    Snap sight: Front sight is slightly high, directly above the trapezoid.

    2. Front of slide moves down, then up when pressed. (Pressure is applied to front sight with thumb) is this a concern, should I pass on this individual weapon?


    Regards
    Billy
     
  2. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    There is no difference between the way the way the M and the A1 point.

    The movement you describe is normal for any polymer gun and many steel guns.

    Some may have more play than others. The play in slide to frame fit does not affect accuracy
     

  3. BillyBonesNY

    BillyBonesNY Guest

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    Thanks Madecov, I have never owned a polymer pistol before and am considering the Steyr over the Glock, HK, walther and S&W.

    I really like the Steyr, t's modular construction and quality.

    Regards
    Billy
     
  4. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

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    Good choice Billy, and the price is right. Steyr is the best kept secret in the business........