I just now saw all the killer pics of the "unnamed s.e. asia spec ops unit" MA1's that have a revamped manual safety (as well as threaded barrels... drool...). If I wanted to procure an MA1 w/ a manual safety (and I do), who should I contact about it? SAI in Georgia? Or Steyr in Austria? If no one knows, I'll try both and post back w/ results. I recognize that there will likely be a LONG wait and voluminous amounts of paperwork to fill out absolving Steyr of any responsibility if I negligently shoot myself or someone else b/c of the, um, safety. :roll: However, I'm willing to suffer as I really like the manual safety, and was sad to see it go. I'm also used to toughing it out, because here in Maryland, I was the one (yes me, take a bow :wink: ) who got the S9 on the "approved list" of handguns in `02. It took me the better part of a year, and lots of cash, but in the end I was victorious. The S40 though, is STILL not on the list, and probably never will be. I'm not willing to go through all of that again -- somebody else's turn. I may be the only person alive who spent over $1000 on an S9. Dumb move financially, but it was the priniciple of the thing... I don't regret it one bit. So I'm more than willing to persevere to get an MA1 w/ a safety. Any advice/info appreciated! Thanks!