I recently won a drawing at my pistol range. The prize was enough in-house-cash to pay my membership and pick up a new Steyr M9A1. I looked at the Steyrs about 6 months ago when looking for a new CCW weapon. I eventually opted for the M&P40c. I wound up getting the M9 over another base model 1911 .45ACP because I already have a few .45s but no 9mm. I brought th M9 home and disassembled it for initial cleaning, fluff&buff and to condition it with EEZOX. The only fluffing I wound up doing was a little polishing of the feed ramp. The quality out of the box is exceptional and I am extremely pleased with the ease of disassembly. The next day its off to the range! It took me about 50 out of 200 rounds to get used to the sights. They shoot low for me when "nested". I'm dead on if I stack the sights to form a pyramid. Once I was comfortable with the sights, I was stacking rounds at 7 yards and had a nice group at 15 yards. Admittedly I am not an expert shot with any pistol but this one performed as well as any i have ever owned. My M&P does feel better in my hand but that may simply be familiarity. Thats not to say that the Steyr felt bad, just different. Here are some pics: I have been reading some threads about a new gun from Sig, the P220 I believe, It is being touted as the next great gun of all time by some Sig fans. It does look interesting. One of the features that is being hyped is the frame's steel sub-frame that is removable from the poly frame/grip in a very similar manor as the A1. The word is that it will be interchangeable with a compact poly frame and convertible from .40 to 9mm to .357sig. Is this the case with the M9A1? It has also been said that it is only the steel frame assy. that is FFL accountable. No SN on the poly frame. All in all, I very happy with this pistol. I t won't take over for my primary carry simply because of the extra size as compared to my M&P40c, but it is a very viable alternative.