Since I picked up my Steyr yesterday and put 160 rounds through it and was so HAPPY with it I thought I would let you know how I got here. It was a dark and stormy night ... oh wait wrong story. Ok I had taken my wife shooting w/ an old colt revolver and rented a glock 9mm. She LOVED the colt and liked the golck a little. She did good with both and I encouraged her with the golck, but it was a little big in her hands. After shooting I thought that would be it for awhile and had no intention of even looking to buy a gun. But she did have a great time. So one day as I sat at work with nothing to do, I just for the heck of it started looking at guns. I started where most amateurs start, Glock, I went to glock's home page to see how many models they were up to now. I had always liked glock but hadn't been into guns for a few years so I just wanted to get up to speed. I stumbled upon glocktalk and lurked there for a while. As I read there I would google what ever guns they were talking about just to see what was out there. Still no intention of buying. Then a few days later I saw a strange brand name on glocktalk, steyr, WHAT THE HECK I thought that can't be a gun. To google I went typing it in then checking my spelling then checking it again to make sure it was right. Ok I was right it's not a gun it's a motor car, oh wait, it IS a gun. Click the link and I got a very strange language but nice guns on the screen. I REALLY REALLY like that strange AUG thing. At the bottom of the page I see m-a1, Click, my world just changed forever 8-O !!! I thought that was a nice looking gun I MUST know more about it. The search had begun, I now had "intention" of getting a gun, even though I had little info about the gun and hadn't talked to my wife yet. I ironically found out about steyr thanks to glocktalk and again found thehighroad.org through glocktalk and then found steyrclub through thehighroad. When I found this site I was hooked. Now how to talk to the wife :roll: Babe were buying a gun and that's it :twisted: ha ha,no but it was convenient there was a gun show coming up. "Hey hun I am thinking of going to the gun show, sweetie,dear, love of my life. Uh while I am there I was looking for this new gun I just heard about I just want to see what is looks like." She said "good, are you looking to buy one?" I said "Uhh I was thinking maybe if you want to, but not before we talk about it, oh and you are the most beautiful woman in the world..." I guess that worked because she agreed and thanks in large part to YOU GUYS and GALS and the go ahead from my GREAT WIFE I now own a steyr. This site is a VERY good place to go when looking to buy a gun. Most of you a NOT biased to this brand, so you give very informative answers. I love the fact that most own more then one brand. On some of the other sites when someone brings up Steyr that person gets slammed for wanting JUNK "Why would anyone want a Glock knock off?" So after reading here I was not afraid of steyr and could make an informed and educated decision about getting a gun. Where at other places even places that SAY they aren't biased you guys prove it... sorry this was so long but just wanted to share. THANK YOU!!!