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Hi, everyone,

I took my new M9A1 to the range for the first time last night. This is one excellent piece. All I did before firing it was take it down and apply a little lubricant where the manual recommended. It shot great from the first round. Here's my best 5-round group at 21' off-hand
. I fired 100 rounds of WWB, 100 rounds of American Eagle, and 20 rounds of Independence, all 115-grain FMJ. I didn't have a single FTF or FTE. You go, Steyr! Later,
 

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Big ups to the 206!

I've been shooting only since last September. I started out with a Ruger Mark III Hunter, and then I got a Ruger 50th Anniversary Blackhawk. I figured it was time to get a centerfire autoloader. I do all my shooting at Wade's in Bellevue. I tried out just about all their 9 mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP rental pieces before I decided on the Steyr. Sure, they don't have a Steyr for rental, but I knew about the M pistols. The bottom line was that the M is the coolest looking sidearm to me. I like how the low boreline weights the visual mass toward the muzzle. The profile reminds me of the Alien. Also, after scouring the Internet, especially this site, it sounded like the Steyr was like a Glock with better ergos. At Wade's, I was shooting Glocks the best, but that boxy grip kills my shooting thumb. Shooting the M9A1 is total comfort. To be totally realistic, tough, as nice as the Steyr is, it doesn't have that solid as a bank vault, smooth as hydraulics feel of my two Rugers. The trigger on my Steyr seems to have a little stickiness in the beginning before it starts moving. After it starts moving, it breaks clean. I figure the trigger will get smoother as I break it in. Shooting at Wade's is great, but it's a bit of a trek from Bainbridge Island. Can you recommend an indoor range in Kitsap county or around Tacoma? Later,
 
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