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New S-40 owner checking in

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Hi y'all (yup, we say that down New to the board and thought I'd say hi. Prior Marine with alot of handgun experience but first time Steyr owner. I was wanting something else to satiate my range time and was looking around for something unique, well designed and had a reputation in the field. Well, that knocked Glock out of the running (I kid, I kid...). I've only begun to start my collection up again (S&W .38 airweight, Taurus PT 140 and now the Steyr) as my wife is just now embracing the sport (one good thing that happened because of Katrina). Hope to become a regular here and learn alot. I'm waiting on it to ship (bought it off of and growing I feel like I'm 12 and not 31 waiting for the mail to bring me something good!
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I own both an M40 and an S40 and frankly the more I shoot both the more I love my S.

I actually shoot it better than my M.

Only reason my S40 isn't my EDC pistol is that I have a Kahr MK9 Elite98 that is more comfortable to carry.
Re: S=Subcompact

ministerofdeath said:
The S-40 is a subcompact, hence the "S" in "S40" ...
But hey, don't take my word for it "[w]hen the subcompact Steyr S (small) series pistols come out in the latter half of 2000, it will be a perfect complement to the compact Steyr M series that is now available." (
I don't care what Steyr calls it, its not a "sub" compact. Just like the HK USP "Compact" is not a compact.

Compared to Kahrs, KelTecs and Rohrbaughs and even the baby Glock, Steyr S's are NOT "sub" compact.

S=Subcompact falls in the Fancy Catsup catagory.
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