New S9-A1 owner (question regarding firing pin)

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by P1X4R, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. P1X4R

    P1X4R New Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I just acquired a new S9-A1 pistol. date code on it appears to be made in 2010.

    I really love how it feels and excited to take it to the range soon. One thing though is when I did a basic field strip to clean it (bare slide and barrel out) I noticed how the firing pin easily protrudes when I angle it downwards. Is this normal for this model and/or other Steyr series pistols? I checked the recall notice and the serial number is not part of the batch listed. I contacted customer service anyway via their website and they said, "The firing pin is designed to move freely in the slide and will protrude." Just curious. Thanks!

    Here's a pic. :)

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  2. xthexheadx

    xthexheadx New Member

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    it's totally normal. nothing to worry about....
     

  3. P1X4R

    P1X4R New Member

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    that's good to know. here's a couple of pics of the internal slide with the firing pin extending out.

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  4. Syntax360

    Syntax360 Premium Member

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    Yes, totally normal. When the frame is attached to the slide, mechanisms restrict the movement of the firing pin. Absent of the lower workings, the pin is going to float around a little.
     
  5. P1X4R

    P1X4R New Member

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    Awesome! Thanks for confirming! :)