New steyr articles

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Guest, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Steyr M9, $610
    The Steyr is the "other" pistol made in Austria. It is a strikingly handsome pistol topped with a unique pair of sights that are both its strength and its greatest weakness.

    The front sight is a bold whitetriangle, and the rear aperture appears as a pyramid as well. The actual front sight is a trapezoid with white inlay measuring approximately 0.22 inch. The rear "notch" is the lower portion of another triangle with white lines inlaid on the sides. This is an unusual arrangement that we found works quite well out to 15 yards. Indeed we felt like our acquisition on closer multiple targets was fast and sure. From a rest we rapid- fired magazine after magazine of Black Hills 115-grain and 147-grain ammunition into a sub 3-inch hole. However, once we moved the tar- gets back to 25 yards, we just could not get the sight picture we needed. As a result, accuracy fell below what we feel this gun is capable of.

    That we nevertheless managed toaverage five-shot groups measuring 3.1 inches and under for two out of the three munitions should indicate that this is a very good pistol. What may have been its saving grace (be- sides the fact that the sights are dovetailed in so they can be changed out to suit your tastes) was the trigger. This may be the closest you can get to a single-action feel from a striker-fired pistol. Once you de- press the safety in the trigger and move it the tenth of an inch (approximately) that it takes to reach the breakpoint, you are ready to fire

    The M9 comes with two magazines. It may seem like a small matter, but the presentation case features cutouts for storing both mags, which means the gun can be put away without a magazine in place.
    Additional safeties include a block, which drops down from the frame just ahead of the trigger. This works, but requires the use of a second hand to set it. Deactivation is a matter of pushing upward with the trigger finger, which at worst upsets the shooter's grip. There is a locking device that requires the use of a key, two of which are supplied. This is meant not only to lock the action but prevents unauthorized disassembly as well. However, we could not get the lock to turn and only managed to score the pistol with the two-pronged key.
    This lock is on the right hand side next to the breakdown lever. When this lever is rotated, the top end comes off in a flash. Reassembly is just as fast because the breakdown lever returns automatically to a locked position as soon as the slide is fully reapplied to the frame. The Steyr M9 relies upon two sets of steel rails, one at the center and another to the rear, to stabilize the slide. Like the Walther, a flat recoil spring is used captured over a plastic guide rod. The barrel of the M9 is deeply crowned and features wide but shallow lands and grooves in what appears to be more twist than we are accustomed to seeing.

    It was our perception that the M9 recoiled more heavily than the other pistols in this test. At the same time Steyr has gone out of its way to create a very low boreline above the grip. The angle of the grip is also raked to promote a locked wrist, and the circumference of the grip is reduced from the deeply undercut backstrap to beneath the trigger guard. Despite the creation of this built-in beavertail, how well this works for your hand is an individual matter. We would have preferred an arch to the profile of the backstrap to keep the hand forced high against the undercut of the frame ... steyr.html
    this one i guess is Polish
  2. Deluxe247

    Deluxe247 Supporting Member

    Nice find! Keep em' coming!


  3. theFiasco

    theFiasco Guest

  4. CGuns

    CGuns New Member

    Levan: What other guns were in the test with the Steyr?

    Best regards, CGuns
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    well if youy are asking about first article a can offer tou to look at the link attached
    Polymer 9mms: Can Anyone Do It Better Than The Glock 19?

    GUN TESTS Recommends

    • Intrac HS2000, $419. Conditional Buy. While not our first choice, there are few pistols in this price range that are fall size and this easy to shoot. We like the grip safety, and we doubt durability will be a problem. Perhaps future runs of this pistol will prove more accurate. If so, this gun could become a Best Buy.

    • Steyr M9, $610. Conditional Buy. We see ourselves buying this pistol and changing the sights, may- be modifying the grip, too. Then again, many will like the M9 as is. You'll have to handle it to find out for yourself

    • Walther P99QA, $799. Buy It. When you figure in the choice of three grips, four front blades and an adjustable rear sight, this is not as expensive as it may first appear. The P99QA proved to be accurate, and you can tailor it to different loads and even different shooters with the supplied extras. This type of versatility in a polymer gun is rare.

    • Glock 19, $641. Buy It. Glock's durability and performance are proven. The GLI9 is one of the company's best models in terms of matching size and power within the Glock design.
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    if you take into account price which is now for M-9, about 350 USD, Steyr easily takes over in this competition. IMHO
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've never seen a P99 sell for $799. I got mine a little over a year ago for $540. I still prefer the Steyr over the G19.
  8. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    I've never seen a pistol go for the msrp at all. I often wonder wher they make thos number up. Some ar much cheaper and a couple you can't find for less than $50 over the list. :?
  9. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff Guest

    I have talked to a lot of Glock users and said that their pistols doesn't like lead and they said that they will never use lead rounds.

    As I intended to use a lot of lead in the range, I preferred the M9 over Glock.

    On the issue of price. P99 is almost twice the price now of Steyr, you can have an S9 and M9 for the price of a P99. Simple math, simple economics.

    Quality of Steyr. Superbly magnificent piece of hardware!
    Performance. Just great!
  10. madecov

    madecov Active Member

    The newest MA1 should sell at $50.00-$100 less than a Glock. based on the current wholesale prices.
  11. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff Guest

    .... I'm grinding my teeth, I just hope I have access to those! We do not have those models here yet in Manila! aaahhhh! :evil: This is torture!
  12. blueiron

    blueiron Member


    Consider yourself lucky to have never visited Mandall's Shooting Supplies in Scottsdale, Arizona. EVERY weapon in the place was at least $100 over MSRP and if ol' Marty [the proprietor] himself didn't like you, it wasn't for sale at any price.

    I remember going there in 1983 to buy a Smith and Wesson revolver. I wanted a model 24 in .44 Special for police work, since we were allowed to carry any medium or large caliber revolver at the time. He wanted $779.00!!! It was during the Dirty Harry era when any N-frame Smith sold for about $500.00, even though the list price was in the low three hundreds. He had Colt AR15s for over a thousand bucks at the time too.

    I tried to get him to come down to around $500 and he asked me what I was going to use it for. When I told him it was for police work, he said that since he was a member of the Sheriff's posse, he'd knock a total of $9 off. I told him to forget it and he yelled at me the entire length of the store as I walked out.

    He sits in an Alzheimer's home now and his kids stripped the business for the cash. Karma does exist.

    Since Steyrs are under the radar, good deals can be had. Be patient and you'll get a good deal. Guntrading has taught me that.