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New Steyr Owner with Questions before Buying Another

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My brother bought a Steyr M40 back in November of 2001. I went out with him one time shortly after his purchase and shot the gun and loved it. I actually just started looking into buying a gun recently and ended up buying his M40. He told me that he had put less than 50 rounds through it. I have put about 100-150 rounds through it since I bought it a couple months ago. I absolutely love the feel of the gun and how it performs, but I hate the fact that it does not have the integrated rail and that you have to buy that seperately for $99 from Steyr.

That being the case, I was thinking about selling the gun and picking up one of the later generation Steyrs with the integrated rail in .40 S&W as well as picking up the Steyr 9mm for my wife as she loves the feel of my Steyr, but not the recoil.

Now to the question. I have seen some pictures of M series and S series Steyrs that have the safety in front of the trigger like my M40 does and I have also seen pictures where they do not have the safety in front of the trigger. I prefer having the safety like I have on my M40 now, so I was wondering if there is a way of knowing when purchasing a Steyr online, if it does or does not have the safety in front of the trigger. Obviously there are sometimes pictures of the actual gun, but sometimes I see sales with just the factory image off the Steyr web page.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Correct, the newer Mx-A1 series removed the safety.
Only the European models still have it. You can put it into the MxA1 frame after a cut or two with a dremel.
I know Jeff at SAI will sell you any parts you need but to buy the complete assembly might be more difficult as Steyr does NOT want the liability of your modification.
Not to my knowledge. I have 2 MxA1's and one M357. I did play around with stuff on the rail but will not carry it with anything on the rail. For me the rail is only good for a laser for dry practice.
But I will say the grips texture is noticeable between the two.
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