New to me M9

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Amille28, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Amille28

    Amille28 New Member

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    Hello Steyr Fans,

    I went to the range for the first time with my new to me Steyr M9 (not A1) that came with two ten round mags. I shot some other handguns, namely Sig P226, Beretta PX4, and XD9. I purchased the M9 after reading so many good things about the accuracy of the 9mm version of this pistol. Unfortunately, my worst groupings were with the M9. I had absolutely no feed or ejection issues. I think this boils down to a "me" thing and not an issue with this great gun. I read the sticky on the trap sights and seem to be aiming well but pulling off with the crispness of the trigger. I think the M9 has the most crisp trigger of all the other guns I shot.

    I used TulAmmo with all the handguns today. It was an indoor range shooting at 10yds.

    1. Can someone offer me some shooting advice pertaining to trigger control and methods used to get tighter groupings.
    I really love this handgun and think it will make me a overall better shooter to learn it.

    2. Since I have no idea the age of the pistol (condition/finish is great) is there anything to look for on the barrel or inner assemblies that might point to looser groupings?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ETH77

    ETH77 Premium Member

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    Welcome to the SteyrClub!

    Start shooting at 3yds, then 7, then move to 10. You'll find that it's easier to judge the sight position closer, then transition to further distances. The traps are CQC sights. I've shot USPSA with them out to 25 yds. They are tricky at that distance, but for close personal interaction there are few better or even equal choices. The Caracal QS being a notable exception.
     

  3. Amille28

    Amille28 New Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm happy.
    Steyr M9 @ 7yds slow fire
    Tula 9mm
     
  4. ETH77

    ETH77 Premium Member

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    Way to go! Really fine shooting.
     
  5. Waltherfan01

    Waltherfan01 New Member

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    I really enjoy shooting my S40A1 but still have trouble with the sights. Guess I have to practice more.
     
  6. \JMiller

    \JMiller New Member

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    The sights do take some getting used to, but once you do, they, along with the all but non-existant recoil, make target reaquisition quick.