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Just picked up a new M40 A1 2nite. It's got the manual safety on it. Not used to the setup. Any body know if the manual safety gets in the way, accidentally set off etc? It feels really great. Cleaned it up as best I could with FP-10 and stuffed 20 rounds in the mags to get 'em all worked in. Range report(hopefully) Saturday afternoon. Also anyone know where I can get hi-cap mags? Great looking forum will be spending much time here.
 

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20 rounds in a 12 round magazine :?:

Your sure this is an A1 :?: :?: . Supposedly there were only a few demo models with the manual safety.

The M has a safety, mine has not accidently engaged ever. I don't use the manual safety. I also have the A1 version and love the gun.
 
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It came with 2-10 round mags hence the 20(my fault for not writing clearly). Yep it's the A1 with the standard(don't know the name)light rail and the two little "buttons" on the frame above the trigger guard. I can't put it on safe with one finger by depressing one side. I have to use two finger while pressing down on both sides at the same time.
 

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That's exactly how it's supposed to work. You don't depress the buttons, you pull them down. All of this is in the manual, as well as other very important information. Please consider reading it. ;)

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It came with 2-10 round mags hence the 20(my fault for not writing clearly). Yep it's the A1 with the standard(don't know the name)light rail and the two little "buttons" on the frame above the trigger guard. I can't put it on safe with one finger by depressing one side. I have to use two finger while pressing down on both sides at the same time.
 

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Cool, you have a collectors gun. The A1 really isn't available with the safety as a standard item.
 

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I've owned 3 Steyrs (two of which I still have) and not eve had any problem out of the manual safety. It takes two fingers to pull them down, but I can do it without looking or even thinking about it.
 

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I posted the safety thing a while back, how it accidentally "engaged" prior to a supervised command to "shoot"! It didn't go click........glad it was just practice......
I don't know how to get to those old posts and insert them here, but I wouldn't use it and I'm going to take mine out and fill it with polymer and epoxy.....I'll take pictures and instructions.
I think I've got the method that would work well.......now to just do it.
So, just be aware, the safety is......................a double edged sword....
 

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My M-40 has the manual trigger safety option and it has always released and engaged safely with little effort. Congrats on the A1 version and I have to say I am jealous in that the improvements (although slight) make it a better pistol in my honest opinion. I'm hoping we'll see CDNN sell some A1s in 2006 when they do their big marketing push.
 

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Flashpoint said:
I've owned 3 Steyrs (two of which I still have) and not eve had any problem out of the manual safety. It takes two fingers to pull them down, but I can do it without looking or even thinking about it.
I think doing it frequently can lighten up the safety as I could lock mine or pull down the safety lever on either one of the sides only. :wink:
 
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