Hello All. I just qualified today with my new M357-A1 and I give most of the credit to the Steyr’s grip angle and sites. I find that it aims easily and shoots where it’s aimed. But I do have a couple of problems, one of them serious. First the minor problem, I’m getting spent cases in the face. The ones that land on my safety glasses don’t bother me too much but the ones that wack me on the forehead are really distracting. Second is the serious problem, I’m getting light-strikes from the firing pin causing many (30%) rounds to fail to fire. Then to aggravate the failure to fire problem, when I yank the slide to clear the round it doesn’t always clear and now I have a stove-pipe to brush off. Then aggravating things further, the stove-piped unfired round I just brushed off is fallowed by a fresh round that doesn’t want to go up the ramp into the chamber. But like I said, I did qualify, and that says a lot for how this weapon points and aims because I certainly didn’t give my best effort. Questions: How long is my warrantee? (My dealer thinks its lifetime. I think its one year.) My dealer’s gunsmith will look at it first before it goes to Steyr. Do you think he will cure the problem? If you think it will end up back at Steyr, does it have to go all the way to Georiga? Has anyone had to have a gun sent back for repair? How long did it take and how happy are you with the repair? Thanks for your any advice and thanks you for this site. Oh and to give back some good advise, I bought a Blade-Tech duty holster and a two mag pouch for my M-A1 and they are both fantastic. Not cheap, but fantastic. Just so you know, they aren’t stocking them but they do have the mold so when you order one they’ll make it. It is worth a short wait, in my opinion.