Roll Pin Version of MA1 In Canada?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by EasterEgg, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. EasterEgg

    EasterEgg New Member

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    New member here from Canada. I'm about to purchase my first pistol and I've narrowed it down to the M-A1 for various reasons.

    Where can I find the newer roll pin versions of the M9-A1 and M40-A1 in Canada?

    Anyone here in Canada actually have the roll pin version of the gun or am I shit out of luck?
     
  2. pjd393

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    What city do you live in?
     

  3. Samson

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    I was going to post a similar question, basically asking about all the specs I need to watch out for when purchasing in Canada, as I don't know if our stock is as up to date as our friends down south. My PAL is en route and I'm obsessed with the M9-A1.

    I've seen the M9-A1 at the following Canadian retailers:

    http://www.wolverinesupplies.com/details/16108/Steyr-M-A1-Pistol-9mm-Black.aspx (shown with unfortunate Canadian reg long barrel)
    http://www.canadaammo.com/product.php?productid=518&cat=0&page=1

    Assistance for the OP and myself (located in Calgary) appreciated. Cheers and thanks for having us.
     
  4. EasterEgg

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    Edmonton, AB
     
  5. Samson

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    As I look again at the wolverine model, it appears to have Asian characters on it. Also the coded date stamp indicates 2008. So that seems like a bust. Wondering if we're truly SOL on Steyr in Canada.
     
  6. EasterEgg

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    I think a few of us should speak with Steyr. I'm going to send them an email sometime this week and ask them why we are still being sold versions from 2008. I personally feel that Steyr is making a pretty big mistake. It is obvious that there are a few of us out here looking to purchase their product, but are being held back (at least I am) from doing so because of the market for Steyr pistols in Canada.

    I feel that it's pretty bad for business to be selling pistols from 2008. If I wanted to go and buy a Glock or a M&P, it would be extremely easy for me to purchase one manufactured within the month.
     
  7. Samson

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    Talking to Steyr directly would be good. It's doubly challenging for us because the factory barrel length is prohib, meaning we need custom pieces there too. Taking that into account, maybe Canada just doesnt provide a worthwhile market. :(
     
  8. EasterEgg

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    I'm not sure how much custom work it takes to add a barrel that is 3 mms longer, but it sounds underwhelming. I don't think it's a valid excuse to dump previous generation pistols in our market. If this is their idea of a good business model, they might want to consider that our market might be more competitive then they would think.
     
  9. Syntax360

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    What is the company supposed to do - recall all of the stock that is out there because they released a new, slightly improved design? The US recently got a shipment of pistols quite recently w/o the latest and greatest enhancements as well. If there are old-stock guns laying around needing to be converted to cash, one cannot hold it against the manufacturer for liquidating their old stock.
     
  10. Samson

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    I emailed both wolverine and canadaammo.com. They both sell Steyrs. Will post if I get anything back.

    Did you hear anythIng back from Steyr themselves?
     
  11. Samson

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    From Wolverine:

    Honestly, doesn't sound too hopeful. I wish SAI dealt with Canada. :(
     
  12. mrgreen

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    there is a company called prophet river firearms.com, that will import firearms from the states into canada. check it out on line. ill be using them if the L9-a1 ever becomes available in the US. this may be an option for you.