S9.....a doorstop?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Guest, May 26, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have spotted a used S9, really like the feel, appearance, and reputation. The only thing that bothers me is what kind of technical support I can receive from Steyr on repairs, etc?

    Any assurance out there that I am not buying a possible doorstop?
     
  2. Matches

    Matches New Member

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    Hey man this is life, there are no assurances. Perhaps you could use the lack of technical support/service to haggle the price down a bit more.


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  3. ellipsis

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    Things happen...the price should be good enough that you are getting a quality pistol at a bargain price. Then, if anything happens, you can reason that at least you didn't pay the ORIGINAL price they charged for these things.

    I've owned many guns, from inexpensive Kel-Tecs to Glocks and Kimbers - maybe I'm just lucky, but I've never experienced a parts failure - if it was THAT common, we'd be betting our lives on something else...
     
  4. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    currrently the steyr repair center is non-existant. there was a falling out between the one-man shop that was the repair center and the company. No official word from either side has been sent to us here.

    Steyr is supposed to be setting up a shop to go w/ their new import center they just opened in the US, but no word on when. Given steyrs history of two previous importers and now one past repair center I'm not suprised they are starting their own offices, it's going to be the only way they can get out of the rep they have for poor suport.

    I believe the parts center is still doing business though for the simpler do it yourself changeouts.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The irony of this whole thing is...I saw an ad of Diamond Trail in SGN 5th annual 2004 complete article issue. The advertised themselves as Steyr Service Center.

    I better hurry up and buy a couple of the extractor and springs sets just to have it.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Matches....I'm fairly familiar with 'life', as such,...particularly the part about being careful that what you buy so that you are not stuck with a product with limited parts and no manufacturer's responsibility.

    Also, just wondering if you are saying that $300 is too much for a used Steyr S9 in pristine condition with no accessories.

    Thanks for you response.

    Steve
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I know Brian said that they were supposedly going to have that worked out shortly.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I bought it

    Just ordered the S9....can't find much deterogatory about it on the internet.
    Mostly, everyone raves!

    Now I'm officially in the club!!
     
  9. Auburn

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  10. ministerofdeath

    ministerofdeath New Member

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    TAKE THE STEYR S-9....$300.00 and you're worried about services? Let me assure you that the S-series is a superior firearm and at that price is a blessing. Parts and service will be up soon as Steyr knows as well as we all do how important parts and services are.

    TAKE THE PISTOL.....before parts and services are more readily available and the seller realizes what he has. You can't go wrong for $300.00 and you will never go wrong with owning a Steyr.
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks to all

    I appreciate all the opinions, and I guess I worded my question about the Steyr and a doorstop a little too provocatively, knowing how you guys adamantly defend such a fine product. I am the same way on the Kel Tec message board.....owning a P-11 and P3-AT.

    Yes, there is value in a $300 Steyr....sometimes I just have to ask to have my belief reinforced.

    Anyway, it is good to be aboard, and will look forward to letting you know my experiences at the range for the first time.
     
  12. Matches

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    Steves,
    It was just some of my cynacism and the anonimity of of the internet speaking. $300 is a bit high IMHO. New ones were selling for about that just weeks ago at CDNN and Davidsons, but I dont thing they have any S9s left. Outside of Steyr, you are not going to get anywhere near that qulity in a pistol for $300. Supporting local merchants is usually worth paying a little more and $300 has different value to different people. All that being said welcome aboard.

    Matches
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I went ahead and purchased an M9 just before we heard of the recent 'troubles' with Steyr and the lack of factory support. Personally, if I had known about this, I might have thought twice about purchasing the M9. However, being that the M9 has proven to be such an incredible pistol at a great price, I'm happy that I purchased it.

    I also hope that Steyr reads this because I'm in the market for another smaller pistol and the S9 fits the bill. I will NOT be purchasing one and am looking at alternatives at this very moment. The reason is the uncertainty of Steyr's lack of position here in the U.S. I can deal with one Steyr w/o support, not two or three.