SA1

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by remat457, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. remat457

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  2. Syntax360

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    Guess I hadn't sifted through all of lunde's pictures - I completely missed that. Very exciting! Can't wait to get more info on this!!!
     

  3. Wulf

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    Woohoo!!!

    Dass what I'm talkin' bout! Wonder how many 40/357 rounds I can stack into dat lit'l number? Just curious.

    Wulf
     
  4. ministerofdeath

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    Maybe its just the angle of the picture, but that looks more compact than the S-series?

    The rumors I heard said that the SA1 would be out in Winter of 06'.
     
  5. remat457

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    I think that it looks great too. I especially like the new grip. I wonder if it will take S40 mags?
     
  6. madecov

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    Since M and MA1 mags are the same, I'm willing to bet the S and SA1 will be the same. probably 12 round in 9mm and 10 round in 40.

    I can see a S9A1 in my future.
     
  7. Ripped

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    madecov.. chalk me up for a preorder.. :) on the s40a1.
     
  8. Thunderbear

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    Hell, that's a long wait.
     
  9. bigtaco

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    it looks in the pic like the grip is much shorter. maybe it's just perception. maybe the trigger guard hits the frame lower or goes straight into it or something. my bandsaw is getting a warm fuzzy feeling looking at that useless light rail!!! i hope they put enough stuff behind it that i can just whack it off. otherwise i'll have to do some sexy reinforcing work.

    for those that care... it looks like they left little detents for the manual safety. it looks as if one could machine three slots and retrofit a manual safety.

    no matter what, there will be two in my possession as soon as they're made available.

    edited to include: i'd buy two more if steyr made it in a 45!!!
     
  10. Guest

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    I'll let srfl give his impression, he had much more time to spend at their booth (I am so jealous :( ). IMHO, the SA1 is exactly the same proportion to the MA1 as the S9 is to the M9.

    I'm with bigtaco, that rail on the front of the SA1 is worthless to me and makes the gun bulkier than it needs to be. I'm glad I have my S9 as it appears much slimmer towards the front and subsequently more comfortable for IWB carry.

    The Steyr booth was pretty cool, lots of nice guns and the SSG 69 is about the best bolt-action sniper rifle I've ever held. The double trigger mechanism is just awesome from the factory. The AUG-A3 Commando with 40 mike-mike is my favorite.

    I only got to go to the booth twice before the show opened, and never got to speak to "Carl" who others told me was the guy to speak to about getting the competition version of the pistol on the drawing board. Oh well, hopefully they can just be successful and make it sometime i the future.

    Jeff
     
  11. Guest

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    Re: S-A1...

    Looks like I just found my next handgun. :D Any other pictures? Any idea when it's gonna be available for purchase?
     
  12. Wulf

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    S40-A1...hold the PR!

    Hehehehehe.... :lol:

    Roger on the "hold the Picatinny Rail, Dude!". It seems more an impairment to have an accessories rail on a compact model when the idea behind choosing a concealment rig is reliable performance and concealability. <shrug> If ya gotta have a laser sight on a rig that needs to be concealed, the Crimson Trace Laser grips are the bees-knees cause ya don't need an accessories rail for 'em and there's no added imprint. Of course, if it malfunctions, well that's another issue. As for a flashlight coupled to a compact firearm when it needs to be concealed.... :roll: For most people being targeted by firearms manufacturers of compact/subcompact defense pistols, this genre isn't considered a platform for aftermarket accessories and....ummm 8-O Of course, I suppose I could be wrong.... :oops: Hold that thought.... 8)

    Wulf
     
  13. bitman

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    Look at the serial number!
    I guess it's in full production in Europe already.
     
  14. bigtaco

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    i agree mr.a. it's neat that the mags are interghangable, but having naked mag sticking out the bottom just looks wrong. a little polymer cover up would make the whole thing look sexy.

    that rail is GOING GOING GONE on my sa1, whenever "THEY" let me buy one.
     
  15. FlaChef

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    as someone who regularly shoots M mags in a S frame the slip on sleevs is something I've been asking for for a while.
     
  16. srfl

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    Hey Jeff...what's up?

    The SA1 trigger was amazing....I thought it better than its predecessor.

    Despite the rail, the gun did not seem at all bulky....at least to me.

    The overall size seemed on par with the S series...save for the rail which, again, did had a little bulk, but not much.

    Jack Riddle from Steyr USA seemed proud of the gun...and rightfully so, it's a nice package that should do well, I hope, when it's finally introduced in the U.S.

    I plan on buy one in each caliber....whatever those calibers will be; I forgot to ask Mr. Riddle in what calibers the SA1 will be offered in.
     
  17. Guest

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    that rail is GOING GOING GONE on my sa1, whenever "THEY" let me buy one.[/quote]

    Do you carry your mods?
    If so who makes the holsters?
    I really don’t see the point of the rail for a CCW either.
     
  18. bigtaco

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    the whole point of doing the mods would be to make it better for carry.

    i like kydex holsters with tension adjustment screws, i'm not depending on the dust rail for retention.

    the serial number plate is only as wide as what you see, meaning i can essentially remove material right up to it. i mean, i have to look at one in the flesh and determine what is reasonable.

    there aren't too many mechanical things that i own that haven't been altered to make them more functional.