Met the venerable and amiable Jeff Reece at the show, yesterday... he remembered my last name from emails. He is just as friendly and great to be around as he sounds on the phone. I got to check out the L9-A1. The plastic frame is longer and the slide and sub-assemb. won't fit into the older M9 variant plastic frames That said, I'll just get a the new M9-A1 to go with the L9-A1. Jeff confirmed he has heard news of a .40 and perhaps a .357SIG. NO shipping date for the L9-A1, as of yet. He communicated that Steyr has not released a date for US export and dist. That's all the updates for now. I have a match to rush to, out of town. Ya'll be safe.