Scored Myself a New M40-A1!

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by shadow77phl, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. shadow77phl

    shadow77phl New Member

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    Been a while since I have been back here. Anyway just a heads up guys, I was able to purchase a March 2013 (make date) M40-A1 from Trellix Tactical, Plano Texas, I think they still have 8 in stock for those of our brother's interested. They have it in auction in GB at a buy now price of 509. I am not in any way connected to them, just informing the community of where to get some steyr pistols. by the way, they also have a couple of m9-a1 and a lot of magazines for those on sale.

    Will post pic when I get mine, I am stoked, i have one back home and i have been meaning to get one here in the US, problem is i am in kalifornia and finding those babies here are pretty hard!

    Anyhow, just an FYI guys and get them while you can!
     
  2. Pier23

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    Just got an M9-A1 from Trellix a few days ago...going to break it in this wkend. My M40 needed company. Trellix is a good shop. I was pleased with them.
     

  3. 63expert

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    Trellix is where I ordered my M40-A1 from yesterday. I hope I can be shooting it by next weekend.
     
  4. shadow77phl

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    Congrats buddy, you are going to love it! That is exactly why I got myself one here in the US, I love mine back home. You got your already? Trellix was fast, Ca Jail is slow! Mine is still in Jail!!!
     
  5. 63expert

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    I got it, but just barely. Full story in my Blind Date thread.
     
  6. shadow77phl

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    Okay, I finally jail broken the M40-A1 out of Ca jail. It is different from the old M40-A1 that I have back home. It now has a roll pin underneath the rear sights, no lci and SAI instead decided to place a "peep hole" on the top of the barrel. I am pretty sure I am imagining things, was the grip angle changed?? Was the magazine changed too? The ones I got have two cut outs in the body for the magazine release to engage, as if it seemed that the magazine was designed for ambi or reversible mag release, weird. I noticed that the ones I got have a more aggressive extractor, it looked beefier to me, were those changed too?

    Its a new gun and I have not shot it yet, it seemed to me that the slide is harder to rack, did SAI changed the recoil spring poundage? Was the grip texture changed or was i just got used to aggressive grips on the other pistols? (horned lizard for my 1911 and talon grips on the other Austrian gun maker) Well, probably I am imagining things and the muscle memory would probably kick in when the I get the chance to shoot the pistol.

    Anyhow, can a senior member point me out to a thread that shows the differences between the older m40-a1 and the newer generations? Thanks guys.

    NB: will do the upgrades and internal polishing later when I get a chance to play with it more.


    shadow out.
     
  7. EarlyBronco

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    To my knowledge the only changes were;
    Magazine capacity
    LCI replaced w/roller

    But everything else remained the same and everything is interchangeable between the 1st-2nd series
     
  8. Pier23

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    My M40 also has a frame safrty with release at the top of the trigger guard..are we talking about the same generations??
     
  9. EarlyBronco

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    I was referring to the 1st-2nd series M-A1's
     
  10. shadow77phl

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    yep, bronco's is dead on. question bro, what the heck is the purpose of the roll pin? can that be removed too? any updated thread on detail stripping these new puppies?
     
  11. EarlyBronco

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    Shadow the pin holds a roller in place, in the slide (under the rear sight) it's there to help with the trigger (pull, reset). There's nothing really to be gained by removing them (pin and roller) and without them, I doubt your M40-A1 would function/correctly(?)
    Although, if someone was really inclined to getting rid of it-
    One could replace their "roller" 2nd series slide with an LCI 1st series M-A1 slide of the same caliber.
    With all things being equal, and a 1st and 2nd series M-A1 both broke-in and functioning correctly, chambered the same, with the same accessories, etc etc;
    I can't really tell a difference handling/firing between a 1st series M9-A1 and 2nd series M9-A1, for example, it's negligible at best, as far as I can tell.
    A buddy of mine and I were shooting several weeks ago (I have 1st series M9-A1 Frankensteyr and my buddy has a 2nd series M9-A1) on several occasions we swapped them for comparison, neither of us noticed any discernible differences between the two-
     
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  12. 73sbVert

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    I'm surprised you were able to get it in Kali considering I don't think that Steyr is on the list of approved manufacturers.
    :(

    All power to ya though, I love my Steyrs!!
     
  13. shadow77phl

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    Hey thanks for the link Bronco! I guess it is an issue of getting used to the pistol again since I have not held or fired my old one back home in a year's time, that is why everything seemed odd and I am still in the process of re- acquainting myself with the M40-A1 all over again! Thanks for the link brother, It's not working now, but I think I have that on my files somewhere except the roller pin thing, which actually was the part that baffles me. Attaching some pics of the roller pin and the barrel "peep hole" I was rambling about.

    73sbBert, got it through SSE brother, bought the pistol for 509 but paid another 149 for single shot conversion and another freaking 80 bucks for taxes dros and other hulabaloo! Ayayay, the hoops we in Ca have to jump through eh??! The kicker is this, there is a bill right now that is aimed to close the loophole on the law giving such exemptions to off roster pistol. Projected date of approval and end of the year, that means its the end of SSE that we in Ca relies on in purchasing the "exotic pistol" so to speak!

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  14. EarlyBronco

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    Here ya go Shadow,
    My 1st series M9-A1 (Frankensteyr)

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    Sorry bout the fuzzy pic, damn iPhone.
     
  15. EarlyBronco

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    The roller in your (2nd series M-A1's) was just a result of some shooters/owners complaining about;
    Hard trigger pull, long resets, creep, etc, etc. So to..."rectify" these supposed..."issues", Steyr installed a roller (identified by the pin in your slide) in the slides of the 2nd gen.'s M-A1's.
    That's all there is to it.