Steyr M9A1 in 3-Gun

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by ThaiBoxer, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. ThaiBoxer

    ThaiBoxer Active Member

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    Have been hitting 3G matches when I can, and my M9A1 has been along for the ride. I'm using 17 rd Steyr mags for this. Pistol is de-emphasized in these matches; while my IPSC skills help me make up time against the average 3-gunners, it's my CQB rifle and my shotgun reloading skills that need work. I find the M9A1 very well suited to the pistol requirements at the 4-5 matches I've hit so far. It's not too big or heavy for riding along in the holster, the capacity is ample, no power factor issues and it shoots fast/accurately enough to get the job done.

    Go Steyr!
     
  2. ETH77

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    Oh sure, tell us the infinite fun your having up there... :cheers:

    I've only done 2 gun with my vz and the Steyr - really, really serious fun!

    I'm thinking that the Kel-Tec bullpup shotgun should be a natural for 3 gun where you need both slugs and shot. I know that for some 3-gun an AUG would work, but sometimes you need quick reloads, then maybe not so much.
     

  3. ThaiBoxer

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    Then you probably don't want to hear about the night carbine match I shot with my silenced AR, right?

    Man, I dunno, I've never even touched an AUG, no idea what they would be good for. Shooting from close confines, I imagine, & should be about the same on the longer courses. I do want to hit this "tactical match" in Portland that is pistol, shotgun, & pistol-caliber carbines (don't have one) or M1 Carbines (got that!)....I would love to run an M1 Carb thru a course, they are such sweet little carbines.

    But to keep this on topic, the M9A1 is a slick little Tactical-class 3G pistol.

    I wouldn't mind scoring a Steyr Scout in .308 & running thru some Tac-Precision match, if that were to happen, somehow.
     
  4. ETH77

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    My local store has a Cooper Scout with optic ready to go. They've got several Steyr Scouts, including one in .273. Just say'n
     
  5. ThaiBoxer

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    Would you happen to know how approx. many shekels for the Cooper?
     
  6. ETH77

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    List - ~$2499 with a discount for SteyrClub members paying in cash. Spectra Firearms +281-257-2245.

    They also have C, S, & M models in stock in 9mm, and S, M in .40 - I know you've got what you need, but lots of folks are following your threads...
     
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    Dern, Steve. I can buy a few needless NFA hush-toys for the Cooper Scout money.

    I may do a Ruger scout & muzzle can. Yes, I know a Ruger Scout isn't a Cooper model Steyr Scout, but neither is Ben B. actually Bill Gates
     
  8. jdeloach

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    I'm new to these forums, but have followed your shooting progress incognito ....lol
    I am wanting to get into 3-gun and have the opportunity to get a c9-A1. My question is.....would that be a decent gun? I'm just worried about the 3.6" barrel.
    Thanks.

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  9. ETH77

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    Personally, I'd go with the longer barrel. Some of the matches make you shoot at ranges up to 35 yards. With a CQB sight, it's a struggle to get on target, even if it is a 12x12" steel plate.

    Ben,

    As far as getting a gun for tactical 3 gun. If you're going to stroke a bolt - think about getting a K31 and a scout scope. With a 20" barrel, it will really put the bullets in a single hole if you do your part. Take a look at the Leatherman/HiLux scout scopes. Mine is a great $ value.
     
  10. jdeloach

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    I appreciate the feedback. Is there anyone on Steyr Club that shoots a C9-A1 in any completion setting?
    I have both a G19 and a C9-A1, and the wifey says one has to go......lol

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  11. ThaiBoxer

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    There are very few competitors shooting Steyrs, because Steyrs have such a low visibility.

    I don't see how knowing whether others are shooting C9s will affect your decision. It is a compact carry gun. Service pistols and competition models make better competition guns. Have you actually shot any matches yet?
     
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    Thanks TB. I'm not, at all, letting that persuade my decision. I was just curious to see opinions and results.
    I actually took the C9 back and swapped for a M9-A1 that they just got in.......so should be a good one to start competing with. This will be my first time ever competing, so any suggestions are welcome.
     
  13. jdeloach

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    I actually have a G19, Colt 1911, and now M9-A1.
    The colt is more a collectors, and I really plan to sell the Glock, because the Steyr feels better and I am friends with the owner of SAI.......I kinda feel like I should show him my support.
     
  14. ETH77

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    If you have an iPhone, get the Practice Decks from DR Performance. You can also get a shot timer. Between the two it will help immensely!

    There are also posts of the USPSA stages on the www.texassouthsection.com website.