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Well, the board seems kinda dead lately, so I figured I would try to liven things up a bit by throwing up some shameless M9A1 porn.

I bought the pistol in September of '05 through Gallery of Guns NIB with 2 15 round mags. I wasn't as fond of the pistol at first as I had originally hoped to be - she consistently jammed about every other mag every range trip. I soon discovered the problem - Steyr folks reported they had accidently put 10 round mag springs in my 15 rounders. They swapped my old mags for two new ones, leaving me with 4 good mags. I haven't had any problems since! :D

I've since installed a hogue grip (the original was just a bit too thin and slick for my tastes) and PT night sights. Photographing the sights in the dark turned out to be a real challenge - the photo below is pretty poor quality, but at least you get an idea of the colors.



What I like most about the night sights is rolling over at night at seeing them gleaming back at me - I always know the exact position and orientation of the pistol on my nightstand. She sleeps fitted with a Streamlight/Insight M6X and sporting 15+1 Winchester Ranger 127gr. +P+ and a spare mag in the nightstand drawer.

Alright, on to the real pictures...












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The contents of my nightstand:





The black canister is a Fox Labs small OC grenade.

Probably my favorite picture, and the same one as my avatar:







That's all for now. Any comments or pictures of your own M beauties would be greatly appreciated! :D
 

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nice post and good timing.

hey what holster is that? cmon show and tell now

how do you like the M6X?

night sights look nice love the contrast.

havent seen that kind of Hogue before need to grab me a couple wonder how the new one is.
 

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The holster is a Blade-Tech UCH. I would have taken a picture of the other side, but they have given me two belt clips and on both the holes would not align properly to allow to take the cant out. I had to do a little knife + hole work. I'll get a pic of the other side if you like. I was pretty mad about the clips not aligning right from the factory, but the holster definitely grew on me. I have another thread lying around here somewhere that is pretty much a review and explains the whole fiasco.

I love the M6X - it's a freakin' beast. The laser has always stayed zero'd and I have blasted away probably 400 rounds with it attached and the thing looks good as new. I just clean it by running it under water and wiping clean (not sure if it would be safe to do that with the regular M6?). The 120 lumen is just plain blinding. I've detached the unit from the pistol on a few occasions and played in the dark house with some friends. If someone points it at you, everything goes white and you can't even make out where it's coming from. If you close your eyes, it's similar to closing your eyes and looking at the sun - you can see the red glow behind you eyelids. I use the thing a lot for dryfire drills as well, and I've yet to have a set of the 123's go bad that power it. I am EXTREMELY pleased with the unit.

The grip is the same type that I see sell at gunshows and in some local gunshops for $10-12.99. One day at work I noticed that Sioux drill motors came with the same grip, so I got the part number and ordered a handful from Sioux Tools at $7.44 (part number 68340). Everyone who I shoot with really liked the addition - the gun just melts into your hand.
 

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I'm pleased with the night sights, though I have only had them for a short while. I've read on other forums that the PT's don't last as long as the other popular brands, but not many folks make them for out pistol. Beggars can't be choosers, eh? I sent PT my slide and they installed them and sent them back. The process took about 3 weeks. I've found that they are certainly more accurate than I am. :lol:

The plastic bullets have not left any noteworthy plastic fouling in the barrel, but I haven't shot very many at one time. They are kind of a pain to shoot, actually. The slide will never fully cycle (though I expected that) and the plastic case usually finds a way to stick itself in the chamber real good. Seems like every 5-10 shots I was having to disassemble the pistol and use a rod to smack them out.
I will say, however, that those suckers MOVE. A friend and I shot some phonebooks and other misc. things, and those little blue pills do some damage. I sure wouldn't want to get hit by one - and I would certainly expect penetration (obviously not much, but any is way too much for me).

The Hogue was a royal PITA to install. I ended up messing up the first one and had to get another. What finally worked for me was letting the grip sit in burning hot water for about 10 minutes and then slipping it on as best I could and handing it to my girlfriend :). Her little fingers were able to fit under the grip and slip it into place a lot easier than mine. I think the grip is an excellent addition to the pistol - it fits my hand a LOT better and my girlfriend (who happens to be the one who took the pics) always mentions how much easier the Steyr is to shoot now for her.

Regarding the knife, I can't honestly say. It looks to be a Spyderco, though I suspect it is a knock-off. Still, I've handled the real thing several times at many gunshows and I honestly can't tell a difference? I suppose it would be in the quality of the steel and only time would reveal the difference. In any event, it looks pretty, is razor sharp, and a lot of fun to play with so long as all my fingers are intact afterwards. :twisted:

Thanks for all the compliments on the pictures! We took a bunch and a LOT more work goes into photography than I EVER would have imagined!

Would there be any interest in turning any of these into wallpapers? The original files are extremely high resolution and it wouldn't be hard to do, but I don't want to put any more time into it unless my fellow steyroids express interest...
 

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She never needed it :). I've never noticed any inconsistencies in the trigger pull or reset and she still breaks like a glass rod just like the day I got it :D
 
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You are GUILTY! Guilty of starting me on this new addiction of Steyr pistols. :D You did this by responding to a question of mine on another (un-named) forum about M-A1 pistols. You posted pictures of your Steyr and that was it. I was sucked into the Steyr vortex! And I am glad to be here. Thanks.


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which brand is your grip ? is there a web page to buy it ?
excelent pics! 8) 8) 8) 8)
 
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