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In doing a quick mag change with M9....slide is back....drop empty mag....firmly insert loaded mag....slide goes forward to proper position....get sight picture....pull trigger.....oh crap!! I already told you the ending. The safety dropped down 3 times in 300 rds. following that sequence. The knurled tips feel a little looser than on my S9....but otherwise both guns have been flawless in thousands of rds. fired. More use of the S than M. Any ideas? Thanks
 

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My M9 has started to do this too, but only when I really slam the magazine in there. I believe there was a discussion about removing the safety somewhere in here.

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I have had something like that happen to me although I think I did it manually without knowing it. I was going to take the safety out and epoxy the slot permanently. I decided not to, but its an easy fix if you decide to do that. The gun will still function the same.
 

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I've never had an problems with my manual safety on my M40 and I'm coming to close to passing the 3000 round mark.

There was a guy way back who had the same problem and was able to pinpoint it and fix it. I'm all most positive that if you look back at older posts you could find it on here.
 

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Happens all the time.

I can also get the slide to release just by jamming a mag into the gun really hard.

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Getting the slide to release by jamming a "loaded" mag into the Steyr happens all the time but the manual safety auto setting should not.

The safety auto setting happened to me once on my M9 during a rather energetic reload a couple of months ago. Hasn't happened again. Looked at it briefly and got some good suggestions from members here but decided to wait to see if it gets worst and not mess with it since the metal safety rests against a plastic part of the frame. Also appears the little white insert piece might have something to do with the safety detent but didn't take it apart to see for sure.
 

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i don't use the manual safety, ever. so i hadn't really examined it since mine is problem free.

the question is: are you opposed to removing it entirely.

if you want to remove it, just pull the sub-frame out, remove the trigger and push out the pin that holds the safety in.

if you want to keep it, try to have steyr send you a new manual safety with a new spring and white insert and just drop it in.
 
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As a point of interest from the original poster: Do you normal engage / disengage the safety, or do you always keep it off and one day it just dropped?
 

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Last first....I almost never use the manual safety, and, yes, I had just slamed in a mag, got back on target, pulled the trigger and I had to look for what went wrong. I prefer all my guns to be "factory stock" for legal reasons if nothing else. Very clean and polished.....but all stock. I do practice "energetic" mag changes as a regular part of my routine and the guns are designed for exactly that.
I'll be contacting Steyr for a replacement assembly later today.
I've never taken the gun down that far before....Any surprises coming ?
The thought of going to my friendly gunsmith with "bag-o-gun" does not make me feel real good....
Thanks for all the help and comments.
 

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(/qote) ll be contacting Steyr for a replacement assembly later today.
I've never taken the gun down that far before....Any surprises coming ?
The thought of going to my friendly gunsmith with "bag-o-gun" does not make me feel real good....
Thanks for all the help and comments.[/quote]

It's pretty simple, just follow the tutorials and it will tell you the "surprises".......... If you are modestly mechanical, you'll get it.....good luck
 
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