Thx Steyr Forum - 2nd range session

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by mike_hk2ksk, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. mike_hk2ksk

    mike_hk2ksk New Member

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    I just want to really thank you all for great advice on Steyr. If you remember 2-3 weeks ago I was debating what to choose for my 1st 40SW handgun. Persuaded by your advice I ordered an M40A1.

    My 1st try at the range was not that encouraging. The best I could do was 6 to 8” spreads at 10 yards. The trigger had some kind of a step feel at the and of the pull and I just couldn’t handle it. The gun jerked in my hand – nothing I could do about – because of that step…. I shot 150 rounds – had 1 FTE.

    Yesterday I went to a local store and purchased that Hogue grip you guys were talking about. It improved the overall feel and also positioned my trigger finger just right on the trigger. I cleaned the gun and went to the range this morning, anxious to give it a second try. Whether it was an extra cleaning or the grip or both – I can’t tell, but this session went completely different. That step/jerk feel is completely gone. Trigger is smooth and predictable. Recoil is minimal. I shot 200 rounds - no malfunctions.

    Here is my best set of 20 rounds at 10 yards. Sorry poor quality picture – shot it on my phone camera. I don’t think I can best this with my entirely familiar 9mm guns.

    Thanks again all!

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  2. Syntax360

    Syntax360 Premium Member

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    Very nice shooting! It seems the M40A1 is really working out for you!
     

  3. SELFDEFENSE

    SELFDEFENSE Premium Member

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    Excellent, especially for your second outing. I think the Steyr is the best .40 I have shot because of the way it handles the spiky recoil.
     
  4. mike_hk2ksk

    mike_hk2ksk New Member

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    Man, my 15 year old son was with me at the range this morn. He usually shoots 9mm. Seeing my excitement he tried Steyr - 50 rounds - stationary. Nice tight patterns. Awsome. When I asked, he said he didn't notice much difference in recoil, which is amazing. My 9mm HK has recoil-supressing technology - so I would expect him to see some difference. On the way back, in the car, he said his shoulder was slighly sore though.
     
  5. Syntax360

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    The recoil buffer in the USP(c) and P2K(sk) series do very little IMHO to reduce recoil. And the 9mm P2KSK is significantly smaller than the M40A1, which I believe counts for a lot. I would expect comparable recoil from the two pistols, especially given the right target/defense loads...
     
  6. Hilborne

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    I had problems with my first 100 rounds, 40 % never made it on the paper. Sent it down to SAI and they fixed it up pretty good. I used Remington UMC 180 gr the first 100 rounds and won't use that again. Have put 300 rounds of WWB 165 gr through it and that made a big improvement, but not getting the kind of grouping your showing. What ammo are you using?

    Andy
     
  7. mike_hk2ksk

    mike_hk2ksk New Member

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    Mostly I also used WWB 165 gr. But also 180gr Remington JHP just to see any difference. All from walmart. I didn't notice any.
     
  8. MrApathy

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    where ever you buy your targets your getting ripped off they are missing the x ring or did you get a good deal on some lightly used targets?
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    nice shooting