would you buy a Steyr MA1 in 45acp?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by MrApathy, May 4, 2006.


  1. mikey

    mikey New Member

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    Heck yes, not only would I buy one, but I’d be rushing down tomorrow to give my dealer a deposit on the first one he gets.

    However, I don’t care much for the double-stack .45 idea (too bulky). Keeping the great feel and pointability of the current Steyr grip is much more important. That’s what makes the M9/M40 series so unique. If the new Steyr .45 emerged as a big, fat, Glocklike .45, I wouldn’t be so interested (heck, in that case, I might as well just buy myself a stupid Glock).

    1911 magazine compatibility is okay, but not that important to me. Hey, if I can afford a new Steyr .45, two or three spare magazines for my new companion isn’t going to break me.

    Too bad it’s all just a pipe dream for now . . .
     
  2. Syntax360

    Syntax360 Moderator

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    I would most definitely be interested. I don't want too fat of a grip, but 10+ rounds would be amazing. I, too, would place an order ASAP.
     
  3. hihoslva

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    Abso-fricken-lutely.

    I couldn't care less about magazine compatibility or capacity. My preference would be a .45 that looks and handles the same as the current lineup.

    I'd especially like to see an SA1 in .45 - a real G36 competitor.
     
  4. Wulf

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    Roger on the G36, Hiho :)

    I spent a weekend with a shootin' buddy and his newly aquired Glock-36, 45 ACP. It was a sobering experience. We ended up shootin' at Carona bottlecaps at about 15 yards with Wal-Mart Winchester 230 ball ammo. I was amazed at how well it shot right outta the box. The trigger was a bit rough, but it didn't take many rounds to get used to it. The single stack mag made it comfortable enough, but the minimum recoil and consistant accuracy was enough for me to appreciate it for what it was, "outta the box reliability". Its what I've come to appreciate in my M357-A1, as well. The only problem with any staggered-magged 45 ACP for me has always been the size of the grip. I much prefer the feel of a thinner handful. <shrug> If Steyr comes out with a grip that isn't too bulky for my comfort chambered in the 45 ACP, then you can bet I'll give 'er a go. The 45 GAP, may be a viable option for the Steyr compact models when barrel length becomes the limiter for the performance of a .45 cal. I kinda like the idea of a .452" diametered bullet in a fat 9MM cartridge. It won't have the mag capacity of a 9MM, but 230 Gr's of bullet at 980 fps pointblank from a 3" bbl is quite formadible. Just my opinion. <shrug> Hava great weekend.

    Wulf
     
  5. Shooter

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    I'd even consider a Gap 45 for a Steyr, and I hate Gaps.......absotutely !!!! but a single stack 45 7-8 rounds..........I'd stick with my G 30...........give me the double stack......the thing about that is with a metal magazine, you can get more brass into it then the Glock plastic stuff, so 10 rounds of 45 shouldn't be all that bad in a Steyr...........but I don't think these guys are in the game :? I haven't even heard a word about parts yet...................
     
  6. ministerofdeath

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    Hmm,

    Seriously, I wouldn't mind seeing a Steyr A1 in .45 as I think it would attract a lot more people to the Steyr Pistol line. However, I wouldn't buy one in .45 ACP as I have one in .40 S&W now. The slight extra punch that a .45 ACP would give me wouldn't really be worth me going out and buying the same pistol in another caliber. I mean how many of us own both the MA19 and an MA140 or for that matter MA1357? I'm kind of married to my .40 S&W caliber for now.

    Before Steyr comes out with another caliber I'd like to see them spend some more time trying to market the calibers they already have.
     
  7. madecov

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    That's kinda like asking if you want a free ferrari

    I would love an A1-45

    I would like a staggered magazine, it doesn't need to be super high capacity. But it does have to be 5"
     
  8. Shooter

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    +1 on the 5 inch, I'd love to see any of the M's in a 5er.............
     
  9. Syntax360

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    5" would definitely be cool.
     
  10. aubie515

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    If Steyr was smart they would come out with a 45. Ever notice thatt companies that offer most common calibers do well...IE...Glock, Sig, and HK come to mind. Steyr pistols are the most accurate pistols that I own.
     
  11. bigtaco

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    i think the 5" barrel would do a lot to seperate it from the current m and s line. plus .45s like a lot of barrel to build up velocity.

    people that like .45s are used to toteing big pieces so they won't mind.

    if i'm in charge, i'm making sure that it has 10+1 capacity. this doesn't have to make the pistol fat or long in the grip. check out the p145 from taurus.

    the only fear is that a 5" .45 with 11 rounds is going to be too heavy for everyday carry. a couple of days carrying the m9 and i can't wait to get back to the s40. it's only a few ounces difference but it's felt every minute of everyday.

    i believe it would be quite possible using steyr's previous modular designs that the sub-frame/slide could be made to fit different frames. maybe a short 10 rounder for carry and a longer grip 15 rounder for whatever you need 15 rounds of .45 for.
     
  12. DKHAN

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    I have my credit card sitting by the phone waiting for the day when I can order an M45A1. I'm just afraid it's going to get very dusty waiting for that day.
     
  13. Just_watching

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    I would like a 45 full size (5") which I can use Glock 31 magazines (13rds).
     
  14. Shooter

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    then its gonna be a big big grip.........
     
  15. Guest

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    M45-A1, that be ticket! just keep the feel in the hand as close to current as posible; For me capacity, mag compatibility and size would be second, but Yes! I would definitely pony up the $ for one....or two.
    Faust.
     
  16. srfl

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    ....yes, there would be an M45A1 in srfl's inventory....
     
  17. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    Sorry to be the voice of dissent here, but "No Thanks."

    It's all 9mm for me from here out, would probably redo the first M40 purchase in 9mm if I could. To me the ballistics and extra time to get back on target do not offset (nor does the price, or the "one shot stops" data from the street).

    But yes they should build them. America Loves the .45. Look at the HK USP sales and see which caliber outsells all the others.

    Or look how fast the new .45ACP XD is selling when they couldn't give away the XD in GAP.


    There is only one gun I want in a .45ACP and that is a 1911 (which I WILL build myself one of these days), and that's for the mystique not the size of the hole.
     
  18. Shooter

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    Pretty much agree, the recoil on the high velocity 40's is big, return to target more difficult, but still my Glock 30 is very easy back to target and accurate as hell, that's my only real 45 I'll have (except 1911). I've done well with it in competition (30), the blast from my 357sig was so severe it was hard to get quick followup shots, just getting the trigger finger to respond was tough....... 8-O