In a world of fanboys, hype, marketing, stereotypes and newfags, what is the least douche bag gun you could actually carry?
>fully supported chamber
>geared to hand loaders and +p rounds
>triangular rails,,, triangular rails!
>crazy but good factory sights
>Haven't met any complete douche bags with one yet, probably due to small market share.
>Guns are douchebags
Do you think guns kill people too? What kind of fucking moronic thread is this. I know people who carry Glocks who are great, and who are douchebags. Same goes for 1911's from various manufacturers, and M&P's etc. etc.
Guess what it isnt the gun that makes them douchebags or not
fuck off retard
t. steyr owner
I love mine. Love the sights. Very low bore axis. Quick light and 17 round mags.
>on a glock clone that doesn't feel like holding a 2x4
i'm glad i'm not the only one that feels this way
it's the least reliable pistol i own.
it needs light oil, if it's too thick it will stop working
if you run it dry at all it will stop working
if it's below freezing outside, it will stop working
if you get it wet it will absolutely stop working.
when it does work it kicks shells into your face
mags are supposed to be 17, but it's better if you just load 15
other than that i guess the trigger is ok and the sights are neat.
I had shells coming back in my face when I first bought mine. Shipped it back to steyr and when I got it back it was perfect. They have really good customer service. But fwiw my gfs dad's brand new glock won't eject the brass and stovepipes every other round. Regardless of what type of ammo.
The Steyr M9 is like the homely unpopular girl, and OP is the guy who fucked her cause he knew no one else would.
Probably a Glock 19 or LCP
just because of how common they are.
Question is, why do you care? If you're CCing, no one sees your gun. If you're OCing, everyone knows you're a douche bag already
I have an M40-A1 Gen 5. I also have a .357 sig barrel and a 9mm bull barrel. Ask anything you want, I've ran a combined estimate of 7000 rounds through it so far. Have had 1 failure to cycle (old aguila ammo, box was a bit rough could have been a light powder charge.) beyond that, I carry it inna winter or when summer attire allows.
Pic related, was my old summer carry (SP101) but that's fighting with a sig 238 for pocket space now...
I've got one in 357 because I'm a special snowflake.
Trigger on the 4th and 5th generation is excellent and has been reviewed as the best polymer factory trigger (compared to Glock, M&P, XD, etc). The reset isn't loud but has a finger felt click. My pull is 5.5lbs and it is quite crisp, not a 1911 by any means, but not an LCP either.
Trigger pull has a fair amount of take up (partially due to the full-blade "safety") but when you reach the wall it is a bit lighter than a Glock. Although the trigger, yes, does look a bit odd, it is much nicer than shooting something like say, an M&P where the face shape changes. Here, it goes straight back.
Reset is uninteresting. Short, but with little tactile response.
Overall, for me it's a take it or leave it thing. Shot better, shot worse. As far as factory triggers go in polymer guns go, I like Glock with a (-) connector as found on the 34/35/41 etc.
I own one and can say I, personally, am more accurate with a Steyr M than a G19/G17, PX4 Storm, M&P Compact, XD, Kahr,and the P2022. I still have my glocks but have since sold the rest (gave the Kahr to my father, the M&P I gave to my mother in law).
They're targeted to hand loaders and plus pee ammo. They say that's why the extreme grip angle, child support chamber and not polygonal roofline.
So the springs are our were tuned for powerful ammo.
IGB Austria is the only company I know that makes one. Just emailed them and they sent me a price list as well as barrel specs for regular replacement/caliber conversion, threaded, and oversized length (up to 7.5"). Pricing is in the mid 200s range.
They only offer it in 9mm and for the M. IGB is the same price and with a chooseable thread pitch for the end as well as the option to convert calibers.
Btw, anyone that would be looking to get a second barrel, buy an M/S/C/L 40-A1 as it will convert to any caliber currently available from Steyr.
>tfw no 10mm Steyr
Jesus I'd give my left freedom for one.
>"Clones" are made to fit hands with good ergos
>Glocks are made to look like a gun
Therefor guns=/=fit hands?
>shoot it with clp, never had a problem
>shoot it without clp, never had a problem
>shot it at 10*F at the beginning and end of my several hour session, never had a problem
>shot it in the rain, shot it in freezing rain, never had a problem but never submerged it other than slipping and falling ass first into a puddle
>never had issues with the ejection pattern or extraction even when shooting mixed steel and brass
Not exactly .mil testing but it might just not like faggots. It is hard to load past 15 though.
Prefer it over any other Glock-off. Shrug.
I had been wanting one like crazy, wasn't able to find one for sale before I got out of the military and moved back to CA, and had given up hope of getting one since they had been taken off the handgun roster. Lo and behold the first shop I walk into has a used M40A1 sitting there for sale.
Sold it a year later, biggest gun disappointment I've ever had. Grip angle was sweet, pointy sights were neat, but the gun was super unreliable. The striker wouldn't reset, so I would have to constantly manually cycle the slide while shooting. No ftf's or fte's though. Sent it to Steyr, they said the sly xoxo don't replicate it. Picked up the BT bushings and other goodies, didn't help. Plus 10rnd mags were like $60 each at the time. The trigger was meh, a touch lighter than a glock trigger, but still a mushy mess. Good holsters were hard to find as well.
Every time I see a thread like this I get the urge to pick up an M9 and give them another shot, but then I remember talking the gun up to my shooting buddy, how it was my dream gun, the finest plastic wonder 9 on the market, but I couldn't ever even get through a single magazine without a malfunction.
They've had lots of teething issues over the years, from extractor and LCI issues and a very poor reputation largely thanks to the 'grey market' pistols that preceded the imports.
My current gen specimen has worked fine for me but anything older or not imported by Steyr itself should probably be avoided. They've ditched the LCI (and the extractor indicator alone doesn't qualify for CA bullshit, hence it's removal from the roster) and supposedly cleaned up the trigger pull a lot in the process, I can only speculate as I haven't tried the older versions but I find it way better than any other out of the box Glock clone.
I have a M40A-1 and have intermittent FTF. Normally run jacketed wadcutter cheap shit ammo. Does anyone have any ideas why this might be happening? Should I be running heavier grain rounds?
I think he's trying to say the handguns were designed and tuned for NATO spec ammo in the dumbest way possible. Hence the stiff op spring, extractor, fully supported chamber, and resultant problems people can have with cheap ammo.
How is it? Is it as good as I have imagined? My dream gun is an AUG A1 with the Zeiss optic and both heavy and light barrels. The new A3 with the integrated optic is nice, but first Gen is best Gen to me.
Please, its better than a Glock.. I have both.
The factory trigger on the Steyr is ten times better than my Glock and so are the ergos. I like the lower bore axis on the Steyr better too.
go shoot one then come and talk.
Love it, much better then my friends Tavor. An A1 is my dream too, you should get one of the new A3 m1 models with the x3 optic my local shop has one and its close to an A1 but a lot less money