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    Arrow Shot my Steyr M40 yesterday

    And, I have to say, I am very, very impressed with this pistol. The sights are awesome. I love the trapozoid sights rather than blocks. The grip angle is pretty shallow, even more so than Glocks. I prefer a steeper angle like my Beretta or USPc, but, it takes all of a second to get used to the grip. The grip fits very well while shooting and will be the only pistol I own that I will not want to buy some Hogues for.

    I put 200 rounds down range with no problems. I did some rapid fire and it was very controllable. I think I shoot this gun better than my HK USPc40 (the barrel is ~.4" longer I think). And, as always, when I've only got one more mag worth of bullets, I move the target up to about 15' and blow through the mag as fast as I possibly can. I do this almost as a test (that, and it's damn fun) to see how easy the gun is to control and make sure there are no problems in those up-close and personal situations. Again, very controllable with no issues feeding or loading.

    Definitely shoots much better than it's sub-$400 price tag may lead one to believe and definitely night-stand worthy.


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    Thats some pretty good groups for rapid fire at 15 yds.

    I'm sure you will shoot all in the bullseye when you get used to it.

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    Gun looks good and some fine shooting. You got a winner I'd say. Good luck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmc View Post
    Thats some pretty good groups for rapid fire at 15 yds.

    I'm sure you will shoot all in the bullseye when you get used to it.
    That pic was from 7 yards. Not sure where you got 15 yards. I did a rapid at 15 feet, but didn't keep that target.

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    Can you get us a pic of the trapezodial sights?

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    I found one on their site that is probably better than one I could take.



    Just line up the front triangle inside the void in the rear, and put the point where you want the bullet to go.

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    Thanks. I've seen those in the ads and they sure look like they'd be easy to use. Good luck.

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    I test fired a 9mm a couple of years ago. I loved the gun, and it was very accurate in my hand.

    I passed it by because of rumors at that time saying that Steyr was going under, parts would be impossible to get, etc.

    I guess the rumors were wrong.

    Congrats on a good gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Man View Post
    I test fired a 9mm a couple of years ago. I loved the gun, and it was very accurate in my hand.

    I passed it by because of rumors at that time saying that Steyr was going under, parts would be impossible to get, etc.

    I guess the rumors were wrong.

    Congrats on a good gun.

    WM
    Thanks. That's one of the reasons I bought the thing to begin with... thought they wouldn't be around too much. I am not too worried about replacement parts... yet anyway. I am still a good 3-4,000 rounds away from even needing a replacement guide spring (1,000 flawless rounds so far).

    On a side note, it's funny because I made this thread about 10 months ago and now it's getting some notice because of the new section. Hopefully, people's questions are being answered.

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    That's a very nice looking pistol ya got there, nice groupings too. I wasn't even aware Steyr made handguns other than their TMP and TP9, but I guess they do. They're known to be pretty high quality firearms I suppose, up there with HK and Walther.

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