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    Steyr Arms Pistol

    I would like to inquire about the Steyr pistol (don't know model #'s). I held one and looked at it pretty close at the last gunshow I attended and the grip was very, very comfortable. I was also impressed by the triangular (sp?) sights. It appeared to be a very well built pistol and felt very good (nice high grip) in my hands. That is all I know about this pistol other that a recollection that they were not an expensive gun. Steyr Arms is an established European firm and apparently has a pretty good reputation. If anyone owns one and has some shooting experience with this pistol I would appreciate any opinions they have. It's a little different looking but hey..........we've all seen some big changes in pistols in the last 10 years or more so that may not necessarily be a bad thing. Any information would be appreciated.

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    I've heard nothing but good things from others - but yea, it's not a very mainstream gun - which doesn't really mean too much now-a-days. A guy on Glocktalk had his slide hard chromed - nice pics he showed of it.

    After my experience with big dot sights and hating them, though, I'd have to try one first before I'd buy. I wasn't happy the last time I deviated from normal sights, and am wondering how those triangle sights would work for me...

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    That's kinda what I've heard also. I must correct the sight name to "trapezoid" sights. On the one I saw the sights were not any bigger that a "normal" sight, they were just shaped different. It's been too long since I saw one up close. Maybe someone who owns one will chime in. I'll check back later. Thanks for the response.

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    I have been happy with my M9. I cleaned the extractor when I first got it, and have had no malfunctions at all. To me it is very similar to a Glock, which is not a bad thing. The trap sights work well and are fast to use at close range, but past about 15yds I can shoot conventional sights better. I bought mine when CDNN was closing them out for $299.
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    Re: Steyr Arms Pistol

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    I would like to inquire about the Steyr pistol (don't know model #'s). Any information would be appreciated.
    Buy one and have it shipped to me. I'll run 20-30K rounds through it and test it for a year or so and let you know what I think. :-D

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    Thanks hberttmank,
    Great pic. Do they come in 9 and 40? How many rounds? The one I messed with felt great in my hand (said that didn't I ). I'll get one sent out to 2400 right away for evaluation.

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    hberttmank,
    Is the trigger like a Glock? How smooth is it? (I'm assuming it's a DAO pistol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    I'll get one sent out to 2400 right away for evaluation.
    THANKS Charlie, I can't wait for UPS to get here Monday morning. :wink:

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    No problem, anything I can do. You know me, buy high, sell low. Sometimes it's just easier to give it away. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

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    Hey, make sure you pass it by me after he is done with it :-D

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    If I remember correctly, the trigger pull is VERY short on that gun, isn't it?

    I don't know if it is BS or not, but I thought I once read a post about the fireing pin configuration on another forum. Some thought that it wasn't a safe design. Do not remember why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    No problem, anything I can do. You know me, buy high, sell low. Sometimes it's just easier to give it away. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
    LMAO
    I don't care what "they" say about you, I think you're ALL RIGHT! :-D :-D :-D

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    Shipwreck,
    How can you say that! It's NOT a P99!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    Shipwreck,
    How can you say that! It's NOT a P99!
    True, it isn't a P99 - It's not even worth being in my zip code if it ain't a P99 - But, I can sell it and put a downpayment on another P99 :P :wink:

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    The magazine capacity in 9mm is 14 rds. The trigger is a bit crunchy to me and breaks at 6lbs. The only Glock I have to compare it to is a model 34 which has a has a much better trigger. The pull length and reset seem about the same to me.

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    I had a Steyr M-40 for a while. Good thing I paid for the extra warranty on it at Gander Mountain. I found it ok as far as function, but I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it. Even at 5 yards, it was all over the place. No consistency. I even had a couple of others try it out and they had the same problems, (just to make SURE it wasn't operator error). This was a used gun when I bought it. Gander honored their warranty, even over a year later and took it back on trade in on a different gun, a Taurus PT100 and I've had a lot better experience with it.

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    Hmmmm.........? You ever find what the problem was?

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    No, never did. Funny thing though, I had a similar problem with my PT-100 at first. Sometimes I think it may be ME, but with my other handguns, I'm pretty consistent. I wound up sending it back to Taurus and they claim to have "adjusted the barrel" Since it's return, it's been shooting right well.

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    I bought a Beretta Vertec in Feb 05 - It shot all over the place - especially compared to the regular Beretta 92 I had at the same time. After 5 trips to the range to try and get that gun to work, I finally got rid of it. It functions reliably, but the rounds were all over with absolutely no consistency - They weren't all "low to the left" or "low to the right." They were everywhere.

    On my last trip with that gun, there was a woman at the range on her VERY 1st shooting experience. She had a Ruger P89, and she was just stacking those holes one on top of the other at 7 yards. After I saw that, I didn't even fire the rest of my bullets - I packed up and went home.

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    Shipwreck, my Ruger P85 MKII wouldn't shoot worth a damn. I called Ruger and they laser sighted the MKII. The was the last problem I had with that pistol. Regards, Richard

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