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Surfing the net, i found in the Steyr Forum a pair of links to this one, that i didn't see before, where the Steyr pistols receive very good opinions. As i remember, the model object of the appraisal, was the M-9. I have to tell that i have both, the M-9 and M-40, and mi good experience with the M-9 let me to buy the M-40. Well, as long as i tried i couldn't get the M-40 (serial number in the low 5000) to work. I change the trigger and sent it to the importer, but the gun didn't want to work, it jammed every 10 or 15 rounds. I want to know if the ones who have experiences with the Steyrs, specifically the M-40, have the same problem. I like the concept and the pistol, but it just don't work.
 

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I am shooting a Steyr 9x19 in USPSA Production class and am currently ranked #4 in the US with it. I like them a lot. I, knock on wood, haven’t had a bobble. Runs like a sewing machine. I did replace the sights though. Those triangles were fine, but the change from post and notch to triangles and back was rough. I had a 40 that ran fine, but the 9 kicked less.

While the recoil is sharper than my STI 40, it is amazingly flat and fast. To me the Steyrs feel like a two port, iron sighted comp gun.

I am pushing to be the first USPSA Production GM. It might happen if I can keep my head in it.

Send your 40 back to GSI and let them know what is going on. I haven’t had a bit of a problem with GSI at all. Our AFA team has ordered four so far with an estimated 3 more next month. Good luck to you.

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Blade Tech (not by choice) straight drop, belt holster. Ky-Tac Glock mag pouches. All behind the hip.

As soon as Dave Elderton starts making holsters for the M-9, the Blade Tech goes in the trash.

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Echo the request for the Superb Braveheart or Hooper for the Steyr "M" Series! Hope David sees this?
 

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I spoke with Dave and he doesn’t own a Steyr. If he did, he would be making them. He wont use aluminum guns, only the real deal. And he doesn’t have an FFL, so you can’t send him your heater to make a holster.

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Tom: thanks for the reply. I live in Argentina, so i have to deal with the local importer. He is very kind, but he couldn't solve mi problem, and seriously, i didn't try to much from the last time i had the problem. It seems that many users in the States, according to the Steyr forum, have the same problem with the Steyrs in 40 and 357 sig. There are good post there with the answers that the Steyr armorers gave to them. For me, i can't give it more opportunities.
About the holsters for it, i have a Blade Tech IWB that works well. For OWB holster, i can recomend the plastic one produce by Steyr. It's a nice rig, inexpensive, and in my experience, fast and good for concealment. Ditto for the mag pouches.
 

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On 2001-05-09 17:04, eerw wrote:

Hoser you stud...
We all have our crosses to bear...

Hoser
 

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FYI,
I tested an M9 against a G17 and SW99. It beat both in reliability! Lugi has an M9 and makes several holsters for the Steyrs.
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Rob: i read your report in that annual. I agree with you in the Steyr M-9. Mine never have any problem, no jam at all. As i said, i bought the M-40 because of how much i liked the M-9, but i can't put it to work, honest. I don't have nothing against the Steyr pistol, i am waiting for the M-45 to appear. Just this time, as everyone knows, i will wait for it to get certain development before i buy it.
 

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Die,

I'm not a .40 fan in any flavor but then that's me.

Hope all works out. I'm sure GSI will get the gun running right or replace it. I was over at their place several months ago playing with the Scout Rifles and the SMG and they are top notch folks.

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I checked a few mags that looked and measured close to no avail. That’s a real bummer. I was hoping to be able to get some non-marked high caps for it.

If you find any, please let me know.

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I seem to recall hearing that a pre-ban sigma magazine can be modified to work in the steyr by working on the lips of the mag. I would love to know if this can be done for an M40 - but since I don't own either pistol, I can't test it. I would love to hear from someone that can try this!

I still don't have a gun for IDPA (which I hope to start doing this summer) other than my S&W 686. A good gun, but not one that I am likely to carry. I love the look and feel of the Steyr, but I am having a hard time choosing between it, a Beretta 92FS, or a Daly 1911. (limited budget). Any advice would be great!
 

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Hello all.

I just followed a link to this site from the H-K site. I am a Steyr fan and have an M40 so I signed up.

In regard to unrestricted high capacity magazines that fit the M series, I have found that Smith & Wesson Sigma magazines fit the Steyr M40 perfectly. All you have to do is cut a new latch hole in the correct position and you have a 15-round magazine for your Steyr. The magazine remains usable in the Sigma. I assume a Sigma 9mm magazine will work the same way in an M9. (If you want to test my representation, just tape a Sigma magazine tightly into an M series and see how it works before cutting the new latch hole. That is what I did to test my discovery.)

I look forward to enjoying future discussions of Steyr firearms on these boards.
 

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Judge, Thanks for the tip & Welcome to a Great site!
 

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Any chance you could post a pic of what the Sigma mag looks like in the M40? Does it stick out pretty far, or does it look okay?

If you can't tell, I am really trying to talk myself into an M40...

Thanks again!
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On 2001-05-08 17:55, die wrote:
Surfing the net, i found in the Steyr Forum a pair of links to this one, that i didn't see before, where the Steyr pistols receive very good opinions. As i remember, the model object of the appraisal, was the M-9. I have to tell that i have both, the M-9 and M-40, and mi good experience with the M-9 let me to buy the M-40. Well, as long as i tried i couldn't get the M-40 (serial number in the low 5000) to work. I change the trigger and sent it to the importer, but the gun didn't want to work, it jammed every 10 or 15 rounds. I want to know if the ones who have experiences with the Steyrs, specifically the M-40, have the same problem. I like the concept and the pistol, but it just don't work.
First off... Where's the Styer Forum? I would like to check it out.

We bought an M9 for the wife in 1999, shortly after they first started showing up around here. We'd been looking for an altnerative for her. Something with a SA like trigger (she really likes the Kimbers) but with the simplicity of the Glock, and manual safeties that could be used, if desired.

She is also pretty tiny, and disabled, so something that presented a lower recoil was preffered.

The Styer M9 was the main candidate, the one we first looked at was perfect. We ended up having to order one, as the one we had been looking at got sold. When it showed up, the trigger was totally lousy. It had really BAD stacking, and would run between 9 and 12 pounds. We tried a long break in, and lots of lube, but to no avail, and we complained to GSI right from the start. About 6-8 months later, we learned that GSI was recalling them and correcting the triggers for free, so we sent it in, and what we got back was night and day different.

It had gotten to a point where she wouldn't shoot it, but has since come to enjoy it. She likes the trapezoids, and actually shoots it better than I do, of course, it's hers, so she better.

I have been excited since the "S" was announced, but GSI/Styer is still not on the approved list here in the PRK, so I will most likely have to wait until we move later this summer.

Has anyone seen or shot one yet? I was figuring that an S40 would be a nice addition, and getting a 357 barrel would be a must.

On a side note, when we first got the Styer, no one was making holsters for it, it was just too new. It's nice to see more and more holsters being made, but our choice back then was to get a Safariland 560, the adjustable one. We actually tried the gun in a bunch of different holsters at a shop in AZ to find something that could work. Safariland wouldn't add the Styer to the list of fitments, but I can tell you, the M does fit in the 560, and works nicely, although it is "opened" up quite a bit. The paddle also made it easier for my wife, as she doesn't usually wear a belt.

The 560 we used also fits an Officers sized 1911, but the Commander sized is probably the better fit. I have both.

While Kydex may be faster, the 560 is a very fast and secure holster, and has been convienent for IDPA, when I switch guns.

Enjoy!
 
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