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I bought a Steyr M-40 with night sights after seeing and holding one at a local gun show. I like the fit in my hand better than the Glocks, and the additional safeties were attractive too.

I took it home and shot it as soon as I could. let me just say that I think it was THE most accurate pistol "out of the box" that I have ever fired. I liked it so much, that I decided to add the M-357 brother to my collection. It has the standard sights but I bought a set of the Tritium night sights directly from the distributor to add as soon as I can get it over to a gunsmith.

I fired the M-357 this week and like it just the same as the M-40. Unlike the Glocks, this was first designed as a .40 S&W pistol and then developed into a .357 Sig and 9mm Para variants. So, the chamber is fully supported and the barrels have to be some of the strongest out there.

Leather has been slow in coming for these pistols, but it has caught the attention of some of the holster manufacturers.

www.usasteyr.com/mseries.htm

I'll still carry my KT P-357 as a concealed weapon in most cases, but for a full-size duty pistol, I love these Steyrs!
 

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I think the triggers on mine are great. Similar in function to the Glock (as far as the trigger safety and firing pin function goes), but smoother in my opinion. They are not "hair triggers" by any stretch of the imagination. The pull isn't terribly long -- but to me, that's good. Once I decide to shoot and I place my finger into the guard and on the trigger -- I want it to go "Bang"!

I will say, that I wasn't real crazy about the trademark trapezoid sights, that's why I chose the more traditional sight picture that the night sights provide.
 

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I don't think the Steyrs would be any more unsafe than a Glock. The staged firing pin causing the firing action, rather than a hammer is similar in both weapons. Actually, I've been told that the guy who designed the Steyr worked for Glock but left after they weren't interested in his new design and sold it to Steyr.

I have not heard of an accidental discharge with the Steyr, especially from rapping on the slide. I'll look at mine and see if I can make them "malfunction" the next time I go to the range.

I feel certain that if an issue exists as described by the author of the quoted thread from the high road, Steyr would not still currently be offering the weapon without a design change, recall, etc.
 
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