Gun Report

Steyr Arms S-A1 40 S&W

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Was not reliable with lighter loads, but the trigger was great and we could move the gun much faster than we could track the trapezoidal sights.

Steyr Arms S-A1 40 S&W

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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Takedown required pushing in the button located to the rear of the takedown lever. With the trigger released, the top end leapt off the frame. The button could also be turned with one of two supplied keys to lock the action.
The Steyr concept of a compact gun was to reduce the length of the grip, making it more concealable. Barrel length and overall length of the top end varied only fractionally between the S-A1 Compact model and the larger M-A1 pistol.
The front sight was a triangle almost completely coated in a white pearl color. We’d trade it for a standard notch-and-post design, or better yet, a set of ST01 sights, $115, from

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