Bah! I care not for your Glock, says the 1911 snob. Yippee! A brand-new Glock, says the Glock fanboy. Both are wrong. This handgun includes all the aforementioned traits, and is imported by a wholly owned subsidiary of an Austrian company located in the American South, but it is no Glock. Rather, it is from that other Austrian gun maker known more for its rifles—Steyr—and it boasts some features sure to please Glock fans and critics alike.
The pistol to which it inevitably draws immediate comparison is the other Austrian, striker-fired, polymer-framed, high-capacity, double action only semi auto pistol. And indeed, the M40-A1 was designed primarily by Wilhelm Bubits, who formerly worked at Glock, and the pistol he designed for Steyr was, I have read, intended to go directly head to head with the Glock in the lucrative American civilian and law enforcement market. That it has not done so very successfully is due not to any fault of the pistol itself, but on unfavorable currency exchange rates, and lack of a good, reliable company to act as an importer. Hopefully the second issue has been resolved. I myself am well placed to make a comparison between these two pistols, as I work for a police department that issues Glock 17s to its personnel, and I have extensive experience with the Glock.
My boss ordered this gun for a guy back in 2008 and the guy backed out on the order. So my Boss offered to me. But I dont have the cash, but could trade my glock 19 for it. I love the feel of this gun and have heard nothing but great reviews on it. It holds 12 rounds of 40 as opposed to my 15 rounds of 9mm. What do you guys think? Thanks