Rich in firearms tradition, Steyr Mannlicher has been designing and manufacturing firearms since the 1800s. Yet the traditions of the company go much farther back than that.
The Steyr pistols are probably best known for their trapezoidal sighting system. The front is a huge triangle, and the back is a hollowed-out triangle with the top cut off. In use, the front triangle is simply put inside the rear triangle.
The proper name of the company is Steyr-Mannlicher AG, and they’ve been around a long time. Josef Wend established the first factory, in Austria, back in 1864. Since then, their products have the highest quality, and frequently with some marvelous design features. The S9-A1 pistol is no exception.