Steyr is reducing prices on their M-series of pistols by $89. That’s the whole M-series, the M-A1, S-A1 and C-A1. With the growth in shooting popularity and the ever-growing competition in the handgun market, it’s no wonder that Steyr is fighting to get a bigger piece of the market.
The new MSRP on all three models will be $560, which should eventually push real-world prices down closer to $400-450 as opposed to their current pricing at around $500-550. That will go a long way to making the M-series pistols more competitive with polymer service pistols from Glock, SIG, Springfield Armory and the rest.
The Steyr handguns come in three configurations, a full-size (M-A1), a subcompact (S-A1) and a compact (C-A1). The handguns are identical in function and features but have different barrel and/or grip lengths. The full-size Ms come in 9mm and .40 S&W and 15- and 12-round capacities respectively, have 4-inch barrels and full-length grips. The subcompact Ss are also available in 9mm and .40 S&W with 10-round capacities and have reduced 3.6-inch barrels and shortened grips and magazines, although they will accept full-size mags. The Cs are only available in 9mm and have full-size grips with a compact 3.6-inch slide and barrel assembly.
Steyr’s handguns are renowned for their smooth, predictable triggers with their firm reset. They have trigger safeties, manual safeties, key safeties, drop safeties and firing pin safeties in addition to the loaded chamber indicator. They are also well-known for their unique and intuitive trapezoidal sights that are extremely fast and easy to use.
With their standard Picatinny rail, these pistols can accept lights and lasers or any other standard handgun accessory.
Combined with their durability and precision manufacturing, Steyr’s handguns are famous for being accurate and dependable, just as their rifles are. They may not have the largest aftermarket but this drop in pricing will no doubt increase the popularity of these soft-shooing polymer guns.