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Steyr Redesigns Its Pistols’ Striker Mechanism For Improved Trigger Pull

TRUSSVILLE, Alabama- Steyr Arms has announced that it has redesigned the Reset Action System mechanism in its popular M-A1 and S-A1 semi-automatic handguns to provide a greatly improved trigger pull. The modification results in a much smoother trigger take-up and a remarkably consistent and crisp break at approximately five pounds.

The redesign incorporates a small pin beneath the rear sight that bisects the striker firing-pin channel. A small roller on this cross-pin allows the striker firing pin to move much more smoothly during the compression phase of the trigger pull. This also allows for a much cleaner break when the trigger mechanism releases the striker firing pin.

Nearly identical in form and function, the M-A1 is the full-size series with a 4-inch barrel, while the S-A1 is the compact series with a 3.6-inch barrel. Chambered in either 9x19mm Luger or .40 S&W, the M-A1 and S-A1 pistols have achieved a great deal of regard among American shooters for their comfortable ergonomics, remarkable safety features, intuitive sighting system, amazing accuracy and extreme reliability.

Both pistol series feature innovative polymer frames that offer shooters unparalleled ergonomics with a high grip and low barrel axis that mitigates muzzle rise as well as an ideal grip angle for a very natural point of aim. The frames include Picatinny rails for mounting illumination and laser-aiming devices. An integrated trigger safety with a Reset Action System trigger requires positive finger pressure to operate the double-action-only design. The striker-fired pistols also incorporate a keyed safety lock.

The suggested retail price for either the M-A1 or S-A1 is $649.

Established in 1864 in Steyr, Austria, Steyr Arms is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles, precision sporting and tactical rifles, and striker-fired handguns are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. Steyr Arms is also the U.S. importer for Merkel firearms and Anschutz precision rimfire sporting rifles. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 7661 Commerce Lane, Trussville, AL 35173; call (205) 655-8299; or visit www.steyrarms.com.

SHOT Show attendees: Be sure to stop by the Steyr Arms booth (#2843) to try the new trigger system. To schedule a media appointment, please e-mail Kimi Herndon at kimi@hunteroc.com.

Steyr Arms Pistol Specifications
Model: M-A1
Purpose: Self-defense, competition
Manufacturer: Steyr Mannlicher GmbH
Kleinraming, Austria
Importer: Steyr Arms, Inc.
7661 Commerce Lane
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 655-8299
www.steyrarms.com
Operation: Semiautomatic
Caliber: 9x19mm Luger, .40 S&W
Slide material: Steel
Magazine type/capacity: Double-stack steel box/17 rounds (9×19), 12 rounds (.40)
Barrel: 4-inch cold-hammer-forged
Rifling: Polygonal, 6 grooves, RH twist
Sights: Fixed triangular/trapezoid iron
Finish: Mannox
Trigger type: Reset Action System (DAO with integrated safety)
Pull weight: 5 pounds
Frame material: Reinforced polymer
Checkering: Anti-slip stippled texture
Weight, empty: 1.7 pounds
Overall length: 7.2 inches
Height: 5.1 inches
Width: 1.2 inches
Included accessories: Owners manual, lockable box, extra magazine
MSRP: $649

Model: S-A1
Purpose: Self-defense, competition
Manufacturer: Steyr Mannlicher GmbH
Kleinraming, Austria
Importer: Steyr Arms, Inc.
7661 Commerce Lane
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 655-8299
www.steyrarms.com
Operation: Semiautomatic
Caliber: 9x19mm Luger, .40 S&W
Slide material: Steel
Magazine type/capacity: Double-stack steel box/10 rounds
Barrel: 3.6-inch cold-hammer-forged
Rifling: Polygonal, 6 grooves, RH twist
Sights: Fixed triangular/trapezoid iron
Finish: Mannox
Trigger type: Reset Action System (DAO with integrated safety)
Pull weight: 5 pounds
Frame material: Reinforced polymer
Checkering: Anti-slip stippled texture
Weight, empty: 1.5 pounds
Overall length: 6.7 inches
Height: 4.8 inches
Width: 1.2 inches
Included accessories: Owners manual, lockable box, safety key, extra magazine
MSRP: $649

Contact:
Mike Nischalke (703) 380-3595
mike@hunteroc.com

Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308
karen@hunteroc.com

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