- Product Review (submitted on September 16, 2016):
Just had the Steyr L40-A1 unboxed, cleaned, and out to the range. The Steyr L40-A1 fed flawlessly all types of FMJ, HP, XTP, and SCHP I threw at it. Wow, this design takes all the snap out of the 40SW cartridge and makes it feel like you are shooting a 9mm or 38 -- unbelievably superior to the Glock, M&P, and XD in 40!
Mags are very well made, some of the most beautiful I have seen. Was able to pick a bunch up on sale, too. These remind me of classic Mec-Gar used by Sig and Beretta at different times. No failures to feed, load or eject in the first 1K rounds sent down range and still I'm still waiting. The reliability of the Steyr action is is first rate. Not a huge fan of the sights at first, but re-acquisition of the front triangle is very easy -- I like that -- but sometimes I have trouble identifying the proper rear sight picture. I suspect it will continue to get better with practice, though.
Over-all, this pistol gets 5 stars, plus. It is simply the most reliable, ergonomic and enjoyable to shoot 40 SW pistol ever made!