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First Look: Steyr L40-A1

by G&A Online Editors   |  June 30th, 2014 5

Steyr_Arms_L40_A1_FSteyr Arms has announced that the .40 S&W version of its popular full-size L-A1 service pistol is now available to U.S. customers. Following on the heels of last year’s introduction of the L9-A1, the L40-A1 pistol features a full-length slide, 4.5-inch cold-hammer-forged barrel and 12-round magazine capacity.

The full-size polymer frame was designed to place the barrel axis lower in the hand, intended to mitigate muzzle rise while creating a comfortable grip angle and a natural point of aim.

Like previous L-A1 service pistols, the drift-adjustable sights on the L40-A1 are in Steyr’s intuitive trapezoidal configuration. A Picatinny rail on the frame’s dust cover serves as a mounting point for any additional illumination and laser-aiming devices.

The L40-A1 features a recently redesigned Reset Action System trigger, which requires positive finger pressure to operate Steyr’s double-action only mechanism. The striker-fired pistol also incorporates a keyed safety lock for added security.

The suggested retail price of the Steyr L40-A1 pistol is $560.


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  • huntsman

    Sweet! Now if I can only find a holster for it….

    • DeeBar

      I had the same problem with my eaa 10mm 6″ barrel . I went to a leather guy and he built one for me while I waited . $55.00 and it’s so much better than any of the manufacturers , not even close !
      I know leather , saddles , bridles , scabbards etc. and I don’t like cheap .

  • Town22

    Where is it manufacture and who distribute?

  • Scott Newton

    I just bought one of these and will have it in a few days. I am looking forward to firing it on the rahge…

  • Vanessa Ravencroft

    Just got mine. Not that impressed, It’s good and solid but the DA only and the positive pressure are nice features you need to get used to and distracting in SD situations

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