Steyr Updates Pistol, Adds 6.5 CM Options, and Creates a Monoblock One Piece Barrel and Action Rifle – SHOT Show 2019

Steyr obviously listened and took action to shooter inputs on their The L9- A1 pistol and the result is an upgraded A2 MF. The changes made on the A2 MF take Steyr’s 9mm to the next level. The A2 MF still has the low bore axis and comfortable feel of the old model but now also has modular grip panels of different sizes to allow it to be tailored by the shooter, this result in a grip better suited to all shooters.

The generous undercut of the trigger guard allows a high grip

In addition, a generously flared magwell was added to the bottom of the grip to speed up reloads for those tactical and competition environments. The forward accessory rail was also extended and standardized to the Picatinny 1913 spec for better light and laser mounting. Cocking serrations were also added to the front of the slide to match those on the rear for better manipulation of the slide.

Possibly the best Maxwell flaring of a production gun on the market

Steyr kept the best features of the L9-A1 and added significantly to the platform to meet customer desires and expectations. The new A2 MF’s are available and you should be seeing them on your local shops shelves.

Modular grips and backstop allow user customization

Specs

Model:                                  L9-A2 MF
Caliber:                                9mm
Magazine Capacity:        17 Rounds
Barrel Length:                  4.5 inches
Grip:                                      Polymer with interchangeable, textured backstraps and grips
Weight, empty:                 1.7 pounds
Overall length:                  7.9 inches
Height:                                5.6 inches
Width:                                   1.3 inches

MSRP                                  $675

No matter your game you now can have a 6.5 CM in your Steyr

The good news is that the pistol platform wasn’t the only place Steyr was listening to feedback. They also heard the word and added a 6.5 Creedmoor option to most of their rifle models. So now you can have that legendary Steyr accuracy and 6.5 CM for your hunting or tactical rifle.

No joints, no threads, all one slick piece receiver and cold hammer forged barrel

Last but certainly not least, as an honorable mention in the pretty and amazing engineering category I have to mention the new Steyr Monobloc rifle. The stock feels amazing and has leather inserts that can be had in different colors at the cheek, grip and forend. However, the impressive part of this rifle is that the barrel and receiver are all one piece.

Elegant new Monoblock is not yet available in the US but coming soon

I’m no engineer, but I know that is not the easiest way to make a rifle but it does ensure everything is lined up and true when it’s all made from one piece of metal- impressed. These rifles are not yet available for sale in the US; with a date to be determined.

For more information on Steyr products go to steyr-arms.com

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About the author: Jeff Cramblit is a world-class competitive shooter having won medals at both the 2012 IPSC World Shotgun Championship in Hungary and more recently the 2017 IPSC World Rifle Championship in Russia. He is passionate about shooting sports and the outdoors. He has followed that passion for over 30 years, hunting and competing in practical pistol, 3gun, precision rifle and sporting clays matches. Jeff is intimately familiar with the shooting industry – competitor, instructor, RO, range master, match director. Among his training credits include NRA Instructor, AR-15 armorer, FBI Rifle Instructor, and Officer Low Light Survival Instructor. As a sponsored shooter, Jeff has represented notable industry names such as: Benelli, 5.11 Tactical, Bushnell, Blackhawk, DoubleStar, and Hornady. He has been featured on several of Outdoor Channel’s Shooting Gallery episodes and on a Downrange TV series. Jeff’s current endeavors cover a broad spectrum and he can be found anywhere from local matches helping and encouraging new shooters as they develop their own love of the sport, to the dove field with his friends, a charity sporting clays shoot, backpack hunting public land in Montana, or the winners podium of a major championship.

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • George Damron February 7, 2019, 11:28 pm

    nothing new.look at the Winchester 68 .22 .there are a few other low end rifles thst have done this as well like the Savage Sporters

  • Michael Christensen February 7, 2019, 11:29 am

    On the monoblock, once you wear the barrel out, can it be bored to the next larger caliber?

    • Alan February 8, 2019, 11:18 pm

      Yes it can be re-bored up to a certain point.

  • johnnyraygun February 7, 2019, 8:01 am

    Got to love the all one piece design for accuracy,, until you burn the barrel. Then I guess it burns the wallet.

    • Alan February 8, 2019, 11:19 pm

      It can be bored to a larger diameter. but how many rounds does it take to shoot out one of these?

      • John February 10, 2019, 3:59 pm

        Uh 1, uh 2-hoo… (the world may never know.)

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