Mike Powell receives a Steyr Half Stock Mountain Classic to test – and has a hard time giving it back. I have personally owned two Steyr rifles: the original Pro Hunter and a Pro Hunter Mountain. These were both synthetic models, and very good too. When the opportunity cropped up thanks to the Sportsman Gun Centre to try one of the latest half-stocked models, I jumped at it.
Since 1864, a history of superior ergonomics and reliability has set Steyr Arms apart from other manufacturers. With this superior quality in mind, Steyr has designed its training academy courses to be custom-tailored to your specific needs, unlike many standardized shooting courses.
Steyr Arms has announced the arrival of the .40 S&W version of its full-size L-A1 service pistol on American shores. Following 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 for .40 S&W. The Steyr L40-A1 was designed to serve the dual role of a duty and sporting handgun.
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Short, compact, odd-looking but distinctive, Steyr’s 5.56 mm AUG (Armee Universal Gewehr) has been the most successfully received of all the military bullpup designs. Adopted in 1978 by Austria, the AUG is the official arm of a number of countries, most notably Australia and New Zealand.
In 2009, Steyr introduced the SSG 08 bolt-action rifle as the answer to those requiring top accuracy from an out-of-the-box rifle. Clearly police and military agencies equipping specialized units benefit from rifles that are simply issued, sighted in, and deployed without needing any tweaks that might vary from one gun to the next. And while many of us civilians enjoy the process of tuning a rifle or finding just the right load, there are those who want a high performance rifle that works at its best, all the time, every time, right from the start--a rifle such as the SSG 08.
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Steyr has been in the semi-automatic handgun game since 1894. The Austrian company introduced a striker-fired, polymer-frame service pistol in 1999 called the M series, soon followed by S-series pistols with shortened slides and frames for concealed carry. Offered in 9 mm, .357 SIG and .40 S&W, the pistols gained a cult following in the United States because of their accuracy and exceptional ergonomics.
After a couple decades in the shooting industry, I can gauge how successful and busy a day on the range with a select group of writers and editors was by the number of photos I was able to take during the event. My total during the shooting portion of the recent Athlon Outdoors 2nd Annual Rendezvous was eight photos.