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Steyr Pistol A2-MF


Semi-Automatic Pistol


Austria | 2019



"The Steyr Pistol A2-MF is an all-modern semi-automatic pistol series offered by the Austria company."



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The Steyr Pistol A2 MF is a relatively new offering from the storied Austrian gun-making concern of Steyr-Mannlicher (also available in America under the Steyr Arms USA Incorporated brand label). It is a traditional, all-modern semi-automatic pistol chambered in the ubiquitous 9x19mm German pistol cartridge. Three barrel lengths (3.8in, 4in, and 4.5in) are currently (2023) marketed to produce three distinct production forms: the "L9-A2 MF" with its 4.5" barrel, the "M9-A2 MF" with its 4" barrel, and the "C9-A2 MF" with its 3.8" barrel. Depending on the model in play, the magazine count ranges between 10- and 17-rounds.

The general arrangement of the pistol is conventional with all key components found in their usual place. This includes a rearward-angled grip handle (doubling as the magazine well), the slide component running the full-length of the gun over the frame, and an oblong integral trigger ring protecting the trigger component. The ejection port sits at the midway point of the frame with sights seated front and rear along the top of the slide. Overall length (L9-A2 MF) is 200mm and empty weight is 1.7lb.

Collectively, the gun consists of the slide assembly, magazine (with side vents showing cartridge count for visual referencing), the action (consisting of steel construction and includes the trigger and safety mechanisms, slide catch lever, and ejector system), grip, barrel assembly, and recoil spring. Firing the last cartridge results in the slide locking rearward and remaining open. The magazine is unloaded by pressing the magazine release and manually retracting the slide ejects any cartridge still in the chamber, allowing for visual inspection of the chamber itself. The slide release closes the slide component to return the pistol to its original state.

The takedown lever on the side of the frame gives the operator the ability to break the gun down for cleaning. This disengages the slide which can then be pulled forward and off of the frame. The slide component provides access to both the recoil spring and barrel assembly which can then be removed. All told, the resulting broken-down pistol consists of the slide, barrel, recoil spring, frame, and magazine.

At the rear of the frame is a low bore axis to help control muzzle climb and this is further aided by an extended beaver tail. The forward section of the slide features serrations for an improved grip by the off-hand. The match barrel assembly is of cold-hammer forging while the ergonomic polymer grip handle sports an interchangeable back strap and aggressive texture styling. The magazine release is made ambidextrous. Under the muzzle of the gun is a short section of Picatinny rail for the mounting of tactical accessories and sights are found over the frame, these being of a triangle trapezoidal arrangement.

Per Steyr materials, the L9-A2 MF has a loaded chamber indicator and the base pistol package arrives with the pistol proper, two magazines, two lock keys, instructions, and a box. The "L40-A2", "M40-A2", and "C40-A2" models are versions offered in .40 S&W and hold 15 rounds.

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Physical
The physical qualities of the Steyr Pistol A2-MF. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
200 mm
7.87 in
O/A Length
115 mm
4.53 in
Barrel Length
1.74 lb
0.79 kg
Weight
Semi-Automatic
Action
9x19mm Parabellum; .40 S&W (model dependent)
Caliber(s)
10- or 15-round detachable box magazine.
Feed
Over-Slide Triangle Trapezoid; Optional Aimers.
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Steyr Pistol A2-MF Semi-Automatic Pistol family line.
Steyr Pistol A2-MF - Base Series Designation.
L9-A2 MF - 9x19mm chambering; 4.5" barrel.
M9-A2 MF - 9x19mm chambering; 4" barrel.
C9-A2 MF - 9x19mm chambering; 3.8" barrel.
L40-A2 - .40 S&W chambering.
M40-A2 - .40 S&W chambering.
C40-A2 - .40 S&W chambering.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Steyr Pistol A2-MF. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Steyr-Mannlicher - Austria / Steyr Arms USA, Incoporated - USA
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