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Steyr Arms Full-Size L-A1 Service Pistol

Steyr Arms Full-Size L-A1 Service Pistol

Steyr Arms

Steyr Arms

TRUSSVILLE, Ala.-(Ammoland.com)- Steyr Arms has announced the availability of the new full-size L-A1 service pistol to the U.S. market.

Originally introduced last year at the IWA Outdoor Classics Show in Nuremburg, Germany, high demand from the American market has brought the the L-A1 pistol here.

Featuring a full-length slide, 4.5-inch cold-hammer-forged barrel and 17-round magazine capacity for its 9x19mm Luger chambering and 12 rounds for .40 S&W and .357 SIG versions, the new L-A1 service pistol is ideal for the U.S. market. The Steyr L-A1 was designed to serve the dual role of a duty and sporting handgun.

The new L-A1 is nearly identical in form and function to other handguns in the Steyr line, which combine a comfortable fit, a low bore axis, remarkable safety features, extreme reliability and amazing accuracy—thanks to a consistently crisp trigger break. The L-A1’s full-size polymer frame offers unparalleled ergonomics with a high grip that places the barrel axis lower in the hand to mitigate muzzle rise, while creating a perfect grip angle and a very natural point of aim.

The L-A1 incorporates a newly designed loaded chamber indicator that sits flush in the rear of the slide when the chamber is empty and is raised slightly when the chamber is loaded for a visual and tactile indicator of the firearm’s condition. Also new on the L-A1 is a reversible magazine release that is easily swapped for right- or left-handed shooters.

The drift-adjustable sights are in the Steyr’s intuitive trapezoidal configuration, and a Picatinny rail on the frame’s dust cover provides a mounting position for illumination and laser-aiming devices. The integrated trigger safety within the recently redesigned Reset Action System trigger requires positive finger pressure to operate the L-A1’s remarkable double-action-only mechanism. This striker-fired pistol also incorporates a keyed safety lock. The barrel is cold-hammer forged with conventional rifling, and the chamber is fully supported.

The L-A1 incorporates a newly designed loaded chamber indicator that sits flush in the rear of the slide when the chamber is empty and is raised slightly when the chamber is loaded for a visual and tactile indicator of the firearm’s condition. Also new on the L-A1 is a reversible magazine release that is easily swapped for right- or left-handed shooters.

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

Established in 1864 in Steyr, Austria, Steyr Arms is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles, precision sporting and tactical rifles, and striker-fired handguns are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. Steyr Arms is also the U.S. importer for Merkel firearms and Anschutz precision rimfire sporting rifles. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 7661 Commerce Lane, Trussville, AL 35173; call (205) 655-8299; or visit www.steyrarms.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SteyrArms.

Be sure to visit Steyr Arms’ booth 10246 at SHOT Show to see the new L-A1 pistol.

 

Steyr Arms Pistol Specifications

  • Model:                                          L-A1
  • Purpose:                                       Service, sporting, target shooting
  • Manufacturer:                               Steyr Mannlicher GmbH
  •                                                      Kleinraming, Austria
  • Importer:                                      Steyr Arms, Inc.
  •                                                      7661 Commerce Lane
  • Operation:                                    Semiautomatic
  • Caliber:                                         9x19mm Luger, .40 S&W, .357 SIG
  • Slide material:                              Steel
  • Magazine type/capacity:                Double-stack steel box/17 rounds (9mm), 12 rounds (.40, .357)
  • Barrel:                                          4.52-inch cold-hammer-forged
  • Rifling:                                         Conventional, 6 grooves, RH twist
  • Sights:                                          Drift-adjustable trapezoidal
  • Finish:                                          Mannox
  • Trigger type:                                 Reset Action System (DAO with integrated safety)
  • Pull weight:                                  5.5 pounds
  • Frame material:                            Reinforced polymer
  • Checkering:                                  Anti-slip stippled texture
  • Weight, empty:                             28.8 ounces (29.6 ounces L40-A1)
  • Overall length:                              7.9 inches
  • Height:                                          5.1 inches
  • Width:                                           1.2 inches
  • Included accessories:                   Owners manual, lockable box, extra magazine
  • MSRP:                                          $560
Steyr Arms Full-Size L-A1 Service Pistol

Steyr Arms Full-Size L-A1 Service Pistol

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