Steyr L40-A1 Service Pistol Now Available to the American Market

Steyr L40-A1 Pistol
Steyr L40-A1 Pistol
Steyr Arms
Steyr Arms

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. –-( 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.

The new L40-A1 is nearly identical in form and function to the L9-A1 and other handguns in the Steyr line, which combine unparalleled ergonomics, a low bore axis, remarkable safety features, extreme reliability and amazing accuracy—thanks to a consistently crisp trigger break and short, distinct reset.

The L40-A1’s full-size polymer frame offers 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 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 Steyr’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 suggested retail price of the Steyr L40-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. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit

Steyr Arms Pistol Specifications


Purpose:Service, sporting, target shooting

Manufacturer:Steyr Mannlicher GmbH

Kleinraming, Austria

Importer: Steyr Arms, Inc.

2530 Morgan Rd.

Bessemer, AL 35022

(205) 655-8299


Caliber:9x19mm Luger, .40 S&W

Slide material:Steel

Magazine type/capacity:Double-stack steel box/17 rounds (9mm), 12 rounds (.40 S&W)

Barrel:4.52-inch cold-hammer-forged

Rifling:Conventional, 6 grooves, RH twist

Sights:Drift-adjustable trapezoidal


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


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Being a leftie, i’m curious as to whether this model is considered ambidextrious or can be purchased in a left handed configuration.


Steve, you’re an idiot.


Steyr in Austria sold plenty of .50 Cal. precision Sniper Rifles to IRAN’s Revolutionary Guard wile Iran’s Military was Training Iraqi militants how to make EFP’s (explosively-formed projectile “copper-discs”) to kill U.S. Soldiers with in roadside bomb attacks. They go through anything like a hot knife through butter!
We Americans should help “Remind” them of this decision. Short-Sighted opportunism that should have consequences.
They’ll never see any of my money. Just Sayin’…