ASG Steyr Mannlicher M9-A1



 


Steyr Mannlicher M9-A1 (9 mm)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Made in Taiwan by Wingun for ASG, Steyr
Mannlicher M9-A1

Replica Of:
Steyr Mannlicher M9-A1 (9 mm)
Made In:
Taiwan

Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BBs, 19-shot magazine
Air Source: CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Daisy Precision Max (5.3 gr)
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.17, 7.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.5, steel, no
Trigger Action:
DA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
7.9 (DA), no
Sights (front/rear):
front (fixed), rear (fixed)

Velocity (fps):
430
Sound Level (dB): 98
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
2009-present
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 09B05064


 

 

Comments: The Steyr Mannlicher M9-A1 airgun is made in Taiwan by Wingun for ASG. Except for the trigger, it is a fairly accurate replica of the Steyr firearm. The slide and body of the ASG Steyr M9-A1 are made entirely of plastic. Only the magazine release is a functioning control. All other controls, such as the slide lock lever and the take down lever, are molded into the frame. The slide does not move. The finish on the gun is good with no gaps or burrs on the seams. The ASG Steyr M9-A1 uses a moving barrel mechanism in which the trigger pushes the barrel forward against a spring. When the sear releases, the barrel slams back against the valve. Most airguns that use a moving barrel design are not very accurate and the ASG Steyr is no exception. The trigger is double-action only (DAO) with a long take up and a fairly good release. The trigger pull weight (7.9 lbs) is about average for a DAO airgun. The trigger has an unusual articulated design that keeps the trigger perpendicular to the gun as it is pulled. This keeps your trigger finger from creeping up or down on the trigger blade during the pull.

The ASG Steyr M9-A1 has a removable magazine that holds 19 BBs. To load BBs, pull the spring follower all the way down and lock it in position. Load BBs through the loading port located just above the tip of the follower. Be sure to release the follower when you are finished loading BBs by pressing forward on the button located at the bottom of the magazine. The CO2 cartridge compartment is accessed by first removing the magazine and then sliding the grip panel back. The grip panel cannot be opened or closed with the magazine in the gun. The M9-A1 gets over 60 goods shots per cylinder and maintains a fairly consistent muzzle velocity even when firing rapidly. The Steyr M9-A1 and the CZ 75D Compact were introduced to the market at the same time and at the same price by ASG. The CZ is a better built gun, is more accurate, and provides more working controls that replicate functions on the corresponding firearm. The Steyr is more efficient in its use of CO2. Both are decent plinkers, but I think the CZ represents a better value in the ASG line.

ASG 2010 Catalog (.pdf)
Owner's Manual for ASG Steyr M9-A1 (.jpg)
Exploded Parts Diagram for ASG Steyr M9-A1 (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 10/14/2011 at a temperature of 73 F and 5000' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Precision Max BBs (5.3 gr). The highest velocity measured was 418 fps, the lowest was 398 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 408 fps, s = 6). The average velocity was a little lower than the advertised value of 430 fps but the shot-to-shot variability was very good. A five-shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.93". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.

Four different brands of BBs were tested with the ASG Steyr M9-A1. The targets below show the results for firing five-shot groups from 15' using a bench and open sights with Crosman Copperhead BBs (1.82"), Daisy Avanti BBs (1.27"), Daisy Precision Max BBs (0.93"), and RWS Match Grade BBs (0.95"). Daisy Precision Max BBs produced the best results. All measurements are center-to-center.


 


 
Right Profile: The safety switch is located on the right side and is the typical Wingun design. Push in and forward to engage the safety, push in and back to disengage the safety.

 
Front View:


 
Left Profile 2: Both the front and rear sight are fixed. The front sight has a painted white dot and the rear sight uses a fiber optic insert. The sights are very good for rapid target acquisition.




 
Right Side Markings:

 

 



 
Left Side Markings:


 



 
Loading BBs: The ASG Steyr M9-A1 uses a removable 19-shot magazine. The spring-loaded follower in the magazine has a locking position, which makes the magazine easier to load. Be sure to release the follower after loading BBs.


 
Loading CO2: The magazine must be removed before sliding the grip panel either forward or backward. The ASG Steyr M9-A1 works well with all types of CO2 cartridges.

 

 
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