Steyr Unveils L40-A1 .40 S&W for American Market

Steyr Arms has unveiled the L40-A1, a .40 S&W version of its full-size L-A1 service pistol, for the American market.

Steyr L40-A1
Steyr L40-A1

Steyr Arms has unveiled a .40 S&W version of its full-size L-A1 service pistol for the American market. According to the press release, the Steyr L40-A1 features a full-length slide, a 4.5-inch cold-hammer-forged barrel and a 12-round magazine capacity for .40 S&W. It is designed for duty and sporting purposes.

The highly-accurate Steyr L40-A1, which is nearly identical to the form and function of the L-A1, also has a consistently crisp trigger break and a short, distinct reset. In addition, 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, according to the press release.

The Steyr L40-A1 also features drift-adjustable trapezoidal sights, a Picatinny rail for mounting lights and lasers, an integrated trigger safety and a keyed safety lock.

The manufacturer suggested retail price of the Steyr L40-A1 pistol is $560. See below for specifications.

Specifications: Steyr L40-A1

  • Purpose: Service, sporting, target shooting
  • Manufakturen: Steyr Männlicher GmbH
  • Operation: Semiautomatic
  • Caliber: 9x19mm Luger, .40 S&W
  • Slide material: Steel
  • Magazine type/capacity: Double-stack steel box/17 rnd. (9mm), 12 rnd. (.40)
  • 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

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    This should also be in 10MM, .45 ACP and .22 WMR. It is however the nicest .40 S&W I’ve ever seen!!