i dont have a m40 but i have an m9...i must tell you i love mine but it is very hard to get any parts for the steyrs because of the import thing. its a good gun just make sure you shop because at my local gun shop they are going for bout 450 and a couple places online they go for 300....shop around and find a good price...the sights take a bit of getting used to but after a while it is very fast to sight in a target, only problem with the sights is that at about 50 ft the front sight is too large to accurately hit a small target....good functioning gun, reliable, and great craftsmanship.hope i helped a bit
good gun I have 4 of them 2 M9 and 2 M40. accurate.
limited accessories. parts are availible from steyrarms.com
steyrarms has 2 locations one in Georgia and the other in Mississippi. they have recently setup. parts availibility is better than 2 years ago. company had other people do import and warranty and had issues to top it off BMW kicked them out of a building and at that time Steyr in Austria was suffering some flooding.
www.steyrclub.com where steyr owners hang out.
$400 is good price on the newer MA1 series wouldnt go over $450. bluebook is some $550 for MA1 series original M is $600. liquidation occured when the 2 former importers quit could find M and S series for $300-$350 those days are coming to a end if you can find one under $375 it may be worth it. warranty service has been very accomidating some people with old M or S series which are out of warranty date getting replaced with new MA1 series.
original M and S series discontinued but MA1 uses same parts except polymer frame. new SA1 coming out soon. S series go closer to blue book than anything else $400-$500.
fully supported chambers. lower bore axis than pretty much any other gun. no metal pins through the polymer no pin punch to take the polymer/metal frame apart. replaceable frame rails. easy to clean.