ASG Steyr M9-A1 Non-Blowback BB Pistol Review

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: ASG.
Model:  ASG Steyr M9-A1 Non-Blowback.
Materials: Mostly polymer construction.
Weight: 1.31 pounds.
Barrel: Metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto non-blowback, double action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 19 round magazine.
FPS: 410-450.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull weight on the ASG Steyr M9-A1 is pretty typical of a double action trigger, in about the middle of the spectrum. The action of the real Steyr M9-A1 is also DOA (double action only) as it uses a hammerless stiker-fired trigger setup.
Accuracy: I shot the ASG Steyr M9-A1 air pistol at a target from 20 feet away in a free standing position, and it performed respectfully, getting about a 2.5 inch grouping fairly close to the center of the target - just high and to the left. The rear sight is non-adjustable so if you find you shoot a bit off with this airgun then you will need to adjust your aim-point slightly. My Chrony testing with an eight shot averaged result was a very consistent 425 fps - right where the claimed manufacturer fps said it would be for this air pistol!
Build Quality: ASG has not let me down so far with their guns and the ASG Steyr M9-A1 is no exception, it may not be the most complex or have a bunch of metal parts, but it does get the job done and with a lot of style. The plastic/polymer parts look well made and the airgun has good overall weight for being mostly plastic. Fit and finish is also very good.
Realism: The ASG Steyr M9-A1 BB shooter is a really close replica to the ractual 9mm ASG Steyr M9-A1 semi auto 9mm pistol, the only real giveaway is the safety, a "real looking" one is molded into the frame, but the actual usable safety (just below it) borrows from some other gun technologies and is a bit of a give away. Other than that the ASG Steyr M9-A1 with its Steyr licensing and trademarks looks pretty much bang on to the original pistol.
Purchased From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Excellent shot FPS consistency.
  • Good power.
  • Good CO2 efficiency - 7 magazines - 133 shots.
  • Excellent quality control. Very well made, fit and finish is excellent.
  • Metal dropout magazine.
  • Accessory rail for lasers and tactical lights.
  • Believable Steyr M9A1 Replica.
  • Really usable sights - Fiber optic in the back and white dot in the front!
  • Gun ergonomics are very nice - very modern looking gun.

Cons:

  • Trigger pull is a bit heavy and I found it may have effected my accuracy a bit.
  • Mostly Polymer gun.
  • Could have been a bit more accurate for me.

Comments:
The ASG Steyr M9-A1 air gun is really made to be a BB shooter and so it does it really well by getting consistently high fps and lots of shots per CO2, the fact that ASG was able to make it look so much like the real ASG Steyr M9-A1 is an added bonus and even better is that this gun will not break the bank. Sure, it's nice to have blowback, a full sized drop out magazine and lots of metal parts but then the extra price tag that goes along with the extras adds up and can make an airgun unobtainable for some. So if your looking for an affordable really nice looking BB plinker you're going to get lots of good shots out of, the ASG Steyr M9-A1 may be just right for you!

My YouTube Video Review for this quality Airgun:

4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video ASG, Steyr M9-A1 Non-Blowback