Type: Airsoft Pistol
Model: ASG Steyr M9-A1 Non-Blowback
Materials: Mostly polymer construction
Weight: 594 g (1.31 pounds)
Barrel: Metal, non-rifled
Power Source: 12g CO2 x 1
Action: Semi-auto, non-blowback, double action only
Ammo Type: 6mm BBs
Ammo Capacity: 19 round magazine
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 airsoft pistol is a really close replica to the actual 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 giveaway. Other than that the ASG Steyr M9-A1 with its Steyr licensing and trademarks looks pretty much bang on to the original pistol.
Comments: The ASG Steyr M9-A1 air gun is really made to be an airsoft pistol and so it perform 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 those extras adds up and can make an airgun unobtainable for some. So if you're looking for an affordable and really nice looking airsoft pistol you're going to get lots of good shots out of, the ASG Steyr M9-A1 may be just right for you!