The Steyr pistols have been around for a while, and they have been adopted my some military forces and police agencies where they have served reliably enough for over 15 years. The reasons why this pistol has eluded the American market for so long is a mystery to me. I feel like this pistol is for me, what the Glock is for others. This pistol is perfect, simple, basic, and so easy to run. And it does it all for the same price as the Glock, if not a little less. Now there is one issue, and that is the fact that until it gets more popular, the Steyr is not going to be too readily available on the market. Gotta create a huge demand for production to be encouraged to ramp up. Steyr has four different models to help cater to different demands, which I think is pretty cool, because this pistol and its design works with almost any situation.
The thing that marks this pistol as its own design is its sights. The front sight is huge. when staring down the sights, the front sight jumps out at you. My wife and a fellow writer/shooting buddy, don't have the best of eyesight, and they found the sights to make shooting easy since there is no guesswork on where on the front sight the round will impact. That is how you should think of the sighting system, instead of some quirky new system. The front sight points right where you are going to hit as long as you pull the trigger without disturbing your sight picture.