Who has a Star or three?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MajMike, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. MajMike

    MajMike Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2019
    I have a Model B, a BM, and an F, all in good shape with the F looking like it was made last week.

    Love them all, lots of cheap fun. Dead reliable. Parts are getting harder to find but there are some out there if you look hard. Most are C&R.

    Hollywood uses them in place of actual 1911's, as they function better with blanks. In "Pulp Fiction" both Samuel Jackson and Travolta used Stars.
  2. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    It might be my glasses, but I'm having trouble seeing them @MajMike
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  3. Jrock9

    Jrock9 Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2019
    Sold my model b had to size bullets. 358 to keep from keyholeing
  4. cliff58

    cliff58 Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2019
  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I've avoided the Stars, but got me a few vintage Llamas. What I need now to round out my collection is a couple of Astras and maybe a Tokarev or two.
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  6. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Our Moms told us if we kept doing it we’d go blind
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  7. Dallas Knight

    Dallas Knight Max Otto von Stierlitz

    Jun 22, 2015
    My son bought one from his neighbor (recent widow, selling off a few of her husband’s collection). Don’t know a great deal about them other than being Spanish-made and apparently very well made pistols. My son has a .45ACP that’s built like a tank. One reason I’ve read the manufacturer is no longer in business - used quality parts and didn’t cut corners in their manufacturing - making the gun too expensive to produce.

    It’s a good looking pistol but pretty hefty - more than you’d probably want as a carry gun. My son uses his as a ‘home defense’ nightstand gun. I haven’t shot it but he says it’s got great accuracy. I’d say as long as you can get a couple of magazines for it and replacement recoil springs (etc.), you’ve probably got a very serviceable pistola.

    Of course, no provision for a light/laser rail and made in the day before +P ammo ratings.
  8. MajMike

    MajMike Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2019
    The Germans liked them very much, and issued them to many.

    I know pics would be better, trying.
  9. MajMike

    MajMike Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2019
    You're missing out then, consider a Model B.
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  10. Dallas Knight

    Dallas Knight Max Otto von Stierlitz

    Jun 22, 2015
    When my son first bought his (3 or 4 years ago), I didn’t know what a “Star” pistol was (had never heard of them). I read up on them a bit and I recall reading the 9mm model versions were commonly issued as police side arms in Spain and Portugal. And they apparently had a pretty good reputation for service and reliability. Too bad the company couldn’t stay in business!
  11. Dallas Knight

    Dallas Knight Max Otto von Stierlitz

    Jun 22, 2015
    More interesting stuff about Star pistols:
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  12. MajMike

    MajMike Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2019
    That's cool, thx.
  13. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    I have a model B.

    Edit: I don’t know where it is right now so no pics yet.
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  14. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    I don't have it anymore but, one of the toughest and most reliable pistols I've ever owned was a Star Firestar Plus 9mm. Wish I'd never sold it!:roll:
  15. Azmarlin39a

    Azmarlin39a Active Member

    Jul 21, 2019
    My Star Firestar 9mm, from circa 1992. Imported by Interarms. All steel, SA/SA. I've owned them in 9, 40, and 45. Still a great pistol. DSCF0003.JPG

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  16. Johniv

    Johniv Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    Fire star 45. Good little blaster.
  17. ~JM~

    ~JM~ Wrinkled Member

    Jan 23, 2017
    Search & read up on the Star PD.
  18. Titanxt

    Titanxt Member

    Sep 15, 2019
    My brother had one in 45 ACP back in the day and it shot well. Trigger wasn't the greastest, but it was a solid chunk of steel.

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