Star 9mm trash or treasure

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  1. Sooner Shooter

    Sooner Shooter G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    This STAR is my first 9 and I picked it up used for $200 a couple of years ago. I haven't shot many others so I don't know how to compare it. I'm not very good with it but then again I'm not very good with any handgun bigger than a 22. It fires and ejects fine with factory ammo. I know it was made and used in Spain and I believe as a police or military weapon so surely it can't be entirely bad but tell me your experiences. I don't care if you bash it or not. The pistol is a Star BM model. Bashing is okay but calling it the Bowel Movement model would just be cruel so I beat you to it. Let me know!


     
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  2. Windwalker

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    Lol, never had one of that model but I did have a Firestar in .45 cal. I shot a lot of rounds through with never any problems, and the accuracy was good.
     
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  3. Big Dog

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    There is nothing wrong with Star pistols. I love my Modelo Super (9mm Largo). :)
     
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  4. BaserRonin

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    Star B

    I love my Star B's. I have quite a few of them actually, and carry one pretty regularly. When I want to go slimmer then a 1911, thats what I grab. It has been 100% reliable, and I have found it to be more then accurate enough for "plinking".

    I haven't bought one in years, so not sure what to say about the purchase price. Overall though, I have found them to be a fine 9mm.
     
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  5. rick343

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    I have a Star 9mm Largo and I love it. I had a tough time finding ammo for it but have some now. I got mine and a Norenco 45 auto for $300. The Star looks brand new. Good luck with yours.

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  6. PONTIACDM

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    I love the star pistols. I had the model bm, b, and the 45(1911 copy). All were really accurate and reliable. The only problem I had was with the bm. It didn't like weak loads, hot loads worked awesome. I wish I still had them.
     
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    My dad owned one of their .45's for years. Had very few problems with it.
     
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  8. Don357

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    I had a Star Firestar Plus 9mm, in the Starvel finish. The second biggest mistake I've ever made was to sell it.:sad2::34: It was a good shooter. It had a 10rd mag, but was designed for a 13rd. It would also accept the barrel and slide assy of the .40S&W Firestar. Really a cool gun. Great CCW and extremely accurate for a 3" barrel.:werd:
     
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  9. Doctor Larry K

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    I have a Star 43 in 9mm and it has a broken firing pin. I can't find a replacement firing pin for this pistol, and neither can my gunsmith. I have done several searches with negative results.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Doc
     
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  10. Taurus Fan

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    Star made a delightfully trim single column magazine 9mm, all steel, heavier than it looked. I think that describes the Star BM you have, right? Or is it a lighter alloy frame? In either case, you have a keeper, Star made some good pistols, their Star PD, a compact .45 was much sought after when they came out.
     
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  11. Sooner Shooter

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    Yes, heavier than it looked. That's why I bought it. Inexpensive, and a good solid feel. Glad to hear you guys have had good luck with them. I'm sure in time I'll fall for those thick handled, expensive polymer ones but for now I'll learn how to shoot this one.
     
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  14. Don357

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    Try "Bob's Gun Parts", Sarco also has a limited inventory.
    Also go to the Star website, I believe that they said that there is still parts available through them.
     
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    I did a little research. Try this for your Star parts needs. Go to [email protected] , This company bought all of Stars leftover inventory when Star went out of business, and they do ship internationally! Of course barrels and recievers may be a different story. BTW, they also bought Astra inventory. I hope this helps. Bobs has parts for the "Firestar 'Old Model'". I looked at the diagram and the "Old Model' looks to be the same as the M-43. Also, M-243 slide parts will work. I believe the slides are the same, only the frames are different. I had a M-243. What a great gun! Parts ie, barrel and slide, from the M240 (.40S&W cal) will interchange with the M-243 (9mm Luger), but not the M-43 as the magazine is thicker to accomodate the .40S&W round. However the firing pin "may" be the same.
     
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  17. LEE3370

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    Howdy Doc,
    You might give these folks a try for the firing pin.

    Hoosier Gun Works : Online Catalog : Gun Parts : Commercial


    Good Luck,
    Lee
     
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    Total piece of crap. Send it here.
     
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  19. big shrek

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    I owned a Star Model 30M, should have never sold it...oddly, I found 2 spare magazines and a Mil-Spec mag holster in my closet...forgot I had them...lol

    Many Stars were carried by Spanish Police officers...they are VERY reliable pistols. I put around 1000-1500 rounds thru mine. As long as you cleaned it regularly there were no headaches.
     
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  20. Starburst

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    Star 9mm magazine

    Anybody know a good source for a 8 shot magazine for a Star 9mm Model BM?
     
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