Star PD 45acp.

Star PD 45acp.

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    Star PD 45acp.

    Hey fellows, As I posted a couple of weeks ago or maybe it has been longer than that. I was missing not having a Star PD in my carry rotation. I had one in the 80's and it was such a nice carry gun. Well I found a nice one for $350 at a LGS. It had rubber pachmeyer grips which I don't like on my carry guns so I got some nice wooden grips made by Eagle from the 80's for it. I hope to pick it up this weekend or next Thursday ( I am still waiting for the state to clear me) . Any of you guys or gals have a love for the Star PD? I will post pics asap.
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    The Star pistols were easily the best of the Spanish pistols---Star PDs (in 45 ACP) were popular carry guns back in the 80s and 90s---not much choice in those days---The Star BM and BKM were smaller 9mms that also got carried a lot.
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    I had one for many years in the Starvel finish. One of my bud's has a blued one. I think it was probably the perfect size for carry.
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    I wish that I still had mine. Nice compact carry firearm. Mine always went bang.
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    I owned two of the STAR Firestar series handguns. An M-43, single stack SAO 9mm and it's larger brother, Firestar 30MI, DA/SA 15-1, 9mm.

    Both were forged steel frame, heavy as a brick and built like a tank. Accurate and dependable and if STAR was still in business, I would have kept them.

    I get a sad feeling when I'm reminded that STAR went out of business years ago and Taurus continues to make mediocre quality handguns.

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    My dad had one? Bad spring or something made it shoot full auto. Eye opening. He traded it fast.

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    Ok fellows, Here are a couple of pics of my PD. It is awesome.
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    Nice looking pistol. Congrats.
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    NICE !!! I've had a couple of them in my past. One in blue and one in Starvel finish. Both were great carry/ shooters and primary carry guns for sure. There's a buffer inside the recoil spring system that needs to be replaced in a timely manner. You can tell when it's getting worn, as you'll start to experience a couple ftf issues. ALWAYS a good idea to keep these little washers in your cookie jar parts. If you come up to the store (KTP) I think I may be able put my hands on a couple of spare mags that might be floating around in the spare mag bins/drawers. Send me a PM and I'll give you my hours that I am there.
    Again, you got a great little carry gun that will serve you well for years to come
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    I heard you can get new buffers for it here; Jack First Gunshop - First in Gun Parts - Rapid City, South Dakota
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    Damn good looking Piece..!

    Congrats.,.and looking forward to your range report.
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    Old school iron......nice!

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    Thanks Class3NH, I sent you a pm. Yes I know about the buffers and will be getting some next week. The buffer in the PD looks new.
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    Congratulations, Two Guns.

    Fine looking PD.
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    I have a soft spot for Star and also Astra. Have a Star BM 9mm around here and a little Astra .25.

    I like the look of your new pistole. It's a .45 which is always appropriate. It's made out of real steel. It's compact and handy. I'd own it.

    Good price too!
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