Star Firearms - Garcia Model

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    Star Firearms - Garcia Model

    I was chatting with a friend in his office and he says "speaking of firearms, check this out." He pulls out a Star "Garcia" model. I have never heard of this brand or model. He carried this on duty in the 80's in the Navy. Anyway, I just thought I would share in case some of you have never seen one.

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    Was he in the Spanish Navy?

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    It's a Star PD, about the earliest compact 1911 and it had a pretty good reputation. Garcia was the American importer, I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieNWillis View Post
    Was he in the Spanish Navy?
    He was a rescue swimmer and coxswain with the US Navy.

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    It's a good gun and very reliable.
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    Jerry Garcia? Love his flavor of ice cream. Wrong guy? Oops.

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    I sorta like Star pistols. There's a Star BM 9mm around here. Heavy steel but quite compact. I like heavy. Good trigger. Don't dry-fire or firing pin will come to grief. Otherwise a pretty nice pistol.
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    gasmitty you are right wish I had mine back

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    Star was way ahead of their time with the little Firestars in 9mm, 40 and 45 back in the early 90's.
    All steel guns are heavy by today's standards, but this little guy is a shooter. Single stack, single action only
    cocked and locked......like a mini-1911....only a lot cheaper. Too bad Star is no longer with us, as I would
    love to see how their lineup would have evolved to present day concealed carry.

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