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bac1023 11-16-2012 07:10

Pics of my new Star Megastar :)
 
I picked this up a couple weeks ago on Gunbroker. Its a Star Megastar in 45ACP. I've been curious about these pistols for quite a while and when one finally showed up for sale again, I grabbed it. The Megastar is built like a tank. Its weight with an empty magazine is 47.6oz, now making it the heaviest service caliber pistol I own. Its heavier than my other heavyweights, such as my Wolf SV and Sig X-Five, both of which are between 46 and 47oz. It is built of thick steel and should make 45ACP feel like shooting 9mm. The Megastar was only built in two calibers, this and 10mm. I probably would have preferred a 10mm, but either was fine.

The gun shows some wear on the front parts of the frame, but it honestly doesn't look like its been shot much. The finish one these guns shows wear very easily, much like the early Sigs. I got it for $450 and it included the box and all papers, which I felt was a good price.

The Megastar was in production for 4 to 5 years starting in 1993 and aren't overly common these days as relatively few were built compared to some more practical Star models.

Any Megastar owners here? :)

As always, your comments and opinions are welcome. Please enjoy the pics. :cool:

Thanks! :wavey:


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/u...tuc/003-19.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/u...tuc/011-12.jpg

bac1023 11-16-2012 07:10

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/u...tuc/005-25.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/u...tuc/012-10.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/u...tuc/007-11.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/u...tuc/009-17.jpg

Joshhtn 11-16-2012 07:12

I like it!! Congrats!!

fnfalman 11-16-2012 07:26

I remembered those behemoths back in the days.

whoflungdo 11-16-2012 07:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by bac1023 (Post 19637351)
I picked this up a couple weeks ago on Gunbroker. Its a Star Megastar in 45ACP. I've been curious about these pistols for quite a while and when one finally showed up for sale again, I grabbed it. The Megastar is built like a tank. Its weight with an empty magazine is 47.6oz, now making it the heaviest service caliber pistol I own. Its heavier than my other heavyweights, such as my Wolf SV and Sig X-Five, both of which are between 46 and 47oz. It is built of thick steel and should make 45ACP feel like shooting 9mm. The Megastar was only built in two calibers, this and 10mm. I probably would have preferred a 10mm, but either was fine.

The gun shows some wear on the front parts of the frame, but it honestly doesn't look like its been shot much. The finish one these guns shows wear very easily, much like the early Sigs. I got it for $450 and it included the box and all papers, which I felt was a good price.

The Megastar was in production for 4 to 5 years starting in 1993 and aren't overly common these days as relatively few were built compared to some more practical Star models.

Any Megastar owners here? :)

As always, your comments and opinions are welcome. Please enjoy the pics. :cool:

Thanks! :wavey:


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/u...tuc/003-19.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/u...tuc/011-12.jpg


I had a Firestar in .45 acp back in the day. I loved that firearm and have tried to replace it multiple times. They are very hard to come by. Anyhoo, the only problem I had with it was the first or second time I shot it, the slide stop/release lever broke. Sheered in half. I called the company and they overnighted me a replacement. I didn't have any other problems with it. The two guns I regret getting rid of the most were my Llama .380 and the Firestar .45... Good buy. Hope you enjoy it...

WiskyT 11-16-2012 07:34

Funny that it has a lanyard ring. I wonder what military they were hoping to sell it to in 45ACP or 10mm? How does the decocker work, it looks kind of opposite from the norm?

Nice gun. $450.00 is a good price for any gun, let alone one with some character like this one.

Bruce M 11-16-2012 07:35

They certainly didn't scrimp on the metal in that one!

WiskyT 11-16-2012 07:36

Oh, and the checkering on the frontstrap looks interesting, it looks like it's proud of the surface as opposed to being cut out of the material. I wonder how they do that?

The_Gun_Guru 11-16-2012 07:48

Congrats:wavey:

Star pistols rock! :rock:


TGG

bac1023 11-16-2012 07:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by fnfalman (Post 19637403)
I remembered those behemoths back in the days.

Yeah, me too. Obviously, they don't make great carry guns at that weight.

bac1023 11-16-2012 08:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce M (Post 19637426)
They certainly didn't scrimp on the metal in that one!

Very true, Bruce :)

bac1023 11-16-2012 08:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by WiskyT (Post 19637424)
Funny that it has a lanyard ring. I wonder what military they were hoping to sell it to in 45ACP or 10mm? How does the decocker work, it looks kind of opposite from the norm?

Nice gun. $450.00 is a good price for any gun, let alone one with some character like this one.

Thanks.

That's not a decocker, its a safety. All it does is pull the firing pin in so the hammer can't contact it, much like some other Star pistols. It is a little difficult to operate, since you have to push it up to fire, opposite a 1911. The good thing is that you can dry fire it all you want with the safety on. The trigger is actually pretty good. :cool:

oldnoob 11-16-2012 08:15

Very nice pick Bac. I long for a megastar in 10mm.

38 Super Fan 11-16-2012 08:34

:thumbsup: 47.6 oz, cool, I like a hefty gun.

bac1023 11-16-2012 08:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by 38 Super Fan (Post 19637590)
:thumbsup: 47.6 oz, cool, I like a hefty gun.

Thanks Cody. I think its a bit more than just hefty. ;)

Its nearly 6oz more than my TRP, which is the heaviest 1911 I own. :shocked:

bac1023 11-16-2012 09:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldnoob (Post 19637520)
Very nice pick Bac. I long for a megastar in 10mm.

Thanks noob.

I remember you saying that before. They don't come up for sale all that often. A few years ago, I used to see more on Gunbroker.

RGbiker 11-16-2012 17:59

I owned two STAR handguns - Firestar M43, 9mm SAO and a model 30MI, 9mm DA/SA...BIG, heavy.

A Spanish gun collector made me an offer for both that I couldn't refuse.

Excellent handguns. Built like a tank.

My signature say's it all.

bac1023 11-16-2012 21:53

I have a 30M as well and love it. :)

Rinspeed 11-16-2012 22:45

Very cool Brian, look forward to hearing how it shots.

glock2740 11-17-2012 06:29

Cool. :thumbsup:

oldnoob 11-17-2012 09:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by bac1023 (Post 19637826)
Thanks noob.

I remember you saying that before. They don't come up for sale all that often. A few years ago, I used to see more on Gunbroker.

Yeh, they are pretty rare (and my state gun law is not helping neither).

Bac since you also have a 30M. Can you tell me if Megastar is an over size of 30M (like CZ97 to 75) or they have complete different design?

bac1023 11-17-2012 18:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldnoob (Post 19640985)
Yeh, they are pretty rare (and my state gun law is not helping neither).

Bac since you also have a 30M. Can you tell me if Megastar is an over size of 30M (like CZ97 to 75) or they have complete different design?

Its a totally different design, noob.

I'll post side by side pics tomorrow. :)

bac1023 11-17-2012 20:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rinspeed (Post 19640143)
Very cool Brian, look forward to hearing how it shots.

Thanks Jeff. I will take it to the range next week. :cool:

Aurora 11-18-2012 03:37

I also own a Megastar in .45. It's a beast that really tames the recoil of .45 ACP.

I got one up on you; I have five, factory mags for mine. Prepare to cry when you go looking for extras.

I shed a tear when Star and Astra went out of business. Great guns for the price.

V.

bac1023 11-18-2012 05:47

Yeah, I see mags on Gunbroker and they aren't cheap.


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