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Pics of my new Star Megastar :)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Two Guns

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    One of my Coworkers has a Mega Star in 45 for sale. If I had the extra money I would buy it. I think he wants like $350 for it.
     
  2. bac1023

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    That's a good deal.
     


  3. steve1911

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  4. bac1023

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    No doubt :cool:
     
  5. SNIDER

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    Very cool looking gun...make sure and let us know how it shoots !
    it looks similar to my wife's "baby desert eagle" but the eagle doesn't have that nice finish. Anyone looking for a heavy all metal gun built like the Star, check out the baby eagle.
     
  6. bac1023

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    I've got one of those as well.

    The design is totally different (the BE is heavily based on the CZ 75), but you're right, its built like a tank just like most Stars.
     
  7. Chestnut Forge

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    You are going to love that Megastar. I have one just like it that I bought new in '92. It has many thousands of rounds though it and shows minimal wear. I bought 2 of the Pro-mag 10 round mags for it also. The Pro-mags are both a little sticky on release, I just haven't got around to polishing them yet. Star built these pistols like tanks. They were designed to handle the hottest loads out there. The research I have done suggests that .45acp was a second choice, with 10mm being the first. The 10 is a heavy recoiling auto pistol round. Others have converted 45 frames to 10mm and the gun shoot themselves apart. So the Megastar was built from the ground up to handle it. The were also designed as a military side arm (lanyard loop) but were not in production in time for Uncle Sam's trial when he was looking to replace the 1911. I found that the blued .45 is on the rare side and not really blued. It is a black phosphate finish for corrosion resistance. Mine has developed a patina on the back strap over the years. Enjoy your gun and sorry this was kind of rambling.
     
  8. bac1023

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    :welcome:

    Thanks for your thoughts on the Megastar. I bought it in late 2012 and have ran a box or two of ammo through it since then. Its a very soft shooting pistol. The fact that it weighs 48oz unloaded may have something to do with that. ;)

    Its a very well built pistol. :cool:
     
  9. Chestnut Forge

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    I have shot competition with mine. The weight makes for fast follow up shots. I have ran the light weight "tactical" .45s. You know, the ones made from all the neat space age polymers and one made from aluminum or titanium alloys. To much muzzle jump for me. If you haven't tried yours from the bench yet, Try some match ammo. It should hold a tight group. I think it was G&A magazine that did a review on them just before they hit the market. The test gun shot a 2 inch group at 50 yards. I was sold. Ordered mine that day.
     
  10. skeeter7

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    I must have missed that one. 48oz??? That's one big chunk o' steel. A belated congrats! :thumbsup:
     
  11. moeman

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    I have a soft spot for Star pistols since my first buy a long time ago was a Star... They are overbuilt and I like that. Bet all that weight makes for some fine shooting.

    Met An old gunsmith years ago used to sell them off of his kitchen table with a free trigger job. Only for Star and Llama-- he was Basque. At the time I didn't appreciate how cool that was.
     
  12. bac1023

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    Thanks

    Yeah, it's 48oz unloaded...
     
  13. Chestnut Forge

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    They are heavy but it is a reassuring weight, tucked in your belt. I only have one handgun that is heavier. A Walker.
     
  14. bac1023

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    I have some handguns that are heavier, but they aren't chambered in service calibers. :)
     
  15. fnfalman

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    That's Spanish steel for you.
     
  16. carbuncle

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    Very nice, congrats!

    Posted from my car phone.
     
  17. bac1023

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    No doubt ;)
     
  18. thetoastmaster

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    Can I just say how much I enjoy reading these threads? Especially when they come with a bit of company/factory/model history. This one didn't, but still a fun read.

    Thanks.

    -Bo
     
  19. bac1023

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    Glad you enjoy the threads...
     
  20. RGbiker

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