Pics of my new Star 30M :)

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  1. bac1023

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    I finally picked up the Star 30m I won on Gunbroker a while back.

    I love the rare pistols you don't see very often and the 30m certainly fits the bill. Its not a bad start for the year, as its my first gun of 2010.

    Construction is very solid. Its all steel and heavy at just over 40oz unloaded. The design sort of reminds me of a CZ 75, but with a few notable differences. I'm impressed on the smoothness of the trigger and action and quality seems very good.

    Here are some pics. The rubber grips are a bit scuffed and chipped in a couple spots, but the pistol is in outstanding shape overall and certainly better than the few others I've seen.


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    Anybody have a Star 30m or 28m, which is nearly identical? :dunno:
     
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    Here's my very small, but growing Spanish pistol collection.

    There are three or four more that I want in the future.

    Unlike some members here, I really like Spanish handguns. :supergrin:




    Star Model B, Llama Omni, Star 30M

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    :thumbsup: Solid looking pistol........


    What is your opinion of the Firestar models, bac?
     
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    Congrats!!! Way cool. The Spanish pistols are under rated. The only ones I don't care for are Llama's revolvers. Some had a problem firing at an upward angle because of a lip on the recoil shield that wouldn't let the cylinder turn if a rim cught on it. Other than that, they ain't too bad.
     
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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    I think Spanish guns got a bad rap when US importers were bringing in Spanish guns to meet a price point in the '60s and '70s. Wanting the business, Spanish makers were happy to make guns at a low price point. The Spanish are more than capable of making great guns, and Eibar has and still does produce some wonderful guns.
     
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    Hey BAC,
    very cool pistol.
     
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    Congrats bac. At 40 oz that should be a very soft shooting pistol.
     
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    I have one and I really like it. I bought it new in 1989 for about $215.
    I think that it was the first gun that I actually bought on my own (I'd always used guns that my dad had purchased up to that point)...so there is a sentimental thing for it.

    Mags are pretty hard to find for it though...
     
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    HiVelSword Sweetn the ride

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    Another congrats, BAC! Love Star pistols. That 30 is a solid defensive sidearm.

    My other two favorite Stars are the BM and the PD.

    I like to fantasize that if I ever win Powerball I'm going to resurrect certain brands. Star would be one of them. It'd be a money loser in this day of "lighter is better" defensive pistols but I'd still be happy making them! :supergrin:
     
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    Have you looked into getting an Astra 400? Very solid gun in 9mm.
     
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    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    Nice Spanish collection Bac! Congrats...:wavey:
     
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    Actually, I'd like an Astra A100 or A90.
     
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    Another interesting gun BAC.
    Your collection is very eclectic.
     
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    Thanks HiVel. :)
     
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    I had a Firestar in .45ACP and A Star PD. The frame cracked on the Firestar and I gave th PD to my son.
     
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    I don't believe the Firestar's build quality is nearly as solid as the 30m.
     
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    No doubt. :)
     
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    I had a Llama-Max 1911 and it was a great gun their subcompact was NOT so great.
    Firestar and Llama were the same.
     
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