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gutterman
June 20, 2012, 05:40 PM
A local GS has a used stainless Astra compact 40 cal. for $350. Looks very clean-has night sights. Don't know much at all about Astra's, what is ya'lls opinion? How about the price?

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rcmodel
June 20, 2012, 05:51 PM
Does it look like this 9mm one that sold for $223.50?
http://www.gunauction.com/buy/10841094/pistols-for-sale/e.e.a.-astra-a75-9mm-semi-auto-stainless-compact-pistol-double-single-action-nice

Astra went out of business 15 years ago, and parts and things like holsters & maybe mags are getting kinda hard to find.

rc

gutterman
June 20, 2012, 06:05 PM
from what i have read-Astra merged with Star-now called Astar. And yes-it looks just like the 9mm that sold for 223.50-so $350 sounds a little high. I'll keep looking.

rcmodel
June 20, 2012, 06:12 PM
This is true.

But ASTAR has no presence in the USA and doen't sell firearms or support older Star or Astra firearms here.

rc

Swing
June 20, 2012, 06:16 PM
FWIW, the 32 Edition of the Blue Book has a 100% A-75 listed as $295. So that seems a little high. In general, I've been pleased with Astra autoloaders, but haven't shot that particular model.

GCBurner
June 20, 2012, 06:44 PM
The Astras and Stars are good quality guns, but went bankrupt in Spain's last financial crisis, so parts and spare magazines will be getting increasingly hard to find.

Shadow 7D
June 20, 2012, 06:46 PM
Good guns, just realize that their manufacturer went bankrupt and out of business about 10 years ago, so there are no spare parts etc.

Water-Man
June 20, 2012, 06:48 PM
My experience was bad.

Ash
June 20, 2012, 07:37 PM
Mine has always been good. The South African RAP-440 is almost exactly the same (except the decocker also works as a safety).

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