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Astra A-100

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CZ223, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. CZ223

    CZ223 Senior Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    There is an Astra A-100 at a gun store that I go to frequently and it has started calling my name. It looks and feels a lot like a Sig. It seems that it might be a Spanish copy of the Sig. Anyway, I was wondering if any of you own these, are they reliable? This gun is like new nad it has been there a long time. I can probably get it for $350. Is this a good deal or not?
  2. TX expat

    TX expat Member

    Oct 18, 2010
    I have an A-100 .45 and it's not a bad shooting gun by any means. I don't shoot it very often, but I don't reload .45 so most of my ammo budget goes to the calibers I reload; it has nothing to do with the gun itself.

    Astra has been out of business for a while now, but parts are still available for the A models, so I don't think you have to really worry too much about that. As far as the price goes, I can't really say, but I think that might be a bit much. I could be wrong though, so maybe someone else will chime in on it.
  3. tekarra

    tekarra Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    It is about a middlin' deal, see if they will bargain. How many mags does it come with? You may want to check magazine availability and price before buying.
  4. Mad Magyar

    Mad Magyar Senior Member

    Jun 8, 2005
    When you think about Spanish pistols, Astra-Llama-Star; Astra sticks out as a fine pistol and mfgr. The A-100 is one of the best..Check it out thoroughly; if it passes your inspection: buy it!
  5. Persev

    Persev New Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    I had an A-100 in 9mm many years back and really enjoyed it.Was reasonably accurate and shot everything without a hiccup,easy take down to clean it as well.Wish I still had it actually.
  6. wally

    wally Senior Member

    Jan 2, 2004
    Houston, Tx
    I've got one in .45ACP, Feels really good in my hand and shoots great SA. I got it before I totally gave up on DA/SA guns. Like it a bit more than I do my SIG P220 (the old style with the heel mag release), but not nearly as well as I like my SAO SIG 220R.

    My main caution would be how many spare mags it comes vs. and how many you want, last time I saw one they were asking $60 for it (new in the Interarms shrink-wrap card).

    Spare mags for the 9mm version seem pretty easy to find and not too out of line with most other similar mags.

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