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Anyone like thier Firestar 45?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kahrma, Dec 24, 2002.

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  1. Kahrma

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    Mine is reliable and shoots real accurate!

    BTW, Good job on the board!
     
  2. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

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    Hello. I don't currently own one but have. I had no complaints with it at all.

    Best.
     
  3. Spike155

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    I particularly like my Firestar .45, which I've had for several years. It's compact, reliable and accurate. The only downside is the weight which makes it comfortable to shoot also makes concealed carry less pleasant than a truly lightweight gun. It's a trade-off, but on balance I'm very pleased with it
     
  4. Kahrma

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    Yes, they are very comfotable to shoot, I have a ported one that shoots like a full size with light loads!

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  5. Slotback

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    Never had a Firestar in .45. I used to have a 9mm Firestar, and it shot like a champ. I still wonder what I was thinking when I sold it.
     
  6. Shooter973

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    FireStar45's

    I have 2 of these fine little but heavy handguns. 1 in Black and 1 in Starvel. I use mine as my main carry weapon at all times. They have been good, reliable, and accurate handguns. If I ever see any more of them around I would consider buying it just because I like them. I also have the 9mm in Starvel and it is a nice little handgun, but way to heavy for a 9mm. :D
     
  7. dinosaur

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    I`ve had one for several years. Great shooter but as some have said, a tad heavy.
     
  8. Glockorama

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    Great guns but spare parts are a pain to find (ie. next to impossible).
     
  9. Pointblank2K

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    I traded a Charles Daly DDA 10-45 for a compact Star...I love my gun and my buddy is happy with his, it took me FOREVER to get him to trade one of mine for his Star, I loved it from the first time he let me shoot it!
    Great board, good to have a place to come to after TFL went down,
    Tony G.
     
  10. dinosaur

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    Oh yeah, I think CDNN still has factory mags listed.
     
  11. renaissance

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    Star........

    I recently came into a Star (Firestar) in .40

    It is a real "keeper".

    Sadly though, it is true about the unavailability of parts.

    Mine is well used and if something breaks I may be in deep Kimche
     
  12. beemerb

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    CDNN has factory mags for most models.I have heard that Bob's gun parts in Little Rock bought a large amount of the parts that where around.
    I have had two of the 45's.I didn't mind the weight but they where too thick for my taste for a CCW gun.
    Bob
     
  13. George Hill

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    I had a Firestar .45. I loved it. Great little gun. Easy to shoot, highly reliable. (can't remember if it ever gave me a jam) Pretty accurate for it's type.

    Wish I still had it.
    Only one downside to this gun. It's pretty heavy for it's size... make sure you have a good quality hoster for this wee beastie.
     
  14. Kahr carrier

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    Shot a Starvel 45 Firestar ,seemed to shoot well a very solid gun.:)
     
  15. telewinz

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    Always liked the looks and price of the firestar but had heard some bad things about it. Maybe I'll reconsider now...
     
  16. armabill

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    I had a .40 Firestar in starvel. Sold it to finance a .45 Colt Commander. Yes, it was a heavy gun but reliable.

    It's a shame that parts are hard to get. maybe in time, someone will start after market parts.
     
  17. firestar

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    I love Firestars. Can't you tell by my name?
     
  18. firestar

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    I have a M43 that shoots 2" groups at 25 yards with a two hand hold off-hand. I don't have any other auto that will shoot any better than this. Some will shoot just as well but none will shoot noticeably better. I have several full sized service type pistols. All of my revolvers will shoot but it is a rare 9mm that groups well for me.

    I want a .45 but can't find them near me anymore.
     
  19. Kahr carrier

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    I happen to run into my friend that has a Firestar in 45 and he mentioned he was thinking about selling it for some Income tax money .It is a Starvel finish 45 whats a good price to offer him??
     
  20. firestar

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    If it is in excellent condition, $200 is about fair. I wouldn't pay much more and less than $150 would be cheating him.
     
  21. Mathman

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    Shootout

    I used my Firestar 45 to shoot for CC permit training. My buddy had his fancy 9mm target gun, and just shook his head when he saw me pull out that cannon.

    A few dozen rounds later, he was shakin' it again after I outshot him. I really like the size and weight, but would hate to use it for carry gun.
     
  22. dogngun

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    Had one and sold it. Great pistol, the weight halps when firing it. I have never had a bad Star pistol, their "bad rep" is BS. I'd get another Firestar if I could find one.

    Mark
     
  23. GeminiOne

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    Firestar 9mm

    I have a Firestar 9mm, I love it, shoots great even if a bit heavy.
    I have read a number of places that a model letter is stamped on bottom
    where the magazine goes in, mine has nothing. It has a rather low
    ser. no. 2038679, it is black with black flat rubber handles. Anyone
    have any ideas. I'm also looking for spare parts. Thanks
    WRUSH96505@roadrunner.com
     
  24. Walkalong

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    My friend has had a Firestar in .40 since they first came out and loves it. It has been a great gun and never gives him trouble.
     
  25. jon_in_wv

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    I bought a Firestar M45 about a week ago. My first trip to the range I had mixed emotions about it. Last might I cleaned it up, polished the feed ramp, and after looking the innards over I realized just how similar it is to my favorite Star the BM. Mine came with the Promag mag and I bought two more for it. I had several problems I think are mag related. I ordered two factory mags ($60 ugh) and I'm going to take it out again and try to decide if I want to keep it or not. It was soft shooting and pretty accurate. The darn thing has given me the .45 bug again though.
     
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