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Astra handguns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gutterman, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. gutterman

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    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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  3. gutterman

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    Astra

    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.
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    This is true.

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Good guns, just realize that their manufacturer went bankrupt and out of business about 10 years ago, so there are no spare parts etc.
     
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    My experience was bad.
     
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    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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