Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Jeff olson, Jan 15, 2021.
I dig it. Very purposeful looking.
They were some VERY nice little pistols in their day and always a bargain both new and used. Now days parts may be getting a little harder to come by sadly but they were some fine little CC pistols and the weight made them far easier to shoot. Had one in .40 for many years that just never failed no matte what ammo I fed it.
Star Firearms by Dr. L.M. Antaris. He is still a very active collector and I think that I recall someone saying that he recently started his own website for sales. He is somewhere in Iowa, (Bettendorf?) and used to list items on GB and may still do so. He also wrote the book on Astra firearms, also with more than one edition. The most recent one is definitely worth it. Best of luck and keep us posted about future acquisitions.
I've had this Star BS 9mm for quite a few years. It's a great shooter.
The advice about not dropping the slide onto a round in the chamber is spot on, you will mess up the extractor that way. Always feed rounds from the magazine.
My brother had an Ultrastar in 9mm. and he use to let me borrow it whenever I took a vacation and drove there. It was a solid gun that felt very good in my hand. Trigger and sights were decent but I really didn't car for the location and operation of the slide safety. Other than that it was pretty much like every other Star I have had: a reliable, durable, and dependable service pistol.
My gunsmith at the time had one and it was great, and was the reason I got mine. He couldn’t believe what a pos it was and kept sending it back. I would have liked to get it to shoot because it felt good and carried well, but couldn’t hit anything.
Shooting them is about like shooting 9mm 1911's the same size.
They are just milsurp range toys that cost very little, but I would feel fine using one for a nightstand gun.
Star Super B by Tallball posted Dec 29, 2017 at 2:42 PM
Star BM 9mm by Tallball posted Dec 28, 2017 at 4:17 PM
Me too. Also 3 model F(22) 2 BM a model 30 a PD and one each of the Firestars. I think that's all. Love Star pistols.
The few I have run across locally have all been extremely beat up. Not what I want.
Like Tarball I also have a Super B------ All 5 function perfectly.
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