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Old 03-28-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
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Star PD .45

I used to carry a Star PD .45 for a back up and off duty gun. I know what everyone is thinking but I really liked this gun and never had a failure of anykind when I had it. But as happens from time to time money got tight and I sold this gun for some extra $$$. Now I am in the market for another one and can't find another one "ANYWHERE". I have found some on some of the gun auction sites and received pics of one that was priced well but found that the pics were of a very rough one. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to look. I know Star is now out of business but I really liked this gun and want another one.
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Old 03-29-2003, 07:22 AM   #2
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You and me are out of luck ,buddy. What was I thinking to sell something small and light that always seemed to work? I will buy a clean one IF I see it in Ca. and it is $300 or so. Keep your eye out, I'm sure one will turn up maybe New in box!
Old 03-29-2003, 07:42 AM   #3
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There are 4 for sale on guns america, on in Houston
Old 04-09-2003, 01:21 PM   #4
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My electroless nickel PD is NOT for sale but it is everything that you say it is. Easy to pack. reliable. I had a trigger job and feed ramp polished by F. Bob Chow the week that I bought it. I just wish that there were more accesories for them. Extended saftey lever, in particular. The PD had a better safety than the Colt, at that time. Mags are a bit hard to find, as well.
Old 04-09-2003, 03:58 PM   #5
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I made an ambi for mine by drilling the pin on the stock safety, tapping the hole, then shortening and threading the off-side lever of a 1911 ambi. I got the levers to align by shimming; it might not have lasted through WWIII, but I never had a problem with it. In my neck o' the woods, mags are easy to find, but hard to afford; there are always a half-dozen at the local gun show, priced at $45-$50 each. I had four factory mags when I was "into" the PD, and sold all four for something like $75.
Old 04-14-2003, 10:47 AM   #6
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Rays Sporting goods in Dallas had several new in box PD's. Probabley still there, I do not remember what they were asking for them.
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Old 10-02-2003, 01:26 PM   #7
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Amen. First class piece. Two in the family, upgraded with Wolff springs in the guns and magazines. Problem is finding the shok buffs for them. The Wilson version works, but not as well as the original. Perfect load is Rem 185 +P (old version or Golden Saber) or Glaser Blue. Of course it will feed and shoot almost anything. Looks like you've got some leads in the posts above. I'd focus on gun shows. Call around to the pawn shops too.
Old 11-27-2003, 10:44 AM   #8
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Mine was stolen I do miss it the new version isn't bad either one of my buds has one very reliable very small accurate enough
Old 01-12-2004, 12:46 PM   #9
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Star PD Purchase

I wasn't planning on making a gun purchase, but I saw a used Star PD for sale at the retail store of the range where I shoot yesterday and wound up buying it. Its in excellent appearing condition, doesn't look as though it's had more than 100 rounds through it (if that). It came with two factory mags, but with Pachemyer rap-around rubber grips (rather than the factory grips. I paid $250 for it, and am hoping that my impulsive purchase was not foolish. Any thoughts, advice, recommendations.

Old 05-30-2004, 09:48 PM   #10
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Star PD purchase


You not only bought a fine handgun but also one that has become a cult classic in the handgun world. Massad Ayoob would back me up on this.

Try if you need a recoil buffer replacement. To the best of my knowledge Jack First's company manufactures new buffers for the Star PD.

Enjoy your little treasure from Spain.

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