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Old 12-05-2012, 03:52 AM   #27661
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So, for a very long time I've rather coveted a Browning Hi-Power, 9mm.

I'm not going to carry it, going to use it at the range mainly, feeding it el-cheapo ammo, just because sometimes it's fun to shoot something bigger than a .22, of which I have both a wheel-gun and a Ruger Mark I.

I want a 9 because it's the lowest cost per round.

If I need a concealed carry, I can use my Detective special in .38 special.

Is there a better choice for the same [around a grand new] or less, that I aught to consider? I'm looking at the military hammer and adjustable rear sight.

Let it be said that my strong preference is an all metal gun.

I'm not planning on a lot of customizing.

This aught to be interesting.
I have been eye balling one for years, the bits just never fell into place....but like others have said it fits my hand like it was made for me.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:47 AM   #27662
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anyone have (or have owned) a Star (Firestar 9mm)? picking one up tomorrow on a trade for an 870 express and was wanting to hear from firsthand owners on their take on it.
Got this
Star S
80% scale of 1911 in. 380
Sweet little gun
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:52 AM   #27663
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Got this
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80% scale of 1911 in. 380
Sweet little gun
Read up on how the Colt .380 came to be

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That thing looks pretty compact. Ever carry it?
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:54 AM   #27664
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So, for a very long time I've rather coveted a Browning Hi-Power, 9mm.

I'm not going to carry it, going to use it at the range mainly, feeding it el-cheapo ammo, just because sometimes it's fun to shoot something bigger than a .22, of which I have both a wheel-gun and a Ruger Mark I.

I want a 9 because it's the lowest cost per round.

If I need a concealed carry, I can use my Detective special in .38 special.

Is there a better choice for the same [around a grand new] or less, that I aught to consider? I'm looking at the military hammer and adjustable rear sight.

Let it be said that my strong preference is an all metal gun.

I'm not planning on a lot of customizing.

This aught to be interesting.
A Hi-Power was my first handgun

This is my current one
It's FN USA, not Browning marked
Much more better sights
SFS trigger system from the factory (read up on it)



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Old 12-05-2012, 04:57 AM   #27665
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Yeah
It was refinished in something that looks like parkerizing
But much more durable

Got a old Ahern shoulder rig I use with it, haven't found a good belt rig

It's a gooood shooter
Actually found new factory mags on gunbroker still in packaging

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:12 AM   #27666
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Star imported from Spain by interarms? I've got one. Pull trigger, goes bang.

That's pretty much what i figured, the reviews i read were a love or hate.. relationship. I'll get it to the range and give my thoughts after i run a few shells through it. Hopefully the wife will like it, if not it'll be another to add to the collection.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:20 AM   #27667
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Here is the gun that I will keep till I'm gone.



My Ruger Mark 3 Hunter with scope and light.



Being just a 22, it at least looks like it means business.

Super cool even without the scope
I had a chance at a real nice one that looked identical but with the wood grips, didn't pull the trigger fast enough and it was gone
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:50 AM   #27668
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evil idea.. let someone shot few rounds with the 17hmr and w/o notice change it for the 45-70! Just thinking about it make me lough! BAD IDEA!

both scoped:
17hmr 8.8lbs
45-70 7.10lbs
safer way,

Be kinda funny to let someone touch off several .45-70's and then, without telling them, give them the .17 and watch them flinch.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:53 AM   #27669
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anyone have (or have owned) a Star (Firestar 9mm)? picking one up tomorrow on a trade for an 870 express and was wanting to hear from firsthand owners on their take on it.

I had one. I got it for the then girlfriend who also liked to shoot. It was a well made gun, decent fit and finish. It was as accurate as I could be given the short sight radius. At the time it was the smallest 9mm I could find as I wasn't then and am not now a fan of the 380 or smaller calibers.

The only negative I have for it was the availability of magazines and the weight if you plan on carrying it concealed. Yup it will fit inside a pocket but it's heavy and you will definitely feel it there. It also has a milder recoil than you'd expect for a gun that size. All in all, I'd get another, just for grins.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:54 AM   #27670
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As you pull the trigger it rotates the cylinder and then moves it forward pressing it against the forcing cone on the barrel to make a seal.
And the ammo actually protrudes into the barrel a bit:

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:02 AM   #27671
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I just purchased a High Power. It fit my hand better than anything I've recently held. Maybe an impulse buy, but I 'needed it'.... 4 days left until pick up. I also saw one with a tangent sight. If I like this first one, I may have to get another...
Yes, they have a great feel and the ones made in Belgium are such great metal work. Mine is an early (1963) and has been super accurate, even with cast bullets. In recent years it has had a few feed problems but easy to fix. Never needed adjustable sights and the smoother top slide area make it a great quick concealed carry weapon.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:03 AM   #27672
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A Hi-Power was my first handgun

This is my current one
It's FN USA, not Browning marked
Much more better sights
SFS trigger system from the factory (read up on it)



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Own many 9mm's and my browning is my favorite, its made in belguim in 1977. 1000s of rounds,never a jam.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #27673
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I had one. I got it for the then girlfriend who also liked to shoot. It was a well made gun, decent fit and finish. It was as accurate as I could be given the short sight radius. At the time it was the smallest 9mm I could find as I wasn't then and am not now a fan of the 380 or smaller calibers.

The only negative I have for it was the availability of magazines and the weight if you plan on carrying it concealed. Yup it will fit inside a pocket but it's heavy and you will definitely feel it there. It also has a milder recoil than you'd expect for a gun that size. All in all, I'd get another, just for grins.
That is the first thing i said, pretty heavy for a compact frame. But it does feel solid and well built (fit). Couple quick pics i just snapped:



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Old 12-05-2012, 11:33 AM   #27674
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Nagant pistol is a fun little gun...but it does have the worst double action pull in history.....russians, and the commies loved them. I have one dated 1930, and it does shoot pretty well.

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And the ammo actually protrudes into the barrel a bit:

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #27675
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Thanks for the DIY answers regarding home reblueing folks. Took a scothcbrite pad and knocked down the surface rust. Gun has no value to me (it was free....came with the wife) so I'll just keep it oiled.
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