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Posted: 4/6/2006 7:23:00 PM EDT
Mrs Goon wants one now becasue one of her favorite chraters uses one.

She wants a BHP too....I can get one of those.

Anyone know a good source of Firestar pistols?

Mrs Goon is fast succumbing to firearms collecting.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:24:06 PM EDT
you have her trained well.

Mrs. Tanerite is still in the "guns are icky scary" stage, but we're still newlyweds, so i have time to work on her
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:27:26 PM EDT
Who the Hell uses a Firestar?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:30:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:
Who the Hell uses a Firestar?



Laurell K. Hammilton

Who writes

The "Anita Blake" series.


Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:31:40 PM EDT
Nice, solid pistols.

I bought two M45's when Turners had them on clearance.

Might want to try gunsamerica
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:38:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
Nice, solid pistols.

I bought two M45's when Turners had them on clearance.

Might want to try gunsamerica



She wants the 9mm.

I appreciate the input.

I don't want to buy her a boner gun.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:40:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By NME:
Who the Hell uses a Firestar?



Laurell K. Hammilton

Who writes

The "Anita Blake" series.





Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:45:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By NME:
Who the Hell uses a Firestar?



Laurell K. Hammilton

Who writes

The "Anita Blake" series.








What?

She likes her 20 gauge because it's
"Her"

Fuck dude...

My wife is interested in shooting guns.
I'm just trying to get info....

Why the crazy face?

I'd welcome constructive input.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:48:14 PM EDT
stay away from the m40, even thou i own one. they break extractors and they are NLA. but i love the gun, small and accurate, probably my favorite pistol
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:18:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:27:40 PM EDT
I had a Firestar in .40. Delightful little weapon.
Heavy, yes. Reliable, yes. Fun to shoot, yes.

I traded it for a lighter .40. That was a mistake
that I live with. The lighter .40 is gone now too.

Whoever first coined the philosophy of never getting
rid of a weapon... I wish I could follow that wisdom.

DanM
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:38:20 PM EDT
I like my firestar in .45. The first time i fired it i was suprised by the huge muzzle flash but i got used to it. Before you buy a firestar make sure you can find a reliable source for magazines. I think cdnn investments has some. I can't find any mags for my m45 around here. The gun is real easy to take down and had a bushingless barrel. You push the slide back until the two index marks near the end of the slide line up, then push the barrelpin/sliderelease out.

cdnninvestments.com/

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:47:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mort:
I like my firestar in .45. The first time i fired it i was suprised by the huge muzzle flash but i got used to it. Before you buy a firestar make sure you can find a reliable source for magazines. I think cdnn investments has some. I can't find any mags for my m45 around here. The gun is real easy to take down and had a bushingless barrel. You push the slide back until the two index marks near the end of the slide line up, then push the barrelpin/sliderelease out.

cdnninvestments.com/




Thanks.

I don't imagine she will need more than
2 mags.

She wants the 9mm version.

I like the fact that it's heavy.

She didn't like my Walther .40.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:48:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DanM:
I had a Firestar in .40. Delightful little weapon.
Heavy, yes. Reliable, yes. Fun to shoot, yes.

I traded it for a lighter .40. That was a mistake
that I live with. The lighter .40 is gone now too.

Whoever first coined the philosophy of never getting
rid of a weapon... I wish I could follow that wisdom.

DanM



Thanks.

Good info.

I appreciate the honest answer.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:50:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
Nice enough little heavy pistols, bad trigger, expensive magazines.



It's a woman.

We aren't talking practicality.

I'll pay 1K to get her a pistol if she wants it, y'know?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:55:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 8:56:45 PM EDT by staraero]
Lots of them on GunsAmerica

Hmmm they look pretty trick gonna have to get one.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:04:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By staraero:
Lots of them on GunsAmerica

Hmmm they look pretty trick gonna have to get one.



Cool. I'm going there.

I wouldn't have one but, she said if I got her one
she'd do CCW training.

Dealing with Mrs. Goon is a tricky thing.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:26:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 9:26:51 PM EDT by ARDunstan]

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By staraero:
Lots of them on GunsAmerica

Hmmm they look pretty trick gonna have to get one.



Cool. I'm going there.

I wouldn't have one but, she said if I got her one
she'd do CCW training.

Dealing with Mrs. Goon women is a tricky thing.



Fixed it for you, Boss.


Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:21:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By NME:
Who the Hell uses a Firestar?



Laurell K. Hammilton

Who writes

The "Anita Blake" series.








What?

She likes her 20 gauge because it's
"Her"

Fuck dude...

My wife is interested in shooting guns.
I'm just trying to get info....

Why the crazy face?

I'd welcome constructive input.



I've never heard of that before, it was pertaining to the expression of confusion on my own face.

Like this as I'm typing.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:26:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By NME:
Who the Hell uses a Firestar?



Laurell K. Hammilton

Who writes

The "Anita Blake" series.








What?

She likes her 20 gauge because it's
"Her"

Fuck dude...

My wife is interested in shooting guns.
I'm just trying to get info....

Why the crazy face?

I'd welcome constructive input.



I've never heard of that before, it was pertaining to the expression of confusion on my own face.

Like this as I'm typing.




Well, hell, I had no idea of this author or person, but, hell.....

If what Mrs Goon is reading is gonna get her to request a gun?

I'm not gonna go all crazy face.

Frankly, if you don't have commentary applicable, or ,
advice/insight on Firestar handguns, I'm not super interested.


Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:29:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By staraero:
Lots of them on GunsAmerica

Hmmm they look pretty trick gonna have to get one.



Cool. I'm going there.

I wouldn't have one but, she said if I got her one
she'd do CCW training.

Dealing with Mrs. Goon women is a tricky thing.



Fixed it for you, Boss.





*Heh*

Truer words.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:40:58 PM EDT
I have one in .45, Starval finish I think it was called. Shoot the snot out of it and have never had a problem with it. It likes 5.2 gr. of Bullseye behind a 200 gr. Berry RN.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:42:18 PM EDT
I do know a guy that has one, he claims it to be "very accurate and reliable".

His precise words.

Doesn't help much either, does it?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:42:27 PM EDT
I have a Firestar Plus in 9mm. It is a FINE little pistol. It holds 13 +1 rounds of 9mm. I have several magazines for it but two hi-caps is all you really need.

It has been a reliable, accurate pistol with many rounds of full power loads through it - factory and reloads; lead and jacketed bullets; round nose and hollow points - digesting them all without a hiccup.

The trigger is a bit rough but has improved greatly with use. It has not hindered function, reliability or practical accuracy.

I bought a nice holster and spare magazine carrier for them from Brigade Gun Leather.

In my opinion, the stainless models look nicer than the blued if that's important to her. Mine's black.

My recommendation, without reservation - BUY!



Please remember, my comments above are based upon my use of my Firestar PLUS, not a Firestar.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:46:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mike_Mills:
I have a Firestar Plus in 9mm. It is a FINE little pistol. It holds 13 +1 rounds of 9mm. I have several magazines for it but two hi-caps is all you really need.

It has been a reliable, accurate pistol with many rounds of full power loads through it - factory and reloads; lead and jacketed bullets; round nose and hollow points - digesting them all without a hiccup.

The trigger is a bit rough but has improved greatly with use. It has not hindered function, reliability or practical accuracy.

I bought a nice holster and spare magazine carrier for them from Brigade Gun Leather.

In my opinion, the stainless models look nicer than the blued if that's important to her. Mine's black.

My recommendation, without reservation - BUY!



Please remember, my comments above are based upon my use of my Firestar PLUS, not a Firestar.



As long as I can document the word "Firestar" I'm gold, bro.

Thanks....good stuff.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:48:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:
I do know a guy that has one, he claims it to be "very accurate and reliable".

His precise words.

Doesn't help much either, does it?



Thank you for contributeing.....If you aren't jerking my chain.

Your last post has contributed more than your last bunch of crazy-face
posts.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:39:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:45:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:45:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:

Originally Posted By NME:

I've never heard of that before, it was pertaining to the expression of confusion on my own face.

Like this as I'm typing.




That's a freak face, also know as a WTF?! face -->

This is a confused face -->

Click on the "ICON LEGEND" for other smileys.




Semantics

Point is; If you have nothing to offer, f' the hell off!

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 1:54:33 AM EDT
www.whittakerguns.com/used_handgun.htm

I had this bookmarked because they had a bunch of megastars for cheap..and I missed out.

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:04:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 2:06:49 AM EDT by MudBug]
I wanted one of the 9mm Firestars for a long time, but by the time I finally go to a point I could get one, there were other guns in their catagory that I though would do the job better.

The 9mm is a single action and I believe all the others are DA, so that might make a difference on the trigger stuff people have mentioned here.

Cool little design, basically a mini 1911 in 9mm.


OH, get more than 2 mags, you never know when the supply might just dry up.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:16:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MudBug:
I wanted one of the 9mm Firestars for a long time, but by the time I finally go to a point I could get one, there were other guns in their catagory that I though would do the job better.

The 9mm is a single action and I believe all the others are DA, so that might make a difference on the trigger stuff people have mentioned here.

Cool little design, basically a mini 1911 in 9mm.


OH, get more than 2 mags, you never know when the supply might just dry up.



Good point.

I'll pick up 4 mags if I can find a firestar.

People are missing the point.......

I'm not getting one for ME....I'm getting it for Mrs Goon.

Mrs Goon wants this as her "Piece"
as is listed in her books.

I figgure the author had a old-school fetish
for guns .. BHP...Firestar....They look alot alike.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:19:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By MudBug:
I wanted one of the 9mm Firestars for a long time, but by the time I finally go to a point I could get one, there were other guns in their catagory that I though would do the job better.

The 9mm is a single action and I believe all the others are DA, so that might make a difference on the trigger stuff people have mentioned here.

Cool little design, basically a mini 1911 in 9mm.


OH, get more than 2 mags, you never know when the supply might just dry up.



Good point.

I'll pick up 4 mags if I can find a firestar.

People are missing the point.......

I'm not getting one for ME....I'm getting it for Mrs Goon.

Mrs Goon wants this as her "Piece"
as is listed in her books.

I figgure the author had a old-school fetish
for guns .. BHP...Firestar....They look alot alike.



I like them...best buy for the money when they were made. A side benefit is that if you ever have to pistol whip someone, they would work great...or if you needed an anchor......

I have a Megastar, and would buy a firestar if they were not getting snapped up left and right up here. people love them.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:24:01 AM EDT
I have one in .40. I rarely shoot it anymore. It's reliable enough. Too many other brothers and sisters vying for the same range time
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:35:23 AM EDT
Call 907-486-4276 Ask for Eric . They have stacks of them NIB .
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