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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated March 22)
Semi-auto pistol thread! by Hugh Buzzford - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:41:17 EST ID:pMz97FkQ No.43665 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What's up /nra/, I love this dead board and other than my 22 Marlin I haven't had much to say about weapons. Today I picked up my Star BM 9mm 1911 clone and have spent the last hour cleaning and lubing it. I've owned handguns before, but only revolvers.

This is a thread about semi-auto pistols! Magazine tips? Single action vs double action? Cocked and locked? CCW, home defense, or investment?

What's the deal with semi-automatic pistols!?
Martha Pockdale - Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:23:28 EST ID:uEUzhB4u No.43667 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Not much of a thread. There is only one proper semi automatic pistol. The G19.

To say otherwise says you know more about pistol shooting than the knee swinging motherfucker in this picture and none of you do.

Wesley Havingwell - Sat, 07 Jul 2018 18:44:20 EST ID:QPq4TDed No.43668 Ignore Report Quick Reply

man get the fuck out of here you utter fag. "the only proper pistol is a glock" go fuck off
Isabella Ponningstit - Sat, 07 Jul 2018 19:08:17 EST ID:e7N1fPdS No.43670 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's not what I said. There's other pistols for other applications. But semi automatics? It's glock or nothing.
Clara Ginderlat - Sun, 08 Jul 2018 14:55:15 EST ID:rDh2/HTN No.43671 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>There is only one proper semi auto


rofl. The P226 runs circles around the g19.
William Turveyspear - Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:31:28 EST ID:uEUzhB4u No.43672 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that's why the seals turned in their p226s for glock 19s right? because they want to give ISIS a chance and use inferior pistols?
Nicholas Hillerlurk - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 21:45:21 EST ID:Fyxo4qcf No.43673 Ignore Report Quick Reply
now im no fanboy but sig p226s have far shorter service intervals and a higher bore axis while also being heavier and taking the same amount of ammo, the govt issue 226's came with the 15 rounders. 220's and 226's are some of my favorite pistols, but the 226 is still a wondernine from the 1980s. They don't "run circles around a glock"
Edward Pittgold - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:26:06 EST ID:UZSrCmFm No.43674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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OP here. Finally got a chance to shoot the Star BM today! Took it out and tossed 3 boxes of ammo through it. Out of 3 magazines, the one that came with the gun would not lock open on the last shot while the 2 surplus mags would. The gun jammed 4 times, each time being a failure to load. On each of the jams, I had the maximum 8 rounds in the magazine. When that was reduced to 6 rounds per mag +1 in the chamber there were no jam issues. Sight was on target and at 7 feet I got the groups I wanted!

FWIW the magazine that came with the gun and didn't lock the slide open was marked with a strip of red tape on the side, which was a warning sign right out of the gate. It's a great deal on a pistol, but it's most likely been heavily handled and some parts might not work great. 7/10 for accuracy and price.
Simon Pucklechod - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:56:16 EST ID:uEUzhB4u No.43678 Ignore Report Quick Reply
in a few years when the import market drys up on those you can probably trade it for a glock 19
Clara Clonnergold - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 22:01:35 EST ID:QPq4TDed No.43679 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>the gun jammed 4 times in one outing

>i give it a 7/10
Nathaniel Higglewuck - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:22:42 EST ID:Pezf1vja No.43680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's actually pretty much my plan. Hold onto for it for a few years as an investment and occasional range plinker until it rises back up to 500 bucks like it was before the surplus came in.
Martha Firryfuck - Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:29:46 EST ID:mKYQVHIw No.43682 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>occasional range plinker

That's not how investment-grade guns work. That thing will never ever be worth more than 200 bucks on the trade-in market.

Almost every Star pistol that Interarms imported to the united states are used guns that were beaten to hell by the spanish military, lightly refurbed, then sold to Interarms for export. They're worth nothing to collectors.

If you brought that to my shop asking to do a trade for a G19 I'd give you at most $100 trade-in credit but that's about it. That's a gun that a gun shop owner uses as a tax write-off when he sends it off to be destroyed after it sat in inventory for a decade.
Samuel Buzzcocke - Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:52:04 EST ID:uEUzhB4u No.43685 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I don't know how guns work. Let me lie about having a shop so I seem credible.
Ebenezer Moblingwut - Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:04:01 EST ID:rDh2/HTN No.43686 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Nah he's right man. The problem with the star bm is that finding spare parts for them is a nightmare, since they've been out of production since the early 1990s.

Nobody wants to buy a gun you can't find any spare parts for.
Reuben Bardworth - Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:34:30 EST ID:uEUzhB4u No.43687 Ignore Report Quick Reply
says who faggot
Eugene Perringbodging - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:59:17 EST ID:UNzXi1zN No.43690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
While all the parts aren't out there, there are still quite a few places that have the important stuff. I've got 2 backup firing pins and only paid 20 bucks for each one. Magazines are only 20 bucks a pop right now as well.

I guess it's more about getting what I can now that there's surplus in America and holding onto it to keep the gun working no matter what. Hell who knows, it's accurate enough that I might end up holding onto it and making it my new personal pistol.
Esther Ningercocke - Tue, 24 Jul 2018 20:21:25 EST ID:VUgpQphm No.43695 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Got my new old stock Spanish Civil Guardia holster for the Star BM! I'm honestly amazed at how brand spanking new this thing is. Nice black leather with a huge old-school flap over the top and a slot for an extra mag. Got it shipped from Spain for a cool 30 bucks along with a few RePro firing pins and an extra slide stop. The holster is huge and obviously an old police belt addition, but it adds a really nice piece of history to an already old gun. It's like the opposite of concealed carry.

Parts are going to be even harder to find in the next few months, so I'm really glad I'm stocking up on this sort of stuff. One question though, above the leather belt loop portion of the holster is a metal rectangle that I can't quite figure out (pic related).
Sidney Berringstock - Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:14:03 EST ID:mKYQVHIw No.43696 Ignore Report Quick Reply

It's probably an anchor point for a shoulder strap.
Fuck Dartshaw - Sat, 28 Jul 2018 03:16:31 EST ID:YqjeDivc No.43699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I could totally see it being an anchor for a mag strap or something similar. Thanks man.
Nathaniel Bussleway - Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:37:22 EST ID:ys1tUVEq No.43701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I like this. Have a picture of the other side?

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