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Old February 16, 2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Star PD - Dates of Manufacture

Can you give me an idea of at what point in the serial number range the Star PD turned 'crappy'? I know that late production guns didn't share the same reputation for quality as the earlier guns. Just wondering if there was a 'cut-off' or an outward sign that would serve as a red-flag for anyone picking up a used PD.
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Old February 17, 2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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I would look at the importer markings: Garcia, the 1st importer of Star PD, had a bad reputation. After Garcia decided to get out of guns and stick to fishing gear in ~1977, Interarms picked up the Star importation. The quality complaints stopped after that.
I have both Garcia and Interarms PDs, no apparent difference in quality. I bought both new, and both work fine. I seem to recall it was the Garcia customer service, or lack thereof, that caused the complaints.
Nice carry gun, but I wouldn't shoot it a lot - the alloy frame will not take it.
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Old February 19, 2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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As I recall it, the Star PD started out as a fine weapon and then toward the end of it's career, quality started to go south. Particularly with the slide. Anyone else?
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Old February 23, 2007, 05:55 AM   #4
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I own two of the Interarms Star PD's. I find recoil not bad even at 25oz. They are Very accurate and dependable. I really like these guns.
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