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3 Stars, Browning .22, HP22, do it all

for very little money. Carry either the Star PD lw, compact .45, or the 380 Pony (pocketed of course) and practice with the 4", skinny barreled BuckMark .22 Browning, (8" long, pretty handy as a trail gun) Phoenix Arms HP22 (needs some smithing) and the Star BM Compact 9mm. Thus, the wear and fouling is kept mostly off of the ccw pistols, everything handles fairly close to the same way, and the practice guns are durable, and fire low cost, readily available ammo. $300, $300, $150, (used) $100 (used) and $150.

Total cost of just the guns =$1000, and you are good for many, many years of practice and carry, with some very efficient guns. The .45, if it's loaded properly, can take big game, and it has nice adjustable sights. The HP 22 can offer a compact, lw, suppressed option, but it does need about $100 smithing, and the threaded barrel will beanother $100.

The Browning is certainly accurate enough for hunting small game,and even doing very well at matches. The 9mm BM is capable of doing very well at IDPA matches, or even some versions of IPSC. For an average of $250 each, these 5 pcs can really set you up well.

The Stars are all out of production, but mags are still readily available, as are some of the parts,a nd by practicing with other guns, the ccw guns are very unlikely to ever break anything. Just don't ever dryfire any of these 5 guns without an empty case in the chamber. If you do, you will break the firing pins in short order on the Stars, and you will quickly chew up the rear of the barrel of the .22's.
 

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Practice a lot with the .22's, a bit with

Whitebox Winchester ball ammo in the centerfire's. The 100 rd bulkpacks. Carry Cor Bon Powrball. For hunting with the .45, drive the 160 gr swc to 1200 fps, and settle for deep penetration, a .5" hole thru both lungs, and an exit wound-blood trail. The critter will be down within 20 secs- 200m, every time, if you can deliver such performance. Most of the time, it will be half of the above-listed figures, and if you can hit the heart, it will nearly always be half of that yet again. Just avoid rear quarter shots, unless it's a small deer, up pretty close, and avoid shoulder bone shots, and such a .45 load, with the Star, can do amazingly well in the game fields.

A PD is 7.2" and 25 ozs. In 1975, it was at least 10 years ahead of its time. At 1100+ fps in the Star, the 160 gr PowrBall .45 ammo strikes a serious blow, 450 ft lbs, and is considerably more likely to expand in flesh than any jhp that's at all controlable in such a small,lw gun
 

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Andy!
I'd love to get your opinion on threading HP22 versus buying Walther P22 and an adapter.

My local shop told me that there's a possibility of the barrel being sheathed, as in softer metal on the inside, harder on the outside.

What's your experience with the threaded HP22?
 

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Andy!
I'd love to get your opinion on threading HP22 versus buying Walther P22 and an adapter.

My local shop told me that there's a possibility of the barrel being sheathed, as in softer metal on the inside, harder on the outside.

What's your experience with the threaded HP22?
Andy was arrested by the BATF for having illegal firearms and silencers. He is now sitting in an Oklahoma jail awaiting trial.

There should be a lesson in there somewhere about fooling around with illegal stuff.

RIKA
 

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I doubt there's anything illegal about threading barrels, but, all of us can use this lesson and be good little citizens with touchy things like suppressors.
 

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Nope, nothing illegal about threaded barrels except maybe in CA or NJ. Its what you stick on the end of the threads that counts.

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The lesson is as follows.....................................
 

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