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on either end. With the bobbed hammer spur, Detonics slash of top rear of slide, severe rounding of all corners, ducktail frame tang, and so on, the little Star is SLICK out of a Kydex front pocket rig. It's the same size and wt as a J frame Smith .38 snub. 19 ozs. In fact, loaded wt is 1-2 ozs less than the j frame if use 158 gr bullets in the .38, and use Boot Grips on it.
 

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Give us a detailed list of your kit. We already know about the Star.

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The Star isn't a bad gun, but the Mak is more rugged, more reliable, and it's a lot more available. The Brown Bear 115gr load out of a Mak is only 90fps slower than the Federal 115gr out of a G26.

I use the M1911 or the MkII when I'm out in the boonies anyway, so the issue is moot for that.

For daily CCW, the Mak is a slender pistol, doesn't snag on things, the glass smooth DA with a hammer drop safety is a nice feature, and it get's the job done. If you are an active person, CCW pistols can take a lot of wear and abuse. They also get really dirty. They can also get dropped. Sh^t happens.

Range queens are nice, but you want something that will fire, no matter what.
 

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The Star isn't a bad gun, .

Until you cut it up, make lightening cuts to it, add a muzzleweight so it's controllable, since it's now lighter, and chamber it for a cartridge with way more pressure than the Star was designed for.
 

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Precisely. Guns that have been turned into fancy range-queens tend to lack the rugged simplicity that serves best in a day to day carry weapon.
 
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