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    Default Anyone Own A Firestar .45

    New member, so hello to all. I have carried my Firestar .45 for many years; never a single hiccup. Thing is, it is getting a bit heavy. Not to handle or shoot; but a bit heavy when carrying. Even with the padded shoulder holster, I begin to feel the weight. Surprisingly heavy for a small .45. I'm considering a CA Bulldog .44. I understand, only 20 ounces. Any input?

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    Default Re: Anyone Own A Firestar .45

    I had one in 9mm and didn't carry it for just that reason. Consider a glock 30 or 36. As for the Bulldog I have always wanted one because I love the caliber.
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    Default Re: Anyone Own A Firestar .45

    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    I had one in 9mm and didn't carry it for just that reason. Consider a glock 30 or 36. As for the Bulldog I have always wanted one because I love the caliber.
    Bulldogs; they do hit like a freight train. I have a thing ( call it a quirk ) about always seeing a hammer. I had a custom shoulder holster made at Black Hills Leather. Wide top strap; and I still feel the weight of the Firestar. Another thing is, the Firestar grip is a bit short; so I have an extended magazine. Does the trick.

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    Default Re: Anyone Own A Firestar .45

    I carry the 9mm Firestar pretty regularly in summer. I don't mind the weight with a good gun belt (I carry it @ 4 o'clock both iwb/own).

    Charter seems ok, but 44 special is pretty obscure anymore and good SD rounds can be hard to come by. Why not just go 357. Plenty of power and lots of light weight options out there. I have an LCR and it's like you're not carrying anything.

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    Default Re: Anyone Own A Firestar .45

    Used to own and carry a Star m40, until I traded it to help fund another purchase. Wish I still had it, as it was a decent shooter for a compact .40, since that all steel frame soaked up the recoil. Also made it a bear to carry at times.

    Can't help you with the Bulldog, as I'm not much of a revolver guy.

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