While we're on the subject of the Firestar, is there another gunmakers holster that will fit the firestar m40? I'm really looking for a Safariland ALS holster for it. I heard that a Colt commander or Colt Defender(something along these lines) or a Sig model would work. I don't think that most places will like the idea of me opening packages and trying to see how it fits my Firestar. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
I own a Star Firestar M-40 and I have owned it since 1989. It is very reliable and even if you OC, it does not stand out. I prefer concealed carry as I do not want anyone to know that I am carrying. Too many times people have freaked out when they see someone OC. The old adage that ignorance is bliss is not too far from the truth.
I am currently searching for an extractor for my M-40. Do you or anyone you know have any ideas?
Good Luck in OC
Those grips really are sweet aren't they - not only do they look good, but they fit my hand better with the contoured shape. Unfortunately, I have no idea as to their origin. They were on the gun when I bought it and not marked. Have seen exotic woods for these models on-line recently though.Starvel Firestar M40 in a nice custom leather Milt Sparks holster. I also have a nice custom Leather Arsenal holster for it. One of my favorite guns. Heavy, but totally reliable for 20+ years.
Wore out the grips but just put on a new set of the originals I got from IPARGUNS MANUFACTURA DE ARMAS S.L in Spain.
Grapeshot, where did you get your nice wood grips? I also have the original box, accessories, manual, etc.
I carry an m43, have been for about a year and a half daily.
They fit glock 19 serpa holsters securely, just have to crank down the retention screw.tiny bit of wobble but retention holds good.