I have been reading about 10mm pistols for several months now. It seems that everytime 40S&W comes up, someone mentions 10mm, so I got interested.
Went to the ProGun show in Wilmington, OH on Saturday, thinking I would check out some 10's. A guy has a Megastar that he was asking $400 for. I had never heard of them. I was going to check out Colt Deltas, if I could find any.
I figured I would have to settle for a Glock G20, if I really wanted to have a 10mm that wouldn't break the bank.
One of my gun show buying rules is to never buy a used recent production pistol unless it has the orginal box and most of the original accessories. So this guy tells me that he paid $650 for the Star 15 years ago (later, I found the price tag from B.C. Cornett Firearms Co. marked $429.95 and Pd. $445 complete on the back), it will destroy anything it hits, he didn't shoot it much, but he needs the money. I walked away.
I bumped into him again and looked at things closer. The gun was dirty, but he had the box, both 14 rd factory mags showing little wear, the cleaning rod and never used mop, the field stripping tool, all papers, and the plastic bag that the gun was shipped in.
Even though I had never heard of this particular model gun, I knew that Star built some heavy duty pistols, and the package met my buying criteria, and so I offered $375 which he took.
Now I have be told that I got a good deal, but I do have a couple of questions.
Are parts available?
Do 45ACP mags really work in the 10mm?
Any good after market mags?