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It appears in the hands of enemies after the first faction mission of Act I, until the first faction mission of Act II, where it is replaced by the Eagle .50.
It is among the most abundant weapons in the game, and is available before the Makarov. As such, it is the first usable firearm in the game. A Star .45 is acquired after the Jackal's speech in the hotel Pala, and when you wake up with one of the warlord's lieutenants after you escape.
This weapon is ideal for those that need a powerful secondary weapon, yet cannot obtain or afford a MAC-10, Uzi or Eagle .50. However, it is less accurate than the Makarov. Its power makes it a better close-quarters weapon than the Makarov, but requires frequent reloading; it is very easy to use up its small magazine, and has more recoil as well, requiring greater care when making follow up shots. Much like the Makarov and its silenced counterpart the Silent Makarov 6P9, it can kill enemies with a well-placed headshot.
It is very durable for a sidearm, especially with the Reliability Upgrade, so it is recommended for long trips.
- The Star .45 in Far Cry 2 is a stand-in for the Spanish 1911 clone known as the Star Model-P
- The only time the Star .45 is ever cocked is during its idle animation.
- The weapon appears to have a right-handed reciever and a modified left-handed slide.
- After being rescued by a Buddy, you may sometimes be given a perfect condition Star .45 pistol.
- In multiplayer mode, the Star .45 is the default secondary weapon for the commando class. For balancing reasons, the Star .45 has a much slower fire rate in multiplayer mode.