Every now an then I come across a really good deal on a handgun and I just have to pass it along to you, my readers. The Star Model BM is a single-action semi-automatic pistol that fires the 9mm Para pistol cartridge. It was produced by Star Bonifacio Echeverria, S.A. in Spain. Although its external appearance resembles the classic M1911, its design is different in several respects.
For example, the Star does not have the 1911’s grip safety. In addition, the thumb safety on the Star disengages the sear, whereas it blocks the motion of the sear on a 1911. The pistol is fed by an 8-round detachable box magazine.
So visually reminiscent of the Colt 1911 that it, as well as its predecessor the Model B, is often used in movies as a substitute, the Star Model BM has a classic style that appeals to the John Moses Browning fan in all of us. While the Star BM may mimic the 1911 it is not a clone- there are several differences between the guns, most obviously caliber, as the Star Model BM fires the more economical 9×19 mm, and the lack of a grip safety. The takedown process is also slightly different. But the famous Browning design still shines through in the look, feel, and operation of Star pistol.
The Star Model BM is a single action, short recoil pistol, manufactured with an all steel frame and slide, checkered plastic grips, thumb safety, and an 8 round magazine. These pistols ship with an original box and a manual.