I actually owned two of these at one time many moons ago.
One, I carried for a little while & the other I kept New In Box (for some reason) & then eventually traded it.
Way back then I changed pistols almost more often than my underwear so don't read too much into the fact that I traded mine off.
It was a fantastic little pistol.
I'd buy another one & bet my life on it.
This gun was always sort of a sleeper.
A compact .45 acp pistol that was very reliable. At least mine always was.
A nice Tight lightweight little .45 that I don't think ever truly caught on. Parts will not interchange with Colt Pistols. But, Check this out.
My particular Carry Star PD was as well built and reliable as any Colt pistol.
I'll just bet you could get yourself a great deal on a used one in good, like new "un-screwed-around-with" condition.
I'm stretching my memory here but I do not think STAR magazines interchange with Colt mags.
Here is a REALLY NICE Web Page on Field Stripping the STAR PD. Check the page out & see how closely the Star PD patterns itself after a neat compact COLT.
CLICK HERE TO GO THERE - Field Stripping The Star PD