This is a discussion on Star firearms within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Does anyone know if the Star model BM manufactured 1981 is a full size or compact handgun....
September 8th, 2015 06:35 PM
Does anyone know if the Star model BM manufactured 1981 is a full size or compact handgun.
September 8th, 2015 07:04 PM
From what I remember from the 1980s, the B series Star is about 12% smaller than the Colt Commander, has reduced capacity (for a 9mm) and is made of a softer metal than most.
They shoot great and the metal can be strengthened by some chroming. They have served the Spanish police well.
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September 8th, 2015 08:04 PM
From the research I have done the Star B series is 9mm only. Manufacture started in the '30's. The BKM and BM models were the compacts. The BKS model was made with an alloy frame that wore out quickly. I have the model BM that has a steel frame. According to the proof mark mine was manufactured in 1981
September 8th, 2015 09:29 PM
I'd like to get my hands on one,my friend bought one right after they stopped making pistols.They were good value.