Anyone know about Star Modelo?

Anyone know about Star Modelo?

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    Senior Member Array BRTCP88's Avatar
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    Anyone know about Star Modelo?

    Are they any good? I found a Star Modelo Super 9mm for $400 at a local gunstore.


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    I don't know about that model but Star BM's are good little guns for the money. Perhaps Mr. Stephen Camp has some experience with these? He is a member that that does reviews on various handguns on this website:

    www.hipowersandhandguns.com

    Here is one article on Star Pistols.
    http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/StarPistols.htm

    Search around on his website. I know he did an article on the Star BM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    I do know about that model but Star BM's are good little guns for the money. Perhaps Mr. Stephen Camp has some experience with these? He is a member that that does reviews on various handguns on this website:

    Hi Powers and Handguns

    Here is one article on Star Pistols.
    New Page 1

    Search around on his website. I know he did an article on the Star BM.
    Thanks!

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    I have no experience with the Star Modelo Super, other than having seen them several years ago, but I do have a good bit of experience with the Star BM. No less than 6 copies of the BM were in my shooting group, including mine. These are very well made handguns (relatively speaking) that are generally patterned on the JMB hi-power design. My BM was probably the most accurate handgun in 9mm that I ever handled, and in a darwin award winning moment I traded it (with small amount of cash) for a NIB KT PF9. I really miss my Star BM. One thing to consider though is the steadily decreasing availability of spare parts. Most of these guns will need magazine catches, slide locks, trigger parts, or other "non-spring" parts at some point. Another consideration is that the Modelo Super just might be chambered for the 9mm largo, rather than the 9X19 parabellum/luger.

    Star made some very simple and useful handguns prior to their attempt to really get into the bigtime military market. I believe that they pitched their name in the hat when our DoD was considering the change from the 1911 .45 cal platform to the 9x19 NATO.

    Try Google out. Several years ago I must have had a complete history of everything related to Star...all found with about 5 minutes of Google.

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    Very good guns. In some ways, this is what the 1911 should have become. Mine shoots great and you can still get cheap Largo ammo. Some people say you shouldn't shoot 38 Super out of it. Others say it is perfectly safe. My gunsmith said the gun was more than strong enough. I have shot 38 Super through it without issue.

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