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Old 05-19-2020, 06:05 PM
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Picked this Star 30M up a couple weeks back,
Most reviews seemed good.
Haven't got to try it out yet, its seems sturdy.
Google says military & police gun.
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Old 05-19-2020, 06:26 PM
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Very solid all steel gun if I recall. Great handgun for sure.

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I have one. Built like a tank. It is a full size, fairly heavy service pistol. Not one that you would tuck into the waistband of a pair of sweatpants when you go out for a carton of milk. But it is accurate and reliable. There used to be an ad in the gun magazines which is reprinted in Antaris' Star book about a pair of them in use as rental guns at a range in Northridge CA that each had in excess of 75,000 rounds through them and were still going strong. I believe it.
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Who sells these?
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Star is defunct, I think this was their last gasp to remain afloat.
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Found this one on gunsinternational $245 shipped.
I think he sold out what he had.
Like the other member walter this is also 1988.
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My stepdad had one. I am always on the look out for one.
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i belive its also called a MEGASTAR if you're looking
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I have one. Bought it new back in the late 80s. It was stolen once, I got it returned a few years later.

Mine in a 30MI. Nobody seems to know what the 'I' stamp signifies.

The pistol is one of the 80s "wondernines". Very accurate, very robust. A big chunk of steel.

I actually carried it for a few years in a shoulder holster, under a shirt or light jacket.
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Nope. the Megastar was an even more overbuilt pistol in 10mm or 45 ACP. I think about 5400 were made. They weigh three pounds unloaded.
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Star's pistols were, as noted above, solid/robust, and reliable.
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DumpStick, there was some discussion over on the Gunboards Forums/Spanish Pistols Board about the guns marked 30MI and the information was that they were overruns from a contract to India.
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