Star Pistols have served with distinction throughout the world since the 1920s. Star led the way with compact versions of 1911 descendants, with their BM Compact in the early 1970s. This Star M43 Firestar Plus, marketed in the waning days of two fine companies, Star and Interarms, embodied single action simplicity, small size, light weight, and formidable firepower. It even caught the attention of the distinguished officers of the Mishteret Y’Israel, the Israeli Civilian Police in Jerusalem District, a 20,000 strong agency in the most historic city on earth. That is where this Firestar Plus spent its law enforcement career, in the Land of Israel. English language Star factory markings appear on both sides of the Starvel finish steel slide. Interarms Alexandria was the first importer in 1995; this one never made it to the US, however, until recently; and PW Arms Redmond Wa, import stamp on the frame’s right side as required by Federal Law. Serial number range of 2,100,000 indicates Final Year of Production manufacture in 1997. This pistol served, then, during the Second Intifada in the Land of Israel. As far as specs, type is Single Action semi-auto. The Star’s ambidextrous safety is distinctive in that it will engage both with the hammer down, and also with the hammer back for cocked-and-locked carry. Overall length is 6 7/8 inches from the muzzle to the rear of the grip frame strut. Height is only 4 7/8 inches from the top of the rear sight to the bottom of an in-battery magazine. Maximum frame thickness is only 1.025 inches, quite thin for a double-stacked 9mm. Magazine is ban period Mec-Gar 10 round steel, down from the 13 + 1 round capacity of the original magazines. Caliber is 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum, 9x19, call it what you will, THE 9mm ammunition. Trigger is .272 smooth face service size with matching round serrated Commander style hammer. Construction is lightweight alloy frame with steel slide and parts, and bell-nosed blue and white steel 3 3/8 inch Detonics type barrel with flared muzzle and three mating cams for positive lockup and superior accuracy. Conventional six-groove right hand rifling and polished ramp chamber area will admit any kind of ammo, from steel case Russian to lead nose reloads to Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Hollowpoints. Guide rod is full length steel with removable spring. Weight empty is a light 26.2 ounces with the center of gravity underneath the trigger guard recess. Sights are dovetailed low profile semi-partridge dot front with matching dovetailed, drift-adjustable-for-windage rear sight. Finish is Satin Nickel with brushed finish on the slide sides, a finish that Star and Interarms titled Starvel. Grips are high impact pliable polymer with Star Factory logo. Magazines are still widely available throughout the United States, even 10 rounders; Smith & Wesson 6900 and 5900 magazine will fit and work very well with slot alterations. Note that the Magazine release is ambidextrous just as the safety levers are. Surface detractions are moderate, with holster contact biffing and scouring, and some dark toning to the grip frame. We rate this Firestar Plus as 70 percent vicinity by our estimate. Photos, at any rate, ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. This pistol is excellent mechanically; bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. We’re offering this eminently serviceable, attractive, and collectable Spanish-Israeli Firestar Plus 9mm for only $ 369.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California, Massachusetts, or the District of Colombia.
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