I picked this up the other day from another forum member (Thanks Graydog) Have been looking for some time for a good 9MM for my son to shooting. Really liked the idea of a 1911 in 9MM but the cost of a colt or Springfield in 9MM was over my budget. Then I discovered Star pistols. Did some research online and with the exception of them not liking hollow point ammunition every thing was positive and I decided to purchase. The pistol appears to be in excellent condition considering it was made in 1972. I have not had a chance to take it to the range yet it is headed to a gunsmith buddy of mine to get checked out and serviced. Perhaps a trigger job. Its just a little on the heavy side. Here are a couple of Pics. Star also makes a BM model that is a 4" commander clone. Both the 4" and 5" are selling for about $200 -$300 depending on condition. IMO it is the best of both worlds, the feel and weight of a 1911 and the ability to shoot less expensive 9MM for plinking/practice Here are a couple of pics, New grips are coming to replace the plastic ones.