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Mfg Item #: 30MI
NOTE: This is a used surplus handgun Grade Good by the Importer. Expect finish wear, scratches, dings, etc... (See Photos)
Only one available, firearm pictured is what you will receive.
The Star Model 30MI is "exactly the same" as the 30M & was produced for the Indian government. The few overruns from the contract were imported by Interarms and sold in the U.S. as the Starfire Model 30MI.
Technically, the Star 30M is an updated version of the earlier Star 28M pistol. Star 30M is a recoil-operated, locked-breech pistol, that uses Browning-designed, linkless locking (High Power-type), with two lugs on the barrel and a shaped cam under the chamber that interacts with the slide stop axis inside the frame.
Star 30M features a double-action trigger with slide-mounted ambidextrous safety that locks firing ping only, leaving trigger and hammer unaffected in "safety on" position, thus allowing the gun to be "dry-fired" (however, this is unsafe and is not recommended). Star 30M also features magazine safety, which disables firing when the magazine is not in position. Another safety feature is a loaded chamber indicator. Star 30M features internal slide rails (like the SIG P-210 or CZ-75). The frame and slide are made from steel (the aluminum-alloy frame version of the Star 30M is called Star 30PK and is somewhat lighter, as one can expect). The front sight is fixed, the rear sight is dovetailed and thus can be adjusted for windage.
This pistol had been developed and manufactured in Spain by Star Bonifacio Echeverria SA company. The Star 30M appeared in 1990 and had been adopted for service by a number of Spanish police organizations, and the Spanish armed forces. Police adopted the PK and the Military M versions. PK means Police. It is shorter and aluminum. Whereas M means military, is longer and steel-framed. Spanish Air Force pilots also apparently used PK versions, and some Guardia personnel used the M also. The Guardia Civil is a paramilitary organization and is both police and military, so this is a frequent source of issued-weapon confusion. The M30 was also adopted in some numbers by Peruvian police and security forces.