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We only document a handful at a time. This listing is for Star's that are not documented. If you would like to "Pick Out" your Star M-43 see our other Star listings.
Grade by the importer C.A.I "Good" These are former duty weapons and will show surface wear, minor pits and dings.
The Star Firestar M43 is a series of single-action semi-automatic pistols that received the 1991 Handgun of the Year Award from Guns & Ammo magazine.
The Firestar M-43 is chambered in 9mm, single-stack magazine, 3.5 barrel is, with adjustable white three-dot sights manufactured in Eibar, Spain by Star Bonifacio Echeverria, S.A.
Although its external appearance resembles a compact M1911, the Firestar is different in several respects. For example, the Firestar does not have the 1911's grip safety. The Firestar's safety features include an automatic safety at the firing pin (a feature not included in the 1911's original design but often found in more modern 1911 variants). The Firestar has operating procedures analogous to those of the Colt 1911: it is single action and meant to be carried in Condition One (cocked and locked), with a cartridge in the chamber, cocked hammer, and locked manual safety.
The Firestar is a compact, reliable, and accurate handgun well-suited for backup or concealed carry. Its single-stack design sacrifices the superior magazine capacity of a double-stack but permits a slim profile prized by many for concealed carry. While heavier than more modern handguns of comparable size made with today's composite materials, many shooters find the added heft provides a more stable shooting platform that improves accuracy.