This gun is one of 3 we got from an old man at a gunshow. Most of the story is with the Ballester Molina .45. So I will skip the long winded P.V. story. I had a couple of thse guns before. Yeah, they are old school, all steel, compacts of days gone by. yeah, no longer made and parts as well as mags are scarce. But I had to have it. I am an old school kinda guy and this is the best one I had seen in a long time. Imported by Interams, these were mostly used police guns. Shortened version of the STAR model B. Very Coltish in looks and controls. It operates much like a shrunk down 1911.It can be carried cocked and locked. Very thin with an 8 +1 capacity. Fixed sights. 1911ish controls. Single action only. The other 2 I had were very accurate. This one appears to be as good and looks much better in minty condition. Guy wanted 3 bills for it and settled for 2. Just a quick 5 roudns for accuracy and function at a realistice defensive range of 10 feet using Blazer 115 gr. FMJs.