STAR MODELO SUPER 9MM LARGO
You guys don’t mind my crappy cell phone pics too terrible much, do you? Grabbed this one ‘cause y’know, pics or it didn’t happen.
This is the beautiful Spanish Star Modelo Super I got in trade for my Remington 597 (.22LR, grey all weather stock, scope, semi-auto rifle). Even came with a nice holster. I haven’t gotten a chance to shoot this beautiful gun yet because while I have 9mm Luger I have no 9mm Largo. 9mm Luger is actually shorter than the Largo and really would just cause issues if I tried to shoot it. .38 Super also is supposed to work okay in substitution for the Largo ammunition but quite honestly I’m happy to wait and just pick up some cheap Spanish surplus instead of screwing around with ammo that it’s not made for to begin with.
Fun thing also is that while 9mm Largo isn’t as readily available as 9mm Luger, the Largo guns are a bit more expensive and desirable because they’re rarer. I do intend on getting a 9mm Luger barrel for this lovely pistol just for the availability of the ammunition.
It’s huge in my hands but still feels balanced and comfortable. I can’t reach the slide or magazine release with my thumb (gentlemen who have handled it of course can). But what I really find stupidly delightful about it is how easy it is to strip down - I think I’ll have to make a video on that because it’s just so EASY. I have a lot of videos to make.
A friend of mine just bought a Ruger LC9 for home defense and concealed carry and taking it down requires a tool. We got our pistols on the same day and of course had to compare. Her list of safety features reads like a Californian law book for Environmentally Safe Farting. My safety features? Half cock hammer safety, safety lever, and a teeny weenie loaded chamber indicator I didn’t even know existed until I watched a video about it. The only other safety features you are allowed is Common Sense and Proper Handling.
Already found some nicely priced surplus for this pretty gal and shall be shooting her within the next month or two I hope. If the weather holds well, I’ll be coming back with a range report on my M28/76 Finnish as we’ll be sighting her in for 100 yards for the next competition April 5th (also, perhaps, 300 yards for the second ‘whatever you want’ part)