The Star 30M is a Spanish, semi-automatic, 9mm pistol used by the Spanish Armed Forces. Introduced in 1990, it was developed and produced in Spain by Bonifacio Echeverria SA. It is almost entirely made of steel; as a result it is a heavy sidearm, but very accurate, with a very light recoil, as it is chambered for the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. It is a recoil-operated pistol, which has the Browning locking system, and is fed from a 15-round magazine. Although it resembles the Colt M1911 pistol, the Star 30M is unique in that its trigger merchanism works both in single-action and double-action modes. It has an ambidextrous thumb safety, located above the handgrip, at the end of the receiver. All in all, it is a rugged and dependable weapon still in service in the Spanish Army and police forces.
Type: semi-automatic pistol
Weight: 1.14 kg
Barrel length: 11.9 cm
Action: recoil-operated, single/double action
Effective range: 60 m