I'm not too familiar with this site, and have just now registered. I own a star PS model manufactured in 1971. I have fired this weapon several times at the range and found it to be reliable but heavy. I take it hunting when I go to areas that may have dangerous predators - as well as bear spray - I also use it as a home defense weapon. This handgun is in excellent condition and was new when I received it from my uncle as a gift in 1972. I've kept it in good working order since.