As I recall reading why Star went out of business, it was a series of events that happened during that period. Interarms the importer closed up shop when the owner died and his daughter yielded to the anti gun crowd around Washington D.C. About this time Congress passed the AW ban with the 10 round magazine restriction while Star was introducing several model hand guns with double stack magazines. Then came Union problems in Spain, coupled with a sluggish economy and it was the end.
Too bad a fine gun company had to close shop.
I wish someone would purchase rights to make the Star Firestar M-43 with present day technology.
"Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal." -- Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney General, 1993-12-10.