With the boy getting older now, I am begining to look ahead to handgun training in a few years. What I am looking for is a single stack 9mm for smaller hands and a single action trigger with a mechanical safety to account for smaller fingers that may lack the strength of length to work with a double action trigger otherwise, a Sig P6 might fit the bill nicely. I have a Hi-Power that fits many of these criteria as well but the wider grip to accomidate the 13 round magazine may make it a bit fatter in the grip area than would be desireable. An ideal pistol would be a 1911 in 9mm but the prices are pretty steep for a training pistol so that has lead my search to the Star 1911 clones. Now we have the right caliber, smaller grip, shorter single action trigger and best of all, a price tag that falls into the $250-$400 price range depending on the model and condition. Perfect! However, the big question is what kind of quality can I expect? Does anybody have one of these Spanish guns and can give me some heads up about accuracy, reliability and durability? I seem to recall in the 80's when LLama guns were still around having a reputation for soft steel but I'm don't recall much about the Star pistols. For some reason, the Star BM IIRC correctly wasn't a bad gun but that was also printed in the pages of Pistolero magazine who's reviews I would consider suspect at best! So does anybody have any information on these old pistols they could pass along? Thanks.