I have the star BKM 9mm. I have had it for thirty years and it has been a good little gun. It is a 1911 clone, not a 1911. No grip safety. I shot 100 rounds through her just three days ago with no issues. Well no issues except she does a little hammer bite now that my hands are fleshier.
Folks with larger hands may need to bob the hammer a touch. I don't mind a little bite, a bit of a masochist I guess. As a single stack nine she is very compact and I would have no concerns having her as my carry choice. Only eight plus one capacity though. Keep in mind Star is out of business so not a lot of replacement parts available. If I could only have one she would not be my first choice, (don't tell her I said that), but a nice little gun to have around.