I have a Star BKS, alloy frame and chrome slide in 9mm. Carried it for a long time. Nice light carry gun. I did break the firing pin and had one made and hardened, never had any issue with it. Some were reporting cracks in the alloy frame, but I would estimate that I have over 5000 rounds through it and have seen neither cracks or other extraordinary wear.
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