Ok, calm down... No, I'm not an expierienced 1911 guy. I am what I consider to be an ameture enthusiast. I just never have had the money to get a real 1911. I always spend my extra on those dang "instinct buys". Then a short while down the road I start finding things I don't like about 'em. Well I know that the 1911 is a good product... DUH! But I have found one for $275. That makes me think it's a hunk of junk. I thoroghly checked it out and found nothing wrong... in my eyes. Like I said, I'm not a pro. I figured that price on that frame... something has gotta be gimp. What do you folks know about the Star model BM? Thanks in advance.