This pistol had been developed and manufactured in Spain by Star Bonifacio Echeverria SA company. The Star 30M appeared in 1990 and had been adopted as a service pistol by the Spanish army and police, as well as by Peruvian police.
Technically, the Star M30 is an updated version of the earlier Star M28 pistol. Star M30 is a recoil operated, locked breech pistol, that uses Browning-designed, linkless locking (High Power-type), with two lugs on the barrel and shaped cam under the chamber that interacts with slide stop axis iside the frame.
Star M30 features double action trigger with slide mounted ambidextrous safety that locks firing pin only, leaving trigger and hammer unaffected in "safety on" position, thus allowing the gun to be "dry fired" (however, this is unsafe and is not recommended). Star M30 also features magazine safety, that disables firing when magazine in not in position. Another safety feature is a loaded chamber indicator. Star M30 features internal slide rails (like the SIG P-210 or CZ-75). The frame and slide are made from steel (the aluminium-alloy frame version of the Star 30M is called Star 30PK and is somewhat lighter, as one can expect). The front sight is fixed, the rear sight is dovetailed and thus can be ajusted for windage.
Star M30 is a reliable, accurate service pistol.