Interarms Ultra Star: The Secret History of the .9mm Pistol?

 

Ah yes, the International Armament Corporation (a.k.a., Interarms). Wikipedia has a wikkid entry on Interarms’ founder Samuel Cummings whose company “came to dominate the free world market in private arms sales.” Wow, right? There’s a great story about the CIA-trained arms dealer’s relations with Latin America that includes the classic line “an enraged General Trujillo stormed into the room carrying an AR-10 rifle taken off the body of a dead insurgent, demanding to know why Cummings had supplied guns to his enemies.” I’m thinking money had something to do with it. Less clear: who bought Cummings’ supplied .9mm Ultra Star pistols? Easy to smuggle and conceal sure, but not nearly as lethal as Eugene Stoner’s handiwork. In fact, I bet the seller Duracoated this gun so he could find it more easily. And now, here it is, magnified (obviously), for sale, for small change. [h/t JoshinGa]

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16 Responses to Interarms Ultra Star: The Secret History of the .9mm Pistol?

  1. avatarmatt says:

    I want to know where I can buy some of these 45 caliber handguns people always talk about without having to get a tax stamp for a destructive device.

  2. avatarjwm says:

    Man, the .9mm has taken on a life of it’s own. I think it’s even overtaken ” the shoulder thingy that goes up”.

    • avatarJoshinGA says:

      Just wait til someone tells the antis about this new, ultra concealable handgun round. I heard Jerry Tsai is already writing an article up about it, and how dangerous it would be for civilians to have.

  3. avatarFletch says:

    The .9mm is a 9×19 case necked down to .9mm right? It fires a 11.5 gran bullet at warp speed.

  4. avatarRKflorida says:

    .9 mm in +p will go faster than warp, and even faster than ludicrous, it will go to plaid.

  5. avatarKrystal says:

    I have to ask dose any one know where I can buy a guide rod for my star 9mm ultrastar

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