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]


  1. avatar matt 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.

    1. avatar Jeff R says:

      Are you for real? You don’t need a tax stamp to buy a .45. You do need a background check and in your state you may need a purchase permit or FOID or something but you don’t need a tax stamp.


  2. avatar jwm 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”.

    1. avatar JoshinGA 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. avatar Fletch says:

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

    1. avatar Mashashin says:

      If you load it hot you can make warp 3 I heard

      1. avatar Jeff R says:

        It is good to see no one one this discussion board ever exaggerates

        Scotty I need warp 3.5 on that 9mm.

        OK but I can only give you a 4.8 grain bullet.

        1. avatar SD3 says:

          When fired, the shooter actually goes back in time.

  4. avatar RKflorida says:

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

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Boo yah. Spaceballs, one of the worst movies ever.

      1. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

        You’re joking, right? Spaceballs is fvcking hilarious.

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          May the Schwartz be with you.

        2. avatar speedracer5050 says:

          Ah I see your Schwartz is as big as mine!!!
          Spaceballs is a very funny movie!!!!

      2. avatar RKflorida says:

        I disagree. When you have honed your finer senses to the beauty of the classics, you will then appreciate “Spaceballs”.
        I don’t care who agrees with me since “I’m my own best friend.”
        “Don’t be sorry, be quiet!”

  5. avatar Krystal 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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