This post at The Firearms Blog showing the new Browning 1911-22 in .22 long rifle reminds me of the Star Model Super-B. The Star, made in Spain, now discontinued, so closely approximates the dimensions of the Model 1911 that it fits into at least some of the holsters. (I note that the .22 LR Browning is smaller than the Model 1911 .45 ACP.) With ammo availability back and with prices at least stabilized, cost may not be as much as a factor but the operate-alike and look-alike weapons are handy to have. I am enjoying my CMMG .22 LR conversion kit for the AR-15. I experienced malfunctions with my Star (probably magazine spring related) and got rid of it. Sort of wish I hadn’t now.
Below is a picture of the Star Super B, and here is a description of the Star Super-B in 9mm. I’m curious to know if anyone is shooting one of these.