It was Christmas 1971 and I was 10. My sister and I had opened out presents but there was one more under the tree. Mom gave Dad a quizzical look and Dad just smiled. "It's a Peace on Earth and Good Will Towards Man present". A Star 9mm pistol, clone of the Browning Hi Power, and had been carried by the East German Border Patrol. Well worn but clean. Shoots like a dream. I was already shooting 45's with my father regularly and putting 8 in the paint from 25 feet. 9mm was a joy to shoot and I spent Christmas Day in the backyard expending the better part of 200 rds.