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Star Z84
Type Machine pistol
Place of origin  Spain
Service history
In service 1985-?
Used by See Users
Production history
Designer Star Bonifacio Echeverria, S.A.
Designed 1985
Produced 1985-?
Specifications (Star Z84)
Weight 3 kg
Length 610 mm stock extended
410 mm stock retracted
Barrel length 215 mm

Cartridge 9x19 mm
Action Blowback with telescopic bolt
Muzzle velocity 1,312 ft/sec
Effective range 50-100 m effective
Feed system 30 round magazine
Sights Iron sights
aftermarket reflex sights[1]

The Z84 is a Spanish machine pistol created by the Star Bonifacio Echeverria of Spain. It is an automatic pistol firing a 9x19 mm parabellum round. Its operating mechanism consists of a blowback system with a telescoping bolt, this helps keep the dimensions short making it more compact. This makes it a favourite of Spanish security personnel

Rather similar in appearance to many other machine pistols of the time, it has a metal stock that can be folded on top of the weapon as well as a safety switch on the trigger. It was later configured to fire a wide variety of ammunition types, and thanks to the 600 rpm rate of fire, it is more manageable than other similar machine pistols. The Ingram MAC-10's rate of fire for example is 1,100 rpm.



  1. Firearms, the illustrated guide to small arms of the world by Chris McNab
  2. Diez, Octavio (2000). Armament and Technology. Lema Publications, S.L. ISBN 84-8463-013-7.

Further reading[]

  1. List of pistols
  2. Machine pistol
  3. Star Bonifacio Echeverria, S.A.

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