When was the Luger P08 made?
|Luger P08 (Parabellum)
|Georg J. Luger
|Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, Imperial Arsenals of Erfurt and Spandau, Simson, Krieghoff, Mauser, Vickers Ltd, Waffenfabrik Bern
What ammo does a P08 Luger use?
The Pistole Parabellum—or Parabellum-Pistole (Pistol Parabellum), commonly known as just Luger or Luger P08—is a toggle-locked recoil-operated semi-automatic pistol….
|7.65×21mm Parabellum 9×19mm Parabellum
|Toggle-locked, short recoil
|Rate of fire
|116 rpm (semi-automatic)
Is the Luger P08 pistol easy to shoot?
That makes it far easier to aim one-handed. With the toggle-lock moving up and away from the frame, the pistol doesn’t rise on firing nearly as much as you would expect. Recoil, with all types of ammunition, is mild even though the overall weight is only 30 ounces, not much for all steel construction.
When did the Luger 9mm pistol come out?
The Luger toggle-lock design dates back to 1893 and its 9mm iteration to 1908. It was the main German military pistol during WW1 and through the start of WW2. I got my hands on a 1920 sample and wanted to find out how it would fare as a modern carry pistol.
What was the original purpose of the Luger P.08?
The early Luger holsters were wood and intended to double as a detachable stock. The idea was that it would enable the shooter to accurately engage targets at a greater distance than a “stockless” handgun could. As such P.08s have a lug on the back of the grip where the stock would mount.
What was the name of the first 9mm pistol?
This new caliber was the 9mm Parabellum. The Luger was the first firearm chambered in this 9mm, which is why 9mm is sometimes referred to as 9mm Luger. The Imperial German Army adopted the Luger as the P.08. It was intended to replace two models of Reichsrevolvers then in service.