Luger P08 with Modern Ammunition: new on AllOutdoor

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4 Responses to Luger P08 with Modern Ammunition: new on AllOutdoor

  1. Ray says:

    I have owned three. Two DWM made in WW1 and a stainless Stoger. Dirt sensitive, fragile, finicky about ammunition and bullet type. They are not even a good 20th century weapon, and only middlin’ reliable by the standards of the late 19th century when it was designed. Like most things German they are grossly over engineered . A hand(even the modern “Stoger”) built weapon with parts fitted so tightly that even powder fowling will cause a stoppage. The Germans dropped in favor of the P 38 in 1939 , and stopped issuing them about five min. after invading Russia. I like the TT33 a whole lot more. It’s a better weapon and may be, with the 1911, the best combat side arm of the war.

  2. Jim R says:

    You may be interested in some “torture testing” done by the fellows at the YouTube! channel InRange TV. The Luger does remarkably well when exposed (!) to mud. There’s a reason that the German army used it for so long.

    • Ray says:

      You can make anything you want too look good when you have the luxury of a camera and 400 takes. I’ll take my own experience and the findings of the German Army over you tube. “In Range” are the guys who claim that AR-15’s are “better” than AK’s and that the Johnson rifle worked in combat. Right? But go ahead and drop 2000-10000 USD on a P-08 if you want. You will never get it to work like the one on you tube.

      • Jim R says:

        Perhaps. They are pretty clear that their tests involve one example gun under those conditions. Personally, I was astounded that the AR-15 did as well as it did… and almost cried when they did a mud test to an M-1.

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