- Luger? HELL YEAH!
My friend has this gun (The Short variant) and I am buying one for myself soon and ShortyUSA just provided me with a good seller.
Here's a basic history of the Luger P08 pistol. It was invented in 1900 by Georg Luger (Originally chambered for 7.65x22 Luger) as an evolution to the Borchardt C-93 and served in both World Wars, although started to be replaced in WWII by the Walther P38, which although was an improvement over the Luger, was suprisingly less popular. The real-steel one had an 8 round magazine, considered high-capacity back then. Considered too weak by the German army, the 7.65mm round was replaced by the then-new and now-popular 9mm Luger cardridge, which was created by cutting off the bottleneck of the case to accept 9mm bullets. And in 1908 it is approved as the new sidearm for the German infantry, hence it's designation P08: Pisole model 1908. The Luger uses a toggle-lock action, a very unique and uncommon action. Supremely accurate, but prone to jamming after injesting dirt as many of the components are exposed. Many Lugers were captured during both World Wars and taken home as trophies and many are still circulation. Still sought after by collectors both for its sleek design, superlative accuracy, great durability, and by its connection to Imperial and Nazi Germany, some sell for up to $16,000 a piece.
This WE Luger is a great replica. The medium variant, however, IS an authentic barrel length, it's really based on the model the German Navy used.
Here's my pros and cons for the short variant.
Can fit in a UTG vest holster
Quick, light trigger pull
Realistic blow back
Full metal - Durable
Unique slide action
Hurts like a b!tch (I know, I've been shot by it)
VERY accurate (Efficient up to about 33 meters)
Authentic trademarks, serial #, Date, safety, ect.
It's over 108 years old
Smooth sliding action
Knobs on the slide for best grip
Uses green gas - compatable with common propane
Black grips - Makes it look like a modern civilian replica (But authentic World War ones can be fitted)
Jams from dirt (But that's also the case with the real-steel Luger, so I guess it's Ok)
No spare mags on ShortyUSA
Overall you can't remove a star for the cons. It's a great sidearm and I can consider it a primary weapon. If you're a WWII fanatic like me, this is a great addition to your collection if you also buy authentic wooden grips from the war (Commonly found on Ebay and other places like that).