21 April 2024

He's Right

Willard noticed that the Luger P.08 is slightly bigger in every dimension than the M1911A1.

The Luger looks so much slimmer in profile you don't notice it by itself.


  1. I will admit, I like the Luger. The problems with it are mostly due to a lot of the ammunition available for it not being properly calibrated, and the fact that it's complicated and difficult to keep clean. But it's a joy to shoot!

    1. I've not found the Luger to be any more difficult to keep clean than a 1911. My experience with Lugers is limited to coil mainsprings and not the earlier flat spring which does affect reassembly.

      The only gun I hate taking apart for cleaning is my Ruger Standard. It's the only design I've ever used where chance is a factor in getting it back together. That said, you do get good at it after a few times in quick succession. Another downside is there's lots of nooks and crannies for dirty ass .22 crude to accumulate. On the upside it takes significant accumulation to affect reliability with mine.

  2. Looks like you have a VOPO rework Luger. I bought mine in 1987 when a bunch hit the market then. Think the cost was less than $400.00 at the time.

    1. That was my conclusion as well. https://mcthag.blogspot.com/2021/11/volkspolitzei.html


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