Hmm I think I'd be scared of breaking the gun if I pulled the trigger - let alone the guy I was shooting ...
Wooly_BullyAlways wondered why boobs are sometimes called "Guns" :nodding: .
Well now you know.
FuzzyBunnyI don't think that man of them were actually distributed. The main point really was the propaganda effect; to scare the crap out of German soldiers by making them think that the Americans could afford to dump hundreds of thousands of throw-away pistols all over Europe, basically creating an instant guerilla army. As for disposable, any weapon is disposable if it helps you get a better weapon. If you had a choice between that piece of junk and a Luger you took off the officer you just plugged with it, what would you take?
A luger, is a peice of junk.
One of the mysteries about these pistols is what happened to them. I recall reading that many thousands were produced, intended as the guys note to be dropped to resistance fighters in hopes they could plug a Wehrmacht trooper and get a real weapon. However, only a few of these pistols survive, and no one seems to know quite what happened to all the thousands that were produced.
Lugers junk? Late in the war, manufacturing standards dropped, and things might have gotten a bit dodgy. The Luger is a complicated pistol design that relies on a lot of finely-fitted parts working smoothly to function at all. At it's best, it's a very well-made piece of ordnance indeed.
Herr Luger actually submitted a a few pistols to the US army trials at the turn of the century, where it competed with the Browning 1911 design and a couple of others. These are some of the rarest pistols known, only a few were made in the specified .45 ACP chambering. The weapon did not display the required reliability when exposed to dirt, dust, and mud, and so lost out to the Browning. Still, I would never classify any Luger pistol as "junk", unless it were damaged or poorly maintained.
Comrade0RedA luger, is a peice of junk.
They're not junk. I don't like them because some later models were poorly made, I prefer the balance on my M1911, I don't like 9mm, whatever.
But it's certainly better than a single-shot toy with an unrifled barrel.
The .45 caliber luger is worth about a million dollars. Only 2 were made and only 1 remains. The 45. ACP is defineatly my favor pistol round. I own a Defender, 1991, and a MAC-10. But I also want to get a WW2 1911A1.
Is it you (a 17 year boy from an gaming forums calling himself "AnAce") or your dad that own those guns...?
GauntletIs it you (a 17 year boy from an gaming forums calling himself "AnAce") or your dad that own those guns...?
A lot of states in the US have far less restrictive gun laws than many Euros are used to. Also, especially in states with rural areas (like, for example, Vermont), it's common for younger people to be introduced to guns quite early. So whether or not it's him or his dad, it _could_ be :-)
If a 17 year old is walking around with a compact pistol "almost every where" he goes, the local gun politics can't be very good...
:o a state full of violence ...