The P.08 Luger is the pistol used by Germany through both World Wars as well as by many other countries including the Swiss. The Luger was originally chamered in 7.65 Luger, which was a shortened 7.63 Mauser cartridge. The first model Luger was invented in 1898 by Georg Luger, and it was highly based off of the Borchard pistol, but was a much more compact, and useful design.

They were originally just called the P.08, but they are known as Lugers after their inventer's name.

The model we know today most popularly, is the Model P.08 Luger, introduced in 1908 as the standard sidearm of the German military. It deviated from previous lugers by eliminating the grip safety and being chambered in 9mm Parabellum, which is the 7.65 Luger casing redesigned to fit a 9mm projectile as requested by the Wehrmacht(German Army.)

As a testament to the cartridge designed for it, the 9mm is still used by the U.S. Military currently in the M9, and is the NATO standard pistol cartridge.

There were many manufacturers of Lugers, some of the most popular being Mauser, DWM, Kreighoff, Erfurt, Spandau, Simpson & Co. as well as foreign manufacturers such as Vickers in England, and Waffenfabrick Bern of Switzerland and some others. The German Army used a 4" Barrel version, which is most popular, while the Navy's version had a 6" barrel. Artillery crews had 10" barrels. Lugers have an 8 round capacity, however drum magazines made for the Artillery Lugers hold many more rounds.

Lugers were known to be extremely accurate, even by todays standards, due to the fixed barrel design. They operate off of the Maxim toggle action that the first machineguns used. Lugers were made to extremely high tolerances, and fit together with immense precision. In 1938, the German military was mainly producing the Walther P38 because it was a far cheaper design due to the lack of required hand fitting. Lugers were produced until the end of World War II however. Lugers are the first practical semi-auto pistols to be made, and were extremely influential in the world of handguns. Lugers with all matching parts and in good condition with original finish can be worth a lot of money today. They are also fabulously beautiful pistols and pieces of history and art, well sought after by collectors.
The German officer fended off the communists with his Luger.
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A person or thing that has done or is in the process of doing something ridiculous (determined by the user of the word). Can be used as a synonym for the words such as joker,noob, and their synonyms.

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1. Someone who dons a helmet and colored body condom and slides down a slippery chute as fast as possible on a sled.

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A Luger is someone who is in between a retard and a blonde girl. They are a complete klutz, and cant do anything right. Usually a Luger is really skinny and weak.
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A kick ass German pistol originated in WWI and went up to WWII. One of the most unique and coolest pistols ever made.
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