Despite its shortcomings and controversies, the German Luger has left an enduring legacy in the world of firearms. Its innovative design, historical significance, and iconic aesthetics continue to captivate enthusiasts and collectors alike. The Luger's virtues, such as its ergonomic design, reliability, and accuracy, should not be overlooked.
The Luger's legacy endures, and its impact on the world of handguns cannot be denied. It stands as a testament to the ingenuity of its creator, Georg Luger, and serves as a reminder of the complex interplay between firearms and history. Whether you view it as a symbol of innovation, a collector's gem, or a controversial relic, the German Luger continues to fascinate and provoke thought even today.
My MOS when I served in the United States Army was 76Y. For you non-military readers, the Military Occupational Specialty of 76 Yankee means that I was a Unit Armorer. While on REFORGER 85, I trained with German Paratroopers and qualified as "Expert" with the German G-3 rifle, the Israeli Uzi 9mm sub-machinegun and the 9mm handgun.