Stoeger Luger .22lr pistol. Worth buying?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by DustyGmt, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. tark

    tark Member

    Nov 25, 2013
    atkinson, ill
    Ian is correct and so are you! :) Both the C-96 and the luger ARE short recoil in operation. But neither one has a slide or a tilting barrel that locks into that slide. Barrels that tilt and move present difficulties when trying to squeeze the maximum accuracy out of them. Of course it can be done but it just requires a lot of extra work. With Lugers and C-96s you don't have to worry about things like slide to frame fit, or a tight barrel lockup, they can be remarkably accurate without doing anything to them because of that fixed barrel. My shooter grade C-96 can group 5 shots into an inch at 25 yards, two handed from a rest.
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  2. Patocazador

    Patocazador Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Central Florida
    Why would you want a Luger that doesn't really look like a Luger regardless of how it functions? At least the Erma looks and functions like a Luger (when it functions properly).
  3. potmetal

    potmetal Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    I had 2 Stoegers back in the 90's. Back then they often sold for about $150 so $200 at today's prices isn't much of a mark up. One of mine developed problems with the safety and I sold it for parts at a gun show. The other was pretty reliable and reasonably accurate though would sometimes jam on the last round in the magazine.
    I generally shot old Win. Wildcat ammo in it. The Luger ran fine on it.
  4. omega5

    omega5 Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    I had one back in the early 70's. I'd be lying if I said I never made it through a mag without a jam
    but I don't remember ever making it. All I remember is that it continuously stove piped. Traded it
    for a beagle that I soon found out had heart worms. Took him to the vet but he still died. Figured I
    broke even. That's what I think of that particular pistol.
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