Now that I have a family, it is my job to protect them and this day and age you can not count on law enforcement to be there the second they are needed. Guns are just so damn cool, they are fun when used safely, and they go boom which is awesome. My good friend has been dating a girl that was born and raised in Spain but has been working in the states for the last 12 months.
Last week her consulting gig ended and she was headed back to Spain but before she left she said she wanted to have "an American day." Basically she wanted to do American "cliches" from dawn to dusk and I mentioned to her that we could go to the gun range. The first thing she said when we finished was "wow that was so much fun they just go boom boom boom" I guess you had to be there to hear her say it in her accent and to see how genuine she was.
After moving roughly 13 mm (0.5 in) rearward, the toggle strikes a cam built into the frame, causing the knee joint to hinge and the toggle and breech assembly to unlock.
At this point the barrel impacts the frame and stops its rearward movement, but the toggle assembly continues moving (bending the knee joint) due to momentum, extracting the spent casing from the chamber and ejecting it.
An early semi-automatic pistol, the Luger was designed to use a toggle-lock action, which uses a jointed arm to lock, as opposed to the slide actions of many other semi-automatic pistols.
After a round is fired, the barrel and toggle assembly (both locked together at this point) travel rearward due to recoil.
While I was never anti-gun, I used to question what was wrong with people, isn't one gun enough?!? My first gun was a s&w governor, which I still love but after a few weeks at the range with the over the top six shooter I started to yearn for a semi automatic which eventually led me to my sig p226 mk25 that I instantly became addicted to which led to my p239 SAS Gen 2, which I also love. Proud to say that I took the same friend to the range and let him use my sig and he's 100% converted and has already bought his first sig.
While I'm content for the time being, I know I'm not done. Sent from my i Phone using Tapatalk I have always been a fan but shot sparingly and never owned.
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