So I had my very first Luger P08 to the range today and I can gladly report not only did it work, I didn't bust it! Actually, it seems a stout little gun....far stronger than I thought.
Put a box of Remington 115gr. ball through it and no hangups.
It shoots high at 7 yards (and 5 yards) maybe three inches.
Sights are just short of ugh....and if weren't a Luger and my first Luger, I'd have my bottle of white-out out and paint the front sight blade.
As for the trigger, it ain't a transcendental experience. Matter of fact it's kinda different. There's some take up, which is fine; then it stops dead and more pressure and it goes bang....but there isn't a clean break...it just sort of shoots.
Clearly I need a lot more trigger time to get used to it. Normally, I'd dry fire with a snap cap at home (at lot)....but with the toggle it's a bit more than a chore than with my Walther P99AS or a S/A where all you have to do is thumb back the hammer.
I need to get more WWB or Rem 115gr.....I don't want to shoot 124 gr. (my usual 9mm load) and a lot more time at the range if I want to get good with it.
I was on the paper, mostly in the black, but I shot the other guns I had with me today, my Walther PPS, Sig 230 and Sig 226 (with .22 conversion) a lot better.
Wondering if it is the trigger design that's different or just my pistol.
Overall, I gotta say it was a good decision to get this gun....I'm happy with everything about it....and will be happier when I can shoot out the X ring consistently.