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Georg Luger: The Forgotten History of the Man Who Designed the Luger Pistol and 9mm Ammo

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Published on 24 Jul 2020 / In Film and Animation

In today’s episode of the Resistance Library podcast, Molly and Sam discuss Georg Luger and the legacy he left to the firearm world. Learn more about Georg Luger at Ammo.com: https://ammo.com/articles/geor....g-luger-pistol-9mm-a

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After the American revolver, there is simply no other handgun in the world that is as easily recognizable as the Luger pistol. The Pistole Parabellum is its official name, but to virtually anyone, the weapon is simply the “Luger.” Georg Luger designed this iconic weapon, as well as the ammunition with which the Luger is loaded – the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge.

While the weapon is largely associated with Germany, Luger was, in fact, born in the Austrian Empire in 1849, in a city just over the border from modern-day Italy. His father, a surgeon, moved the family to Italy not long after Luger’s birth where the elder Luger taught at the local university. Luger, however, completed his education in Austria, and then went onto Vienna, where he studied at what is today the prestigious Vienna Business School.

In October 1867, he volunteered for military service as a reserve cadet. His superior officers immediately noticed his excellent marksmanship. They sent him to the Austro-Hungarian Military Firearms School at Camp Bruckneudorf, where he was quickly charged with training marksmanship to other cadets. It was here that he first became interested in automatic loading systems.

Have a listen to hear Sam and Molly discuss this legendary gun, as well as the 9mm cartridge that went with it. If you want to learn more about Georg Luger, check out Sam’s article at Ammo.com’s Resistance Library. 

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Helpful links:
- Georg Luger: The Forgotten History of the Man who Designed the Luger Pistol and 9mm: https://ammo.com/articles/geor....g-luger-pistol-9mm-a
- The History of 9mm Ammo: https://ammo.com/handgun/9mm-ammo#caliber-history
- The Resistance Library: https://ammo.com/articles
- Molly Carter: https://ammo.com/our-team#molly-carter
- Sam Jacobs: https://ammo.com/our-team#sam-jacobs

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Rollis Karvellis
Rollis Karvellis 2 months ago

Good show. Keep it up.

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