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Posted: 12/23/2011 1:16:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 1:51:13 PM EDT
Great video! Good presentation, fast pacing(MUCH needed in youtube firearms videos), exactly as informative as it needed to be. I'm familiar with all three pistols and have major youtube ADD and still watched every minute of it, even on a Friday night
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 2:40:15 PM EDT
Even a Friday night before Christmas!

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have a great Christmas weekend.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 3:11:06 PM EDT
As much as I enjoy the P38 the double action trigger sucks.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 3:11:48 PM EDT
Very nice.

I have a post war P1 that I have found to be a lot of fun to shoot. Also it is quite accurate and as you noted, very reliable.

It's good to see classic arms given their due in a modern format like yours.

Please carry on with more WW2, or even older, weapons.


Link Posted: 12/23/2011 3:28:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TUBBY:
As much as I enjoy the P38 the double action trigger sucks.

My 4/79 P1 has one of the nicest DA/SA triggers I've experienced.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 3:58:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2011 4:06:19 PM EDT by FAC]

Originally Posted By BlitzPig:
Very nice.

I have a post war P1 that I have found to be a lot of fun to shoot. Also it is quite accurate and as you noted, very reliable.

It's good to see classic arms given their due in a modern format like yours.

Please carry on with more WW2, or even older, weapons.


Thanks. I do plan on doing more historic weapons in the coming year.

Link Posted: 12/23/2011 4:16:21 PM EDT
Thanks for putting together great videos! I really enjoyed your video on the PPQ as well as the P-38.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 4:20:59 PM EDT
I was able to fire both an original WW1 Luger P-08 and an original Nazi stamped Walther P38; I was very please with how both weapons shot; very accurate (specially the Luger) and easy to operate; now i crave to get my hands on both of them.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 4:58:48 PM EDT
Someone needs to give this guy a television show.
He's informative and a pleasure to watch, not to mention the fact that his production is top-notch.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:00:46 PM EDT
Great work on the video.

Though I do wonder....was the Walther P38 ahead of its time? Or are we just issuing old tech?
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:02:20 PM EDT
I was thinking P38 before I clicked. Nobody believes that their M9 is that old of a design until I show them my P1.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:13:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LaRue556:
Great work on the video.

Though I do wonder....was the Walther P38 ahead of its time? Or are we just issuing old tech?

I guess it's a matter of perspective.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:18:16 PM EDT
Cool? yes. Ahead of its time? not really. BHPs were ahead of their time. Double stack mags, tilting barrel action, very similar to modern handguns today.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:49:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 35mm_Shooter:
Cool? yes. Ahead of its time? not really. BHPs were ahead of their time. Double stack mags, tilting barrel action, very similar to modern handguns today.

That's because the P35 really was an evolved 1911. The same dropping breech design used in the P35 was originally used in the 1911, with the innovation being the removal of the drop link itself in the P35 design. I would credit the 1911 with the design of the system of lock-up. But yes, the double stack 13 round magazine was the major contribution to modern handgun design that the P35 brought to the party.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:58:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LaRue556:
was the Walther P38 ahead of its time? Or are we just issuing old tech?

The Walther/Beretta action is still the newest pistol design available.

Nearly every other currently available pistol uses 1900-1910 designs.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 7:12:59 PM EDT
The 1896 Broomhandle Mauser used a locking block system.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:04:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GLOCKREAPER:

Originally Posted By LaRue556:
was the Walther P38 ahead of its time? Or are we just issuing old tech?

The Walther/Beretta action is still the newest pistol design available.

Nearly every other currently available pistol uses 1900-1910 designs.


I wouldn't exactly hand my hat on the 'newest' design being the best. The only manufacturers (AFAIK) that used the Walther falling block system were Walther, HK, and Beretta. The Browning stepped cam system has been used by Browning, Colt, Glock, Sig, HK, S&W, CZ, many former Soviet republics, the Chicoms, and the beat goes on.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:18:54 PM EDT
That was a great video. Very well done.

I have a P38, and I fired it a few times before locking it in the safe. However, I never noticed the loaded chamber indicator. Cool!
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 10:57:10 PM EDT
Very well done video, and informative. Hope to see more of them.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 2:34:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FAC:
I would credit the 1911 with the design of the system of lock-up.

WHAT?! First of all it's the designer who gets the credit, not the design itself. Secondly the Colt 1911 was just an improved Colt 1910, which was an improved Colt 1907, which was an improved Colt 1905, which was an improved Colt 1902, which was an improved Colt 1900. The 1911 was just one of many increments of Browning's tilting barrel pistol design, set apart only by its adoption by the US military.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:37:02 PM EDT
well I thought it was an informative and fun vid.

Your channel is still my favorite youtube gun channel.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:13:57 PM EDT
tag for later when I'm off work
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