Luger P08 Airsoft Replica
Short history of the Luger P08
The Luger P08 is a fixed barrel pistol operated by a short recoil that uses a unique locking mechanism. In creating the P08 for DWM (Deutsche-Waffen und Munitionsfabriken), Georg Luger was inspired by the Maxim machine gun and the Hugo Borchardt pistol. Geaorg Luger has designed one of the most iconic pistols in the world. It was one of the first semi-automatic magazine-fed handguns to be mass-produced. It was also the first pistol that used the 9mm cartridge.
Specificities of the Luger P08 Airsoft
The Luger P08 replica being entirely made of metal, it must be admitted that it is well built. It is almost half as heavy as the real Luger P08 and is made of real steel (480 g against 871 g for the real P08). The only plastic element on the replica Luger P08 is the handle and the gas tube. On the form, the Luger P08 airsoft is a faithful replica of the original Luger P08, with the same moving parts as the real steel version. Replicas of the Luger P08, regardless of the manufacturer, fail to replicate the blue finish of the real version. On the other hand, you have a wide choice of colors when it comes to Luger P08 airsoft replicas.
As far as velocity is concerned, the Luger P08 airsoft runs between 340 FPS and 360 FPS. The variation will depend on the CO² cartridge used and the ambient temperature; the best results are obtained between 10 °C and 50 °C. Finally, as for the single action trigger, it has a very short grip with a very smooth release.
What are the different variants available on Phenix Airsoft?
On Phenix airsoft, there are five variants available of the Luger P08 airsoft. The first four variants are from the Galaxy brand. They all have the same characteristics; namely a 6 mm caliber, a power of 0.5 joule, a length of 204 mm, a weight of 480 g, a metal/ABS design and a magazine with a capacity of 10 balls. Finally, all Galaxy variants of the P08 airsoft are spring loaded guns that have a Hop up and a fixed breech. The difference will therefore be in the color of the weapon. Thus, we have Galaxy P08 black, desert, OD and silver.
The last variant is the KWC Luger P08. It is without doubt the replica that is closest to the original. Already, in terms of weight, the KWC Luger P08 airsoft weighs 834g, while the real Luger P08 weighs 871g. Moreover, it is made of full metal. This replica has a 6 mm caliber with a magazine that holds 15 balls. Moreover, it is much longer than other airsoft replicas (220 m for the KWC against 204 mm for the Galaxy), runs on CO2 and has a power of 1.6 joules.
The different mechanisms offered on Phenix Airsoft
As for the mechanisms of the Luger P08 airsoft replicas offered on Phenix Airsoft, there are only two, namely a spring mechanism and a mechanism that operates on CO2. All Galaxy variants run on a spring system, while the KWC variant runs on CO2.