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Small Arms of WWI Primer 012: German F.Langenhan Selbstlader Pistol

Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!

Cartridge: .32 ACP
Capacity: 8 rnds
Length: 6.6″
weight: 1.5 lbs

This episode we spend some time going over a decent pistol with a bad reputation. Many

people consider the separate breachblock of the Langenhan to be a potentially suicidal

feature, but it’s pretty secure… we think.

Stick around to see where it came from, how it performs, and just what Mae thinks of

this infamous .32 pocket pistol. Love it or hate it, this little guy was a piece of WWI


Additional reading:

German Handguns: The Complete Book of the Pistols and Revolvers of Germany, 1869 to the Present
Ian V. Hogg

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Music provided by Melissa Hyman of The Moon and You

Safe range space thanks to Shoot Logic

In collaboration with The Great War

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

Archival work by Georgy

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