Re: looking to get feet wet with a luger
Lugers seem to keep going up in price, even a miss-matched "shooter" is more expensive now than 10 years ago. If you buy one through a knowledgeable friend I don't think you can go wrong with your investment.
As far as shooting a Luger, remember that these pistols are rather complex and old. Parts brake now and then. And your replacement part will not have the same number as the broken part.