POTD: Steyr-Hahn P08 Pistol, KA-BAR, Surefire

I was out test firing a Steyr-Hahn pistol and found it to be a blast. Obviously compared to modern handgun technology, there are issues. But on balance, this old Austro-Hungarian Empire firearm can get the job done. Even today.

And for those wondering where you get 9mm Steyr ammunition from, the P08 denotes that it was converted by the Nazi’s into 9mm Luger. For the record, it runs 124g Privi just fine!

When I arrived back at the armory, I was struck by the juxtaposition of technology: A modern KA-BAR LE Knife, a Surefire pocket light, and a 9mm Steyr-Hahn that is 100 years old.

Wonders never cease.


“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

  • Brennen Munro

    I think I would enjoy spending an afternoon shooting with you! Such an eclectic collection that you shoot, and your knowledge that you share… yes, it would be a good afternoon.

  • Arch Stanton

    Only about 60,000 pistols were converted to 9mm Luger. Difficult to find. I landed one about 3 years ago. Shoots great!

    • Hmmm…interesting stat. It’s funny. Only 60,000.

      It’s all relative. I’ll guess Ed Brown, Wilson and Nighthawk haven’t made 60,000 weapons combined in the last decade.

      Think about that.