Retro Glock P80?
The story of the Glock P80 is integral to the origin story of Glock GmbH as a firearms manufacturer. If it weren’t for the initial success of the P80, Gaston Glock’s famous line of polymer-framed pistols would have probably never taken the world of firearms by storm. Naming and Development History In 1980, the Austrian armed forces wanted a new handgun to replace their aging, WW2-era Walther P38 pistols. The handgun had to comply with specific, stringent criteria: it was to be a semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum, it needed to be drop-safe, and be capable of firing over 15,000 rounds of ammunition, pass an inspection, fire a proof load, and still be capable of functioning normally afterward. Several well-known manufacturers entered the competition; FN Herstal proposed an updated version of the Browning Hi-Power; Heckler & Koch joined with their P7 and P9S pistols, while SIG Sauer offered the P220 and P226, and Austria’s own Steyr participated with the Steyr GB. In Summary