NRA Gun of the Week: Glock P80

posted on November 27, 2020
When the Austrian Armed Forces requested, in 1980, a replacement for its Walther P38 service pistol, Glock answered with a revolutionary and winning design, the Pistole 80 (P80). Though Glock wasn’t the first manufacturer to show its ability of advanced engineering and use of modern, space-age materials, it was the first company to receive contract for its “plastic” gun. Now the Austrian maker, nearly 40 years later, is offering a modern rendition of its original P80 service pistol.

black pistol left side text on image noting Glock P80

Distributed exclusively through Lipsey’s Guns, the P80 from Glock Inc., is a Safe-Action striker-fired pistol built on a full-size, black polymer frame and is chambered for 9 mm Luger. The sub-25-oz. pistol is a throwback commemorative reminiscent of the first-gen G17 pistol, featuring a flat extractor and single-pin frame. The front and backstrap are smooth, too, and the grip features Glock’s pebble-style texturing pattern.

black pistol trigger closeup plastic white background text on image noting NRA Gun of the Week

The Glock Pistole 80 displays P80 markings on the steel slide that is topped with polymer front and rear sights. Vertical- and wide-cut cocking serrations are included at the slide’s rear. Glock provides its DLC finish to protect the carbon steel components of the slide assemebly. Fitted within the slide is a 4.49” barrel that features the famed polygonal rifling of yesteryear’s Glock pistols.

Black pistol slide metal open square hole white background

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn about the exclusive Lipsey’s Guns Glock P80 chambered for 9 mm Luger.

Glock Pistole 80 Specifications
Manufacturer: Glock Inc.
Exclusive Distributor: Lipsey’s Guns
Action Type: striker-fired, semi-automatic, center-fire pistol
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Barrel: 4.49” polygonal-rifled steel
Slide: steel, Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) finish
Frame: black polymer
Sights: polymer; white-outline rear, white-dot front
Trigger: 6-lb. pull
Overall Length: 7.95”
Height: 5.45”
Width: 1.16”
Weight: 24.8 ozs. empty
MSRP: $669

Further Reading:
Review: Glock P80

Building a Non-Glock 'Glock'

Tested: Glock 19 Gen5 MOS FS Pistol

Range Review: Glock G44



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