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Lightbulb Voere P.80!

One interesting and little-known note about the common and popular P7 pistol design by Heckler&Koch is that, in the early 1980s, a clone of the P7-M13 pistol (P7-PSP with 13-rds magazine) was manufactured experimentally under license in Austria by VOERE Präzisionstechnik, GmbH, to compete in the trial tests for a new sidearm to replace the old Walther P.38/P1, Colt 1911-A1 and Browning Gp35 "High-Power" models in service with the Austrian Armed Forces, Police and (now defunct) Federal Gendarmerie.

The pistol, called "Voere P.80", lost to the Glock 17 in the trials, and competed alongside another Austrian-produced pistol (the Steyr GB) and other German pistols (Heckler&Koch P9S and VP70M) to the XM9 trials to replace the 1911-A1 pistol in U.S. service (and lost again, this time to the Beretta 92S).

Nonetheless, the VOERE P.80 remains an interesting curio in the history of firearms; a rare, working VOERE P.80 prototype was sold last April at the HERMANN HISTORICA spring auction in Münich, Germany, for a mere 1600€, which makes me wonder if somebody down there really knows how to evaluate modern firearms.

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