Hey everyone! I’m David in the north Fort Worth/Keller TX area. I found this place looking for info on building an 80% P320. I’ve built lots of other 80% stuff (AR/Glock/1911) and the P320 seems to be the natural progression, even if it turns out to be just one. I don’t really recall how I got into all of this, probably by wanting to make some of my existing firearms function a little better than they did from the factory. Started tinkering and studying and got hooked.
I hadn’t done any volume of shooting until my short, short stint in the Corps in the early 90’s. Decided I liked it and was pretty good at it, but it still took a while for me to really get involved. Bought my first pistol (Colt 1991A1 Combat Commander, the parkerized one) and got my CHL sometime in the late 90’s. About that time I got into computers and all of my hobby income went to that. Fast forward to 2015 and my dad wanted me to give his Glock 17 a going over once he had seen what I had been up to with my own firearms. I hadn’t owned and hardly looked at Glocks before that, but decided I needed one after working on his. Got my first one and learned about the discount that could be had by joining GSSF, so I joined. That also allowed me to take the Glock Certified Armorer and Advanced Armorer courses and I started competing in GSSF matches. Everything accelerated at that point. I had to have different models for different divisions, or so my reasoning went. I’m up to 13 of them now, with only 2 being the same model. That started me building Polymer80 pistols so that I could do things to them that I can’t do to my competition pistols. It’s turned into an addiction at this point.
That’s probably enough for now. If you have questions, just ask. I’m pretty laid back and open about stuff. I look forward to learning more here and maybe even helping if I can.
Yeah, it was still pretty bare up here even when I moved here from SW FtW in 2003. Keller was Up In Smoke bbq and NAPA. Neither are here now and growth exploded. I miss those early days. I live up off Keller Haslet if you remember where that is.
I have the 19X. The only 9mm models I don’t have are the 17L, 45, and 43X (but I can make one by putting one of my 43 slides on my 48 frame). I plan to build a 17L clone on a P80 lower. It’ll be my “Mock 17L”.