Astra A-80 Summary

The A-80 by Astra is a recoil operated semi-automatic Pistol produced during 1982 - 1989 which sells new for $425.00 and has an estimated used valuation of $350.00. It's caliber is listed at 9mm Luger with a muzzle velocity (MV) From 985 to 1500 ft/sec, muzzle energy (ME) From 294 to 450 ft-lb, and muzzle weight (WT) From 90 to 147 grains. The Astra A-80 has fixed three-dot combat style sights, a black plastic grip, blued finish steel frame, and a double-action (DA/SA) trigger. This handgun has a 15-round magazine with a maximum capacity of 16 rounds. The A-80 has a recoil factor of 3.91 ft-lb and IDPA Power Factor of 141080.

Smith & Wesson M&P Compact Summary

The M&P Compact by Smith & Wesson is a recoil operated semi-automatic Pistol produced during 2007 which sells new for $569.00 and has an estimated used valuation of $350.00. It's caliber is listed at .40 S&W with a muzzle velocity (MV) From 985 to 1325 ft/sec, muzzle energy (ME) From 355 to 500 ft-lb, and muzzle weight (WT) From 135 to 180 grains. The Smith & Wesson M&P Compact has ramp front, Novak Lo-Mount rear sights, a integrated polymer grip, Zytel polymer frame, and a striker single-action (SA) trigger. This handgun has a 10-round magazine with a maximum capacity of 11 rounds. The M&P Compact has a recoil factor of 8.95 ft-lb and IDPA Power Factor of 172536.

Comparison Chart

Title:Astra A-80Smith & Wesson M&P Compact
Caliber:9mm Luger.40 S&W
Common Name:9mm Parabellum.40 Smith & Wesson Auto
Type:PistolPistol
Production Years:1982 - 19892007
MV:From 985 to 1500 ft/secFrom 985 to 1325 ft/sec
ME:From 294 to 450 ft-lbFrom 355 to 500 ft-lb
WT:From 90 to 147 grainsFrom 135 to 180 grains
Brand Name:AstraSmith & Wesson
Model Number:A-80M&P Compact
Retail Price:$425.00$569.00
Used Price:$350.00$350.00
Action:recoil operated semi-automaticrecoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)striker single-action (SA)
Safety Type:frame mounted decock leverpassive trigger safety
Magazine Capacity:15-round10-round
Frame Material:blued finish steelZytel polymer
Grip Type:black plasticintegrated polymer
Sights:fixed three-dot combat styleramp front, Novak Lo-Mount rear
Width:No Data1.2-in
Length:7.1-in6.7-in
Height:No Data4.3-in
Barrel:3.75-in3.5-in
Weight:34.7-oz23.4-oz
IDPA Power Factor:141080172536
Recoil Factor:3.91 ft-lb8.95 ft-lb
Total Capacity:16 rounds11 rounds