Pellet Firing and BB firing Glock 17 Co2 Pistol from Umarex
Fully Licensed Co2 Glock Pistol copy
While the new Glock 17 Glock 17 Gen 4 Glock 19 and Glock 22 Gen 4 BB Co2 pistols are looking like a lot of fun, we've had a lot more anticipation for the Pellet firing Glock 17 and Glock 17 with Threaded Muzzle versions. What's the difference you might ask?
The BB firing versions all use heavyweight magazines with a traditional co2 housing and follower, much like the USP Blowback pistol we looked at earlier in the year. These magazines are solid, reliable and use a standard allan key to lock the co2 bulb in place. These guns end up being smoothbore, high capacity and a hell of a lot of fun to shoot, but lose some of the accuracy of their pellet counterparts. However their main benefit was blowback action, which until guns like the SIG SAUER P226 and SIG SAUER P320 was something not often seen on pellet firing pistols. Even these great entries from SIG ended up with half size magazines, cam locks and bulb screws for co2 in the grip etc, but there have been very few pistols that I know of that have overcome the challenges of providing an easily changeable, full weight and size magazine that works with pellets. Until now.
The pellet firing version of the Glock comes with a full-size magazine housing, into which you have a valve outlet and connector for a daisy wheel magazine, as well as the co2 and three more daily wheel holders. Containing the co2 and the daisy-wheels in this manner allows the slide and action of the gun to blow back, as there is no longer a need to have a two-part top slide. This, combined with a rifled barrel delivers pellet level accuracy alongside the recoiling nature found on the aforementioned SIG pistols. This in my opinion, makes these particular models much more realistic, better for training and overall better shooting experience than their BB firing relatives.
All models in the range have authentic slide, frame and even baseplate markings as a glock, with only an Umarex serial number insert under the bore axis being a noticeable difference.
Personally, despite my affection for all thing HK - I want one.