Customer Reviews for Umarex Glock 17 3rd Gen CO2 Blowback Steel BB Pistol

Brand: Umarex

Type: BB Pistol
Manufacturer: Umarex
Model: Glock 17
Materials: Metal and Polymer
Weight: 726 g (1.6 lb)
Barrel: Smoothbore
Power Source: CO2
Action: Semi-Automatic
Ammo Type: 4.5mm Steel BBs
Ammo Capacity: 18 Rounds
FPS: 365

Trigger Pull: The blowback action pre-cocks the internal hammer for a light single-action type trigger pull. I call it a a double-action trigger mainly because there is an indexing of a BB from the magazine into the breach area every time you pull the trigger, which means the take up is long and there is a little bit of friction from the mechanism that indexes a BB.

Accuracy: Using my Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph, I was able to get really close to the factory claimed FPS of 365 with an average of 363 FPS. Shooting conditions were decent, a lot warmer than outside but still not as warm as your typical summer day. The temperature was 15 Degrees Celsius (59 Degrees Fahrenheit). In warmer conditions I am sure I would have hit the claimed 365 or even higher. I placed 10 shots into a paper target from 30 feet down range using my standard seated and rested shooting position. I was able to get just under a 2 inch 10 shot group, not bad at all! The pistol did shoot a little bit to the left which is common with most CO2 action airguns and I know it’s not entirely me since others have commented the same. Elevation was pretty close at 30 feet.

Build Quality: The Umarex Glock 17 3rd Gen Blowback BB Pistol seems well-made overall. Fit and finish are nice and slide wiggle is minimal. There is a bit of a clanky sound when the slide cycles but since most of these types of airguns are made out of pot metal with high zinc alloy content this is expected.

Realism: It absolutely looks the part of a Glock 17 3rd Generation. Sitting on the table and even holding it in your hand you are going to think it's the real deal until you drop the magazine and see that it is a CO2 mag. Mostly everything operates like a real Glock 17 but the slide is not a full blowback, meaning it only goes back about 3/4 as much as a true Glock slide would. One other noticeable difference is the ability to quickly field strip the pistol. You will need to remove a pin since the take down tabs are non-functioning and molded into the frame.

Pros:

  • 1:1 scale replica of the Glock G17 9mm handgun
  • Metal slide with crisp blowback action
  • Polymer body with Gen 3 textured grip
  • Equipped with trigger safety and latch safety
  • Safety built into the serial number plate area keeps it well hidden
  • Tactical accessory rail under barrel
  • Full sized drop free metal magazine
  • Decent 365 FPS for a blowback BB gun

Cons:

  • Slide sound is a bit clanky
  • Sights are not adjustable
  • Blowback action eats through CO2 faster
  • Would have liked to have seen more pristine packaging from Glock

Comments: This is the Glock airgun replica you've been waiting for. The Umarex Glock 17 BB Pistol is identical to the real steel version in almost every way. The dimensions are so accurate it will fit an official GLOCK Duty Holster. The Gen 3 model features an ergnomoic grip with a textured backstrap and finger grooves. With snappy CO2 blowback action, it feels and fires just like the real thing.

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Mar 12, 2020

Worth it!

If you r a fan of the glock, than this gun is 100% for u.. with its realistic looks and feel it’s just too good to not buy. It is somewhat heavy but doesn’t nearly resemble the weight of a real glock. The metal slide is a big plus tho, I RATE THIS GUN ALOT!
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Feb 14, 2020
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Very good first blowback gun

This is my first blowback gun and, I have to say, I really do enjoy that feature. As all of you may know from Mike's videos, I tend to "burn" through the CO2 a lot quicker than I do when I am shooting my Glock 19 Gen 3 (non-blowback). With the way I shoot, I've been getting about four to five solid mags, before I have to switch out the CO2. (I get about 10(ish) mags with with 19 Gen 3). The only weird thing that I notice is that my particular magazine does not like the Daisy BBs (I had to "tap and rack" a few times to index a Daisy BB). However, when I used the copperhead BBs, they would index and shoot without any problems at all. It could simply be my copy of the gun. That said, I would recommend this gun.
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Jan 16, 2020
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Good gun love my new one

My first one was weird it shot bad and the magazine would get stuck in the gun, it could of been the person that was transported it after replica because I've always recommend my friends here and there's never a problem however. I bought a new one and it's exactly what I expected from the videos on your YouTube channel I'm gonna get the Gen 4 soon thanks again Ryan and everyone else at RA!
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Nov 01, 2019

Great replica!!!

Great quality !! Great price !!!
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Oct 04, 2019

Remarkable Weapon

I truly believe the weapon is a remarkable one. It is an extremely similar replica to a Glock 17. I am personally a Glock fan and it has made my dreams come true for buying one. I truly believe it is a good gun; well worth the money. Although there are minior downsides: - It is not a full blowback handgun. ): - The packaging is a nightmare to get into; but secure. - The slide doesn't make a cool noise when sliding; but the gun sound makes up for it. Overall, the gun is beyond my expectations. It is something I recommend you buy if you're looking to get a Glock airsoft gun. I'm very happy with my purchase.
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May 03, 2019
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"Looks" just like the real thing.

PROs Visually impressive, looks just like the real thing. Only a real Glock lover would see the difference. Even if you hold it, it's a bit light, but feels good. The mag even seats better than a real Glock. A side by side visual comparison is excellent. CONs The cons aren't really important because this is a BB gun, but 5 stars until you start to play with it. The slide only comes back part way, it even moves on it's own from the inertia of moving the gun around giving the impression there's an elastic band instead of a spring and a guide rod holding the slide. Don't expect the real thing, it's still a neat toy, with a toy trigger. Still worth the purchase.
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Apr 20, 2019

Decent Glock Relpica

It seems fine. I put servers hundred rounds in it, and noticed a small 3 inch grouping. Hate the half blowback, also hate the mag, prefer the Airsoft Gen 4 glock17. Build quality is fantastic though. Watch a few reviews before buying.
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Mar 26, 2019

sav gun

this is a sick gun it came 3 days early really happy with it! then only thing i don’t like about it is that’s it doesn’t have a slot for the allen key for the c02 and that it’s made from pollymer but besides that savage gun
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Mar 15, 2019
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Glock 17 gen3

I discovered this model last week, I knew about the 19, non blowback model, fixed slide and such, not quite worth my hard earned cash......but a full trades blowback glock 17 was worth a try. The clamshell packing leads on to believe this is a cheap gun, but in the hand weight is near the real deal, little slide wobble, crisp mould lines and all appropriate markings minus the 9x19. I promptly oiled with crosman pellet gun oil, the trigger linkage with the slide back, the metal block at the rear of gun inside the slide and the bb advance assembly+ one drop on the guide rod. At this point everything was moving smoothly, took it to the back yard with a mag full of smart shot and hit a club soda mini can at 15 yards, it was lightly shaken and dam near split in two!, so far I've run Hornady, RWS, and smart shot through it and it run flawlessly. The pistol on fresh gas has a nice report, good blowback feel, the trigger is a bit long, actually double action for some reason???, but is smooth with a clean break. The trigger is the only reason I wouldn't recommend using this as a training tool for glock owners though it shoots very well, could be good for holster discipline training, fits my kydex holster perfectly I might add. Things can always be better but for price point this one's hard to beat!
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Feb 22, 2019

Good but should have been better

It's a good pistol for the price, but left me unimpressed.
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