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Customer Reviews for Umarex Glock 17 Gen3 BlowBack BB Gun

Brand: Umarex Canada

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.

Buy the Magazine: UMX2255209

Umarex Glock 17 Gen3 BlowBack BB Gun Manual

 
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Sep 10, 2021

Glock blowback review

Plenty satisfied with this replica, only concern is the the blowback housing, will rattle when pistol is handled which impacts the overall feel of the pistol.
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Aug 18, 2021

Pretty dang good for the price

I needed something to keep up with shooting at home. Did lots of research and decided to try this out. Works great and pretty close to the real thing for what you can get out of a bb gun. Trigger practice is trigger practice.
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Aug 02, 2021

goes through too much co2

after 3 reloads the guns basically a pea shooter, other than that pretty sick
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Jul 13, 2021

Alright

This gun is on the cheaper side of airguns. It has a full metal slide and interior, with a plastic (assuming polymer) bottom. The magazine is full metal and weighs a lot. This gun is a good gun for trigger discipline or some outdoor target shooting. One main flaw, the slide makes a loud 'clink' noise when cocking the gun back and moving the gun. The trigger also sounds a little cheap when firing. The blowback action feels very nice and can last 3-4 magazines with blowback (5th magazine will have little to no blowback.)
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Jun 30, 2021

Great replica for a decent price.

I've bought a few 9mm replicas now and this, so far is my fave. Sooooo close to the original it's hard to tell them apart. Add a laser sight and 'pew-pew'...tons of fun plinking !!
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Jun 28, 2021

Not impressed at all

At first i was ecstatic over the purchase, blow back action was very satisfying, had a fair amount of recoil for what it is. However, where the problems arose however was, less then 100 bbs, not ever 3 12 gram co2 tanks, and the “firing pin” for lack of better knowledge on the parts name, little metal pin that pushes on the coz prime in the clip? It fell out of the gun, the gun is now complete paper weight, worst 200 dollars ive ever spent, and no i wasn't dry firing the gun, or running around throwing it off the range table, its says right on the label, NOT A TOY, so I treat it as i would a cartridge for pistol/rifle, had a lot of expectations for this pistol considering it is a licensed product of glock. Id love to hear back from someone at replica air guns, i want to enjoy my 200 dollar purchases, and give a quality review on a more quality product
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Jun 10, 2021

Great overall

Bang for buck this is a really good gun. Other than having a little rattle in the chamber area the accuracy is dead on the weight and feel are perfect. It’s a great replica of the real Glock
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May 31, 2021

Perfect Replica.

Accurate weight and size, great feel and performance.
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May 04, 2021

Very good

put around 3000 rounds with this already. Reliable thus far
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May 04, 2021

Good service, timely delivery

Good service, timely delivery
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