Best Airsoft Glock 17
The Glock 17 is trusted by law enforcement and militaries worldwide for its reliability and accuracy. Those same qualities can be found in the officially licensed VFC Glock G17 Gen5 Co2 (HALF) Blowback Airsoft Pistol, and it’s quite frankly the best Glock 17 replica in the market today.
Whether casual or serious competitions, airsoft matches can quickly switch from calm observation to hectic firefights at a moment’s notice. Having the best equipment to supplement your skills is often the fine line between victory and defeat.
Built for Durability and Reliability
The VFC Glock G17 Gen5 Co2 (HALF) Blowback Airsoft Pistol’s slide is reinforced aluminum alloy to ensure durability with a tough polymer frame that enhances this gun’s overall strength. This weapon is designed to endure the roughest conditions you might encounter in the open field or close-quarter combat.
The ergonomic grip provides excellent control and handling for those frantic engagements where precise aiming matters. The mounted iron front and rear sights give accurate target acquisition to help you neutralize threats as quickly as possible. If you have another grip that you want to use instead, this weapon allows you to customize it to your preference.
The full metal magazine takes up to 20 rounds and is powered by CO2 propellants. Each round is fired uniformly to conserve gas and provides more shots per full refill. The gun’s capacity mimics the original Glock 17, making this replica ideal for training scenarios. The gun can be switched to a semi-automatic mode that lets you fire rounds pretty much as fast as you can press the trigger.
This weapon also comes with an adjustable hop-up that lets you modify your BB’s trajectory rounds. The adjustable hop-up gives you an easy way to fine-tune the aim of your weapon without having to disassemble it. Muzzle velocity ranges from 300 – 350 FPS when using 0.20 gram BB ammo. A single 12g CO2 cartridge powers the weapon and is located inside the magazine.
A small rail under the barrel lets you slide in tactical accessories like lasers or flashlights. The ambidextrous slide stop helps keep this weapon secure when it’s not in use. It also has serrations on the rear part of the slide, making racking the gun a lot easier.
Enhancing Authenticity and Immersion
One of the main features of the VFC Glock G17 Gen5 Co2 (HALF) Blowback Airsoft Pistol is that Glock itself licenses it. With Glock’s commitment to quality, they’ve staked their reputation by giving this weapon their full approval.
The build of this gun mimics the actual weapon incredibly well, matching its dimensions and weight quite accurately. The half gas blowback provides realistic recoil that further enhances the realism of this airsoft pistol. If you want the immersive experience of using a Glock 17, then the VFC Glock G17 Gen5 is second only to the actual gun itself.
- 300 – 350 FPS
- 20 round magazine
- Half gas blowback system
- Full aluminum alloy slide construction
- Mold injected polymer frame
- Traditional Glock trigger safety
- Mounted front and rear sights
- Under barrel accessory rail
- CO2 powered
- Adjustable hop-up
- Glock licensing
Advantages of Using a Glock 17 Airsoft Pistol
If you’re trying to choose what type of sidearm you’ll need for your airsoft matches, then getting a Glock model is worthy of consideration. If you’re wondering why the Glock is trusted by law enforcement officers the world over, then the reasons are:
When you’re in an airsoft match, the last thing you want is for your equipment to not perform at its best. The VFC Glock G17 Gen5 replicates the reliability of the actual gun with its solid construction. Field operations can often involve unexpected weather that may expose your weapon to water, dirt, and mud. The VFC Glock G17 Gen5 is made to operate even during these extreme conditions.
Accuracy and Precision
The original sights of the Glock 17 were designed to make aiming easy for the user. Target acquisition with the Glock sights was precise, whether the shooter or the target was moving. The VFC Glock G17 Gen5 has the same sights as the original and provides the same accuracy for aiming. In addition, the rail under the barrel gives you the option to install tactical targeting accessories to improve your aim further.
Handling and Control
The Glock 17’s design may seem simple, but it provides excellent handling that has helped it gain the favor of many police and military organizations worldwide. As the VFC Glock G17 Gen5 follows the same design aesthetics, the same ease of control follows suit. Handling and control are further enhanced with the airsoft pistol’s ergonomic grips.
The original Glock comes in various magazine capacities ranging from the standard 17 up to 33 rounds. This VFC Glock strikes a good average with a 20-round magazine, giving users many more shots to work with when engaged in a firefight. Because the magazine capacity is realistic, this gun is an ideal training tool for ammo management.
Why Choose the VFC Glock G17 Gen5?
Because the VFC Glock seeks to replicate the original gun as accurately as possible, it shares the dependability of the actual Glock 17 itself. The model is relatively more affordable than the previous generation of the VFC Glock 17 but still provides great performance.
Airsoft veterans who like to modify their guns may lack upgrade options, but the solid build already functions exceptionally well. The gun also can’t be field stripped, though this isn’t much of an issue as minimum maintenance will be needed for this weapon to remain in top shape.
- Relatively affordable
- Accurate replica of the original
- Realistic blowback action
- Durable construction
- Can’t be field stripped
- Few upgrade options