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Sebastian the Ibis
November 4, 2012, 02:18 PM
Someone at the range a few years ago had a propane powered airsoft pistol which was almost an exact copy of a Glock 17. It had the same sights, same controls, almost the same trigger. Unfortunately, I didn't ask the guy where he got it.

I am thinking something like this would be a great training tool to supplement dry fire at home.

Does anyone know where these come from? I know nothing about airsoft, and have no interest in something that I can't use for at home training.

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jmorris
November 4, 2012, 02:41 PM
I have one. The mag holds 10 plastic bb's and the gas. Slide operates and goes to slide lock. The trigger is better than most any glock unless a lot of work has been done. It doesn't weigh the same and is slightly larger than a real glock, making it tight in most holsters.

I think you would be better off with dry fire.

Hk Dan
November 4, 2012, 04:39 PM
KJW makes a line of GLOCK gas gun that weigh about the same as the real thing, owing to a metal slide. The have faced inport troubles and are infrequenty available. Check with Airsplat.com as they seem to get them most reliably.

WALKERs210
November 4, 2012, 06:28 PM
There are several different makes that look so close you have to do a double take on it. I bought one a few yrs ago at a flea market for around $3.00 and was hooked since. One that I had was exact copy of HK's UPC 40CAL, C02 powered and I used to teach my wife safety with. There is one company - Ignite Black Ops- www.ignite-blackops.com/ that has a 1911 with full action slide, felt recoil and CO2 powered also, I have one of theirs, a M4 Viper Carbine, and the Cobra. These are not the cheap plastic things but are sold exclusivity at Wal-Mart. Again these look and feel like the real deal, and you really really need to insure what is behind your target. The rifles fire single shot or full auto up to a rate of 600 RPM and speed around 450-500 FPS. I think they will make an excellent training aid much better than the "BLUE" hard rubber handguns, also you do not want to be shot with these 6mm plastic pellets. Doubt that it would penetrate unprotected skin but definably will make a big mark and hurt like heck.

hso
November 4, 2012, 07:21 PM
I am thinking something like this would be a great training tool to supplement dry fire at home.

nope

Triggers aren't the same.

Good for FOF, not so much for target.

WALKERs210
November 4, 2012, 09:26 PM
HSO your right about the trigger, I used the copy of the HK to get my wife comfortable even holding a pistol to start with. I call her my Texas Yankee, born in Texas and spent most of her life in upstate NY. Her first husband did not like guns or anything that would make most of us smile. Married her, brought her to the sticks in Alabama and totally ruined her. With the airsoft pistols and even the rifles of today they are almost carbon copies of the gun they are representing. After around 30 min of "Playing around" with the Airsoft I hung a man size paper target to the frame of bedroom door with sheet on the other side to stop the rounds. First few shots were all over the place, showed her a little more about finding the front sight and then it was on. I think the HK airsoft I had would hold around 20 rds of 6mm pellets, she was able to draw weapon from side pocket of mattress, find target and shot a group of 1- 1 1/2 inch. A few days later she went with me to gun shop and made her first purchase of a firearm. Now due to health issues we don't go out back and shoot much but hopefully by the end of the yr she will be able to get out and enjoy again. Again I think the airsoft guns are great way to introduce guns to a person that might have never even thought about shooting.

tuj
November 6, 2012, 09:46 AM
I use a 1911 airsoft pistol to demonstrate the controls of the pistol to new shooters when I'm at home. Its a KJW CO2 model. The trigger definitely is different than a real 1911.

I heard a story about some Japanese shooters who practiced extensively with high-end airsoft guns (we're talking SVI frames and such) and then went to CA to compete with borrowed real firearms and actually performed quite well in competition.

http://www.airsoftforum.com/board/Japanese-Airsoft-Shooter-t87968.html

W.E.G.
November 6, 2012, 10:06 AM
I have one.

Would never consider it suitable for dry-fire or precision marksmanship training.
Trigger pull only vaguely resembles an actual Glock trigger.

Very good for draw-from-holster drills, and for practicing shooting from unconventional positions.
Sights are NOT adjustable whatsoever.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/Glock/2007-09-02-AirsoftAtlantaG17.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/Glock/AirsoftGlockcomparisonlarger.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/G17airsoft10shots.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/G17airsoft150shots.jpg

W.E.G.
November 6, 2012, 10:16 AM
slightly larger than a real glock, making it tight in most holsters

This was true with mine.

It binds in the FOBUS paddle holster for the full-size Glock.
But, by using the FOBUS holster for the "baby" Glock, the binding went away, and I was able to perform my holster drills notwithstanding.

Bottom line is, if the holster ensconces the gun all the way to the muzzle, the holster will likely be too tight and awkward with the Airsoft model, no matter how much the Airsoft "looks like a real Glock." You just gotta find a looser holster. The open-end baby-glock model model worked for me.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/holsters/airsoftfobusglockholster.jpg

jmorris
November 6, 2012, 12:38 PM
That's the one I have, came off a prize table at a match somewhere. I gave it to my brother in law to practice with before he was old enough to own a real gun. Mostly mag changes and safe gun handling when he shot some matches with me.

Sebastian the Ibis
November 11, 2012, 10:05 AM
Thank you very much Gents!

Super J
November 23, 2012, 01:11 AM
I have two...both were ordered from Asia and were shipped with a bit of goo to cover the Glock markings (customs is supposed to send it back due to copyright issues). No, the triggers are not the same as a real Glock. The functionality is close enough for doing reload drills and presentation drills. It was money well spent and I have no regrets.

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