As promised Umarex released their blowback version of the Glock 17 Generation 3 Licensed CO2 BB Pistol. If you have not already checked out my Table Top Video and Field Test Shooting Video for the Umarex Glock 19 CO2 BB Pistol than make sure to do so. In this video we see how well Umarex’s first ever Blowback BB Glock performs in the Replica Airguns Indoor See Can Airgun Shooting Range. I test out the velocity and accuracy and also talk a little bit about how the gun performed overall for me. And yes I have already made a Table Top Review Video so if you want those closeup shots and specifications then watch that video too…
Starting off with my velocity power test 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 where decent in the See Can, 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 high fps with the Umarex Glock 17 3rd Gen CO2 Blowback BB Pistol.
Next on the test, I placed 10 shots into a paper target with my Umarex Glock 17 3rd Gen CO2 Blowback BB Pistol 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 Umarex Glock 17 3rd Gen CO2 Blowback BB Pistol did shoot a little bit to the left which for some reason 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
For Umarex’s first Licensed Blowback Glock the Umarex Glock 17 3rd Gen CO2 Blowback BB Pistol performed well for me and even though the blowback action is not full cycle, it is enough to feel some recoil and give a more realistic shooting experience than a non-blowback BB pistol. The trigger pull was decent but felt a little bit more like a double action trigger even thought the slide recoil does activate the internal hammer/striker allowing for a lighter trigger pull then a true double action trigger would. You could wait for Umarex to release their full blowback Gen 4 version of this Airgun or buy it now and start having fun today! You’ll also get a bit high fps and more shots per CO2 with the Gen 3 so keep that in m ind when making your buying decision.