Glock 17 Gen 5 Pellet Pistol
The Glock 17 Gen 5 pellet pistol is a recent addition to the range of Glock airgun replicas. It’s a blowback, CO2-powered design.
The result is an ultra-realistic replica of the powder-burning original in almost all respects, as you can see from these photographs. It has the typical trigger safety, polymer frame and metal slide that you would expect.
This makes it an ideal training tool for owners of the firearm Glock 17!
Let’s take a look…
The drop-free magazine holds 21 .177 caliber airgun pellets. It also houses the 12 Gram CO2-cartridge.
The pellets are inserted into an endless flexible synthetic belt. This is rotated by the shooter’s finger pressing on the trigger blade, so the action is – strictly speaking – a double-action revolver, rather than a semi-automatic.
That’s the case with all other “semi auto-looking” pellet-firing pistols, like the Walther PPQ M2, for example. So this is not a knock on the Glock 17 Gen 5 pellet pistol.
The metal trigger blade has the classic Glock “in trigger” safety. This is functional. If you try pulling the trigger without depressing the safety, the gun will not fire.
In addition, there’s a separate manual safety. It’s located in the underside of the frame, ahead of the trigger guard.
This additional safety is definitely well-hidden, which will please those looking for maximum realism, compared to the firearm. It has to be said that it’s difficult to operate without risking broken finger nails, however it’s likely that most owners will never use it, relying on the fully-functional trigger safety instead.
The Glock 17 has a blow-back slide. It kicks back well when the CO2 cartridge is new (and hence the pressure high). This gives a recoil-like feeling to shooting the gun which makes it feel more like the firearm – a particularly important feature for those who intend to use this as a training tool.
The slide locks open, if required, as can be seen below.
Overall standards of fit and finish are extremely high. The Glock 17 Gen 5 pellet pistol has comprehensive and accurate Glock markings – this is a fully-licensed replica, after all!
The molding on the pistol grip is perfect and gives an outstanding grip for operation.
Most all owners will also be delighted to see the obligatory “legalese” warnings printed inconspicuously on the underside of the trigger guard…
We mounted a Leapers UTG LS200 sub-compact laser in the single-slot Picatinny rail in the underside of the slide. This fitted well without making the gun feel muzzle-heavy. The finish also matched nicely.
This laser sight gives the possibility to adjust the point of aim to match the point of impact – by both elevation and windage. The “iron” sights fitted to the gun are definitely bright and easy to use. However, they’re not adjustable.
Overall, the Glock 17 Gen 5 pellet pistol is a beautiful replica of the powder-burner in all except one respect. The trigger pull is much heavier, for the reasons described above.
The Street Price is $129.95. The mini laser is $39.97.