Glock 19 Gen3 BB pistol arrived
I received my Glock 19 Gen3 BB pistol today. Lots of fun already but just a 100 or so shots at some cans. I will play with it more the next few days.
Before I describe it, here is what I was looking for when I purchased it. Just like regular guns, I have specific uses for air guns. I think explaining my reasoning may help others determine if this gun also would fit their needs.
Criteria were as follows:
1. CO2 powered repeater. I wanted the minimal effort for this pistol. I.E. no cocking, bolt, pump, etc. Just point and shoot.
2. BB's only. This will be for casual plinking and fun only. Cheap to shoot. I can shoot pellets in other platforms.
3. Accurate, to an extent. Not looking for a 10 meter pistol here but I didn't want something that shoots like my 1950s Red Ryder either.
4. No blowback. Not looking for a replica or trainer. Don't care if it looks like a "real" gun. Just do not want to waste the CO2 on the blowback action that would be pointless for my purposes. I would rather change gas less and plink more. Like in #1, least amount of effort spent doing things that are not shooting.
5. Price. Under $100 was the limit. Less is always better. That budget would have allowed most all the pellet trainer/replicas but I was willing to spend an equal amount for a very good quality simpler bb gun.
I researched quite a lot. Reading articles and reviews and watched a lot of videos. I enjoy that anyway. Finally decided on the Glock 19 Gen 3. The reviews were excellent, it was quite accurate in the videos, no blowback, and Pyramid Air had refurbs for $50.
The pistol really looks and feels like a Glock 19. Weight, everything. Holds 16 BBs, so it matches the original in capacity.
It is a pretty powerful BB pistol. Reviews had it at 420-455 fps. Generally, no blowback means more velocity. Reports of up to 200 shots per gas cartridge were in some reviews but most stated well over 100 with still good velocity. Perfect.
It was accurate for the can shooting I did before dark. Reviews had it with very good accuracy, I will see. Feels great to shoot. No problems.
I thought the loading of the CO2 is a good design. Remove the backstrap(I know, not very Gen3 is it?) and the tool folds out from the backstrap. That is used to tighten the gas.
I will update as I shoot this more. So far, it is exactly what I wanted for the purposes outlined above. Quality is great and everything works as it should.