Nobody doesn’t need a quality, dependable, accurate, powerful sidearm during an airsoft match. In fact, nobody doesn’t need one, period. Whether you represent the vanguard of your force and carry around an AEG throughout a match, are a lone sniper that rarely sees CQB, are a part of a machine gun crew, or fill some other role, you need something dependable to fall back on, period.
For many players, that means picking up a Glock 19 airsoft pistol but hoping they never need to draw it during a match. Still, whether it sees action during a match or you just shoot at cans with it in the backyard, there are some serious selling points of Glock 19 replicas. For reference, we’re lifting the following specs from the Elite Force Glock 19X Green Gas Blowback Pistol in FDE that you can find online at MiRTactical.com.
-Compact and light – This Glock 19 airsoft pistol is compact and light, which also makes it fast and maneuverable. All of these are valuable traits in an airsoft pistol. This particular model comes in at less than a pound and a half. It weighs all of a pound and six ounces and is only 8 inches long. Honestly, you could keep two or three of these on you if you needed the extra security during a match.
-Generous capacity – For an airsoft pistol without a hi-cap mag, this thing holds a respectable amount of airsoft BBs, which is always valuable when you need to rely on it during a match. The magazine that comes with this Glock airsoft pistol holds 23 rounds.
-Decent power for a sidearm – It’s not the most powerful Glock replica on the market, but it’s still pretty good. Capable of reaching 284 FPS, it’s strong enough for what it’s needed for. It’s not like an airsoft BB needs stopping power, anyway. You just need to connect, and with an airsoft pistol, you’ll probably be close.
-Reliable, fast green gas action – This Glock replica has a fast, smooth cycling action that is a joy to shoot. Plus, green gas is easier on the gun and some of them come with a lubricant to keep the action and slide in good working order. Speed and smooth cycling are big bonuses in CQB engagements, and you’ll get that with a green gas glock like this.
-Adjustable hop-up system – For those of you to whom it matters, this airsoft pistol has an adjustable hop-up system. It’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it, so you can be prepared for reaching out over greater distances with an airsoft pistol like this.
These are some of the top-selling features of this Glock 19 airsoft pistol, and we think for what it’s worth, they fill out the role of a sidearm fairly well. If there was one other thing you might want, it could be more power, and you can get that in a model like the Glock 19 Gen 3 CO2 Airsoft Gun, also at MiR Tactical. This airsoft pistol is faster and more powerful, capable of reaching 350 FPS, but it comes at the expense of using CO2. Some players prefer green gas, and this airsoft replica only holds 11 in the magazine.
Either way, there are other Glock models that are compatible with larger magazines so you don’t need to worry about that, and most situations in which you’ll be relying on an airsoft pistol will take place up close anyway.
If you want to learn more about these given models or see what other Glock replicas are out there, visit MiR Tactical at MiRTactical.com or give them a call at 800-581-6620 to learn more.