Elite Force and UMAREX made headlines a few weeks ago by announcing their partnership to produce official GLOCK licensed Airsoft products through a beautiful teaser video on YouTube which you can watch HERE. Now major Airsoft retailers like Evike and AirsoftGI have begun taking preorders and give us our first glimpse at the upcoming products: GEN4 GLOCK 17 and GEN3 GLOCK 19.
Photo source: AirsoftGI.com
Photo source: AirsoftGI.com
They will be gas blowback pistols running on Green Gas. Advertised FPS is around 300 fps with 0.2g BBs. Hop-up will be adjustable. And of course, it will be decorated with complete GLOCK rollmarks on the slide and logos molded to the frame. The GLOCK 17 will have a 23 round magazine capacity while the GLOCK 19 will have 21. Both pistols will be released on December 15, 2017 and will cost $170 so you better start adding it to your holiday lists.
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An actor in Indiana is lucky to be alive after a dangerous encounter with the local police while on set filming a small budget movie and the entire encounter is captured on video. It all started when a local citizen saw the actors holding up a tavern with Airsoft guns while donning black ski masks and called the police. As actor James Duff exited the bar as part of the scene, with Airsoft replica still in hand, he was shocked to see police officers yelling at him with firearms pointed in his direction. In his surprise he raised his arms (and Airsoft replica) to remove his mask which prompted an officer to fire a round that flew just inches from Mr. Duff’s head. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident and the county prosecutor will not be pressing any charges.
The incident was originally reported by the Washington Post and you can view the body cam video from the responding officer along with additional details here: Original Article
This incident is an important example and reminder that caution needs to be exercised when using Airsoft guns at all times. Transport your Airsoft replicas in the trunk of your car (if possible) in full sealed bags or cases. Avoid playing in public areas, parks or backyards visible by the public. It’s not enough that you told all your neighbors that you’ll be playing Airsoft in your backyard; you never know if a delivery driver or biker/jogger from the next neighborhood just happen to see your group and call the police. And being October we cannot stress enough to leave your Airsoft replicas at home during Halloween! It doesn’t matter how cool your M4 AEG will look with your Delta Force costume; it could get you shot!
Though Mr. Duff will not face any charges in Indiana for the incident; the outcome would likely have been different had it occurred in New Jersey. In November 2015, actor Carlo Goias was arrested in New Jersey for possessing an Airsoft pistol without a permit while filming a car chase scene for a low budget movie. Mr. Goias faced up to 30 years in jail (due to a prior criminal history), but luckily was sentenced to two years probation instead in December 2016.