Army – R17 Gas Blowback Pistol – Silver/Black
An Austrian designer produced a line of firearms known as the “G series”.
Since then, it has grown to be one of the most widely used handguns worldwide, being employed by the US and British Armies, among many other law enforcement agencies!
There are many R17 variants available with different frame sizes and cartridges; the most popular ones in airsoft are the R17, R18, R23, R26, and R34.
First thoughts are that the weapon is flawlessly constructed; the slide operates without rubbing against the body excessively, all of the push pins and buttons are securely fastened, and the weapon feels pretty good overall!
When compared to other pistols, the slide cycles with a very substantial “clunk” and sounds quite gratifying to shoot. The barrel’s fair length combined with the adjustable hop provides you some serious precision. Making center of mass rounds at AEG range should be very easy!
For any skirmisher searching for their first “proper” pistol, this is the perfect backup weapon! Its compatibility with TM parts not only makes it a wonderful foundation for modifications, but it also makes locating magazines easier than having to hunt for ones made specifically for each manufacturer! R17s are dependable and comfortable weapons; its internal hammer makes them ideal for outdoor use, since it’s inevitable that a handgun will get dropped in the mud at some time!