There has been a huge buzz over the internet reagarding the fact there wasn't a real licensed Glock pistol available for Airsoft. All started with first pictures of Marck over at RedWolf Airsoft of his imaginary Airsoft glock. Times have changed, Cybergun did just introduce a real fully-licensed airsoft Glock for regular airsoft players! Cybergun had the Glock contract since Oktober 2015.Their first pistol was announced around Januari 2016, a Glock training tool for the French Interior Ministry. Now Airsofters can get a hand on a fully licensed Glock 17. So that means our imaginary airsoft Glock has become a thing of the past...
There is a small problem though, this Inokatsu Glock 17 Gas Blowback Pistol will only be available in France, so lucky are those airsoft players who are residents in France. However I am sure it will spread to the rest of Europe, including The Netherlands very fast.
The Glock 17 pistol is licensed under the Inokatsu brand. Cybergun acquired the Taiwanese airsoft manufacturer Inokatsu in 2010 with a plan to provide premium airsoft products and Inokatsu is an established name for premium airsoft guns. That means the pricing for the Inokatsu Glock 17 GBB Pistol will command a premium price! Initially, Cybergun will be releasing a Limited Edition Inokatsu Glock 17 GBB Pistol with a price of €350 and it will just be limited to only 100 pieces. The photos included here are what airsoft players can expect to receive if they get the limited edition which will come with a Glock t-shirt, case, Glock Cap, and a Glock Patch apart from the pistol and magazine. It is on pre-order as we speak. Also mentioned on their facebook page, a regular Inokatsu Glock 17 Gas Blowback Pistol with a price of €250 will also be released and orders will be taken by the 28th of August.
Regarding pricing, it is in the Inokatsu range… Which will make airsoft players, even in France, to hesitate as it is expensive though we expect that Cybergun may not find it difficult to sell as there airsoft players wanting to own a fully licensed airsoft Glock. The question is if it will perform better or as well as the Marui G17 Gas Blowback Pistol or even the WE Airsoft G17 GBB Pistol. It would have been great if it is Glock 17 Gen 4. Unfortunately, this seems to be a Gen 3 version.
After all those years the Glock airsoft pistol is real and out there soon! Will you buy this unique item at the price point Cybergun is asking for? Let us know in the comments!
UPDATE: 40 items expected to arrive in The Netherlands @ Bunker 501...
The first model that we will distribute is the GLOCK G17 Inokatsu. It is an adaptation of the training version we made for the military and law enforcement. It took Cybergun a whole year of development, starting from scratch, and several tests with various police units to finalize it. Here are some of its key features:
- new internals
- 100% identical frame
- aluminum CNC slide for better durability and realism
- new nozzle and pump housing for stronger recoil and maximum regularity
- one piece steel spring guide and steel hammerset, again for better durability
- shipped with CO2 mag but works with a gas mag without modification required
Its conception followed strict technical specifications and its production process was particularly demanding. All of this prompted us to classify it under the Inokatsu brand, a sign of quality and fidelity in the airsoft world.