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Top 8 Airsoft Glocks: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Airsoft Pistols

Airsoft enthusiasts and firearm aficionados alike have long been drawn to the Glock pistol, which has earned its reputation as one of the most popular handguns in the shooting community. From law enforcement officers to military personnel and civilian shooters, the demand for Glock pistols is unparalleled. However, in countries with strict gun regulations, getting your hands on a real Glock can be a challenge. That's where airsoft Glocks come in.

When fully licensed airsoft Glock pistols hit the market, it was no surprise that they became an instant hit. These airsoft replicas closely mimic the look and function of their real steel counterparts, providing not only an excellent choice for airsoft gaming but also an opportunity to handle a replica pistol that closely resembles the real thing.

In this article, we present a comprehensive list of the top 8 airsoft Glocks available on the market today. Each pistol on this list offers its own unique features, whether it's in the internal components or external design. By providing insights into these pistols, we aim to help you make an informed decision when choosing the best airsoft Glock for your needs.


Airsoft Umarex Glock 17 Gen3

The GHK version of the Umarex Glock 17 Gen 3 stands out as one of the most realistic airsoft Glock pistols available. Its strong recoil impulse sets it apart from other pistols on this list. With a heavy trigger and compatibility with real steel accessories such as lights, lasers, and holsters, this pistol serves as an ideal training tool for law enforcement, military personnel, and civilians. The internal design closely resembles that of a real firearm, with a large cylinder CNC machined into the slide and "over-molding" to enhance durability.


  • Realistic operation
  • Strong recoil
  • Lightweight realistic magazine
  • Steel slide for longer, more robust use
  • Over-molding parts for added durability


  • Limited availability of upgrade parts for the new system
  • Replacement of small parts near impossible due to over-molding
  • Slightly higher price point


Airsoft Umarex Glock 42

The Glock 42, a single-stack 9mm pistol known for its concealed carry capabilities, has gained popularity among real steel Glock enthusiasts. The airsoft version faithfully replicates the compact footprint of the real steel Glock 42, making it a great choice for those who prefer carrying a backup pistol that can fit even in an admin pouch. While it may not have the highest FPS or the largest magazine capacity, its smaller size and lightweight construction make it an excellent option for individuals with smaller hands, including women and younger players.


  • Compact size for easy carry
  • Lightweight
  • Suitable for individuals with smaller hands


  • Relatively lower FPS
  • Smaller magazine capacity compared to other Glocks
  • Not ideal for engagements beyond 15m or 50ft


Airsoft Umarex Glock 19 Gen3

As one of the most popular Glock models in the real steel market, the Glock 19 Gen 3 quickly became a hit in the airsoft community when the airsoft version was released. The Umarex airsoft Glock 19 Gen 3 shares many similarities with other pistols on the market at the time, both externally and internally. Its snappy recoil, stable and consistent FPS, and compatibility with real steel accessories make it a reliable choice for airsoft players.


  • Familiar Glock 19 design
  • Realistic recoil
  • Consistent FPS
  • Compatible with real steel accessories


  • Limited upgrades available
  • Relatively lower magazine capacity


    Airsoft Tokyo Marui Glock 18c

    The Glock 18C is famous for its selective fire capability, allowing users to switch between semi-automatic and fully automatic modes. Tokyo Marui's airsoft version of the Glock 18C faithfully replicates this feature, making it a sought-after choice for players who enjoy the thrill of full-auto fire. With a durable polymer frame and metal slide, this pistol offers a good weight distribution and feels solid in hand. The blowback action adds to the overall realism and shooting experience.


    • Selective fire capability (semi-auto and full-auto)
    • Durable construction
    • Realistic blowback action


    • Limited availability outside of Japan
    • Requires more frequent magazine reloads due to higher rate of fire

    4. WE GLOCK 17 GEN 5

    Airsoft WE G17 Gen5

    WE-Tech is well-known for producing high-quality airsoft guns, and their Glock replicas are highly regarded in the airsoft community. The WE Glock 17 Gen 5 stands out for its attention to detail and realistic design. It features a metal slide, polymer frame, and interchangeable backstraps to accommodate different hand sizes. The improved nozzle and gas efficiency contribute to consistent performance on the field. The compatibility with aftermarket parts and accessories further enhances its appeal to customization enthusiasts.


    • Realistic design and attention to detail
    • Interchangeable backstraps
    • Good gas efficiency
    • Wide range of aftermarket parts and accessories


    • Slide finish may wear off over time
    • Some users report occasional feeding issues

      3. UMAREX GLOCK 17 GEN 4 (BY VFC)

      Umarex Glock 17 Gen4

      Umarex collaborated with VFC to create the Glock 17 Gen 4 airsoft replica, and the result is a high-quality pistol that offers a realistic shooting experience. With a metal slide and polymer frame, this pistol balances weight and durability. The attention to detail in replicating the Gen 4 features, such as the interchangeable backstraps and textured grip, adds to its authenticity. The gas efficiency and consistent FPS make it reliable on the field, and its compatibility with a wide range of accessories allows for customization.


      • Realistic Gen 4 features
      • Authentic feel and aesthetics
      • Good gas efficiency
      • Compatible with various accessories


      • Limited availability of spare parts
      • Relatively higher price point


      Umarex Glock 19x

      The Glock 19X Gen 5 from Elite Force stands out with its unique design, combining the compact Glock 19 slide with the full-sized Glock 17 frame. This hybrid configuration offers a comfortable grip and improved control. The pistol features a metal slide and polymer frame, ensuring durability while maintaining a reasonable weight. The crisp blowback action and reliable performance make it a popular choice among airsoft players. The officially licensed Glock markings add to its authenticity.


      • Unique Glock 19X design
      • Comfortable grip and improved control
      • Durable construction
      • Authentic Glock markings


      • Limited availability of spare magazines
      • Some users may find the grip size too large or small


      Tokyo Marui Glock 19 Gen3

      Topping the list is the Tokyo Marui Glock 19 Gen 3, a pistol that has set the standard for airsoft Glock replicas. Tokyo Marui's attention to detail, reliability, and performance make this pistol a favourite among players worldwide. The Glock 19 Gen 3 replica offers a realistic shooting experience with its crisp blowback action, consistent FPS, and excellent gas efficiency. The polymer frame and metal slide strike a good balance between durability and manoeuvrability. With a wide range of aftermarket parts and accessories available, players can easily customize and upgrade their pistol.


      • Exceptional attention to detail
      • Reliable and consistent performance
      • Good gas efficiency
      • Wide range of aftermarket support


      • Non-licensed replica
      • Relatively higher price point

      Some Common Questions

      Does Glock make airsoft guns?

      No, the GLOCK™ trademarked airsoft guns are not manufactured by the official company. They are manufactured by brands such as UMAREX®, who are officially licensed to sell them with the real-steel trademarks included in the finished product. This is the reason why UMAREX® have a higher price point on their range of GLOCK™ licenced airsoft pistols.

      What is the best Glock replica?

      Currently, the UMAREX® GLOCK 17 Gen3 Ultimate Edition is currently the most realistic replica currently on the market. It comes with a CNC machined steel slide and steel outer barrel, which add an ultra-realistic dimensions and weight to the replica that make it unlike any airsoft pistol you've held before. For this reason, it comes at a higher price-point, however this is justified by the unbeatable quality that comes with this GLOCK™ pistol.

      How much is an airsoft Glock?

      There are many different manufacturers that produce both GLOCK™ branded and unbranded replica's, some of which are powered by different sources such as gas and spring. Therefore the price range for these airsoft pistols can vary greatly, as some can cost as little as $10-20 for a spring-powered replica, whereas others can cost upwards of $250+ for more realistic and gas-powered pistols.


      Remember, the rankings provided are subjective and based on popular opinion within the airsoft community. The best airsoft Glock for you ultimately depends on your personal preferences and play style. It's always a good idea to try out different models before making a purchase to find the one that suits you best.

      In the meantime however, make sure to take a look at some of our airsoft gas blowback pistols, some of which are licences airsoft Glocks!

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