This P698 Glock 26 Style Spring Pistol is really a great small piece and has a lot going for it, especially in this cost range of spring airsoft guns. First, the entire appearance is pleasing, if not entirely precise with regard to the surface texture variations between the slide and molded grip-frame which may be typical of the real Glock. You can find very noticeable molding lines on the trigger, slide, framework and magazine base, however in this price range this can be predicted.
Also, the firearm is pictured with an orange coloured muzzle end slide face, but as provided features a full length black slide and orange barrel stretching approx 1/4 to 5/32 in . beyond the slide, which I at least discover more appealing. The picture also indicates ‘COMBAT DELTA’ and 9×19 indented to the left slide face, but mine showed up ‘smooth’.
So….how does it really feel and capture. In a word – great. It’s no surprise Glock’s are extremely well-known. It just naturally fits, a minimum of inside my hands. The grip contouring and thumb indentation, even including the ‘pinkie rest’ in the magazine extension, the back band shape and radius, trigger and bring about guard level are all ergonomically proper to have an intuitive ‘grip’, website picture & focus on acquisition. The Things I find outstanding is just how the front side site blade aesthetically indexes so precisely within the ramped Novak style rear website blade (and also on this kind of affordable pistol), allowing a really precise website picture which minimizes the result of the brief site radius.
I’m certain this makes perfect sense to those of you who value things like this. The magazine holds 9 BBs, and it is fed by personally retracting a spring loaded ‘follower’, thus enabling the insertion of BBs in to the ‘ammo well’. The follower incorporates a detente level enabling an individual to lock the follower spring within the base position while launching – a nice touch – though maybe not necessarily essential. Just remember to launch the follower to ensure proper giving before reinsertion of the loaded mag. Disappointing the magazine launch once the pistol is vertical will immediately decrease the mag – there’s no binding – however the mag catch clicks and keeps securely. Being it is a spring airsoft firearm, the slide should be personally retracted to compress the spring and dick the pistol for each discharge (picture). Incidentally, I’m certain this can be ho hum things to the majority of of you, but also for these unfamiliar with Airsoft, it’s not bad information., especially because this is this type of excellent ‘starter gun.’
Anyhow, the spring feels really firm, perhaps because this is such a little pistol, and I found it required to grasp the slide virtually along it’s length involving the four fingers and thumb of my left hand. I assume one ‘can’ cock this pistol by gripping just the cocking serrations in the rear of the slide, but I don’t suggest this technique, as doing so demands a grasp tight sufficient to dimensionally compress the slide. After a few occasions though, it becomes second nature. The first shot had been a real surprise. It shoots hard for a low cost springer, and that i highly advise proper eyes safety, particularly if there’s any possibility of a ricochet. I didn’t ‘bench’ it for precision, but it will be interesting to see the actual way it groups and at what distances.
Bring about action was a great surprise, without any take-up like most real Single motion/dual action Euro wonder nines. Use pressure and also the trigger movements rearward about 1/8 – 3/16 of the inch and releases crisply (on my example). Bring about pull is tactile but not as well rigid. Anyway, I didn’t subject the pistol to any torment tests or place a gazillion rounds via it, however, it still impresses me at this particular price. The gun comes in a shaped Styrofoam box having a printed cardboard include along with a sample package of.12 gm. BBs, all of which had been rapidly dispensed through my example, with no problem. So….there it is. I really like the P698, for the level it’s kind of hard to put it down. I just wonder if any genuine Glocks might be marketed due to someones discovery of this enjoyable small factor?
Addendum ideas: To start with, why such a long overview of a cheap spring pistol? First, there isn’t constantly a unique and technically measurable connection among the cost of a specific thing and also the enjoyment one encounters in connection with it’s use. In myueva words, it doesn’t constantly take a lot of money to get a thrilling time. In some instances, there’s an an inverse expenditure/benefit correlation (more income, less fun). Apart from, Airsoft customers seem to be very enthusiastic regarding their opinions of all things Airsoft, with no wonder.
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