This P698 Glock 26 Style Spring Pistol is actually a nice little piece and offers quite a bit going for it, especially in this cost range of spring airsoft guns. First, the overall appearance is satisfying, if not completely precise regarding the surface consistency variations between the slide and molded grip-frame which will be typical of the genuine Glock. You will find very noticeable molding outlines on the trigger, slide, frame and magazine base, nevertheless in this price range this is to be expected.
Also, the firearm is pictured with the orange colored muzzle end slide face, but as provided includes a full-length dark slide and orange barrel extending approx 1/4 to 5/32 in . beyond the slide, that i a minimum of find more attractive. The image also suggests ‘COMBAT DELTA’ and 9×19 indented into the left slide face, but mine showed up ‘smooth’.
So….how exactly does it really feel and shoot. Inside a word – good. It’s no wonder Glock’s are extremely popular. It just normally suits, a minimum of inside my hands. The grip contouring and thumb indentation, even including the ‘pinkie rest’ around the magazine extension, the back band shape and radius, trigger and bring about shield level are ergonomically correct for the user-friendly ‘grip’, site picture & focus on purchase. A Few Things I find remarkable is the way the front side site blade visually indexes so accurately within the ramped Novak design rear site blade (and also on this type of affordable pistol), enabling a really exact site picture which minimizes the effect in the brief site radius.
I’m certain this will make ideal perception to people who appreciate similar things. The magazine holds 9 BBs, and is also provided by manually retracting a spring loaded ‘follower’, thus enabling the insertion of BBs into the ‘ammo well’. The follower contains a detente level enabling an individual to lock the follower spring in the base place while launching – a great contact – though perhaps not necessarily necessary. Just make sure to release the follower to make sure proper feeding prior to reinsertion from the loaded mag. Disappointing the magazine release when the pistol is vertical will immediately decrease the mag – there’s no binding – however the mag capture mouse clicks and holds securely. Becoming which it is a spring airsoft firearm, the slide must be manually retracted to compress the spring and dick the pistol for every release (shot). Incidentally, I’m certain this really is ho hum stuff to many individuals, however for those new to Airsoft, it’s pretty good information., particularly as this is this kind of excellent ‘starter firearm.’
Anyway, the spring feels really firm, maybe because this is this kind of small pistol, and that i found it required to grip the slide pretty much along it’s duration involving the 4 fingers and thumb of my left hand. I assume one ‘can’ cock this pistol by gripping just the cocking serrations on the rear in the slide, however i don’t suggest this technique, as accomplishing this needs a grasp tight enough to dimensionally compress the slide. After a couple of times although, it might be second nature. The very first picture was actually a real surprise. This thing shoots hard for an affordable springer, and I extremely recommend proper eye safety, especially if there’s any probability of a ricochet. I didn’t ‘bench’ this thing for accuracy, but it might be fascinating to see the way it groups as well as at what distances.
Bring about action was a good shock, without any take-up like most real Single motion/double action Euro wonder nines. Apply pressure and also the trigger movements rearward about 1/8 – 3/16 of your inch and produces crisply (in my example). Trigger pull is tactile but not too rigid. By the way, I didn’t subject the pistol to the torment tests or put a gazillion rounds through it, but then again, it impresses me at this particular price. The firearm is available in a shaped Styrofoam box using a published cardboard cover along with a sample package of.12 gm. BBs, all of which were quickly dispensed via my example, without having a problem. So….there it really is. I truly like the P698, to the degree it’s kind of hard to set it down. I just wonder if any real Glocks might be marketed due to someones breakthrough of this enjoyable little factor?
Addendum thoughts: First of all, why this kind of lengthy review of a cheap spring pistol? First, there isn’t constantly a distinct and technically quantifiable correlation between the price of a product and also the satisfaction one experiences in relationship with it’s use. In myueva terms, it doesn’t always take a lot of money to get a thrilling time. In some instances, there’s an an inverse spending/benefit correlation (more cash, much less fun). Apart from, Airsoft clients appear to be really passionate concerning their views of everything Airsoft, and no wonder.
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