“Are you ready … Are you ready … Let’s get it on!” We sent AO Editor-in-Chief Linas Cernauskas and contributor Andy Grossman out into the wild for a fun new test of the Umarex Glock 17 Gen5 T43. The new C02-driven paintball marker provides a wonderful training option for tactical or defensive shooting. It’s also a heck of a lot of fun … until you get drilled during a cold Michigan winter day!
Umarex Glock 17 Gen5 T4E Showdown
Our boys hung in there though, acting goofy and slinging some .43-caliber paint missiles downrange. They loaded up eight-round mags and went to work. The Gen5 T4E comprises a serious training tool. Delivering legit handling and intuitive operation, it brings the manual of arms and feel of a genuine Glock pistol. To further dial in, the T4E ships with four interchangeable backstrap sizes.
It also includes several features found on the current G17, including ambidextrous slide stop lever, front serrations and a reversible magazine release. Better still, it ran. Our boys put the T4E through various scenarios, both fun and practical, sending rounds downrange during duress. Though our guys had some fun, you don’t want to get hit with one of these marker rounds. And that provides a little extra motivation for some good, solid training.
GLOCK 17 Gen5 T4E Features
- First officially licensed .43-caliber GLOCK T4E paintball marker
- Ideal for MagFed paintball and training purposes
- Up to 360 fps (110 meters per second)
- CNC-machined slide made of high-strength aluminum (AW 7075)
- Realistic Blowback Slide Action
- Polymer frame with optional lanyard attachment
- Ambidextrous slide stop lever, reversible magazine release button
- Automatic trigger safety
- Magazine (8 rds) with tool-free CO₂ capsule piercing
- Optional Quick-Piercing Magazine available as product accessory
- Compatible with GLOCK sights, GLOCK holsters, and many other aftermarket parts
- Up to 90 shots from one CO2 capsule
- Made in Germany
- Limited First Edition comes with 4 backstraps, tool, and GLOCK case
- MSRP: $349.99