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“The KJW Glock 23 is my first gas blowback airsoft gun....”

Written on: 14/12/2003 by Tracer (1 review written)

Good Points
- Good weight
- Very realistic replica
- Good recoil
- Full metal version
- Good range
- Accurate
- Fast adjustable hopup
- Able to take green gas
- Very reliable
- Already upgraded
- Not expensive

Bad Points
- Not as powerful as KSC/KWA or KWC Glocks
- Loading the magazine

General Comments
The KJW Glock 23 is my first gas blowback airsoft gun. I had many cheap springers before and I also own CO2 guns, an airpistol and a slingshot. I wanted to have an airsoft replica that looks good, can take green gas and isn't too expensive. The solution was KJW. Many consider KJW to make aweful guns, but the Glock 23 is the total opposite. Originally it was designed by Tokyo Marui, famous for its automatic electric guns (AEGs), as the smaller Glock 26. KJW (Kuan Ju Works, based in Taiwan) copied it and made the Glock 27 out of it. The real steal difference of the 26 and 27 is its caliber: 9mm for 26 and .40 S&W for 27. The Glock 23 was developed out of the Glock 23 and so shares the same internals. I have the FMV version which means Full Metal Version. Metal slide and barrel, heavyweight frame and upgraded recoil and hammer spring. For this reason it is possible to use the more powerful green gas out of the box which would normally blow up an airsoftgun without metal upgrades. The magazine holds 20 BBs but they have to be placed one by one. Operation of the replica is like that of the real Glock, insert the magazine, cycle the slide to load the first round and fire. The Metal slide blows back with every shot, making the gun semi automatic and giving it some really good recoil (a little less than an Umarex/Walther PPK/S). The trigger is single action with the typical Glock trigger safety. The movable serial number plate acts - unlike the real Glock - also as trigger safety to lock it completely. The power is good and propells the BB with about 280 to 300 fps with green gas. Hitting a man-sized human target up to 60 feet is easily possible because of the simple but effective hopup unit which is adjusted with a small wheel under the barrel.

All in all this is a very good airsoftpistol, useful for skirmishing but also for plinking, build quality is great, blowback is crisp and it is not as expensive as other pistols with these upgrades. I can really recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good gas blowback pistol that gives a great bang for the buck.