Tanaka Glock 17 Railframe
KSC Glock 17 Railframe (Wilcox unit and ITI M3 unit shown)
A ramp in Tanaka Glock assists in feeding
Nozzle in KSC Glock
KSC Glock was released one week later than Tanaka’s. KSC is still
installing its own blowback system into its Glock. Therefore it shoots
very similar to Socom Mk23 and STI Edge. In terms of surface finish,
KSC Glock is better than Tanaka’s marginally. The slide is less plastic
looking. But in reverse, the frame is worse looking than Tanaka's.
It seems as though KSC wants to emphasis the Glock as a polymer pistol.
Although both Glocks look very similar, KSC lower frame is better built
as you can grip more comfortably.
Rear portion of Tanaka slide is filled with metal
Compared with Tanaka, KSC is lighter at rear
Muzzle velocity of each round is very consistent in the Tanaka Glock
thanks to its R-type magazine. Airsofters are sensitive to Tanaka’s
gun as they are infamous for gas leaking problem. R-type magazine
is a sure cure to this problem. In future, Tanaka’s Magna blowback
guns will be equipped by R-type valve. Both magazines from Tanaka
and KSC are similar, storing 25 and 24 rounds respectively. The base
plate can be slipped to the front for gas charging, but will crack or break
easily if the magazine is dropped on the ground. So care should be taken on the magazine.
In terms of trigger pull, KSC Glock is heavier than Tanaka’s.
Since Glock is a carry gun in nature, heavier trigger is more suitable.
Of course trigger pull will very much depend on personal taste.
Tanaka hammer and firing pin is a one piece design
KSC uses a two piece design
Magazine base can be slided to front for gas charging
Right hand view of KSC Glock
Here is my personal review of Tanaka Glock.
-Power and accuracy very good and double taps are easy as pie.
-Hop up needs a little playing around with.
-Grip is a little slippery and i had to fix that with tennis grip tape.
-Magazine is very solid and there is absolutely no rattling.
-Effective range about 50 feet, and max range about 75 feet.
-Shoots better with .25s than with .2s With 0.2s the bbs sail a bit.-
-Sights are horrible but point and shoot is very easy.
-Trigger is a little sticky and I'd prefer a lighter trigger pull still.
-Slide action is crisp and I find the added weight of the slide plates useless...they allow more kick but ur accuracy drops.
-I got 50 rds out of one refill with 134 gas with some rest between shots.
-If doing rapid fire, gas empties after 35-40 shots.
-It shoots well with both hands as the finger indentation and thumb rests are well placed...both big hands and smalls hands will be able to handle the glock.
-Needs a metal slide to do it justice.
Vancouver Airsoft Club