There was a ripple in the space-time continuum a few years back. Actually, it was more like a shot heard ‘round the world. Umarex and GLOCK partnered in a license agreement to authorize the first officially licensed airgun replicas from the GLOCK brand. Immediately we here at Umarex USA were bombarded with questions about which models would be produced and when could customers expect new GLOCK .177 airguns and 6mm airsoft guns to appear at retailers. Ever since that announcement we have been working on filling customers’ expectations for both quantity of product and diversity of product. It has been no small task, but slowly we are expanding the number of GLOCK models available.
One of the first Umarex products I purchased when I started here was the H&K USP non-blowback 6mm airsoft pistol. This version is a hard hitting CO2 powered airsoft pistol that has been a hot seller for us for years now. While the velocity is a little on the hot side for most airsoft fields, it was still a great option for those looking to pick up an accurate 1:1 replica of the classic Heckler & Koch wondernine.
I have to take a trip down memory lane today. A long time ago, in a career far, far away, I had a shooting buddy that was also a fellow teacher. Brett taught math and I taught (at the time) math and literacy remediation classes. We were down the hall from each other, but we made the most of the five minute transition periods between classes to shoot the bull and exchange anecdotes on various topics de jour. We often spoke of concealed carry guns, holsters, and ammo availability. Yes, this was in the days leading up to the election of BHO in 2007. I had just picked up my concealed carry license and a new 9mm handgun from a well recognized brand. Brett also had a CCL and his latest purchase for concealed carry was the Smith & Wesson M&P 9.
All About That Blowback
-Thursday, April 8, 2021
Some of the most popular sellers in the Umarex Airguns catalog of things are our blowback action pistol replicas. And it makes a lot of sense that these would be super popular since we can and do produce replicas, under license agreement, from such esteemed names in the industry such as Beretta, Colt, GLOCK, Heckler & Kock, Smith & Wesson and Walther. This past year has seen the demand for already popular models go to absolutely insane levels. Yes, not only were the local gun store shelves depleted of inventory, but air gun retailers were selling replica airguns as fast as they could get them.