- Umarex Heckler & Koch HK417 D GBBR
- Licensed product with realistic HK markings
- Full metal construction
- Gas Blowback function
- Semi and Full Automatic mode
- Removable sights
- Energy: 1 Joules
- Adjustable Hop Up
- Length: 808 - 888 mm
- Barrel length: mm
- Weight: 3705 gr
- Magazine capacity: 20 BBs
Umarex's GBB HK417 is licensed by the German arms maker, Heckler and Koch and bears real steel markings. These include every little detail of the real deal ones, like the manufacturer, the quality controls and the shooting mode indications.
The 417 is the 7.62 caliber version of the H&K 416 which and is typically designed for DMR roles. The most obvious differences between the 417 and the 416 are the magazine and lower receiver.
The magazine of the 417 is much larger then the standard 416 due to the increased caliber size of the real steel rifle, and the stock tube has also been increased in size.
This Umarex 417 benefits from a full-metal construction, which makes it super solid. Especially the aluminum outer barrel, which has been CNC-machined to ensure a high quality construction throughout.
The railed handguard follows closely to the real steel equivalent, being embedded into the upper receiver. It also features a one-screw fix/take down.
It's the little details which count and this Umarex gun has plenty. Such as the authentic looking gas piston system and the cosmetic bolt plate, which is able to lock when pulling the cocking handle and can be returned into position by pressing the bolt release button. The selector lever, mag catch and bolt release are all made of steel.
The HK417 stock is retractable to accommodate various users but based on the very basic idea of the Crane stocks.
Both front and rear sights are removable. They offer the same sight picture found on HK models for 50 years now.
The only non-metal part of the gun are the pistol grip and the stock which are made from reinforced polymer. The pistol grip is designed by HK and made more ergonomically to fit the hand. The stock bears a polymer butt plate to make using it more comfortable.
The user will definetelly be surprised by the realistic way that the model works. Insert a magazine in the magwell and rack the charging handle to load the first BB. With every pull of the trigger, the slide moves back and forth causing a mayhem both from the BBs leaving the barrel and from the heavy recoil it offers.
When empty, the slide locks to the rear. By inserting a fresh magazine, push the bolt release catch and the bolt flies home and the gun is ready to shoot again.
The model uses proprietary gas magazines made for the 417 platform, exactly like its real deal cousin.