WE EU17 - Gen 5 Version - GBB Airsoft Pistol


WE EU17 - Gen 5 Version - GBB Airsoft Pistol



WE Airsoft


This gas blowback airsoft Pistol is part of the ever-popular G-Series range, by WE Airsoft, and is built to replicate the 5th generation of the real-steel handgun.

This model was designed to make the G17 platform more efficient and comfortable, following feedback and requests from users to refine an already popular and efficient product.

The main difference when compared with the G17 Gen 4 are aesthetic. The changes include having had the ergonomic finger grooves removed from the Pistol Grip after complaints they were uncomfortable, leading to an overall slimmer-feeling profile to the grip. The bottom of the Pistol Grip has been flared to make it easier to insert or reload a magazine, without taking your focus off the enemy.

One of the most significant changes in the Gen 5 model is the addition of an ambidextrous Slide Release, which is great news for Left Handed fans of the G-Series platform. The prominent stippling and texturing, and additional backstraps, have been retained for this model, allowing for a good grip even when wearing gloves, as well as allowing you to adjust the grip to fit your hand perfectly.

Another design change focuses on the rounder front slide, which was to make it easier to perform a BB check (nudging the slide back to see if there's a round in the chamber without disturbing the round).

The WE G17 Gen 5 Pistol is made from the usual mix of Alloy for the slide and Polymer on the frame, and has been assembled tighter than it's previous counterparts, eliminating the major wobble, with only minimal movement on the slide. It also feels as if a stronger recoil spring has been used as the slide snaps back enthusiastically, giving a satisfying crack.

The outer barrel has an 11mm female thread for the addition of Suppressors and Tracer Units, provided you have an adapter or use a male threaded Suppressor. Be careful not to use a very heavy Suppressor, as this can cause premature nozzle damage, as well as unbalancing the pistol and causing it to be front heavy.

The white painted sight posts are clear and easy to use, especially in darker environments and the ever-faithful 20mm Pistol Rail is ready to take a Laser/Torch unit allowing you to accessories for your environment.

As always, the underside of the frame features a Trigger Lock safety which can be nudged back to lock the Trigger in place and prevent the replica from firing. It also has the usual Dual Stage Trigger Safety which doesn't let the Trigger be pulled unless your finger is properly placed.

A Gear Style HOP Adjuster can be found on the underside of the slide, accessed by pulling down on the two spring-loaded tabs at the upper-middle of the frame and knocking the slide forward and off the frame. This adjustment dial will change how much backspin is applied to the BB as it leaves the barrel, potentially increasing range and consistency when combined with the right settings and BB weight.

One thing for previous G-Series owners to note is that magazines are interchangeable between Gen 3, 4 and 5. If you're looking for the latest addition to the popular and famous G-Series platform, which represents refinement of an already pretty perfect pistol, then the WE EU17 Gen 5 is definitely a great choice.

Included in the box is a 25rnd Gas Magazine which is filled with BBs using a Speedloader from the top or you can pull the follower down and fill from the bottom of the magazine. The gas is inserted from the bottom Fill Valve on the base of the magazine.


  • G-Series airsoft replica
  • 5th Gen latest revision
  • Gas powered with gas blowback slide
  • Compatible with previous Gen 3 and Gen 4 mags
  • Beautiful crisp recoil
  • Threaded outer barrel
  • Hop adjustment - Gear style
  • 20mm pistol rail
  • Newly designed pistol grip
  • Flared magwell for easier loading/unloading
  • Ambidextrous slide release
  • Additional backstraps
  • Larger mag release
  • Stippled grip for firmer hold
  • White - 3 post sights
  • Minimal rattle
  • 25 Round mag capacity
  • Trigger lock safety
  • Dual stage trigger safety
  • Lanyard loop

Package Includes:

  • WE Airsoft EU17 Gen 5 Gas blowback airsoft pistol
  • 25rnd Gas Magazine
  • 2 x Backstraps
  • User Manual


To buy an airsoft weapon in the UK you must have a valid airsoft defence.

This is not a licence, it is basically just proof that you intend to buy an airsoft weapon for use in airsoft.

An airsoft defence could be a UKARA or membership with the British Airsoft Club, and various other forms of defence.

You can only obtain an airsoft defence once you are over the age of 18.

To get an airsoft defence the law is that you should play at least 3 games of airsoft, and that you must have been playing for at least two months.
You can still buy an airsoft gun without a defence, provided you are 18 or older. If you choose to do this we would, by law, two tone (paint in a bright colour) parts of your chosen weapon. This is because an airsoft gun is considered a RIF aka Realistic Imitation Firearm, because they are so close to the real steel, whereas when you paint parts of it in a bright colour it becomes an IF aka Imitation Firearm. The reason being that the bright colours make it look less realistic to the public, and therefor less likely to be mistaken as real, were it to be used for any other purpose than airsoft.

When you order a gun from us you will need to add your defence details in the comments section of the cart. If you do not have a defence you will need to write the colour that you wish to be used for two toning your airsoft weapon.

Here is what's stated in the VCRA (Violent Crime Reduction) Act:

For airsoft skirmishing, the Association of British Airsoft is putting in place arrangements to allow retailers to check that individual purchasers are members of a genuine skirmishing club or site. The key elements of these arrangements are:
1. new players must play at least 3 (three) times in a period of not less than two months before being offered membership
2. membership cards with a photograph and recognised format will be issued for production to retailers
3. A central database will be set up for retailers to cross-check a purchaser’s details
4. member’s entry on the database will be deleted if unused for 12 months.
The defence for airsoft skirmishing can apply to individual players because their purchase of realistic imitation firearms for this purpose is considered part of the “holding” of a skirmishing event.
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