The Umarex H&K Full Metal 417 (by VFC) is an extremely welcome addition to Umarexís line of high quality and unique AEGs. This Umarex 417 is the first fully licensed official H&K 417 to hit the market, and it does not disappoint. The receiver features beautifully engraved HK trademarks that are fully licensed by Umarex. The 417 is the 7.62x51 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, however it does not do much for the airsoft version. The upper and lower receivers are also modified to handle the 7.61x51 cartridge that the real steel rifle shoots.
The lower receiver of this AEG also features a color-filled fire selector as well as a highly ergonomic pistol grip which fits very comfortably in the userís hand. Moving onto the stock of this gun you will find that the 417 crane stock features many improvements over the standard crane stock. First and foremost is the recoil pad, which in airsoft does not serve much of a purpose, but does make the rifle very comfortable to shoulder. The adjustment lever on the stock features a low profile design which helps prevent the user from engaging the lever accidently. Finally, two sling attachment points are mounted on either side of the stock to allow the user to easily mount a sling. Moving onto the front of the gun you will notice a very solid free float rail system that is sturdily attached to the front of the receiver. The top rail of the Umarex 417 is completely monolithic allowing the user to mount a variety of optics in any position the user desires, and mounted on this monolithic top rail are H&K style flip up iron sights, which are fully adjustable, very durable, and aesthetically pleasing.
The internals of the Umarex 417 are just as impressive as the externals featured on this AEG. VFCís gearboxes have continued to impress the airsoft industry and the 417 is no different. Self shimming gears make this airsoft gun shoot extremely smoothly and give the gun a great sound with little to no grinding. The VFC piston, motor, and drive train parts are also made of very high quality material and are sure to last. The Umarex H&K 417 by VFC is an extremely welcome addition to the airsoft market with its very unique design, high quality internals and equally high quality externals. If you want to stand out from the crowd and have an extremely high quality AEG that will not let you down, look no further then the Umarex H&K Full Metal 417 (by VFC).
Model: H&K 417 350C Limited Edition
Muzzle Velocity: 440-450 FPS
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Hard Case, BiPod
Fully licensed trademarks
Adjustable authentic stock
Free float rail system
High quality internals