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PostSubject: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeTue May 17, 2011 2:01 pm

Hello everybody,

Today, another review for a rare model gun the Tanaka Works Glock 18.
I think Smootik wil be happy because he wanted this review for his "request list" Smile
It's my second Tanaka after the python 357 but I have already 2 airsoft revolvers. It's therefore my first Tanaka pistol.
Is it as beautiful as the revolver? That's we will see.


1 / The box.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_4293


The box is quite small and as usual by Tanaka really simple. We have all that we want in the box:

- Glock 18
- 5 cartridges
- A loading tool
- A key to unscrew detonator pin
- A user's manual for Gock 17 (with 2 sheets more for G18) in UFO language Smile

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7716


2 / The look.

Ok the first impression is good. It's really beautiful. This model gun has Heavy weight frame and ABS slide -barrel.
Some metal parts outside like slide stop, rear sight and the parts to remove slide.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7718

This model is a Glock 18 with long barrel, with compensator.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_4309
Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7717


Some people like the long barrel and others not, I am not very fan about this barrel. That's why I will order a glock 17 barrel from Francky Smile.

The frame is well made and I must admit I had several Airsoft glock and this is really the most beautiful frame that I see.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7736
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Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7723
Almost no traces of moulding.


The sights are nice too :

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7738
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3 / Markings.

With this model, Tanaka gives us all markings.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7719
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Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7721

Really good job.


4 / Strip down and internals parts.

To remove the slide, it's very easy push down 2 parts on each side of slide and the slide goes to the front. It's not the same thing than my Wa shan that I remove the slide with a hammer.....Here, all is perfect made.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_4322
Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7734
Little disappointed thing, the recoil sprig guide is plastic Crying or Very sad

The internal parts are all metal and all is clean and well made.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7733
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Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7731

Info: A good thing, when you unscrew the detonator pin, it moves easily. Good for cleaning.


5 / Magazine and loading

Here is THE Tanaka's mistake, a full plastic magazine !!! Like USP this Glock has a full plastic magazine (except just magazine lips which are metal). Why doing that Mr Tanaka ??? Are you crazy? It's so easy to do a metal one.

Look at that photo:

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7740
Arrrggg ouch 55 grs only. You understand now what is the signification of the "light" word.
To compare with a Marushin M9 magazine :

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7743

Pfff 80 grs between the 2. Really impressive.

Anyway, let's see in details.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7725
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It's a shame because it is well made and you can see how many carts it remains. You can put 17 carts in it.

With this plastic magazine, the gun's weight is lighter :

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7742




The cartridges are quite expansive (about 50$ the 15 box) but they are very nice.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7728

Like Smootik says, it is the most complicated carts ever seen. 6 parts : top, bottom, insert, tube, piston pin, o-ring

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7729

These carts use 5mm cap and you must have small fingers to prepare them Smile

Here is the Tanaka loading tool, use it just to push the cap inside the tube.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7730


6 / Fire

Ok it's time to try this model gun. This version of Glock can fire semi or full auto. Let's begin by the semi mode.
Put the mag, rack the slide and.....STOP.
Yes I just want to say my thought before fire is " pff 5mm cap, I think the noise will be poor".
So......


BANG


Whhaaaouuuhhh( sorry don't know the word in English).

Amazing, the sound is very very loud and the cart fly until my neighbour's house !!! Trust me it's very impressive. I think we can say now it is not the size of the cap but the system which is important. My 2 Marushin M9 don't fire so good. Great.

Another problem is, always like Smootik says in the USP review, the O ring moves on the piston pin and it breaks. I have to find another o ring or find a solution to avoid this problem.
Info: this cartridge works with marushin m9. I have to do others try but the size is good.

Now the full auto, just push down the selector.

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7720

Gooooo !!!!
Incredible!! really pleasurable ! Some jams but I need to learn about this model gun, it needs to be tamed. Smile

Tanaka Works Glock 18 IMG_7744
Already empty???


7 / To conclude

Well well well. It's time to conclude and I must say I LOVE this model gun. The finish is incredible, the fire is incredible, the cartridges are very beautiful and the power of fire is really here. That I except from a model gun. This model is so great that I ask myself if I must buy a new M9 by Tanaka.
When I see my wa shan beside my Tanaka, I cry. I think I prefer a good plastic model gun than a poor metal gun. I bought this Glock 18 the same price that the Wa shan.
Ok the Tanaka magazine is plastic but when it is in model gun, you don't think about.Smile
If I can find a solution for this O ring which break, I will have a perfect model gun. Wink

PS: I need also a metal magazine and at this moment I will have a perfect model gun Smile Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeTue May 17, 2011 8:45 pm

Great review of a great gun. Hope to own a real one one day Very Happy

Just one thing: a real magazine is also made of plastic mate.
Also the weight isn't really bad as a real G17 only weighs 625g.
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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeTue May 17, 2011 9:04 pm

Great review, I enjoyed it as much as your other ones :-)
Thank you for filling my request! Now I need to get one, too :-D

I'm sorry to hear that you are so dissatisfied with WaShan model. I had similar deceptions myself when I expected much more than I got. This is sad, especially with high modelgun prices.

But Glock looks lovely :-) I was initially against long barrel, but it grew on me. Now it still looks like a defect, but makes Glock more interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2012 9:24 am

Amazing detail, having only seen denixes before this one I was blown away. Feels good in the hand as well, not too light. All in all, very very nice. Good review.
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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeWed May 08, 2013 8:02 am

Any steel or metal slides and barrels for the g18?
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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeWed May 08, 2013 2:03 pm

Hello Fiddycal and welcome to the forum.
Well, unfortunately I think it is impossible to findmeral slide or barrel for this block. It's the prize to pay with Japanese replica, well made but only in abs. You can find some metal replica but no glock (except from wa shan brand but I'm really not a fan Smile)
Even if you search from Airsoft you will not find.
Sorry.

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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeWed May 08, 2013 3:17 pm

Thank you momocampo I figured that was the case
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PostSubject: Metal slide   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeWed May 08, 2013 9:27 pm

Hi,
I've a AGS Gass blowback airsoft Glock 17 & 18c and they both have metal slides.
not sure what you can do with that knowledge, but just so you know that there are metal slides on some things out there!
thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeTue Jan 28, 2014 5:37 pm

Hi i am realy new here.

I got a tanaka glock 17 yt full metal gun here with a metal mag. Does the metal mag fit in the tanaka glock 18????

Cya D@ve glock F@ce.....

Recieved my glock 18c no it wil not fit. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Glock takana yt 17 slide stuck   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 08, 2014 4:12 pm

Hi.

Can't get the slide of my yt glock 17 metal whats wrong. The glock 18c goes perfect off. Sombody know how to get it off. It goes a little and the how i push it wil not slide.

Cya D@ve.....
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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 08, 2014 4:53 pm

Welcome to the yt or wa shan world!
I had one and it was exactly the same think... Impossible to remove the slide.  I succeeded with a lot of force.
Some wa shan model gun are pretty good but my opinion about this glock is always the same,  it's a crap!!
The frame can't be in metal and it is really bad finishing.

Anyway,  except pull really hardly,  I can't give you more help sorry.....

;-)


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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 08, 2014 6:17 pm

Same problem here, this is not an easy model to take apart.
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PostSubject: Re: Tanaka Works Glock 18   Tanaka Works Glock 18 Icon_minitimeSun Feb 09, 2014 1:45 am

smootik wrote:
Same problem here, this is not an easy model to take apart.

I used a hammer and re finished the paint
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