Gletcher was founded in 2008 under SMG Inc. Since then, the brand has made a number of impressive pneumatic replica firearms.
Recently, Gletcher introduced the world’s first air version of the Stechkin pistol: the APS. Used in numerous conflicts around the world, the APS closely resembles the Stechkin’s novel design at fraction of the cost.
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The legendary Soviet gun was developed in the mid-20th century, particularly for soldiers who did not carry an automatic weapon or carbine but needed a strong and reliable weapon.
The metal bodied APS is a member of Gletcher’s “Russian Legends” line of pneumatic guns and is the first pneumatic implementation of the legendary pistol.
The high combat effectiveness of this firearm was provided by the high-capacity magazine, barrel length and the availability of automatic fire. Although this pistol is not equipped with an automatic option, it still holds true to its original.
The APS has the identical weight and size, a powerful Blowback system, and a realistic slide response, making this air reproduction a high level of authenticity to the original model.
The realism of the Gletcher APS will appeal to purveyors of firearms and backyard plinkers alike.
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For more information on the APS pistol and other products from Gletcher, please visit GletcherGuns.com.
- Magazine Capacity: 22
- Weight: 2.3 lbs
- Length: 8” 7/8
- Average Velocity: 394 fps
- Projectile: .177 Caliber Steel BB
- Warranty: 18 months
- MSRP: $114.99