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40-9 Conversion barrel

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by chrisbritt15, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. chrisbritt15

    chrisbritt15

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    ive looking at barrels for my gen 4 G23, wanting to cut down the price of ammo for the range and was concidering the 40-9 conversion barrel, wondering what people was thinking about which barrel to chose from. Ive heard alot of problems out of the LWD barrel but the are the cheapest. ive been looking at the storm lake barrel bc they seem to be good barrel for the price but id really like a bar-sto barrel. just wondering what everyones opinions was.

    thanks:wavey:
     
  2. ak103k

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    I had one in my Gen 3 31, and it was flawless. I was told Id need to change out the ejector and extractor and to expect trouble. Mine never missed a beat.
     

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    have one in my 22 gen4 and its been perfect for 500ish rounds
     
  4. chrisbritt15

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    what brand do you have?
     
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    I have four Storm Lake barrels for my Gen 3 G27;
    G27 3.46" 40-9mm conversion,
    G23 4.02" 40-9mm conversion,
    G23 4.02" 40,
    G27 4.16" 357 ported Isonite QPQ.

    They all just dropped in.
    Only other change is mags to match caliber.
    All have been flawless with 2500+ rounds and going.

    I think your likely good with Lone Wolf, Storm Lake or KKM.
    People with issues are usually running re-loads.
    Or cheap, crap, low powered ammo.
    This stuff can give even factory stock OEM guns fits.

    If your looking for a range only / competition barrel.
    Then a fitted Bar-Sto or Jarvis may be in order.
    But these barrels tend to run tight and may not be 100% reliable.
     
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  7. chrisbritt15

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    I havent heard alot about the kkm barrels
     
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    One thing I have heard as to why some people gravitate to other brands over Lone Wolf is that the others are made in the USA. Lone Wolf manufactures in China I think.

    I looked at KKM, Storm Lake, Bar-Sto (6-8 week wait roughly IIRC), and Lone Wolf. I wanted the cheapest solution possible, because I know one day I will own a 17 or 34.
     
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    Lone Wolf for me, I use the same barrel on my G23 and G27, no issues what so ever.:pepper: :50cal:
     
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    I bought two Storm Lake barrels through MidwayUSA.
    They were both in my hands in three business days.
    $145 including shipping.

    Now my Wamma Jamma G27 357 4.16" extended dual ported black Isonite QPQ finish on stainless barrel was ordered directly through Storm Lake.
    It cost $208 including shipping.
    But the kicker is Storm Lake is a manufacturer.
    Not a distributor.
    1) They actually made the barrel for me after I ordered it.
    2) Then sent it to MMI TruTec for Isonite QPQ.
    3) Then had it sent back to them for quality inspection.
    4) Then off to engraving.
    5) And finally UPS shipping and email notification.
    It took over 3 months to get that bad boy.
    But as fate would have it, it's the best of the bunch - LOL!
    [​IMG]
     
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    lone wolf has been 100%....even when using .40 mags for the 9mm....
     
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    I really think with quality ammo Lone Wolf, KKM and Storm Lake are all great.
    I know I say it way too often, but 40-9mm conversion barrels are the best kept secret about Glocks.

    I didn't even know they existed until after I already bought my G27 - LOL!

    And how did we really used to get along without the internet and forums like GT?
    I'll tell you it wasn't pretty...
     
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    I didnt know you could use .40 mags for 9mm?????:wow:
     
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    I use my 22rd .40 mag with 9mm since Ohio law is a little tricky about the 31rd 9mm mags. Worked great. I'm planning a range trip after work tomorrow with my 40-9. I may end up leaving with a 19 or 17 FDE if they still have them in stock.
     
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    I have a Lone Wolf and a Storm Lake. I've never had one malfunction from either one. All I change is the mags to 9mm.
    I've used the LW in my G23 and G27. I recently bought a Storm Lake for my G27.
    Accuracy is good. Not fit issue.
    Barstow, if I recall, wants you to send the pistol in for fitting.

    The G23 with Lone Wolf proved reliable enough for me to carry it on duty for a time.
    Dave N
     
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    yeah, not 1 hickup on my 27 with the L/W .40-9 barrel.....I would still recommend correct mags ,but I had to try it.....is good to know in a pinch you can use 9 mm mags......
     
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    I bought the Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion barrel when I bought my Gen3 Glock 27. I use Glock 26 mags and the stock recoil spring and extractor. It has worked perfectly. I use it at the range. If I were to carry it, I might change the extractor.

    I also use a Lone Wolf 10mm-40S&W conversion barrel with my Glock 40. There, I use the stock magazines, extractor and recoil spring. Some of the white box 40S&W ammo does not eject far or may bump into my hat, but it has Also been 100% reliable.

    Now, I consider conversion options when I get guns. It really adds flexibility.

    Usually, if not always, the conversion barrels are for similar or small calibers. Going from 40S&W to 9mm is easy, but not the other way around.
     
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    I shot my G4 23 for the first time tonight.. 100 rounds of 40 and switched barrels and shot 200 9mm through it,, smooth and accurate, but 9mm barrel got so hot it was hard to get out, had to let it cool and it sticks out end slightly, happy with it though, the range officer was standing right behind me waiting for something bad to happen.......
     
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    No trouble whatsoever with 40-9 Lone Wolf in my G23.
     
  20. JerryC09

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    You might want to reconsider and check current ammo prices before you pick one. I'm in Orlando, FL and whereas more than a week ago 9mm was cheaper them .40 S&W, this week the prices seem to be the same. Good luck wherever you're located!