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Conversion barrels

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by wolf19r, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. wolf19r

    wolf19r Problem Solved!

    Feb 8, 2009
    JAX, FL
    I have been thinking about selling my G19 RTF2 and taking that money to buy a G22. So I want to get a 9mm conversion barrel for my G23. Any experience with them here on GT? How well do they work? Any issues with them?
  2. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

    Jun 15, 2011
    I've never done it myself, but I believe just a barrel swap+mags will "work" for at the range. But if you're planning on carrying it, I hear it's best you change out the extractor as well.

  3. IT0


    Jun 28, 2011
    The lonewolf conversion barrels worked PERFECTLY in my G35.

    Dropped right in worked flawlessly.
  4. shadow65


    May 7, 2011
    Southern Indiana
    My LW 23/9mm barrel has never once missed a beat. I use a 9mm mag.
    I've probably shot 1000 rounds through it of various 9m ammo and never a failure of any kind.
    I've even used it in my Gen 4 G27
    Dave N
  5. my 40/9 barrel works fine with just a mag swap. some people swap out the extractor too, but meh, works good either way.
  6. austinmc


    May 7, 2011
    Willis, Texas
    I have the 22, 23 and 27 9mm conversion. Not a problem just use 9mm mags.
  7. scattershot


    Nov 15, 2010
    Denver, CO
    i have conversions for my Glock 23 and Browning Hi Power, and both work well with just the mag swap. The Glock is a Lone Wolf, and the Browning is an EFK Firedragon.
  8. I have just under 500 rounds from several range trips with my G23 and the Storm Lake 40/9 Conversion barrel...swap the barrel and some G19 mags (or G17s if you like) and there have been zero issues...none...shoots like a champ and I would (and have trusted) trust my life to it...YMMV...

  9. wolf19r

    wolf19r Problem Solved!

    Feb 8, 2009
    JAX, FL
    Cool good to hear that they work. I have been thinking of down sizing my Glock collection to one caliber. For now that is.
  10. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

    Sep 28, 2006
    I've got a LW conversion barrel (fits my 23s & 27s--3rd & 4th Gens) with well over 5,000 rounds and no issues. I have the stock extractors but do use 9mm mags (the 40 mags caused some failures to feed.) I personally do not carry with conversion barrels though.
  11. KiltedSoule

    KiltedSoule Got Haggis?

    Jun 21, 2011
    South Carolina
    Changing out the extractor is a bit complicated of a procedure, and thus kind of nullifies the convenience of the drop in conversion barrel. Have not had or heard of an issue when not changing it out.

    I've got a KKM 40-9 barrel for my G27, just use 9mm mags when I use it. Love it!
  12. I use Lone Wolf conversion barrels in all my Glocks, and have a EFK conversion for my XD40SC. Best money ever spent :supergrin:

    I've also got extra tops to swap out if I'm doing something different.:whistling:

    Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

  13. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000

    The LW 40-9mm conversion barrel works perfect with my G22. Barrel & magazine swap is all that is needed.

    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  14. Johnny Cache

    Johnny Cache

    Feb 16, 2012
    I'm not sure if I should try to resuraect this thread or start a new one, but here goes...
    I'm new to the whole world of Glock me a Glock was always just something that was just there, always ready to do its job, not something you fiddle with...
    That being said, I have recently made up my mind to go to a "sub-compact" glock for concealed carry.
    I was set on the 26 until I started hearing about 40-9 conversions.
    My question is this:
    Is there any agreement about what is the very best brand of conversion barrel I can use for this?
    I guess I would be wanting the one with the loosest tolerances in order to mimic the OEM's legendary reliability.
    Make sense?
  15. M1a65


    Sep 26, 2006
    Atlanta Ga.
    Patiently waiting Lone Wolf to make a 400 CorBon barrel for my G30...
  16. mcflyfyter


    Sep 10, 2011
    First, if you plan to shoot only 9mm in it, I would get the 26. I have done quite a bit of research, and have found very few reports of failures with any brand. I believe most failures were related to weak loads, and 9mm extractors fixed the rest. It is the general consensus around here not to use a conversion for defense. If it will eat 1000 rounds (100 to 150 of those carry ammo) without a failure I say go for it. Lone wolf seems to be the cheapest and you will be hard pressed to find anything bad about them.
  17. CaptainXL


    Nov 20, 2009
    I have a 27 with a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel and love the combo. Have never had any issues. Drop in the barrel, get a 9mm mag and start shooting. No need to change ejector. Have over 2000 rds through the LW conversion barrel without a hiccup. Use .40 for carry and practice using 9mm (which is way cheaper to shoot). Basically have two guns for approx $125 more than the price of one gun.
  18. 17&27


    Feb 19, 2012
    I bought a LWD 40-9 for my 27.
    extremely erratic ejection with just the barrel
    I changed out the extractor and trigger housing(not difficult at all, only took a couple of minutes) for 9mm parts. It performed as a glock should after that. I recieved some good info on this barrel swap on a posting I made a couple of days ago titled "LWD 40-9".
    I might try a lighter recoil spring assembly to get a little more positive ejection.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  19. seems most the issues I see with anyone's conversion barrel (.40 S&W to 9mm) is with 115gr ammunition...seems 124gr runs just fine be it standard, +P or +P+...

  20. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    Have gen 3 G27 with two Storm Lake 40-9mm conversion barrels.
    G27 3.46" and G23 4.02".
    Both are flawless with over 1000+ rounds of HP 9mm down range
    using all factory 40 parts and 9mm G26 mags.
    Do only shoot 124/127 grain high quality ammo.
    Mostly +P and +P+ GDHP and Ranger T.

    I wouldn't fool with the extractor/ejector.
    The gun runs perfect as is.
    With 1000+ HP rounds without a problem I'm confident
    carrying with the conversion barrel.

    Also the gun is dramatically more accurate, in my hands,
    with the SL 9mm conversion barrel than 40 OEM.
    Faster follow up shots too.

    IMHO - the upgrade is a lot more than just cheap ammo and target practice.
    One Box Each: Ranger T 127 +P+, GDHP 124 +P, Federal HST 124.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012