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Converting a G23 to a G19

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Calhoun123, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Calhoun123

    Calhoun123

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    What would you need to do to convert a G23 to a true G19 (I'm not talking 9mm conversion barrels). I'm assuming a G19 slide, recoil assembly, mags, and barrel - anything else?

    What would be an approximate cost minus mags.

    FWIW, I'm thinking Gen 4.
     
  2. Pred8tory

    Pred8tory Retired Copper Lifetime Member

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    I'm thinking extractor and ejector if you want to rely on it for CCW.
     

  3. barth

    barth six barrels

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    As an example, going G26 to G27:
    "The frames of the 26/27/33/39 are all the same.
    You can convert a 26 to a 27 by installing a complete top end and switching the trigger housing from 9 to 40. You will also need a 27 magazine."

    Generally, to really go all the way,
    it's cheaper or nearly as cheap
    to just get a second gun in the caliber you want.
     
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  4. BenjiEDF

    BenjiEDF

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    Get a conversion barrel or buy a G19 otherwise you are wasting money. You will save money buying a whole new gun rather than trying to convert it. Remember Gen 4 comes with 3 mags=$90 and slide and barrel and extractor etc... it's not a worthy endeavour
     
  5. avenues165

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    I agree with this.

    I don't have a .40 to 9mm barrel, but my 357 sig barrel is flawless. With my G24 I have shot about the same amount of .40 S&W and 357 sig (I usually buy 100 rounds of each for a range trip). I have a G24 with ~2,000 to 3,000 rounds with two FT feed, both in the Glock OEM barrel.

    Try a conversion barrel. I have met a couple of people that have had such good luck with their .40 to 9mm barrels that they use them for EDC.

    Having said all of that, I understand the concerns of those that do not want to EDC a pistol with aftermarket parts. If you are not comfortable with it, it is probably not for you.
     
  6. Toby196

    Toby196 Fetching a rug.

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    Just as a alternative to the "buy a whole new Glock" argument, if you are patient and look hard enough, you may be able to find a used G19 slide assembly (including barrel) for a reasonable price. I found a Gen2 slide assembly (9mm Trigger Housing included) last year for $175 on the GT classified section. Like the OP, I didn't want to mess around with an aftermarket conversion barrel (I wanted a 100% Glock pistol I was confident in as a carry gun).

    Granted, it may have been more practical to just buy an entire G19, but I was/am poor, so saving a couple hundred $ was worthwhile to me.
     
  7. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    40-9mm conversion barrel

    9mm magazine.

    This is all you need.

    :cool:
     
  8. silversport

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    My G23 with Storm Lake conversion barrel and G19 magazines (as well as my G17 magazines) has been 100% with 124GR standard and +P (in my case, Speer Gold Dots and Speer Lawman) as well as practice cartridges...I would and have carried this combination in Harm's Way and would trust it for that job...(although currently I have mine set up as a G32 in 357 SiG)
     
  9. barth

    barth six barrels

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    Well if we are going to get technical here... LOL!

    I've got four Storm Lake barrels for my G27.
    They are all flawless and 100% reliable with HPs.
    1) G27 3.46" 40-9mm conversion
    2) G23 4.02" 40-9mm conversion
    3) G23 4.02" 40
    4) G27 4.16" 357 ported Isonite QPQ

    I have carried the gun using all four barrels with confidence.
    But these days the ported 357 barrel and a G33 mag live in the gun.
    I shoot best with that barrel and 357 is my favorite SD round.

    BTW both 9mm conversion barrels run with the 40 extractor/ejector
    without brass to the face or any other ejection drama.
     
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