Hey all. First, hope this is the right forum. I was debating this vs a couple others. Please move if needed.. Alright, so we have a 27 that we got to shoot yesterday, along side our 30. The .45 feels much better to shoot for both of us. I believe this is because the low pressure round has more of a push than a kick or flip. This is how it was explained to us anyway, and it made sense. I don't mind the kick, but I do feel it and so I understand why she doesn't like it, and I want the 27 to be comfortable for her to shoot. I got the 27 instead of the 26 with the idea that if we didn't like the kick we could convert down to 9mm, and still be able to use the .40 or .357 if we wanted. Plus the 27 was actually available to me, so it worked out. Now. I've consulted Google and YouTube and I've been convinced, unless you guys have something else to say (though half of what I found was here), that it should be reliable and safe to swap the barrel and mag only. Permanently, potentially. I see some say they wouldn't rely on it, but they're the same people saying they've shot x thousand rounds and not had any problems. That's a bit confusing.. So anyway, I also believe LW and SL are close enough quality for the LW to be the buy, being how it's 60 bucks cheaper. Input? Feel free. I guess there are a couple other more expensive brands, too. With a slightly more polished look/feel...KKM, Barsto? But my main question is - do I just use 26 magazines? And, will they fit flush as if they were built for the gun? I believe they are the exact same frame, right? And, while I gotcha here.. are there any other conversions for the 27 I can do, in the lower pressure realm? I'm still learning about calibers - but I think .357, 9mm, and .22 is all there is. (Also, I wish I'd taken note of what we shot exactly, I'm sure there are lower pressure .40 rounds we could try) Just wanted to get your takes before placing any orders. p.s. The .45 is awesome. Love the G30! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!