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Is it OK to use G27 upper on older G26 frame?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by scosgt, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. scosgt

    scosgt

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    Expanding on the thread below, I am just wondering if it would be safe to use a G27 upper on my G26 frame. My frame is from 1996, it has three pins but is not re-inforced as I understand the newer frames are.
    So before I take the plunge for a G27 upper, is it safe on an older frame? I have the smooth finger grooves, if that helps to age it.
     
  2. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    From what I gather you can put .40/.357 slides on 9mm Glock frames and you are good to go.

    Someone who knows a little more will need to confirm if its okay to do on a older G26 frame, I am thinking the answer is yes though.
     

  3. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I hate to speculate on over gen stuff.
    PM voyager4520.

    He seems to be one of the GT older gun experts here.

    The only thing I've heard is that some of the older frames
    aren't reinforced. And you can't run 357 on some of them.

    voyager4520 knows the details.

    I really think you're likely better off picking up a used, maybe police trade-in, G27.
    Than trying to convert a G26 to 40.
     
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  4. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    Youre fine, the reinforced models just has to do with the standard and compact size glocks, Im pretty sure...
     
  5. SCC

    SCC Member Me

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    call glock they will let you know for sure ..
     
  6. bdhawk

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    the trigger housings, 'cause of the ejector, are different, if memory serves. it may still work, but if glock thought there was a reason to make 'em different, there may be something to it.
     
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    As stated, the .40 uses a different size/shape ejector as well as a different extractor...
     
  8. scosgt

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    Well OK we know that

    What I am really trying to find out is if there is a difference in G27 frames, even later ones, that mine does not have. I don't want to ruin my frame. The G26 is my EDC.
     
  9. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    All Glock 26 frames have all of the 357 Sig upgrades. The frames are same for the Glock 26, Glock 27 and Glock 33. Even the ones made before there were 357 Sig Glocks. The 357 Sig rails on the Glock 31 and the Glock 32 were taken from the earlier subcompact Glock frames. Exactly the same design. All subcompacts have the strong frame rails and 3 frame pins. Glock developed the stronger frame rails for the early Glock 26 and Glock 27. The difference is the rear frame rails are longer. When Glock came out 367 Sig models later they also got the long rear frame rails that had previously only been used on the Glock 26 and Glock 27.
     
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  10. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Only thing you need to change is the ejector and mag. Did this with no issues.







    :50cal:
     
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  12. scosgt

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