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Need Help! I want to convert my Glock 23 to 9mm.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by scandinavian01, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. scandinavian01

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    Oct 14, 2011
    I recently bought a Glock 23 Gen 2 in excellent condition, and I would like to know whats the best course of action to convert it to 9mm? Should I buy a whole upper 9mm slide assembly, or buy a conversion barrel? Which conversion barrel is the best choice as far as reliability? I really like the look of the kkm and storm lake. I would really appreciate anyones insight on this.
  2. sig357fan

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    Apr 8, 2008
    SW OH
    the cost of a complete upper in 9mm to use on your G23 frame would be close to the cost of a complete firearm.


    if you just want to shoot 9mm in your G23 get a conversion barrel and try it with your G23 mags loaded with 9mm ammo.

    if you have feeding issues then get a G19 mag to use with your conversion barrel in your G23.

    if you want a dedicated 9mm as in a G19 than sell/trade your G23 for a G19.

    the only 40 to 9 conversion barrel I have is a LWD that I use in my G31, I've fired thousands of rounds with no issues.


  3. TxGlock9

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    Nov 22, 2010
    BMT, TX
    There are many members here that only use 9mm magazines and conversion barrel and are doing fine. If you plan to carry I would switch out other internals such as: ejector, extractor claw...
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