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Swapping slides G22 and G17

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Snooch..!!!, Jun 6, 2012.

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  1. Snooch..!!!

    Snooch..!!! señor snooch..!

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    I have a G17 Gen 3 and am considering buying a G22 slide to swap out instead of purchasing a whole other pistol (G22).

    I know with my G23 and LWD 40-9 conversion barrel it works great but doesn't eject the brass as vigorously which I guess is due to the .40 cal extractor and ejector not getting as good a bite on the smaller 9mm casing.

    But if you were to just put a G22 slide on a G17 frame would the 9mm ejector work fine or cause any problems..?

    I will probably just buy a spare .40 cal trigger housing any way if I get a G22 slide for my G17, but just wanted to see if anyone had experience with this mix.
     
  2. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    The frames are the exact same. I don't see any reason why it would not work.
     

  3. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    it would work, but then you are ejecting .40 casings with a 9mm ejector and may have weak ejections too.

    I can't say because I have never tried it.
     
  4. Snooch..!!!

    Snooch..!!! señor snooch..!

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    Yeah, like I was saying, I am curious about the opposite affect of the "wrong" ejector. I have experience with a .40 cal ejector on 9mm brass, and the brass just kind of falls out the side of the pistol.

    But a 9mm ejector should be getting more than enough strike on a .40 cal casing, so if anything, the ejection should have a bit more "spunk" to it I would guess.

    I was just hoping to find someone who has experience with this situation.
     
  5. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    I would give it a try, but my Gen4 slide will not fit my 3rd gen frame. sorry
     
  6. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    You could also get ONLY the ejector; ejectors can be switched within the trigger block.
     
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  7. Snooch..!!!

    Snooch..!!! señor snooch..!

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    The entire trigger housing is only about $7 so not a big deal really.

    Thanks..! :wavey:

     
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  8. Snooch..!!!

    Snooch..!!! señor snooch..!

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    Nothing a little elbow grease and a dremel couldn't fix..! :supergrin:

     
  9. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    The 9mm ejector strikes the case closer to its center than does the 40 ejector; it would therefore exert less torque when ejecting the case. The 40 ejector would strike a 9mm case far out on the rim, with possiblity of a glancing blow.

    I have seen the 9mm ejector work ADEQUATELY with the 40 ejection. It cannot, however, be called ideal.
     
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  10. Snooch..!!!

    Snooch..!!! señor snooch..!

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    Cool thanks..!

     
  11. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    Another detail: Replacing the entire trigger block to change caliber means the ENTIRE trigger assembly must be COMPLETELY removed from the frame. Replacing ONLY the ejector can be done by knocking out the trigger block pin and lifting the block just enough for the ejector to clear the frame internals. This is faster, but it is a non-standard action; know your stuff before you do it.
     
  12. ImpeachObama

    ImpeachObama Fuhgettaboutit

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    I did this with a G23 slide on a G19 lower. All you need when you use the 22 slide is to change the ejector to a .40 cal. I ended up picking up a whole trigger assembly so I didn't have to disassemble any parts and made it a quicker swap. It's great to be able to have this flexibility. If you call Glock, they will probably tell you it won't work and you can't do it.
     
  13. SCC

    SCC Member Me

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    is the 17 a 3 pin or a 2 pin ?
     
  14. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    Never mind; I misinterpreted that post.
     
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  15. Snooch..!!!

    Snooch..!!! señor snooch..!

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    It's a 3 pin Gen 3 why..?

     
  16. GIockGuy24

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    The early generation 3 G17's have only two pins. Later generation 3 G17's have three pins. All G22's have three pins.
     
  17. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The angled 9mm ejector presents a safety risk when clearing the chamber of a 40 caliber round. The tip of the ejector could strike the primer of a live round--very bad. Just don't do it. Ejectors are cheap.
     
  18. kcboy

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    "Mga Sir ,Baka malito na si Sir CPBoy hehehe . Sir CpBoy ,first and foremost , the frames of the G17/22 are the same . Now ,for the internals of the frames ,all are the same except their ejectors . You can use the ejector of the 40cal for both 9mm/40cal . However ,the 9mm ejector on the other hand CAN NOT be used on the 40cal. If you have a 9mm housing ,all you need to do is look for an extra 40cal ejector . The ejectors can be removed and replaced with another . But if you're just about to buy a housing ,better the 40cal one . Hope this helps ."

    Got this from This site
    http://www.pinoy1911.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=22470&start=20
     
  19. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    Too much work in switching out ejectors everytime you want to shoot. I'd just buy a complete G22...yes, I'm lazy.
     
  20. DFin

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    How much does a G-22 upper assembly cost? Maybe it is more economical to just buy a police trade in G-22.
     
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