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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by chrisbroz, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. chrisbroz

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    Since the Glock 25 & 28 do not 'make points' for importation, why hasn't some enterprising individual brought out a .380 conversion kit for a G26 or G19 in the same manner as .22 conversion kits are available for G17 & G19 frames??? Personally I'd stay with the 9 in the G19 or G26, but there are some who prefer the 'milder' .380/9mm Kurz. I like the concept of conversion kits - I have one in .22 LR for my 1911 and when funds permit, will get one for my G35 (if I can find one)
     
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    Nothing makes me happier than half the power at twice the price ammo!
     

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    / end thread :rofl:
     
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    With the current state of ammo availability that would be a really good idea. You can easily find .380 ammo, while 9mm is scarce.

    I am thinking a .380 barrel and lighter recoil spring might be all you need to convert a 9mm Glock to .380, someone just has to make it.
     
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    Since Glock chose the blowback design for its .380s, as opposed to the normal locked breech design for the rest of the lineup, I suspect they concluded that the lower power .380 was not capable of operating the Glock locked breech design. It might therefore require a full kit including slide -- like the AA conversion kits for .22LR.
     
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    TTex Cannon Fodder

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    There was a thread a while back talking about shooting .40S&W in a 10mm Glock. The author swore there wasn't a problem in doing so. Following that reason, if you can fire 40 in a 10mm you could fire .380 in a 9mm. Personally I would only try that in an emergency situation, but the author of that thread was very adamant there were no ill effects and he did so all the time, so in theory all you might need is a weaker return spring.
     
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    At one time the Astra 400 (9mm Largo) was advertised as able to shoot everything from 9mm Largo, thru 38 super/auto to .380....It's probably the only blowback pistol that can handle the 9mm Largo pressures (it makes a good parts launcher) - evidently the extractor is what held the other shorter cases, giving rise to the rumor and practice of trying to shoot all those rounds in that firearm - I had one years ago...I know this is off topic, so pardon me...it certainly is NOT a good practice to use the wrong round in ANY firearm!!! If it wasn't for idiots, of whom would we make fun???

    CB in FL
     
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    Well if this is the case then the 380 would require a barrel change and RSA.
    I'm not saying the guy was right. It was a very hotly contested thread. I just wanted to put the information out there, and maybe someone like CB here could clear it up.

    Where I wouldn't be very interested in a swap like this, my wife is more of a 380 fan with its low recoil, so I think there might be a market for a conversion like that.
     
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    :supergrin: That is pretty damn funny.
     
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    40S&W can be safely and reliably shot from a 10mm Glock (not advisable in 10mm that don't have a positive FP stop) because the 40 case and the 10mm case are identical dimensionally except for the case length. When you shoot 40 in a 10mm Glock the round headspaces on the extractor.

    The 380 case and the 9mm Luger case are different dimensionally as the 9mm Luger case is a tapered case while the 380 is a straight wall case. The head and rim area of the 9mm Luger is wider than the 380 cousin. when firing a 380 in a 9mm Luger barrel the head will be stretched farther than they were designed to stretch, risking case head failure. Also the extractor will not fully engage risking ejection problems. Finally the RSA would have to be lightened substantially for the 50% reduction in ME.
     
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    Given the cost of a cheap, unreliable .380, why?
     
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    If you check out this thorough study (https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/alternate-look-handgun-stopping-power), it shows .380 is more effective than 9mm (i.e. it takes less bullets to stop a person, has more one shot kills generally, kills more people overall [as a rate], and is more accurate). Personally, I think the article sells both 9mm and .380 short because these are very popular pistol cartridges for less experienced shooters on average (compared with .40, .357, .45, etc...). For police needing to penetrate barriers, for example, 9mm would be preferable, but for 99/100 self defense scenarios—especially out of a larger gun—.380 would be better in my opinion (if not in fact looking at these stats). That's why I would like to see the Glock 28 in the United States. There's little doubt in my mind that a Glock 28 would be more effective for the general population than the Glock 42, Glock 43, Glock 19, Glock 26, Glock 23, or Glock 27. The reason is that at self defense distances, it would likely be more accurate than any of these pistols. Maybe that's why they reserve it for law enforcement in the U.S.
     
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    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    Isnt this in the wrong thread?

    I suggest the Humor section.

    Hahahaha
     
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