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.380 Conversions

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ADK_40GLKr, Apr 9, 2011.

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  1. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    Over on GG forum, someone's all hot for a Glock .380 which are not imported for civilian use.

    1. If the guns are the same, can't you shoot 380 (or 9x17) in a 9mm barrel?

    2. Or if not - Does anyone make a .380 conversion for either the 19/23 or the 26/27 platform?

    Comment: If the 9mm barrel is somehow WRONG for a .380, wouldn't Lone Wolf (for example) rework a barrel to fit? (Or is it a case of "You can take away, but you can't put back"?)
     
  2. JR

    JR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Yes you can shoot a .380 out of your Glock 9mm. It will fail to extract and/or fail to eject. Its great for practicing malfunction drills.
    The barrel, slide & magazine of the .380 pistols is completely different. There is no easy way to convert a standard 9 down to a .380