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40 cal Glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by dad11345, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. dad11345

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    I have been reading a lot about 40 cal KB`s in Glocks. I have a 30 and 34 and was interested in a 35. From reading about what Sig had to do to there gun to handle the 40 is the 40 Glock modifed in any way to support it? This is no flame just interested in finding out.
     
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    The .40 caliber Glocks are just fine. Ignore the internet hysteria. In the 1997 FBI testing, six Glock 40's had 20,000 rounds apiece fired through them. That's 120,000 rounds of full power service ammo without a KB. Can you afford to fire 20,000 rounds of factory ammo through a .40? At a low ball price of $150.00 per thousand, that's $3,000.00 worth of ammo through a $500.00 pistol.

    In 1990, Glock added the locking block pin to the 40's. When the Glock .357's were introduced, additional steel reinforcement was added to all Glock frames. To my knowledge, all finger grip frames have the added steel reinforcment.
     

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    Danny, Thanks for the responce. One more question do you feel the 35
    would be better with the compensator. I do not plan on using it for CCW it would be a range gun like the 34.
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    G35's are not available fom the factory with a comped barrel. The cutout in the slide is to redue slide weight.
     
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    TJ in PA Mistaken ID

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    Like Danny said!;)
     
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    DAD1345 go get your self that G-35 I love mine! then save up for a 357Sig barrel for it! awsome! good luck GFM
     
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    Well I feel like you guys gave me good advise but I just felt better about the Sig 226 in 40. The Sig owners manual says all I need for the 357 conversion is the barrel so thats next.
     
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    Sorry to hear you've fallen victim to internet B.S.

    The Sig is a fine pistol, subject to the same shortcomings of all .40 caliber chambered pistols. The Sig features a welded steel frame subject to rusting whereas the Glock features a 1-piece machined steel frame treated in the Tenifer process. Glocks beat out Sigs in the tough, comprehensive 1997 FBI testing.

    It's all a function of mathematics.

    If there are 10,000 Sig 40's out there and 1,000,000 Glock 40's out there, you are 100 times more likely to hear of a Glock 40 problem.

    Unfortunately, with the internet, you are likely to hear of 1 Glock problem reported 100 times in as many different ways for as many different reasons.
     
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    A barrel is all you would have needed to convert a G22 or G35 to .357 SIG also....

    I have 2 G22's, a G35 & G27. All are fine shooters, the 35 exceptionally so.

    Almost feel sorry for you for buying the SIG. ;g But, to each his own....

    Steve
     
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    QUOTE: "Almost feel sorry for you for buying the SIG. But, to each his own...."

    LOL

    ;a