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Conversion for Glock 33 to 9mm or 40 S&W?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by evan9201, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. evan9201

    evan9201

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    Im a poor college student majoring in criminal justice (Im going to be a police officer) and I need some advice on Conversion barrels. I have one pistol in my small collection, A glock 33 in 357Sig. I want to try IDPA and also use 40 or 9mm for IDPA and just normal range days. I already have seven 40/357sig magazines so 40 would be better in that respect but 40 is also a bit more expensive than 9mm. What do you all think, go with 40 or 9mm?

    P.S. what conversion barrel would you suggest?
     
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    For 40SW all you need is a factory G27 barrel.

    For 9mm I would also recommend LW, good value, great product, and excellent customer service.

    Check on the rules for IDPA though, not sure if you can shoot a firearm that has been converted in caliber.
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    Are the factory barrels generaly lower priced than conversion barrels?, I have checked the rules and my local R&G club said that I will have to shoot in a different class(i forget the name of the class).
     
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    If you buy them used yes.

    FYI- You can use a G23 barrel as an extended barrel in you G33. :wavey:
     
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    Would using a longer barrel acomplish anything or just look cool? lol
     
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    Better accuracy and on the sub compact Glocks "to me" changes the recoil impulse with the added weight up front so it feels better shooting the gun.
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    I'm a big fan of the "Compact" barrels in the "sub- compact" pistols (9mm/40SW/.357 Sig/45 GAP). Some other GT members are as well.
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    I'm leaning to the 40cal side because of the Mags being interchangeable.
     
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    That's the route I would go. And if you ever get into reloading you can load the 40's light for competition use or general plinking. :supergrin: