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Converting 357sig to 40 cal.

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by 357sigRog, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. 357sigRog

    357sigRog

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    I have a G33 357sig and want a 40 barrel for it. Should I just get the G27 barrel or get the G23 barrel? I know that with the 23 barrel it will stick out about an inch from frame. Is the extra 1/2 inch barrel going to be any real benefit to me, saying I want to carry a heavier load such as 180 or 200gr bullet in woods? Probably a dumb question but just wondering and considering my options. Thanks
     
  2. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

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    The advantage of the G23 barrel would be marginal.
    I would be concerned about dinging the barrel crown.
     

  3. aujrb

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    Were you looking at a Glock factory barrel or a aftermarket like Lone Wolf?

    I was thinking about going the other way (.40 to .357sig) with my G23.
     
  4. 357sigRog

    357sigRog

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    I have seen that the bar stow is about $30 more than factory barrels but I don't honestly know a whole lot about it. I see the bar stow does have a higher twist. Like Bubbala said, the extra 1/2 inch barrel might not help much anyway. Is the bar stow barrel much better? I've seen in reviews that sometimes it does not fit just right, could need adjusting.
     
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  5. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    I say a 1/2 inch will make a difference with a already slow moving bullet from a 3.5" barrel but if it's a carry gun you will want to stay with the 3.5" I have a LW barrel for my G22 and they work great for $99.00:wavey: