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Converting G17 to G22?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Gryphon223, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. Gryphon223

    Gryphon223

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    Hi all, sorry if this has been posted already (and I'm pretty sure it has...). ;)

    I just bought a used Gen 3 Glock 17 frame for a good price. It seems to be in excellent shape aside from some dimpling on the front pin and finish wear on the slide release tab. I also just bought a SIG P226 so I have 9mm covered, and decided to go with the .40 S&W for the Glock. Because of what I believed to be correct, I found a complete G22 upper for sale and purchased it (ie. money is sent).

    Reading the Glock Armorer's Manual it mentions you should not put a G22 slide onto a G17 frame because the ejector may strike the primer causing an OOB ignition. That is definitely NOT how I want to enjoy my first Glock. Is that true and do I need to swap parts, or is it more of a liability issue?

    Looking at Glockmeister.com I see he has complete receiver kits for a mere $58.00 USD. Should I purchase one and get the G22 set? Thanks very much for all help!
     
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    Never mind, I called Glockmeister and found out I cannot do this with the frame I have.
     

  3. Glock4Life

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    Is your G17 a 3 pin frame? If so, I'd say do it. Change the extrator/ejector, add some G22 mags and have at it.
     
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    That's the thing, it's a 2-pin frame. I only got it just the other day and didn't know any of this, and unfortunately I've already sent money away for a G-22 upper. Anyone know of a good G-17 upper for sale? Can't seem to find any except at Glockmeister and $360 USD is a bit more than I'd like to spend.
     
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    That is interesting! I have a 3rd Gen 17 and it is a 3 pin frame.... I thought all 3rd gens were 3 pin.
     
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    Unfortunately not, and I cannot for the life of me find a G-17 or G-34 complete upper anywhere (and Glockmeister is way too expensive). There's a G-34 upper on the exchange board but the guy does not reply to messages. :(
     
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    Yeah, complete uppers for a 17 are hard to come by. I sold one I had about 2 months ago for $275 or so.
     
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    Go buy a whole gun of your caliber choice and sell your frame.
     
  9. dlaporta

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    Are you interested in selling the G22 upper?

    Dan