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G19 gen 2 conversion?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by RetiredSCPO, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. RetiredSCPO

    RetiredSCPO

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    What would you need to do to convert a Gen 2 G19 to 40 S&W or .357sig? I've read a few post about just swapping out the "upper" on the gen 3's but I couldn't find anything about the gen 2 frames.

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    JR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Changing out a Gen2 frame is not recommended by the factory. It will void warrantee.
    That being said, LWD has thousands of customers that install conversion barrels into their Gen2 frames. I have yet to see a failure HOWEVER I also realize these conversion barrels are lucky to have more than a few hundred rounds through them.

    Bottom line is: You take the risk into your own hands. There is a remote possibility you could loose the frame. Absolutely nobody will warrantee this one.
     

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    Does the same warning apply to the gen 2 G22 as well. Converting the G22 is what got me thinking about the G19.
    As for the G19, she'll stay a 9mm. I'll just save up for that G23 instead. :embarassed:

    Thank you for the quick reply.

    I just read what you said again and answered my own question. sometimes I get ahead of myself.
     
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    JR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Yes you can safely convert a Gen2 G22 into a 9mm by installing a LWD conversion barrel.
     
  5. RetiredSCPO

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    That's an idea, I was look at going to 357sig, but 9mm is a lot cheaper to shoot.

    Thanks again for your help.