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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by rsm688, Mar 6, 2010.
All that is needed to fire 9mm out of a Glock 22, is a barrel and magazine swap.
If you plan on changing anything else, you might as well get a G17.
I have heard some people have a few problems with the conversion that were curred from swapping in a new extractor and ejector.
This gun is VERY modified so its not as easy as just swapping guns. Custom slide work, grip reduction, Robar, trigger work, slide has been cut to be bomar style and has bomar sights and a holo sight as well. If it was just a plain old glock I would get a 17 in a heartbeat but I really like this gun and dont shoot .40 anymore.
Don't have any advice, but I am glad it's not another "Can I convert my 22/23 to 9 by just switching out the barrel and mag?" thread.....
Obviously the best option for 9mm is a 17/19, but if you already have a 22, you'd have to either take a loss on it, find someone to trade straight up, or sell used/buy used. And apparently what you have is customized to your liking.
I have a 23, so I'd also be interested in what all parts that would need to be swapped in order to make it identical to a 19. (I don't plan on doing this, just curious.)
Also, issues with just the barrel/mag swap seem to vary from gun to gun. Some seem to have issues, some have none. Personally I've put 450rds through mine without issue. I still wouldn't use it for a carry piece however.... just because.
If you changed the extractor and ejector(which includes the whole trigger group) you basically have a G17, its just not a "factory" one. As for the recoil spring, I believe the G22 and G17 have the same one at 17 lbs, so that shouldnt be an issue.
So how do I change out my G-26 to a G-27?
You can from 40 to 9mm, not the other way around. The circumference of the .40 barrel is larger than the 9mm barrel. This is why the .40 Glock barrel will not fit in a G26.
Thanks for the advice guys. I think Im just going to swap the barrel, mags, and a full 9mm trigger group plus use my LWD connector (.40 and 9mm are the same, I BELIEVE). That way if I ever decide to swap back to .40 I can just drop in the full trigger group and not have to swap parts between triggers.
Parts that are different:
Change any you wish.
Connectors are the same for all glocks.