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G23 to 9mm conversion : what is needed?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by tenifer17, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. tenifer17

    tenifer17

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    UPDATE: I have a G27 now , the G23 deal fell through. I have a chance to trade my M&P40 Compact for a G23. I was wondering what parts are needed to make it RELIABLY fire 9mm?
    I know a barrel but what about the : Ejector ?
    Extractor ?
    Recoil spring ?

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  2. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    If you just want a range toy for 9mm then just the barrel and some 124gr ammo. Your .40 mags will work, but maybe grab a 19 mag if you want to be positive.

    If you want a full fledge 9mm for everyday use, then yes swap all the parts a 9mm has and you're good to go, but at that point you should have bought a 19 :supergrin:
     

  3. scattershot

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    Just the barrel and mag. I have used the .40 mag, but get occasional misfeeds with it.
     
  4. barth

    barth six barrels

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    1) 40-9mm Conversion Barrel
    (Lone Wolf, KKM or Storm Lake all have good reputations)
    2) Glock G19/G17 9mm mags

    And you're good to go.
    I have 1000+ rounds of 9mm through my G27,
    with a Storm Lake conversion barrel and G26 mags,
    without a single problem.

    The 40 ejector/extractor will work fine.
    With no brass to the face either...

    And, at lease with the Gen 3 G26/G27/G33 guns,
    they all use the same RSA.

    BTW you can run 357 Sig with a barrel and mag change too.
    Your 40 mags will work with 357 for the range.
    But the 357 followers are different (which can be changed).
    So for SD I use G33/G31 357 mags.
     
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  5. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    barrel and mag the end...............................

    I have tried to use the 40 S&W mag and it worked most of the time had some failure to feeds so I just stuck with the 9mm mag and never looked back.








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  6. tenifer17

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    UPDATE: The deal didnt go through and at the same time I got a trade for a Gen 2 G27 :cool: . I dated it back to 1997 with a serial prefix of CKR. It has the older "smooth" extractor.
    Ssssooooooo can I convert it to a 9mm as I was gonna do the G23 ? Of course I'll keep my stock parts to do it back to .40 . I love this little guy. It has a lot of wear and the finish is worn and seems to have been carried quite a bit but not fired . It's internals are really nice and has hardly any wear. I am gonna detail strip it tonight and clean it and then drill a lanyard hole in the frame.
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  7. barth

    barth six barrels

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    Calling Dr. Voyager - LOL.

    Try to PM voyager4520 with your question.
    He seems to be one of the older Glock knowledge guys around here.
    I remember him posting that there were frame issues
    with some older G27s going to 357 Sig.
    He knew the serial numbers.

    Sorry I can't be of more help.
     
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  8. Never Nervous

    Never Nervous

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    That gun has some character. Good deal. All my Glocks were bought used but lnib. I take them home to mother and they give them back to me like new and with new mags. Can't go wrong.

    NN
     
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