G23 to 9MM

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  1. sirgarreth

    sirgarreth

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    I know this has been done tons of time, but i get 50/50 on do this do that! i need facts from people that have actually done his. I have decided instead of buying a new gun (financial reasons), i will be "fixing" up my G23. I am going to get a new Lone wolf slide, mainly for looks. Going to get the Lone Wolf .40 to 9MM conversion barrel and a couple of G19 magazines. Is there anything else i will need to ensure this gun stays reliable?? extractor? trigger housing? recoil spring?
    Also, is the Lone Wolf slide worth getting? what will it do for the gun other than a stainless look?
     
  2. tinman517

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    For my G23, all I did was use the LWD 40-9 conversion barrel and use my G19 mags . . . That's it.
     

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    The way to ensure it stays reliable is to buy a 9mm. The conversion barrels are mainly just for practice. So far my LW 40-9 barrel has been flawless with just barrel and G17 mags (in a G22) but I wouldnt carry it. Slides from LW come with no internals so unless youre just swapping them with your current slide, thats gonna be more $$. With new slide, barrel and 2 or 3 mags youre already up in the $350 range, give or take, and even more if you get new internals. If 100% reliable is what you want, then saving for an actual 9mm is recommended.
     
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    glock192327 Where is eye

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    Assuming the prices are valid, this post makes good sense. Why not just get the 19....
     
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    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    Just get a 40-9 and 19 mags
     
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    I have owned a G23 2nd Gen since the mid 90's. About 2 yrs ago I decided I wanted to shoot the more economical 9mm. I bought a Storm Lake "conversion"bbl fpr $99 and a used G19 mag for $10. I have shot aprox 5k thru it. It is about 99.9% or about as good as it gets. I also just bought a Gen3 G19. I would use .40 in the g23 for CCW or the G19.
     
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    I got a KKM 9mm conversion barrel for my g23 a few months back along with a couple g19 mags. I did not change anything else and it shoots great.

    Have not had any troubles or jams for the past 500 rounds or so.
     
  9. creophus

    creophus Born Again

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    That's what I did and it's 100% reliable. I haven't tried it yet, but there shouldn't be much difference between a 40 mag and a 9mm mag.
     
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    That's what I did for my G32. It has been just as reliable at the range with 9mm as it is with .357 SIG. I use the .357 SIG barrel for carry; because I prefer the ballistics of the round.
     
  11. randyc74

    randyc74 Custom Holster Maker

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    The barrel and magazines are all you really need for a range use conversion.
    I did switch out the extractor, ejector, and spring loaded bearings for a time when I carried my Glock 23 as a ccw. I never had a malfunction either way with the conversion.