Glock 22 to 9mm Conversion

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  1. computerguy

    computerguy

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    Hey All,
    I am going to buy a 22 and convert it to a 9mm for idpa and cheaper pratice. Does anyone have any recomendations on what conversion barrel to buy and where from..

    Thanks

    CG
     
  2. Catbird

    Catbird loves guns!

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    I've had outstanding results from my 9mm barrel from Federal Arms. Be advised that it has conventional rifling, i.e., it's lead friendly.
     

  3. unclebob

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    I changed my 24 to a 17L. I got my KKM barrel from www.glockmeister.com there are many other places that sell them. Just make sure you get a 9mm barrel for a 22 slide. there is too much play in a regular 9MM barrel and a 22 slide. Also I would suggest you change the ejector and extractor. I know you will hear that you dont need to. but then why does Glock make a different ejector and extractor for the 9 and 40.
     
  4. DannyR

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    I suggest you buy a G17 instead. 9mm is just as deadly as .40S&W.
     
  5. Pete250R

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    check out the KKM group barrel buy in the for sale section under the accessories section.
     
  6. Steve Koski

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    Good idea.
     
  7. RandySmith

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    You are going to need a few more parts...
    This is more than just a simple barrel change.

    Would be better off to buy two guns, if you have a need for both calibers.

    Randy
     
  8. ray9898

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    You can run very reliable with just a conversion barrel swap and 9mm mags no matter what is said here. Do a search, you will find loads of sucess stories. I have 1K rounds through my 27 with a KKM 9mm conversion barrel with no problems. For an extra $130 I now basically have 2 guns.
     
  9. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Agreed. I wish RandySmith and others would quit opening their mouths when they don't have any experience.

    Koski
     
  10. RandySmith

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    Just how did you get to be an expert on my experience level?

    If you want to damage your gun and/or your own person, please don't let anything I type stop you. I, however, will not make suggestions to others that can have such consequences.

    Randy
     
  11. Steve Koski

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    RandySmith,

    I have experience in this subject, and from your post you CLEARLY do not. Your latest post once again confirms this.

    Koski
     
  12. RandySmith

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    Okay, you are right. You found me out. Guess I should have known I couldn't hide behind the keyboard forever. I will come clean. I have ZERO experience in doing dumb s#!t like this with firearms. Please don't tell anyone, okay?

    It is nice to know there is a place where people like me can turn to for expert advice. You are my new idol.

    Randy
     
  13. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Waaaaandy,

    Stop whining!

    Just tell me what brand aftermarket 9mm Glock 9mm conversion barrel you have, which Glocks you've used it in, what combinations of parts you've used, and what your experiences are, who you know that's been injured by not changing certain parts, etc?

    I've owned 3 9mm conversion barrels, fired thousands of rounds through two different model Glocks, never changed anything but the barrel and the magazines. Had a couple failures to feed with the first barrel (out of at least 1,500 rounds). No failures with the others. No bulged cases, no broken extractors, no failures to eject, no blown up rounds, nothing.

    Love,

    Idol
     
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  16. Steve Koski

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    How is that any easier than changing a barrel and magazines? You still have to field strip the gun and change magazines.