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Glock 31?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by castrol7r, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. castrol7r

    castrol7r

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    I have a question. I have always been a Sig Sauer lover. I have had
    two 226's and I love them. But for Christmas, I am finally getting the
    Glock I have been wanting for a long time. I have a question though.
    With all of the compatibility out there, should I opt for the .40 and
    just purchase a new barrel for the 357sig use? I have noticed quite a
    difference in price between the two. I can pick up a .40 for around $399
    where the 357sig is up around the $529 mark. That is $130 difference.
    It would make sense to me to get the .40, spend the extra cash on the
    357sig barrel, and have 2 different calibers. Am I missing something,
    or will this actually work?

    ~Wade
     
  2. Screaming .357G

    Screaming .357G 598ci big block

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    I think it is a bit more easy to find a used .40 barrel for a G22 (to put in your G31) than the other way around.

    Also most of the time I can find new in box .357 sig guns a little cheaper than the .40's around in my area.

    But either way will work and what ever you can find cheaper.

    I just got a new 31C for 519.00 in the new style glock box a few weeks back.
     

  3. castrol7r

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    Well, the title of the thread was supposed to read Glock 32, not 31,
    but it would not let me change it....
    I found the 357sig barrel at the local gun shows last weekend. They
    were not hard to find. Wanted somewhere in the vicinity of $160 for them.
    I just hope something like that would be compatible. I am not quite
    sure how the numbers work for the Glocks... can you even get a .40 in
    the 32?

    ~Wade
     
  4. mjs

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    The barrels are interchangeable -- no other mods needed.

    You can get new OEM barrels at www.LonewolfDist.com for $115 (23), but they don't have the 32 listed. Topglock has the 32 barrel for $129. $160 sounds high for a factory barrel.

    I'd get the gun that's a better deal and buy a barrel. I like .40s better, but I bought a new G31 because it was only $400. I bought a .40 Federal barrel from Brownells.com for around $70.

    There's also a user here (Cheeks) that occasionally does group purchases on KKM barrels.

    I can't imagine why the 357 is $130 more -- is one new and one used?

    $529 sounds high for either, without night sights. Last time I checked, 9/40/357 glocks started at around $439 from D&R Sports -- w/o night sights.
     
  5. castrol7r

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    This was the latest gun show here in Houston. There is another this
    weekend, and I plan on doing a bit more investigating before making
    my purchase before Christmas. I had heard from a fella about picking
    up the one that was more reasonable, then making the switch. I just
    wanted to make sure that was correct. Thanks for the responses. I will
    let you know how my search goes this weekend.

    ~Wade
     
  6. Screaming .357G

    Screaming .357G 598ci big block

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    You can swap just the barrels in these guns to have a .357 sig or .40S&W.
    Here they are in the size that interchanges with no other mods.

    G31-G22

    G32-G23

    G33-G27

    You can also put a G32 or G23 barrel in a G33 or G27 but it will stick out about 1 inch past the slide.
     
  7. castrol7r

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    So basically, if I do in fact find that the .40 is a cheaper way to go,
    I should pick up a G23 to correspond with the G32? What exactly do the
    G numbers mean? Any ideas?

    ~Wade
     
  8. Screaming .357G

    Screaming .357G 598ci big block

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    What Im saying is this...

    The G stands for Glock

    An example is a G31 and a G22 are the same exact gun other than the caliber that is written on the slide and the barrel thats in it.

    The G31 and G22 are the same full size glock model with a diffrent barrel.
    One (G31 is for .357 sig) and the other G22 is for .40 S&W.

    ok now the next size would be the mid size glock like the G32 (.357 sig) and G23 .40 S&W.

    Same thing there again its the same gun other than what is wrote on the slide like .40 or .357 and other than the barrel the guns are the same right down to the recoil spring.


    Ok the last set would be the sub compact glocks.
    (G33 .357) and G27 .40S&W.
    Same thing the gus are the same with diffrent barrels.

    Now on the G33 and G27 (sub compact .357 and .40) you can also use a barrel from a mid size glock (G32 .357) or a G23 .40 but it will stick out about one inch from the end of the slide.

    You can not use a mid size glock and put in a full size glock barrel as the locking block/barrel is diffrent.

    But you can swap the barrels between the G31 and G22 full size models.

    Those are the ways to make a .357 or .40 out of the same gun other than the barrel.

    The mags interchange between the .357 sig and .40 S&W.
    If the gun has the new style mag and follower they should be a perfect match and you could swap them out as well.

    Some of the older .40 mags had a diffrent follower from the .357 and it may or may not work with the .357 sig.
    But I have never had any problems using a .357 mag/folower with a .40 S&W.

    One other thing to check for is that if you plan to shoot the .357 sig out of a .40 glock make sure it has the newer style frame with 3 pins in the frame.
    Those are reportedly stronger and take the abuse of the .357 sig better.

    Hope this helps:)
     
  9. castrol7r

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    More information than I had ever needed... and EXACTLY what I was looking
    for. Thanks a BUNCH for the help. So I will be looking at the difference
    in price between the G23 and the G32... whichever is cheaper, is the
    one I shall get.

    ~Wade
     
  10. Screaming .357G

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    Glad to help:)


    ps...
    Get the .357 sig;) hehehe.
     
  11. castrol7r

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    My whole point is going for the 357sig... its the one I want, and have
    for some time. I figured, if I can get the .40 for that much cheaper,
    I can just convert to the .357sig, and have two guns for the price of
    one. I may have just been mistaken when I was looking at the pricing,
    but they wanted a LOT more for the .357's than they did for the .40's.
    I will double check that this weekend.

    ~Wade