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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 3000fps, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. 3000fps

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    I just recently converted my Glock 23 over to 9mm with the LWD 40-9 conversion barrel.

    I purchased 2 G19 magazines from a private seller, these are older magazines marked LE/GOVT only, 9.13.94

    The springs in them aren't as strong as my newer .40 mags, and when the magazine is 1/2 loaded it rattles.

    I was thinking about replacing the springs and followers of each mag.

    Can I just buy a standard Glock spring set from say Glockmeister? Or do the older mags have different springs / followers?
     
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  2. Doughnutman_923

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    As far as I know, they will work just fine.

    I had some G22 LE/GOVT mags and upgraded them with newer springs and followers ordered from Cheaper than dirt.

    Work perfect.
     

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    Thank you! Now all I have to do is removed that ugly wolf from the top of my barrel!! :rofl:
     
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    Oh man, how is that ugly LWD barrel working for you? :supergrin:

    I bought one for my G22 (stock length .40 cal.) about 8 months ago and I couldn't shoot 3 rounds without getting a FTF.
     
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    Magazines rattle, it's the nature of that double-stack beast. A round or two in the middle of the magazine will loose contact with others and rattle. Shoot the magazines before deciding if any part needs replacement.

    You will want to replace your ejector from the .40 to the 9mm. The .40 ejector may work but, it can be an issue. The .40 ejector can give FTF and FTE issues.

    I've read on GT that extraction of a live 9mm round into the straight .40 ejector could strike the primer. Don't know if it's happened or simply speculation. However, as I've inspected the set-up of both, I can see plausibility in that theory.
     
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    Mag springs/followers are cheap enough regardless. You didn't mention if the mags were new or not. If the top of the followers show some (any?) wear, why not go ahead with new Wolff or GLOCK factory springs & new GLOCK followers while giving the mags a full scrub & shine? It's cheap insurance.
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    Replace the springs if you want, but if the followers aren't broken, there's no need to fix them.....it is possible to put the wrong one's in and then they will be 'broken'.

    Chances are that they'll work just fine the way they are though. You don't plan to carry it as a 9mm....right?
     
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    I have a G23 with a Storm Lake .40/9mm conversion barrel and am using older 2 G19 magazines with the LE/Gov't markings (and one newer G19 mag)...no issues at all...over a year now...

    Bill
     
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    You have a Glock magazine with a type and date stamped in it.

    Why not replace the springs and followers by ordering the proper parts from Glock?
    Or, send the mags to Glock and let them install the proper parts in the magazines for you...

    BTW, changing out the extractor and any other 40>9 parts needed for feeding, firing, and ejection of a round is both inexpensive and wise.
     
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    THATS IT !!! I WOULD NOT CARRY WITH IT .. :whistling:
     
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    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    If you look, real close, you'll see a part number on each magazine follower. (It's in that little indent for the slide stop.) You might want to make a mental note of which follower is which.

    I don't own a Glock magazine with factory springs in it. All of my Glock magazines are equipped with +10% Wolff Gunsprings.

    http://www.gunsprings.com/index.cfm?page=items&cID=1&mID=5