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Help with future purchase: A couple Glock questions

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by muad, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. muad

    muad Lifetime Member

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    I'm debating on my next model purchase. I just picked up a new G26 for the wife last week, and after shooting that and my buddies G19, I want one of these compact/sub-compact smaller caliber models. I currently have a G30, and LOVE it.

    The G19 fits real nice in my hand, so that is the frame I want. However, I want something in .40S&W.

    So, on to my questions:

    1. Is the G23 the model that you can easily swap in factroy 9mm, .40S&W, and 357sig barrels in?

    2. Or is that the 27?

    I'm looking for something that will give me the versatility of shooting multiple cartages from one unit, in a compact size.

    Basically, I plan on covering 5 calibers with only two Glocks: 30 for .45acp and 10mm; G23/27 for 9mm, .40S&W, 357sig).

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Hackett

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    I have a 23, and many companies make .40-9 and .40-.357 barrels for it.

    I believe, but don't hold me to it that the 23 and 27 have the same locking block and that the 27 can use barrels that fit in the 23.

    Check out: http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Products.aspx?CAT=241
     
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  3. LRB2GZ

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    Both the 23 and 27 can be converted to 9mm and .357 sig easily (as can the 32, 33 with .40 and 9mm).

    For .357 sig in a 23 all you need is a factory 32 barrel. It'll drop right in and you can even use your .40 mags.

    For 9mm you will need a conversion barrel, like the Lone Wolf 40-9.
     
  4. muad

    muad Lifetime Member

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    Excellent, thanks for the info guys.

    Another question, can you use a non compensated barrel in a C labeled glock?

    I like the 23C, and was wondering if a standard 32 barrel would work fine.
     
  5. Hackett

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    The compensated barrel only counteracts the muzzle rise due to recoil, but you're fine to use a non comp'd barrel for a conversion/replacement.
     
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    Both, G23 and G27 can be converted to 9mm or .357 Sig just dropping a barrel and changing mags.

    G23 with G32 barrel or LW Conversion barrel.
    G27 with G33 barrel or LW Conversion barrel.
     
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    Indeed, you can.
     
  8. Hackett

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    now both answers have been answered and confirmed! LOL
     
  9. muad

    muad Lifetime Member

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    This is why I love GT forums so much :supergrin:

    You guys Rock!

    Now it's time to save some pennies, as the wife's G26 purcahse cleaned me out :rofl:
     
  10. Hackett

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    Sounds like the wife owes you one! LOL!

    Keep us posted, and as always, GT'ers love pics!
     
  11. JerryO

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    I tried a 9mm conversion barrel in my G23.

    But this gave me occational jams. Around 2 to 5 % of the rounds would stove pipe.

    It also shot to a different point of impact than it did as a .40.

    However the G19 I bought was perfect.


    JerryO
     
  12. Hackett

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    Did you call LWD about that? I'm sure they'd be reasonable about replacing it if it was a problem with the barrel.
     
  13. JerryO

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    I traded email.

    I thought the response was I could adjust the point of impact by fileing the barrel. But the directions were to move the POI down. It was to low already. I got lots of 'you'll love it after you get it dialed in', but not a word of send it back for an exchange.

    In reading people response to a replacement barrel, I found several people that said they were happy to have 95% reliability, But they don't think it is a good choice for self defence. It seems the 9mm rim is smaller than the .40. The jamms are due to the extractor not being tight on the 9mm rim.

    There was no offer to exchange or replace the barrel, but I wouldn't trust a replacement so I just forgot it.

    BTW: an interesting thing was that the replacement barrel was very dirty, with what appeared to be lead, which I got cleaned out. This barrel was apparently returned before it was sent to me. Probably had been adjusted to shoot lower, also.


    JerryO