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looking to change my g26 to a g27

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by randy41508, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. randy41508

    randy41508

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    what do I need to convert my 26 to a 27 Wat will it cost me and Wat needs to be modified is it worth the time n money for the bigger round
     
  2. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I think you need a complete upper and trigger assembly.
    It's not worth it - IMHO.
    If you want a G27?
    Get one.

    Glock G27 40 to 9mm? no problemo (or 357 Sig)
    Glock G26 9mm to 40? _)(*&*((


    UPDATE:
    Notes from JR before he disappeared on African Safari.
    "The frames of the 26/27/33/39 are all the same.
    You can convert a 26 to a 27 by installing a complete top end and switching the trigger housing from 9 to 40. You will also need a 27 magazine."
     
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  3. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    Going from a bigger caliber to a smaller one is very easy with glocks, vice versa however, takes an entirely new upper slide, and possibly an ejector. Glockmeister sells glock uppers, for around $350 I believe. But you may just be better off buying a used G 27 for $400-$450 off gunbroker...
     
  4. Rustin

    Rustin

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    Yeah, you could easily turn a G27 into a G26 but is would be much harder to do it the other way around.
     
  5. voyager4520

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    You'll need a G27 upper assembly with barrel, a .40 trigger housing w/ejector either Gen3 or Gen4 for that frame, and some G27 magazines. With the upper assembly, you'd need a G27 slide and barrel, a .40 extractor and spring loaded bearing, and a .40 firing pin.

    Glockmeister sells complete G27 uppers(slide, barrel, guide rod, all internal parts), but it looks like they're out of stock right now.
    http://www.glockmeister.com/G27-Complete-Upper-Assembly/productinfo/G27UPPER/
    Not in my opinion. The difference in ballistics with modern JHP's is negligible. The only significant advantage to having a .40 is that it's easier to find ammo during an ammo shortage.
     
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  6. scosgt

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    Very interesting. My G26 is 1996 vintage, of course has the three pins and smooth finger grooves. Is there any reinforcement in later frames of the G27 to handle the .40?
    This would be ideal for me because registering another gun is a PITA but the upper would be just a simple parts change.
     
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    This is true
     
  8. Bruce M

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    My guess is that the least expensive method to do this is going to be to try an even trade with someone who has a G27 and wants a G26. Selling your gun privately and then buying a G27 at a good price would probably be the next least expensive method. I would buy a G27 before I bought a slide and trigger unless I stumbled into both for an exceptional deal. Thats said, no way I would trade a G26 for a G27.
     
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  9. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    No it doesn't.

    I'm fairly certain that 3-pin 9mms didn't come out until something like 2002.