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Converting G23 to shoot 9 mm - how?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Boulder, Dec 29, 2007.

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  1. Boulder

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    I recently bought my first Glock, a G23. I now kind of wished I had gotten the G19.

    What parts/accessories do I need to enable my G23 to shoot 9 mm?

    Would it be better to trade for a G19? I guess I'm asking if there are any cons to going this route--for example, reduced reliability, accuracy, etc.
     
  2. SA Friday

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    A conversion barrel and G19 mags. Sometimes the ejector rod helps if changed, but normally it doesn't matter.

    I've shot Glocks a lot, and have owned a G23 since the 1st gen frames. Why do you wish you would have gotten a G 19? Essentially, it's only a caliber change. The recoil difference with defense loads is minimal. If you are having troubles shooting it, some training can help.
     
  3. Boulder

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    SA Friday, thanks for the helpful info. The G23 is my first .40 and I'm no longer sure I want to deviate from 9/45 for practical reasons (stocking ammo, cleaning supplies, etc.).
     
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    It would probably be cheaper to buy another gun.
     
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    a conversion barrel, mags, and ejector (not necessary though)

    i did the .40 to 9mm on my G24 since i found a deal on a NIB G24 and the G17L's were rare (at the time) i got in on a group buy for a KKM barrel. i had the other parts laying around. i have 1000's of rounds through this setup, and never had any problems. the reason that i used the 9mm ejector wsa because i shoot 9mm most of the time.
     
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