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bigcaliberskill 07-15-2013 09:31 AM

Is there a way to convert my glock 17 in to a .40?
 
I am aware that there are lone wolf barrels for other glock models to convert but I'm just not sure if there is a conversion for a g17 9mm to .40 caliber. If you know then please help, thanks!

sputnik1988 07-15-2013 10:02 AM

Short of changing the slide, no.

The opening for the barrel is larger on the .40 calibers in order to fit the larger barrel diameter. There is no way to fit a .40 barrel into the 9mm hole.

bear5150 07-15-2013 11:36 AM

No you cant if you had a 22 you can go to 9 m or even 357 . But the 9 cant be done

mountainman13 07-15-2013 12:19 PM

Yes there is.
Bring it to a gun shop and convert it to money. Take said money and convert it to a .40
j/k Lol

SSGN_Doc 07-15-2013 06:03 PM

The Glock .40 frames have aditional pins and reenforcement the the 9mm frames do not have. this is the reason that you can go .40 to 9mm but not the other way around.

BillM 07-15-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc (Post 1305123)
The Glock .40 frames have aditional pins and reenforcement the the 9mm frames do not have. this is the reason that you can go .40 to 9mm but not the other way around.

On the older 2nd gen guns that would be correct---the 9mm guns had a
single pin locking block and the 40 guns had a 2 pin locking block.

Starting with the 3rd gen guns (at least 10 years ago) they all have
2 pin locking blocks.

Currently the lower frames on 9mm and 40 S&W Glocks are identical. The
only part on the lower that is different is the ejector, which is not actually
a part of the frame.

Kraj 07-15-2013 06:57 PM

You could buy a g22 slide from a aftermarket supplier.

bear5150 07-15-2013 09:48 PM

Ah yes he could i forgot all about that thank you for reminding me of that

bigcaliberskill 07-16-2013 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kraj
You could buy a g22 slide from a aftermarket supplier.

Will this work on a g17 gen 1?

bigcaliberskill 07-16-2013 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigcaliberskill

Will this work on a g17 gen 1?

Okay thanks! Any links online?


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