Is there a way to convert my glock 17 in to a .40?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by bigcaliberskill, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. bigcaliberskill

    bigcaliberskill New Member

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    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!
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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.
     

  3. bear5150

    bear5150 New Member

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    No you cant if you had a 22 you can go to 9 m or even 357 . But the 9 cant be done
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  7. Kraj

    Kraj New Member

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    You could buy a g22 slide from a aftermarket supplier.
     
  8. bear5150

    bear5150 New Member

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

    bigcaliberskill New Member

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    Will this work on a g17 gen 1?
     
  10. bigcaliberskill

    bigcaliberskill New Member

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    Okay thanks! Any links online?
     
  11. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the clarification.