Glock 23 question

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    Glock 23 question

    I am going to be purchasing a G23 soon with OEM night sights. I've shot my buddy's 23 before, so I know what to expect from it. So here is my question. What all does it take to convert it to 9mm for cheaper practice? Just a G19 barrel, barrel and slide, magazine? I'm just curious if the cost of a conversion kit isn't much less than a used G19, perhaps a dedicated 9mm in addition would be better. Any thoughts on this or just shoot the 40s and be done with it?
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    It takes a 9mm conversion barrel. Not the barrel for the G19. They are around $100.00. And you must use 9mm mags.

    This is what you need to buy.

    Lone Wolf Distributors - Product Detail - LWD Barrel M/23 Conversion to 9mm Stock Length - $109.95

    Conversion barrel and 9mm mags is all you need.
    I have done this and shoot 9mm from my G23 often. Works awesome.
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    I see that they are backordered... you can also find them at

    Storm Lake Barrels:
    StormLake | Build Your Barrel
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    Glockmeister KKM barrels:
    G23 KKM 9MM Match Grade Conversion Barrel-www.glockmeister.com

    I hope this helps. Good luck.
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    Thanks. Looks like most are out of stock. One site said you needed to change to a 9mm ejector also. I've got other 9mms to shoot, so it isn't too big a deal. The thought of also getting a 22lr conversion kit and I could shoot a variety of rounds out of the same handgun for the sake of consistency has some merit. I'll keep my eye in these sites and keep looking around. Thanks.
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    I have neither changed the ejector or extractor on my G23. I also have the conversion barrels for my G27 and G22. Still use the same ejector and extractor on those also.

    To take it one step further, you can order the barrel for the G32 and drop in your G23 and shoot .357sig. Useing your .40 mags.
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    The 9mm ejector is bent in toward the center of the case while the 40 ejector is straight. For range use I wouldn't worry about changing it out as i have never seen an issue with one but if you were converting to a 9mm permanently I would make the $5 swap. The extractor may be different for 9mm/40 but I have never had an extraction issue with mine in thousands of rounds.

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    I converted my G27 to 9mm with only conversion barrel and 9mm magazines. I never had any kind of miss fire through several hundred rounds of 9mm. If I was making a permanent conversion I'd probably change out the extractor and ejector.


    This place is showing LW conversion barrels in stock:

    Glock 23/32 4in Lone Wolf Barrel, 9mm conversion from 40S&W/357SIG #LWD-239N
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    Cool

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    Buy a used G-19. Leave the G-23 as a G-23. You can never have to many Glocks. LOL

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    Arent most all of your pistols 9mm? Why not buy a new G19 instead of the 23?
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    The 23 is a great gun and Old School is right get a 19. Once you buy a 23 youll want a 19. Ill have one eventually myself. I have carried my 23 for 11 years now. Its my favorite gun period. for the money you spend in swtiching parts etc you are a good ways to a used 19.
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    no need for a 9mm ejector, the 40 works fine.. most of the time, even 40 mags will work as well

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    glock store and glock miester also has those barrels

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    Just shoot the 40 cal ammo. I have a 22 and was going to do the conversion for practice, until I did the math. By the time you buy the barrel and extra magazines it's not worth it. 40 cal is $2 more a box of 50 here. Say you pay $150 for a barrel, magazines and shipping; you'd have to buy 75 boxes of 9mm ammo before breaking even. Your better off practicing with 40 if this is a self defense gun.

    If you really want to shoot 9mm, just buy a 19.
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    Well, I think I have 17 handguns at this point, so plenty of stuff to shoot.

    2- .45
    1- .44 Mag
    2- .40
    3- 9mm (Ruger P95, Bersa Thunder 9 UC, Taurus PT709)
    2- .38
    2- .357
    3- .22

    There's a couple I can't even think of right now. I'm going to have to clean out the safe and take a new pictoral inventory. Getting old and not being able to remember stuff is frustrating.

    I've got 9mms to shoot, and I don't mind shooting 40 either. I'm just always thinking about versatility, but at some point it just isn't worth it. I'd be better off selling a vast majority of what I have and just keeping the handful that I carry and shoot a lot (XD40sc, 442, SP101, PT709, P95). Those 5 cover a wide range of carry needs.
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    Get them both just don't tell the wife. They look the same your safe LOL. With the strides in 9mm ammo performance I don't think your G23 is necessary, however I have a G30 & a G26 and I am contemplating a G23, but I don't know why. Like you I don't need any more, or do I?....

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