Swapping Barrels on a Glock 32?

Swapping Barrels on a Glock 32?

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    Question Swapping Barrels on a Glock 32?

    In another thread I was discussing either a Glock or S&W M&Pc for my next carry gun, and someone suggested a Glock 32. The reasoning being that I could carry it using hot 357 SIG loads, then swap barrels to a 9mm barrel for cheaper practice.

    This idea is really beginning to appeal to me, so my question is this: Can I simply swap barrels with the Glock, or do I need to swap springs too? I'm thinking the spring tension might be different for 357 SIG than it is for the 9mm.
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    Even if you need a new recoil spring, it's $8.45 shipped from Lone Wolf. Why not order it when you order a conversion barrel just in case? This is for a Glock.
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    I carry a Glock G33 in .357SIG. I have a 9mm conversion barrel for it. The factory spring works quite well. Barrel setup works great, and saves a TON. Definitely a good suggestion. Feel free to PM me with any questions!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckE View Post
    Even if you need a new recoil spring, it's $8.45 shipped from Lone Wolf. Why not order it when you order a conversion barrel just in case? This is for a Glock.
    That's all for a extra recoil spring? This idea is sounding better all the time!
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    Don't forget you'll need magazines also. Going from .357 to .40 uses the same, but to 9mm requires different mags. If you get a G32, all you need are cheap G19 mags. Great conversion, it will save you tons on practice ammo, and still give you a kick butt .357 for carry. You can get the 9mm conversion for under $100 at Glockmeister.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyglock View Post
    I carry a Glock G33 in .357SIG. I have a 9mm conversion barrel for it. The factory spring works quite well. Barrel setup works great, and saves a TON. Definitely a good suggestion. Feel free to PM me with any questions!!!
    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Don't forget you'll need magazines also. Going from .357 to .40 uses the same, but to 9mm requires different mags. If you get a G32, all you need are cheap G19 mags. Great conversion, it will save you tons on practice ammo, and still give you a kick butt .357 for carry. You can get the 9mm conversion for under $100 at Glockmeister.
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    Thanks for the link. Two guns for the price of a barrel and a couple of magazines? Sounds like a winner to me!

    For a long time I've been interested in the 357 SIG but was put off by the ammo not being easily available. This way I can order high quality 357 SIG ammo online for carry and use the cheap locally available 9mm stuff at the range. Best of both worlds!
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    Actually the .40 mags will work, it's just not 100% reliable. I've been using a 9mm conversion barrel in my G35 for years and wouldn't be without one.
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    Buy a 23 then buy .357 sig and 9mm barrels, and some 9mm mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4ghn View Post
    Buy a 23 then buy .357 sig and 9mm barrels, and some 9mm mags.

    3 calibers in one gun.
    Hmm.... More options to consider. I like having options!
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    Same game. You still can't use a stock 9mm barrel, it has to be a conversion. Buy a 23 or 32, still runs the same requirements. Either will accept the .357 or .40 barrels and magazines. I've found G32's cheaper since guys think they can't afford the ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Same game. You still can't use a stock 9mm barrel, it has to be a conversion. Buy a 23 or 32, still runs the same requirements. Either will accept the .357 or .40 barrels and magazines. I've found G32's cheaper since guys think they can't afford the ammo.
    I'm glad you pointed that out about it having to be a conversion barrel rather than a stock barrel. That point had slipped by me until now! Oops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4ghn View Post
    Buy a 23 then buy .357 sig and 9mm barrels, and some 9mm mags.

    3 calibers in one gun.
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    A lot of good advice already, and even though it's possible to carry a 23 or 32 with a 9mm conversion barrel, I just did not feel comfortable with carrying one, so I purchased a 19 to be able to carry my 9mm options... don't get me wrong... most are talking about range time and practicing with 23 or 32 and a 9mm conversion barrel... I just don't think it's good to carry in that configuration.
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