Can I change a Glock 26 to a 27?

Can I change a Glock 26 to a 27?

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    Can I change a Glock 26 to a 27?

    Does anyone know if I can get a new .40 cal slide for my 9mm Model 26 and put it on the same frame and change it to a .40 cal? Any idea what it would cost for the slide,springs, barrel? And of course magazines.

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    Dont go by only me....but I believe the answer is yes as long as you change out mags.
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    A slide assembly will fit on a 26 receiver, but by the time you purchase a slide, barrel and a few magazines, it would be cheaper just to get a 27 and be done with it.
    There are some other things you would have to change as well, its not a simple quick swap out.
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    Ejectors are different for 9mm and .40
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    Glock doesn't even make slides available to me unless I trade in under warranty. In short....no....you can't go from the G26 to a G27 saving your frame. You can go from the G27 to the G26 and spend less than $200 though with a couple of magazines and save the slide. IMO...if (I say if) there were slides available for purchase, AND you got one and a new barrel (at $150 retail), and don't forget an ejector change as well, those items alone would almost cover a new Glock pistol. If I were you, I'd forget the notion of changing a G26 to a G27 and saving the frame right now. I'm just being honest and telling you like it is.

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    Sell the 26, buy the 27, get a 9mm conv. barrel ($99+)and a couple of 26 mags ($25+). Now you have both. The ejector for .40 to 9mm may not be necessary. Most 27s work fine with 9mm barrel and mags installed.
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    With the 27 you can also get a .357 Sig conv. barrel ($99+) and it will still use the .40 mags--now you have a third option!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Sell the 26, buy the 27, get a 9mm conv. barrel ($99+)and a couple of 26 mags ($25+). Now you have both. The ejector for .40 to 9mm may not be necessary. Most 27s work fine with 9mm barrel and mags installed.
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    With the 27 you can also get a .357 Sig conv. barrel ($99+) and it will still use the .40 mags--now you have a third option!
    I would recommend swapping the ejector if it is going to be for SD. It may be fine for the range, but for a CCW I want what it is supposed to have.

    I carry a 27, but honestly the 26 if fine for a CCW. The 9 will work well with a good SD round like Speer GD.
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    If really want the 27 just trade the 26 in on it. Between the two I like the 26 better. Comparable performance and much quicker recovery time between shots.

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    Get both like I did. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by silo View Post
    Get both like I did. :)
    Best advice in the thread. What some people will think of to save $100 on a tool to save their life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silo View Post
    Get both like I did. :)
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    Gun shop, which is also a COP shop said the Glock 26 barrel will work in the Glock 27 just fine, they use the same frame and slide, barrel length and height are the very same as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no8rf View Post
    Gun shop, which is also a COP shop said the Glock 26 barrel will work in the Glock 27 just fine, they use the same frame and slide, barrel length and height are the very same as well.
    They're wrong and this thread is 5 years old.
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    yes you can buy a g27 upper(slide,barrel,recoil assembly,striker,trigger safety,springs,ejector plunger,etc), glock .40sw mags, and the only frame part to switch would be the ejector( all very easy). I'd pay the extra to have both pistols each dedicated to their own caliber, I did(g19 and g23).

    Glock 27 40 S&W gen 4 upper slide barrel parts kit : Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com

    Glock 27 Gen 4, .40S&W, 3x9 Round Mags : Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com

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    Keep in mind the complete pistols require ffl transfer

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    They're wrong and this thread is 5 years old.
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    Changing Glock 26 to a Glock 27

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    Glock doesn't even make slides available to me unless I trade in under warranty. In short....no....you can't go from the G26 to a G27 saving your frame. You can go from the G27 to the G26 and spend less than $200 though with a couple of magazines and save the slide. IMO...if (I say if) there were slides available for purchase, AND you got one and a new barrel (at $150 retail), and don't forget an ejector change as well, those items alone would almost cover a new Glock pistol. If I were you, I'd forget the notion of changing a G26 to a G27 and saving the frame right now. I'm just being honest and telling you like it is.
    Actually you can. Lone Wolf makes parts as well as assembled slides (short sights and barrle). Here is the site. Lone Wolf Distributors - Product Detail - Assembled Glock 27 .40S&W or .357SIG slide (OEM FP) - $350.03 Lone Wolf Distributors - Products - Glock Trigger Housing Now it isn't cheap but it beats going though the paperwork to get a new pistol then spending more for mods.

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