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. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by silo View Post
    Get both like I did. :)
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