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Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? #5223864 09/27/19 10:45 AM
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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wemay] #5224031 09/27/19 02:05 PM
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I’ve been thinking about the Storm Lake for years but haven’t bit yet. I don’t shoot 40 much but still have ammo and components so I still keep it as a G23. I already have 2 G19’s so I don’t really need another.

I’m thinking of a 10mm barrel for my G21 too, that would be fun!


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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wemay] #5224281 09/27/19 08:36 PM
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I think conversion barrels are a waste of money. I’d rather just throw in a bit more and get another gun. I can buy 9mm Glocks for $325-$350 all day long. Used of course.

Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wemay] #5224744 09/28/19 12:44 PM
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I can't see the benefit.


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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wemay] #5224853 09/28/19 04:03 PM
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Its a cool idea, but I have a 22RTF2, a 17RTF2, and a 17OD so it wouldn't make much sense. Plus I went crazy buying .40S&W a few years ago so I have plenty.


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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wemay] #5225346 09/29/19 09:52 AM
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I agree. 9 mm although seems to be flavor of the month it's such a waste of money to build a Glock v.s just buy a used one. So many people buy Glocks just to have the latest and greatest that you can buy a Gen 2 or Gen 3 pretty [censored] reasonable. I think the Gen. 3 is the best and I have them all.
I built a .357 Sig from Glock parts and had about 2x what I would have had in just buying a used one.
Don't get caught in that game, Glock parts are expensive and after market parts are not as reliable.



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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wemay] #5228917 10/02/19 09:27 PM
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For a Glock no. But my friend bought a new .40 S&W shield 2.0 new that was much cheaper than the identical 9 it was crazy cheap. Like $269 shipped, and then got a used almost new 9 barrel for peanuts and now has both calibers for less than the price of just the nine. It might have even been $259 I never liked the .40 platform but was sorely tempted myself. He actually bought 2 at that price and kept the other one NIB.

Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wdn] #5231989 10/06/19 12:31 PM
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I bought a 9 mm barrel for a glock 27 and have not looked back. Glock is not my favorite pistol but I must admit that changeover was a breeze. Would recommend for anyone considering doing this.


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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wdn] #5232085 10/06/19 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by wdn
For a Glock no. But my friend bought a new .40 S&W shield 2.0 new that was much cheaper than the identical 9 it was crazy cheap. Like $269 shipped, and then got a used almost new 9 barrel for peanuts and now has both calibers for less than the price of just the nine. It might have even been $259 I never liked the .40 platform but was sorely tempted myself. He actually bought 2 at that price and kept the other one NIB.


Don’t you need new magazines as well?


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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wemay] #5232130 10/06/19 03:08 PM
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All we can get here are Gen 3s so that is what mine are.


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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wemay] #5232143 10/06/19 03:30 PM
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The .40S&W was a solution to a problem that didn't exist. The only thing that it does more than the 9mm is cost more and have more recoil.


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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: JasonC] #5232264 10/06/19 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonC
The .40S&W was a solution to a problem that didn't exist. The only thing that it does more than the 9mm is cost more and have more recoil.


Eh, that’s the conventional wisdom. But .40 is a more powerful, larger round, with a lot of bullet weights offered. Plus, it gave rise to one of my favorite calibers - .357 SIG.


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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: john_pifer] #5232283 10/06/19 06:38 PM
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The .40 has never had better real world ballistics than the 9mm. It's named .40 Short and Weak for a reason. The 10mm now is another story and a fantastic round. Agreed, the .357 round is probably the ultimate 9mm Magnum round.



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The .40S&W was a solution to a problem that didn't exist. The only thing that it does more than the 9mm is cost more and have more recoil.


Eh, that’s the conventional wisdom. But .40 is a more powerful, larger round, with a lot of bullet weights offered. Plus, it gave rise to one of my favorite calibers - .357 SIG.
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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: JasonC] #5232377 10/06/19 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonC
The .40 has never had better real world ballistics than the 9mm. It's named .40 Short and Weak for a reason. The 10mm now is another story and a fantastic round. Agreed, the .357 round is probably the ultimate 9mm Magnum round.



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The .40S&W was a solution to a problem that didn't exist. The only thing that it does more than the 9mm is cost more and have more recoil.


Eh, that’s the conventional wisdom. But .40 is a more powerful, larger round, with a lot of bullet weights offered. Plus, it gave rise to one of my favorite calibers - .357 SIG.

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It can be debated, but we won’t get into the caliber wars here. They’re both viable rounds, and, like it’s been mentioned, exceptional deals can be had on .40 pistols.


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Re: Interesting video: Why buy a 9mm Conversion barrel for the Glock 40 Caliber? [Re: wemay] #5232451 10/06/19 09:18 PM
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Absolutely agreed on awesome deals for .40 pistols. Ammo has come down as well. If you are a .40 person now is the time to be one.


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