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Old March 20, 2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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Glock 27 into a 26

I was just looking around and found a site that sells these conversion barrels which essentially allow you to turn a Glock 27 .40 cal into a Glock 26 9mm. Is this safe and do you know anybody that has tried it? Also how does it affect reliability?

Here is a link to the site that sells the conversion barrel.

http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1003
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Old March 20, 2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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Safe. Go for it. Cheaper and fun to shoot. Use 9mm mags though.
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Old March 20, 2009, 04:24 PM   #3
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Do these barrels affect performance at all?
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Old March 21, 2009, 10:36 AM   #4
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Yes.
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Old March 21, 2009, 11:35 AM   #5
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In what ways? Please explain.
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Old March 21, 2009, 01:36 PM   #6
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I have two Lone Wolf barrels. One standard length and one that's 2 inches over. The "standard" length exhibits no apparent accuracy difference from the stock barrel. I can shoot smaller groups with the long barrel, though I not sure why, since sight radius is unchanged.
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Old March 21, 2009, 06:28 PM   #7
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Old April 2, 2009, 01:27 PM   #8
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You might need to change the extractor claw and spring loaded bearing. Do the research on kits that allow this conversion, and see what are the most changes that any of these kits make.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=895VI...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDxF0...eature=related
^^^Continued

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLjNX...eature=related
^^^The original conversion video

This video shows conversion of a G23 .40 to a 9mm(G19 equivalent). It shows all the little things that you can change for the most ideal conversion. It would be very very similar converting a G27 to 9mm.



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Quote: "I can shoot smaller groups with the long barrel, though I not sure why, since sight radius is unchanged."

Dude, you have a longer barrel, that's why. The forces that spin the bullet and propel it in a straight line act on it longer with a longer barrel. That means it's gonna go straighter regardless of your sight radius. Ever shot a revolver with a snub nose then put the longer barrel on there? The sight radius does change, but you've got to notice that longer barrel affecting accuracy.

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Old April 2, 2009, 06:17 PM   #9
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Dude, you have a longer barrel, that's why. The forces that spin the bullet and propel it in a straight line act on it longer with a longer barrel. That means it's gonna go straighter regardless of your sight radius.
I'm fairly confident that your information is not correct.
A quick search tells me that short barrels are more accurate because it is easier to make them straight and they have less oscillation.
The same search tells me that long barrels are more accurate because they give the pressure behind the bullet time to stabilize.

Apparently, no one knows. Or at least there's a fair bit of contention on the subject. I say, based on this article, that the length of the barrel has little to do with accuracy.
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Old April 3, 2009, 03:52 PM   #10
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In my opinion at least, if a longer barrel is going to keep a bullet going straighter over a longer distance, then it would also be going straighter at short distance.

I've shot 38s out of a SW 357 revolver switching between snub nose and long barrels, at a distance of just 17 ft the snub nose put those bullets all over the place compared to the long barrel, and the snub nose was meant for that distance.
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Old April 3, 2009, 04:22 PM   #11
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My conversion works just fine. I just have to check which mags I'm using when I reach for the Glock to carry. I finally put small, bright orange stickers on the 9mm mags.
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