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I was at the local range the other day and got to talking to a guy who was there shooting he said he had a glock that was a 40 cal and said he just bought a 357 sig barrel and it worked in his gun are these interchangeable like that.. if i bought a glock model 40 which i think is a 40 cal all i would have to do is order a new barrel in a different cal and i could have that cal gun now?
 

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Sounds right to me. However, doesn't the barrel hood have to be fit to the slide on a Glock?
 

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yes but what generation Glock do you have it Matters.. the Gen 2 glocks will not stand up to the beating of the 357 sig .. At least that is what glock will tell you any with the finger grooves will hold up
 

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Just don't forget to push up on the front, while pushing down on the top to "burp" the air out after putting the slide on. Snicker, snicker
 

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Bud White is correct--the 2-pin models should not be converted to .357. Only those .40 Glocks with 3 pins can take the pounding. That is a fact. All .40 Glocks produced for the last few years (and all Glocks in general, actually) are now 3 pin. There will be a Trigger Pin and Locking Block Pin in the middle of the frame above the trigger, and a smaller Trigger Housing Pin in the upper portion of the backstrap. You'll know when you look at it.

Yes, any .40 Glock (3-pin of course) can be converted to .357 SIG by getting a replacement barrel in that caliber. The barrel needs to be for the specific model because of differing locking block dimensions from compact and fullsize (i.e. a .357 barrel for a G-22 should NOT go into a G-23, etc.).

Stock Glock barrels and almost all after-market barrels require NO fitting--totally drop-in. ALL stock Glock parts are that way, one of the nice things about the Glock system.

Slghtly different to make a .40 Glock 9mm, this has to be specific CONVERSION barrel.

And BTW, most of the time Glock .40 mags will feed .357 reliably. If not, just get some .357 mags--Glock mags are cheap.
 

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But not the opposite is true the 357 mags don't seem to feed 40's well
 

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Yeah, we see mixed reports on that one. Some report .357 feeding well from .40 mags in their particular Glock, some don't. If ya have a problem feedin' it with those .40 mags, just grab some G-31 or G-32 mags (.357) and should solve the problem!
 

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I've never had any trouble using .357 and .40 mags interchangeably, with either cartridge. To the OP, there's no such thing as a Glock Model 40. The .40 cal models are 22, 23, 24, 27 & 35. The .357 models are 31, 32 & 33. G22 & 31 are full-size; 23/32 are compact; 27/33 are subcompact. The G24 is the .40 cal longslide, and the G35 is their "Practical/Tactical" .40 cal. Yes, I've owned just about all of them.
 

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Yes you can, you can also get a 9mm conversion barrel for it. This is a CONVERSION barrel though not a regular 9mm barrel. For it you must change the magazine though
 

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Yep, I knew it!:biglaugh: Yes, I am on "1911".org. Havin' a 1911 and a Glock, I do love 'em both.

The prejudice is well-founded, though, because I still have to admit that the 1911 is the BEST fighting pistol in existence.
 

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More of a sense of humor than prejudice.:) I'm a big 1911 fan although I have owned glocks and have nothing against them.
 
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