All Rights Reserved. If you’ve been considering a caliber conversion, you may be wondering why anyone who knows how to use a hand-held calculator would bother with a 9mm when the per-round cost of .22 LR ammo is so much lower. Overall the gun performed well. Doing a .40 S&W to 9mm caliber conversion on a Glock is particularly easy because the original recoil spring can be retained, and a 9mm clip for a G17 is externally identical to the .40 caliber clip supplied with a G22. Add to Wishlist. Remington® 700. Most of the smaller, internal parts of GLOCK pistols are interchangeable as well. Your options include brands and magazine capacity. Featured Magazines. Having higher capacity magazines than you gun typically holds is a great way to increase the capacity of your handgun. Choices for .45 caliber 1911-style frames are a bit wider and include .38 Super, 9mm, .357 Sig, .40 S&W and 10mm. Long known for smooth product roll-outs, the company’s latest .22 caliber Glock 44 faces growing concerns on social media that the gun might be riddled with technical deficiencies and safety issues. It does have a little molded bump which guards the mag release from you thumb, a problem I have with the 1911. The situation is the same with compact G23 and G19. And after the payback, you’ll continue to enjoy shooting more for less. In situations where this matters simply stuff you mag pouches with higher capacity mags. Tradition & Innovation. Paul Carlson, owner of Safety Solutions Academy, is a Professional Defensive Shooting Instructor. The molded rails are a lot like a Glock. Conventional wisdom holds that if a handgun’s primary purpose is self-defense, “bigger is better”—bigger being .40 or .45 caliber, rather than .38, .380 or 9mm. * Indicates ejector and mag change. Placing a longer, higher capacity magazine into your mag pouch can give you the extra length you need to be able to grasp your magazine firmly and securely when it matters most. Let’s get some basics out of the way, for those of you who are new to this debate. Use code MagBase20 at checkout for savings! With Glock Gen 5 magazines, the extended base plate will not fit the Glock 19X. That’s precisely what you get with a conversion barrel, which allows a gun to be quickly and easily converted to shoot bullets of one caliber—even though it was originally designed for another. So a full-size Glock 17 magazine (9mm) will work in smaller Glocks like the 19 and the 26. Overall, accuracy of both the 9mm and .22 LR conversions is excellent. Add to cart. CZ 75 COMPACT / P-01 / PCR 9MM 15-ROUND $ 38.30. However, the length does not. Since 9mm is the cheapest major caliber ammunition you can buy, that’s the caliber of choice for most pistol conversion barrels. The one I tested, manufactured by Jonathan Arthur Ciener, fits Glock 17s and 22s; Ciener also produces .22 handgun conversions for Glock 19/23, 1911s, Browning Hi-Power, Beretta 92/96 and Taurus PT-92/99. 43 is slim enough for t-shirt and 19 is for sweatshirt/ jacket.... a 19 slim with a 11 plus 1 mag would be a great all seasons carry. Sale Aside from a bit of embarrassment, the consequences of a bullet-to-barrel mismatch aren’t too serious. As such, .22 caliber conversions are multi-piece kits that incorporate a gun-specific barrel/slide assembly and magazine. Bar-Sto claims that approximately 70% of its barrels drop in without the need for any machining, and that was my experience. The cold hammer-forged, chrome-moly steel barrel is also heavy contoured with fluting. My test pistol, a Glock 22, is dead reliable when loaded with the .40 S&W cartridges for which it was designed. $7.99, Special Price The foundation of the Glock mag is a rigid metal tube encased in a jacket made from the companys trademark, high-tech polymer. To keep it simple I gave 9mm examples throughout the post, but the versatility of GLOCK mags isn’t limited to 9mm handguns.