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04-19-2010, 17:54
Just learning about Glocks. I am interested in the 26 but not sure which to get sights or no tritium sights--see earlier post. Anyway a different question:

I am also considering a 27, BUT if i get the 27 can I also make it into a 9mm?
This way I can carry a 40 or a 9mm. Is the 27 the SAME as a 26 or is it beefier "to manage the 40 recoil vs the 9 mm recoil?.
I guess what i am asking is the 27 more solid as compared to the 26?



04-19-2010, 19:03
Yes you can convert a G27 into a 9mm
Yes you can convert a G27 into a 357
The G26/G27/G33 frames are all the same. The only difference is the ejector. They are all very strong, no worries!

04-20-2010, 03:55
Thanks for the info. I seen Lonewolf Barrels but see it sticks out a little when changing from 40 to 9mm. Is this just for show? or is it about flush when changing barrels? I like to be sure the lengths are the same when changing from 40 to 9.



04-20-2010, 10:47
You can order any length barrel you want. If you want a factory length barrel make sure the item you order ends with "N"
example: LWD-279N, this is a G27 barrel chambered in 9mmm stock length

04-20-2010, 11:11

Would it be better to get a 27 1st then get a 9mm barrel, OR get a 26 and then a 27 Barrel?--or maybe it does not matter?

Thanks again!


04-20-2010, 11:15
Ok, let me try this again. NO, you can not convert a G26 into a G27 with a barrel conversion. This conversion would require a complete top end.

Yes you can convert a G27 into a 9mm by simply changing the barrel & magazine.

With this information in mind, my recommendation is to pick up the G27

04-20-2010, 11:18
Thanks now I understand.:embarassed:

I am/was having a hard time deciding between the 27 and 26. I Like the 40 but like the 9mm ammo prices better.

I think I might just get the 27--mostly for carry, and then get the 9mm barrel for target, etc.
I assume they about the same physical size.


04-20-2010, 11:21
I will keep explaining until it makes perfectly good sense to you. Once it clicks in, you make a better customer for us.

04-20-2010, 15:58

Is a 27 converted to a 9mm just as accurate as a true 26?



04-20-2010, 16:10
No difference in accuracy

04-20-2010, 17:14
Thanks! JR for the info

I think I am going for the 27. I see the specs are the same "Length, Height, Weight, etc. between the 26 and the 27.

Pros--I get a 2 fer. and cheaper 9mm ammo when needed, and 40 for carry.
Cons--must buy a barrel conversion and a mag. Lose one round. An additional 150.00 or so.

Still much cheaper than buying another complete gun.

Now The wait----GunGenie is out at this time---I LOVE the lifetime warranty that Davidsons has.


04-21-2010, 15:24
I called the Glock Company and talked to a Sales rep. I said I am having difficulty deciding between the 26 and 27. I also said I can convert the 27 to a 9mm with a Lonewolf barrel conversion. The sales person said this is not good, not recommended, etc. You get the point. They said the internal parts and ejector is different. Said why you don’t get both, an expected pitch from a sales rep. Said you cannot believe everything on the internet.
I said in a way I do believe the forum users because they are not trying to sell me something and would have an honest opinion. Salespeople ALWAYS try to sell you their product, even though other products may better. I guess I would believe a car customer not the car salesperson, same scenario.

04-21-2010, 21:32
The Glock factory rep is correct. The breach face of the 27 is larger, the ejector is also different. LWD found we could make the 40 parts work with a 9 conversion barrel.

Glock Inc is in the business of selling guns. LWD is in the business of selling parts. Yes both of us have things to sell. I guarantee mine will work with theirs. Its what I do, I am pretty good at it.