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frankr
10-25-2012, 09:54
I thinking of purchasing a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel along with a couple of Glock 26 magazines for my Glock 27. Have you converted any of your Glockís and if so how did it work out for you.

Polak
10-25-2012, 10:41
I shoot 9mm out of my 22 and I've never had an FTE to FTF. It's possible you may or may not have to change the extractor.

frankr
10-25-2012, 11:12
I shoot 9mm out of my 22 and I've never had an FTE to FTF. It's possible you may or may not have to change the extractor.

I was told that Lone Wolf addressed this issue. Something to do with a thinner chamber wall on the inward side so as to align the 9mm casing with the straight 40 S&W extractor.
The extractor in a standard Glock 26 has a slight bend to it where as the extractor in the Glock 27 is straight.

JimM_PA
10-25-2012, 11:31
I thinking of purchasing a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel along with a couple of Glock 26 magazines for my Glock 27. Have you converted any of your Glockís and if so how did it work out for you.
That setup has worked just fine for me using G26 magazines.

SGT278ACR
10-25-2012, 11:46
I thinking of purchasing a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel along with a couple of Glock 26 magazines for my Glock 27. Have you converted any of your Glock’s and if so how did it work out for you.

I shoot 9mm out of my 22 and I've never had an FTE to FTF. It's possible you may or may not have to change the extractor.

I did with my G22 also. No extractor change and just use G17 mags. I think you can probably do the same with your G27, just check for extractor compatability. Good luck.

MikeNH
10-25-2012, 12:28
Been using a Storm Lake 9mm barrel in my G32 for three plus years now. No malfunctions though the brass doesn't eject in the same trajectory. Now and then one hits me instead of going to the side.

barth
10-25-2012, 15:44
I thinking of purchasing a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel along with a couple of Glock 26 magazines for my Glock 27. Have you converted any of your Glockís and if so how did it work out for you.

Storm Lake G27 40-9mm barrel and G26 mags.
1000+ flawless GDHP 124 gr +P / Ranger T 127 gr +P+ rounds.
2000+ rounds total.
Never, ever, FTF/FTE.
That's with the 40 ejector/extractor.
No erratic ejection.
No hot brass to face.
Just, in my hands, improved accuracy over OEM.
I carry this configuration with total confidence.

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todd_g
10-25-2012, 17:57
No issues running my Lone Wolf barrel in my G23 and G27, in fact my 40 cal mags work just fine running 9mm.

kmac76
10-25-2012, 18:19
I have been alternating between a LWD conversion and stock barrel for 2 years now- ZERO issues or malfunctions... Saving cash on ammo... Thinking about a .357 next....


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janice6
10-25-2012, 18:36
I shoot the LW 9mm barrel and the .357 Sig in my G27. Flawless with 9mm mags. Great way to add versatility to your pistol. I have NEVER had an issue, ever, with 9 or .357 Sig. Good approach.

1RoundEye
10-25-2012, 18:43
As other have said 9 times out of ten you won't have any issues just using a conversion barrel, and 9mm magazines. However, you should change the EJECTOR (not the extractor) to ensure that the casing ejects properly given the 9mms smaller diameter.


I have a KKM conversion that I use in my G27, and I haven't had any issues other than irrational ejection using the stock .40 ejector, but its not something that I would be my life on.

frankr
10-27-2012, 09:38
Just placed my order for the Lone Wolf Conversion 40-9 barrel and two Glock 26 magazines. I’ll let you know how it works out.

janice6
10-27-2012, 10:07
Just placed my order for the Lone Wolf Conversion 40-9 barrel and two Glock 26 magazines. Iíll let you know how it works out.



You will not be disappointed. Great way to shoot more calibers. :wavey:

ADK_40GLKr
10-27-2012, 12:35
I have a LWD black oxided, blind marked, 9mm conversion barrel for my G27. I wouldn't use it for carry/SD, but it makes range and IDPA practice a bit more economical. IMHO not QUITE as reliable as OEM .40 barrel.

Last time I used the LWD for IDPA I broke 210 which WOULD have classified as Marksman if had been a G26 (SSP, but not ESP) in spite of 1 FTE out of 90 rounds. (Reliability may also be a function of using weak 9mm ammo for range and IDPA)

Sage46
10-27-2012, 13:13
I practice with my 26 and carry my 27. Will admit I hold tighter patterns with the 26 at 50'. At 21' not to much difference so haven't yet figured why

ArLEOret
10-27-2012, 14:40
I have converted my G-27, 23, 22, and 35 to 9mm with LWD barrels just by changing the barrels and mags only! No hiccups at all. I also have a 357Sig barrel for the 22 and 23.

onalandline
10-27-2012, 14:45
I thinking of purchasing a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel along with a couple of Glock 26 magazines for my Glock 27. Have you converted any of your Glockís and if so how did it work out for you.

I did exactly that, and it works great. Very versatile platform for minimal expenditure.

Globetruck
10-27-2012, 14:52
Any issues with conversion barrels in gen 4 Glocks?

scattershot
10-27-2012, 15:31
I have a Gen4 G23, and a Gen3 G27. I use the same LW 9mm conversion barrel in both of them with no issues.

aldematt57
10-27-2012, 18:04
I'm currently using G17 mags for my G27, extended and regular capacity after converting to the Lone Wolf 9mm barrel. I also converted my G22 to 9mm and I use the same G17 mags with absolutely no problems at all.

aldematt57
12-08-2012, 09:00
Update. I am having problems with both LW barrels. They are failing to feed and eject on a routine basis. I tried to post something on this forum about the 40-9 conversion barrel problems, but it didn't make it's way into the forum. Hmmmm. Anyway, the issues disappear completely when I revert back to the stock factory barrels. There is something about the tighter tolerances (about 5/1000 in.) of the LW barrels that is apparently causing these feed and eject problems. I am using ALL factory 124 grain ammo(9mm Luger metal jacket) I have investigated this problem and it seems that it is not an isolated event.


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scattershot
12-08-2012, 09:46
Could it be an out of spec chamber? Never had an issue with mine.

2-8 Marine
12-08-2012, 11:25
Just placed my order for the Lone Wolf Conversion 40-9 barrel and two Glock 26 magazines. Iíll let you know how it works out.


Excellent . . . you won't be disapointed. I picked up an LW 9mm and a 357 sig barrel for my G27 and have had absolutely no problems with either. I got a great deal at $99,00 each.

aldematt57
12-08-2012, 11:52
No. Both chambers have been checked and no such issues are present when using the .40 cal barrels. The calipers do indicate a 5/1000 difference in the tolerances between the factory barrel and the LW barrel.


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aldematt57
12-08-2012, 11:56
Any issues with conversion barrels in gen 4 Glocks?

Yes. I have a Gen4 G-27 and the 40-9 conversion barrel from LW has had routine failures to eject and feed both manually and automatically. Again, there is a 5/1000 difference in the barrels and the milled feed port fits much more snug.


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JimM_PA
12-08-2012, 12:14
Been using a Storm Lake 9mm barrel in my G32 for three plus years now. No malfunctions though the brass doesn't eject in the same trajectory. Now and then one hits me instead of going to the side.

I have had similar experience with my G27.

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mikegun
12-08-2012, 12:45
No issues running my Lone Wolf barrel in my G23 and G27, in fact my 40 cal mags work just fine running 9mm.

i have done the same with the same 2 guns, going on 4 yrs now and no probs at all, had to do same due to hand injury OTJ...

aldematt57
12-08-2012, 14:12
My G-22 .40 cal also has issues accepting and rejecting factory ammo through the LW 40-9 conversion barrel. Jams, FTF,FTE, everything. Very disappointed in the barrels and the responses from LW


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frankr
12-08-2012, 14:44
My G-22 .40 cal also has issues accepting and rejecting factory ammo through the LW 40-9 conversion barrel. Jams, FTF,FTE, everything. Very disappointed in the barrels and the responses from LW


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Are you using a Glock 17 9mm magazine? And in some cases you may need to change the extractor.

aldematt57
12-09-2012, 18:01
Are you using a Glock 17 9mm magazine? And in some cases you may need to change the extractor.

I am using Glock factory 9mm magazines for both guns. With respect to the extractors, I would think Glock would endorse removing and replacing extractors if that was a consistent problem when converting. Instead, the people that sell their stuff tell everyone it is a direct conversion with nothing else needed other than the conversion barrels and the magazines.


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aldematt57
12-09-2012, 18:03
I did get a very good response from JR concerning both barrels. He indicated that LW would open both chambers up and check them. He also indicated that the 9mm Luger factory ammo has seen some issues with the barrel because of its length. I'm not sure I understand that part though.


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Officer's Match
12-09-2012, 19:23
Sorry to hear of your issues. My LWD 40-9 conversion barrel has ran flawless in my G22 RTF2(((. My barrel is a G35 model (sticks out of the slide on the muzzle end).

frankr
12-10-2012, 05:09
I am using Glock factory 9mm magazines for both guns. With respect to the extractors, I would think Glock would endorse removing and replacing extractors if that was a consistent problem when converting. Instead, the people that sell their stuff tell everyone it is a direct conversion with nothing else needed other than the conversion barrels and the magazines.


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You are correct about the extractor. Before I ordered my LW 40-9 conversion barrel for my Glock 27 I did some searching on GT and found a few post talking about FTE with the 40-9 conversion barrels there remedy to the problem was to change the extractor. My thinking was onerously I would change the barrel and get a few 9mm magazines but If I had to change the extractor for 9mm then back again to my 40 S&W I would just get the Glock 26 and be done with it. I contacted LW and they assured me I would not have to change the extractor, well after 300 WWB rounds I have had five FTE, the spent casing did not extract completely out of the chamber. OK for the range but I would never trust it for a carry set up.

onalandline
12-12-2012, 16:54
The LWD 40-9 conversion barrel for the G27 does not need an extractor change.

aldematt57
12-12-2012, 18:47
You are correct about the extractor. Before I ordered my LW 40-9 conversion barrel for my Glock 27 I did some searching on GT and found a few post talking about FTE with the 40-9 conversion barrels there remedy to the problem was to change the extractor. My thinking was onerously I would change the barrel and get a few 9mm magazines but If I had to change the extractor for 9mm then back again to my 40 S&W I would just get the Glock 26 and be done with it. I contacted LW and they assured me I would not have to change the extractor, well after 300 WWB rounds I have had five FTE, the spent casing did not extract completely out of the chamber. OK for the range but I would never trust it for a carry set up.

I agree. I will never use these barrels again until the chambers are opened to the proper tolerances. I will contact them and they will make the mods, free of charge.

I am now told that both chambers must be opened to remedy the problem. LW and Glock both insist that extractor changes are not necessary on either the G-27 or the G-22.


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Tedge
12-13-2012, 04:49
Any issues with conversion barrels in gen 4 Glocks?

I only have ~100 rounds through my 4th gen G27 with the 40-9 barrel, but haven't had any problems. Don't recall getting hit with brass either. Used a 26 and 18 mag.

kmac76
12-19-2012, 22:38
I have 2500+ rounds through my LWD 40--> 9mm barrel with ZERO failures... And double that amount with the stock glock .40 barrel... Hooray conversions!!!!

drew4691
12-20-2012, 15:48
no problems with my lw 40-9 barrel here for my g23.

Panhandle461
12-20-2012, 18:44
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onalandline
12-20-2012, 21:30
I have not had problems with mine either.

BigDog40
12-20-2012, 22:02
several hundred rounds through my 23 with a lone wolf 40-9 conversion and model 19 mags. no other changes, been very happy with it.