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Please explain to me the ability to shoot different calibers from one gun. I am looking to use my certificate to get a G32. I have been told that with a barrel and mag change I can also shoot .40 S&W as well as 9mm from this platform. Any insight or truth??
Yes you can shoot 3 calibers in one pistol. It works with any and all .40 S&W and 357 SIG model Glocks. Say you get a Glock 32, in order to shoot .40 S&W ammo, all you need is a Glock 23 barrel...the same magazine will work with both. If you get a Glock 23, all you need is a Glock 32 barrel.
Now to shoot 9mm, you have to get two things. First, a 9mm Conversion barrel (not just a plain 9mm barrel). I suggest ordering online from Lone Wolf Distributors. Secondly, you'll need a 9mm magazine that fits the gun, like one for the Glock 19 0r Glock 17. That's it!
+1 on what SDGlock23 said.
Conversion from .40 to .357 or vice versa only requires a barrel swap. A .40 or .357 mag will work fine with .357 or .40 ammo, respectively.
Conversion from .40 or .357 to 9mm will require a 9mm conversion barrel and a 9mm magazine. While this change will work for target practice you *might* have reliability issues if you don't also swap out your gun's extractor and ejector for a 9mm extractor and a 9mm ejector. Some types of ammo are more forgiving of an extractor and ejector caliber mismatch while others are highly intolerant. That being said, the .40/.357 extractors and ejectors are different than the 9mm extractors and ejectors.
Doesn't the Ptooma Manual cover this subject?
++1 on a recommendation for the Lone Wolf Distributors aftermarket replacement and conversion barrels. Great quality and a good price. Just make sure you get recent stock direct from LWD - some of the ebay resellers have the older LWD barrels which are not cut as nicely as the new ones.
Thanks for all of the info. Yes, the PTOOMA does cover this. I just happened to be at work and filling out the certificate. The book was at home.
Thanks again from everyone.
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