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Old 02-01-2015, 12:41   #1
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G19 to G23

I was wondering if you could mount a G19 slide, barrel, and recoil spring to a G23 frame and fire it safely? Since you can exchange barrels and make G23 shoot 9mm with an exchange barrel it would seem you can just swap out entire slide assembly.
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Old 02-02-2015, 15:27   #2
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I have done this with a Lone Wolf barrel and substituted Glock 19 mags. Just Google Glock 23 to 19 conversions. No spring change was needed.
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Old 02-02-2015, 19:15   #3
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The frame is the same between the 19 and 23 except for the ejector. That's the only different part.
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Old 02-02-2015, 22:52   #4
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Old 02-02-2015, 23:49   #5
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The frame is the same between the 19 and 23 except for the ejector. That's the only different part.
You only need to swap the Ejector on a G23 frame if you are adding a G19 Slide.

If you go the conversion barrel route, the barrel is offset slightly to accomodate the different ejector configuration. In my experiences running a Lone Wolf (40-9) barrel in a G23, I had 100% reliability.

What you need to convert a G23 to shoot 9mm:
  • 9mm Magazines for ultimate reliability
  • A conversion Barrel (Lone Wolf, KKM, Storm lake) all are good.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:25   #6
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As far as I know, the G19 and G23 frames are identical. So if you are swapping in a complete/stock G19 upper you should be fine. New ejectors/springs/etc only come into play if you are tinkering with the upper itself. (The ejector is not part of the frame, so one of the previous replies seems confusing to me.)

I have a g23 slide on a G26 frame and it shoots fine.

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Old 02-03-2015, 07:18   #7
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the ejector is part of the trigger housing mechanism inside the frame. the 9mm has a different ejector from the .40.

you can swap slides and it will work but if you want to do a complete swap, change the THM/ejector

the ejector is the piece of metal that sticks out when you look down into the frame.

the extractor is part of the slide. people get them mixed up.

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