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Posted: 7/18/2008 4:11:12 PM EDT
is that all that is needed to make an older 23 to .357 sig standards? i'm guessing it is.

just wanted to get some feedback from here to confirm it.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 4:45:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2008 4:47:22 PM EDT by KentuckyKiller]
I believe a 23 can only be converted to 9mm, according to Lone Wolf's site. Not sure what other manufacturers make barrels for glocks.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 5:08:02 PM EDT
You are correct. All you need is a barrel. OMB has the Glock OEM .357 sig barrels at great prices.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 5:20:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JMAKSIG:
is that all that is needed to make an older 23 to .357 sig standards? i'm guessing it is.

just wanted to get some feedback from here to confirm it.

Thanks in advance.


NO! You should not convert a 2nd gen G23 to .357SIG. The receiver is not reinforced
enough to handle the added slide speed. However if you do and you crack the receiver
or break a rail Glock will replace it for free with a 3rd gen receiver(as long as you don't
tell them you converted it). One thing that will help to keep from damaging the 2nd
gen receiver when shooting 357SIG is change out the recoil spring to a #20 or #22 spring...



Link Posted: 7/18/2008 5:45:29 PM EDT
Thanks very much!!!
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 12:27:23 PM EDT
Yes you can convert some 2nd gen 23's to .357. You need to contact Glock and ask.
They will take your serial number and advise if you have the correct frame reinforcements.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 4:40:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Charlie18:
Yes you can convert some 2nd gen 23's to .357. You need to contact Glock and ask.
They will take your serial number and advise if you have the correct frame reinforcements.


The serial number range only pertains to about 1000 2nd gen G23s. In all the years
I've dealt with Glock I've never seen one.

Link Posted: 7/19/2008 4:51:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HotRod9mm:

Originally Posted By JMAKSIG:
is that all that is needed to make an older 23 to .357 sig standards? i'm guessing it is.

just wanted to get some feedback from here to confirm it.

Thanks in advance.


NO! You should not convert a 2nd gen G23 to .357SIG. The receiver is not reinforced
enough to handle the added slide speed. However if you do and you crack the receiver
or break a rail Glock will replace it for free with a 3rd gen receiver(as long as you don't
tell them you converted it). One thing that will help to keep from damaging the 2nd
gen receiver when shooting 357SIG is change out the recoil spring to a #20 or #22 spring...





EXACTLY! NO-GO.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 5:02:26 PM EDT
Boy was I ever misinformed! I apologize for my misinformation above. That could have been dangerous.
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