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Okay i have a glock 23 .40 compact. I'm going to do a 357sig conversion on it and my question is...

Should i do the G32 barrel or extend it a lil and do the g31 barrel. Would there be any difference? should still function correctly right?

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It will still function with either barrel. The longer barrel will give you a little more velocity, my guess is around 50 fps depending on the ammo.

What is the gun for? Range toy? Carry piece?
 

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+ 1 on what's it for.

I say the longer barrel simply because it gives u 2 options.
1st= extended barrel for the 23 w/better velocity and stability.
2nd= factory length in a 22 if you ever had one or chose to sell later b/c your more app to use conversion barrels in full size gun.

I actually have the extended 31 size w/2 comp cut from LWD and its nice.

JMHO
 

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As Will stated it will work just find with the longer barrel. I had a xd 4" with a 5" barrel that I shot just for fun.
 

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yeah it's not the full size. there's a size bigger and then there's the subcompact which is like the XD i got. Then they have the competition ones which i believe are even bigger (longer) and then there's that .45 that's about the size as the walther (i think atleast in thickness)
 

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Performance-wise, you'll see a slight increase in velocity over the shorter barrel. It won't be any more accurate with a longer barrel, contrary to popular belief.

If it's a range toy and home defense, either one is fine. It's up to you really. No difference other than the extra velocity and the "look" of having the barrel extend past the end of the slide.
 

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Who makes a good one for a model 22? Been flirting with the idea of a 357 Sig since I've been reading about so many agencies going to the 357. CB, what's ammo run for that?
 

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you can buy a Glock brand barrel. I hear lone wolf is good and at cheaper than dirt they are only 99 bucks...
 

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Thanks CB. I hear lone wolf's name a lot on different forums. Since you're still on, what's 357Sig ammo run (I imagine you already looked into it, if not don't worry I look around myself). If I do change I might go in with you on a case if you're interested.
 

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like all ammo it varies. i don't think it's a whole lot more than .40. i haven't done a whole lot of checking. but i also bought a 9mm conversion for my glock. got a whole slide assembly for 200 w/ night sights :D which is what i'll use for target practicing b/c it's cheaper :)
 

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yeah i got that part..

but they sell extended barrels for the compacts are these the same size as te factory barrel for the full size
 

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Yes unless it is the one with compensator cuts in end. Let me double ck, but I'm pretty sure. Be back in few. Ok I'm back. According to LWD site, stock 23 barrel is 102mm in length and the extended version is 107mm. The stock 22 barrel is 114mm in length. It states to not use the 22 barrel in the 23, but it should work fine IMO. It is only 7mm longer than extended version. You can contact LWD before ordering if you chose that route to verify. They are great to deal with and will shoot u straight.
 

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no just solid barrels. don't want a ported one.

and on another note... how many FREAKING glocks do you own :D

** just bought a complete slide assembly off gunbroker w/ night sights for a 9mm. and it has a parts bag with almost every lil extra part you could need build another one for 240 shipped. not to bad i don't think. ***
 

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Just to note: I have a few, but not all models. I wished I did, but maybe one day. I like Glock and trust my life to them, so why not use, learn, shoot, and spread the word.
BTW I know people who have way more than I.

If you run across a Glock 18 or 25 I'd be interested.
 
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