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advocatusdiaboli
04-28-2010, 1:18 PM
I have a Sig P229 .40 S&W Equinox and I am considering ordering a Bar-sto 9mm barrel for it (already have Sig's .357 SIG barrel for $168). A look at www.ammoengine.com, shows 9mm is cheaper and more plentiful than .40 S&W so it might be nice as an option. Bar-sto says the barrel is a drop-in and you can still use the .40 S&W magazines. Anyone have any experience with Bar-sto 9mm barrels in .40 SW Sigs?

savasyn
04-28-2010, 1:29 PM
I have a 9mm BarSto barrel for my 229 .40 and it needed fitting. It's over 10 years old though, so maybe they are making drop-in ones now.

It does work with the .40 mags, kinda. Occasionally, the rounds jam down in the mag so I found that getting real 9mm mags was the best solution.

advocatusdiaboli
04-28-2010, 1:57 PM
I have a 9mm BarSto barrel for my 229 .40 and it needed fitting. It's over 10 years old though, so maybe they are making drop-in ones now.

It does work with the .40 mags, kinda. Occasionally, the rounds jam down in the mag so I found that getting real 9mm mags was the best solution.

Thanks. I meant just dropping in the barrel as in no slide or spring change.
Bar-sto says around 70% just work but the other 30% require some fitting and they do it free of charge--you pay shipping to and from Twenty Nine Palms CA.

I suspected what you said about the mags--I'll just buy stock mags. Fortunately, the .357 SIG is a necked .40 S&W cartridge so .40 S&W mags work for .357 SIG just fine--Sig mags cost a pretty penny.

ChrisTKHarris
04-28-2010, 2:00 PM
How much is the 9mm Bar Sto barrel?

luckystrike
04-28-2010, 3:05 PM
bar stove pipe?

taguin
04-28-2010, 4:20 PM
I have a 9mm BarSto barrel for my 229 .40 and it needed fitting. It's over 10 years old though, so maybe they are making drop-in ones now.

It does work with the .40 mags, kinda. Occasionally, the rounds jam down in the mag so I found that getting real 9mm mags was the best solution.

What he said! Really you should get a 9mil mag or two. I've had the same issues when I converted mine. Hope this helps.

smokeysbandit
04-28-2010, 10:26 PM
I guess I'm one of the lucky ones, I also have a 229 in .40, with a bar-sto in 9mm. I have never had a problem with it or the .40 magazines holding 9mm. I put around 2,000 rounds of 9mm through this combo each year. Accuracy with the bar-sto barrel is excellent. YMMV
-Brandon

bobnfloyd
04-29-2010, 8:41 AM
Just remember that the 40 mag will probably squeeze 11 in it. Just food for thought.

Mec-Gar makes OEM Sig mags and you can get 10 rounders for your converted Sig for about 22 dollars a pop shipped.

smokeysbandit
04-29-2010, 9:03 AM
It fits 13. This question came up a while ago with regard to AR-15 magazines and capacity for another caliber. I believe the consensus was that it wasn't a problem, but I could be wrong. I of course would only ever do such a thing out of state. I'll see if I can find the thread regarding capacity of another caliber.
-Brandon

himurax13
04-29-2010, 10:22 AM
Ouch $168 for a .357 Sig barrel? I know someone who has slightly used ones for $50. As far as 9mm conversion barrels go, I went with the EFK Fire Dragon barrel with a compensator. It dropped right in and has been fantastic. You have to use the 9mm mags because the cartridges do not line up properly with the .40/.357 Sig Mags. You can check this by locking the slide to the rear and inserting a loaded magazine. I have tried it before and I ended up with some failures to feed. Now the EFK Fire Dragon barrels I got for the .45 needed a lot of fitting before it would work properly.

247Nino
04-29-2010, 10:53 AM
I guess I'm one of the lucky ones, I also have a 229 in .40, with a bar-sto in 9mm. I have never had a problem with it or the .40 magazines holding 9mm... Accuracy with the bar-sto barrel is excellent. YMMV
-Brandon

+1

same case for me...

Packy14
04-29-2010, 12:02 PM
most of the mags i've seen from them do not fit from the factory and require you to end up sending it for fitting... at extra cost (shipping both ways).... I am unimpressed w/ them these days.. get a complete slide caliber xchange kit w/ mag/slide/barrel..they can be found for 400... the barrel will be 200+ and the cost of shipping both ways will make it close to that much anyway.

ChrisTKHarris
04-29-2010, 1:10 PM
Ouch $168 for a .357 Sig barrel? I know someone who has slightly used ones for $50. As far as 9mm conversion barrels go, I went with the EFK Fire Dragon barrel with a compensator. It dropped right in and has been fantastic. You have to use the 9mm mags because the cartridges do not line up properly with the .40/.357 Sig Mags. You can check this by locking the slide to the rear and inserting a loaded magazine. I have tried it before and I ended up with some failures to feed. Now the EFK Fire Dragon barrels I got for the .45 needed a lot of fitting before it would work properly.

I got a used .357SIG barrel for $50 on SigForum...no way in hell would I pay $168 for one. :eek:

advocatusdiaboli
04-29-2010, 8:15 PM
How much is the 9mm Bar Sto barrel?

$205 plus Cal tax and shipping. Shipping for fitting is probably $18. Not cheap.

advocatusdiaboli
04-29-2010, 8:17 PM
Ouch $168 for a .357 Sig barrel?

Cheaper than a new Sig in .357 though ;-)