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Whatisthis?
09-01-2010, 9:30 AM
Alright, so I'm assuming not all guns have conversion barrels or a .22 conversion kit. I'm trying to find a good handgun for around $500 that I can buy in 9mm or .40 and get the opposite conversion barrel (i.e a sig sauer P226 in .40 with a 9mm conversion barrel and a .22 conversion kit). Any ideas? I still need to shoot a couple other glocks, but they really weren't my favorite and didn't feel awesome. Also, with the sig P226, I know you can buy the .40 and get a 9mm conversion barrel, but does it work the other way around (i.e originally a 9mm with a .40 conversion barrel)?

EDIT: the $500 is a rough guideline for just purchasing the gun and not the conversion barrels/kit with it.

mif_slim
09-01-2010, 9:39 AM
1911.

An XD can change from 40 to 9mm but you cant go the other way around. I dont think you can change from 9mm to 40 so make sure you get the right caliber if your planning to down size it a bit.

DRAB_81
09-01-2010, 9:40 AM
Glock 20, it will change your mind about Glocks, ask me how I know...
10mm
9x25 Dillon
40S&W
357Sig
22lr

It doesn't get much better than that. You can get conversion barrels for $100 shipped each, and the 22 conversion goes for around $300.
You can convert a larger caliber to a smaller one, but not vise-versa. G23's can be converted to 9mm, but a G19 can't be converted to 40 etc.
(atleast with a simple barrel change anyway...)

lazs
09-01-2010, 9:51 AM
The CZ/EAA witness group is the easiest to change calibers for and probably about the least expensive to buy additional calibers for.. with the large frame it will accept all calibers from 22 to 10mm for a couple hundred bucks each.

It is also a steel gun with an exposed hammer and double action with the ability to carry cocked and locked. Oh.. it will shoot lead bullets and is pretty accurate out of the box. The gun feels good in the hand with the right grip angle and heft. Some folks with very small hands may think it is a bit big in the grip but it is actually a tad small for me

Did I mention it is made of metal?

CSACANNONEER
09-01-2010, 10:20 AM
The best handgun to get multiple barrels for is a TC Contender ot Encore. You pretty much can get any caliber you want. I've seen everything from .12cal to 10g barrels for them.

Oceanbob
09-01-2010, 10:27 AM
Glock 20, it will change your mind about Glocks, ask me how I know...
10mm
9x25 Dillon
40S&W
357Sig
22lr

It doesn't get much better than that. You can get conversion barrels for $100 shipped each, and the 22 conversion goes for around $300.
You can convert a larger caliber to a smaller one, but not vise-versa. G23's can be converted to 9mm, but a G19 can't be converted to 40 etc.
(atleast with a simple barrel change anyway...)

Glock 20 (or 20sf for short frame)

You can do all the conversions to those calibers with just a barrel change. The Glock 20 mags will feed all the ammunition no problem. The 10mm is the best in several combinations of power and speed. If it gets too expensive you can switch the barrel to .40 and shoot for less money. The G20 mags can come (in rebuild kits for those prebans) with 15 round capacity; add in an extension and you have 20 rounds available. (see photo)

BUT...if you're looking for 9mm, you will have to get a Glock 23 (.40) or a Glock 22 (.40) and buy a conversion barrel for the 9mm. You will also have to change the magazines (Glock 17 or 19) to 9mm in addition to changing the barrel.

Link: http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=971&CAT=241

Like meathead9 said..you can 't go from 9mm to .40. (slide problems)

I've heard the 9 shoots well but some report extractor problems with the .40 slide extractor having to reach that 9mm case. (less diameter) but theses reports might be bogus rumors with old style extractors. Lonewolf certainly sells plenty of these barrel conversions.

Get into Glocks; test fire several. There are good reasons to own one.

Good luck.

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Oceanbob
09-01-2010, 11:15 AM
Watch this man: He switches barrels for the heavy stuff..

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=4883424#post4883424

piman
09-01-2010, 11:23 AM
A sig p229 in 40 can shoot 357 I think. Sig makes conversion kits for 9mm and 22. Sig 250 is the most modular though that might be off the list.

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