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Is it possible to get a conversion barrel to convert a 226 40cal to 9mm ? Anyone ever done this ?
 
Posts: 171 | Location: SE Kansas | Registered: October 25, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes, it’s a very common conversion. The recommended method is to use a dedicated conversion barrel from a company like Bar-Sto, but although I wouldn’t do it, some people have just used factory 9mm barrels.




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Yes, works great! Like Sigfreund said, Bar-Sto sold at TGS.

http://www.topgunsupply.com/ba...el-sig-p226-9mm.html
 
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Will he need a new extractor, ejector? Which mags can he use?
 
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Originally posted by Bulldog7972:
Will he need a new extractor, ejector?


Most people with the conversions don’t have any problem with not changing them.
Depending upon the power of the 9mm ammunition used, though, a 9mm recoil spring may be necessary to prevent slow slide speed malfunctions.


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Originally posted by Bulldog7972:
Which mags can he use?


Some 357/40 P226 magazines work with 9mm ammunition, but some don’t.




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After numerous threads in the past asking about stock 9mm barrels and conversion barrels in a P226-.40 slide, when I saw this thread, I got up and went back to the range with my 9mm and .40 P226's.

I dropped the 9mm barrel, guide rod, and recoil spring in the .40 slide and gave it a try.

I won't go into details, since this thread is about conversion barrels, but I will say that the pistol operated normally with no extraction or ejection issues, although I only shot ten rounds. Surprisingly, the sights were dead on. I was shooting 124gr hand loads around 1100fps and was using the 9mm magazine

I have used .40/357 magazines in my P229-.40 with a P228 slide assembly installed. The first magazine I tried in the p229 would lock the slide open with one round remaining in the magazine. I tried a different magazine and it ran all of the rounds out before locking the slide open.
 
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I won't go into details, since this thread is about conversion barrels, but I will say that the pistol operated normally with no extraction or ejection issues, although I only shot ten rounds. Surprisingly, the sights were dead on.

Thanks for providing some confirmation. The thread is only about conversion barrels because most people assume that one is needed. As with the P239, that is not always the case. No one is suggesting going into harm's way with a conversion like yours, but it 's good enough for range work. If you get the time, perhaps you could compare barrel dimensions for further confirmation.
 
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Gary, I'll start a new thread about this, as I am going to be doing some more "testing" this week.

It all started while trying to figure out why my 9mm German P226 sucks...
 
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