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Convert G24 to G17L? Possible or pointless?

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I have a 24 set up for Limited and for a number of reasons, I've decided to stop messing with .40. Based on the amount that I shoot, I think I'd have more fun just shooting minor in Limited.

I really like the extra sight radius and how soft the 24 shoots. I am wondering if there is a decent conversion barrel that would allow me to shoot 9mm in the 24. I've never tried one so I am not sure how well they actually shoot.

Or am I better off ditching the top end and building a 17L from aftermarket? The Zev slides are pretty spendy. Is the LWD slide pretty good for half the price?

Is it even worth trying to build a 17L or should I just stick with a 34, since the 34 is so easy to find?

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get a conversion barrel from kkm and buy some 9mm mags and give it a shot. you could have a major/minor gun for a couple hundred bucks.

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If you go the aftermarket slide route, I have a LWD 17L slide and it works. I had no problems installing the Zev ultimate fulcrum upper parts in it and Dawson target sights fit on the slide nice and tight. I also used the LWD barrel and have no accuracy issues. The only thing I didn't like about the LWD slide is that with a Zev SS guide rod, I had to remove some material from the slide at the top of the guide rod relief, the nut on the end of the guide rod was catching there and keeping the slide from going back into battery.

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Use the KKM conversion barrel and I swapped the ejector housing out for a 9mm. Never had an issue with the gun, and it was very accurate. I had ran that setup for probably close to 10 years.

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Thanks guys. I have been resisting the idea of a conversion barrel because I've heard of reliability issues, but never tried it for myself. Since I already have the gun set up exactly the way I like, this may be the best option.

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I have a LWD conversion barrel for my G24C and it runs 100%....

Mick

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I also have a LWD 40-9 and using 9mm mags my 24 runs perfect -

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I'm going to be building a 9mm limited gun on a 24 frame this year. I say do it!

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Just an update. I got my KKM conversion barrel in and it runs sweet! Only put a couple hundred rounds through it, but it shoots really soft and runs well. Only jam was a bulged reload that I didn't catch.

Running a 13 lb spring BTW.

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the caliber conversion will be much much cheaper than building a new slide. I run a 17l in 3 gun and occasionally limited division it is a sick gun I wish glock would start making some more again so everyone should be able to get in on the long slide badassness.

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