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Old 02-06-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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planned on getting a 22lr conversion kit for my 226 9mm. i know that if you get the 226 in .40 or .357 you can swap out barrels and use the same magazine, but if you have the 9mm can you buy the .40 slide/barrel and magazine ???

anyone here done this????



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Old 02-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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I have looked into this briefly in the past, wanting to put a 9mm barrel in my .40 for cheaper practice, but I've not seen anything as of yet. I am fairly certain you cannot but a replacement .40 or .357 SIG barrel from SIG Sauer and put it in your 9mm slide. I would imagine the hole in the slide for the barrel on the 9mm would be smaller. In your case, with the 226 in 9mm, I think a .40 barrel would be too thin walled if it was shaved down to work in a 9mm slide.



With that said, even if you have a P226 in .40 S&W, I think switching to a thick walled 9mm barrel that fits the slide (if it exists in the aftermarket) and a 9mm mag would still not function because the extractor would still be designed for a .40S&W/.357 SIG case. The only solution I could think of would be to get an entirely new slide assembly for a P226 in .40 S&W and put it on your 9mm frame, but I am unsure if that would even work.



And the mag wells might very well be different too, so there's another aftermarket piece you'd be lookin for. If this conversion is even possible, if it's going to cost you $500+ it probably makes more since to save up and buy another SIG entirely, thus expanding the life of your current P226! Which is never a bad thing.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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my main concern is the magazine. like you said, i think a whole new slide would be necessary but im not sure and haven't come across anything that confirms/denies that the magazines will work
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I have not had much luck on going from 9mm up to .40 but here's some forums I just found...



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You cannot safely fire a 9mm bbl. in a .40 slide. The Breach face does not align properly and could result in a misfire or a ruptured case. The .40 and the .357 have the same case diameter at the base and are interchangeble. A complete 9mm bbl. and slide assembly can be used on a .40 frame and vice versa. Putting 9mm in a .40 mag or .40 in a 9mm mag is an excersize in frustration, very unreliable. If you want to save some money, but a .22 conversion.
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Some people have experienced significant problems with the Converion Kit ( no direct experience - but I did search for info ). I considered this, but went a different direction. I purchased the Sig-Sauer Mosquito ( .22 Cal. LR ). The Mosquito is almost the same size as the P226, with similar dimensions and proportions. You can practice with the Mosquito all day long, and jump right into the P226 without missing a beat. The Mosquito's MSRP is from $390 to $405 (if I remember correctly).



I ended-up buying two; both under $340. I bought the " Pink " Mosquito for my wife. She used it to shoot a 49 out of 50 when she qualified ( live fire ) for her CCW License. I use the other one for practice ( not pink ! ).



The only issue we have encountered is that the Mosquito prefers to shoot CCI Mini-Mags ( $7 per 100 ). I do shoot a lot of the Wal-Mart bulk .22 ammo ( 555 rounds per box ). This ammo is cheap, and I probably have to throw out at least 1 in 20 rounds because of FTF.



Give the Mosquito a chance. It won't bite ! ( I just had to say that ).



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Old 02-18-2011, 12:56 AM   #7
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I need to pick up a mosquito or start reloading. Ive only just got into shooting/guns and im amazed at how much ammo cost these days.



I did come across a used 220 i like and im pretty sure those have a 22lr slide kit as well, so many choices and ways to go. Tonight i just ordered 1000 rounds of lawman speeder for 260 to my door and for kicks i looked at 22lr, 3000 rounds of 22lr for 110.00.



So you guys that do shoot 22lr, whats it like going from that to 9mm or .40? im sure the first few shots are little off lol
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I need to pick up a mosquito or start reloading. Ive only just got into shooting/guns and im amazed at how much ammo cost these days.



I did come across a used 220 i like and im pretty sure those have a 22lr slide kit as well, so many choices and ways to go. Tonight i just ordered 1000 rounds of lawman speeder for 260 to my door and for kicks i looked at 22lr, 3000 rounds of 22lr for 110.00.


Yes, there is a .22lr conversion kit for the P220 and it works just fine. Sig recommends using CCI Mini-Mags, I've discovered mine also loves Winchester Super-X. I suspect any .22lr ammo clocking close to 1240fps is going to work fine, however anything much over or under that is probably going to be inconsistent and give you problems.
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I need to pick up a mosquito or start reloading. Ive only just got into shooting/guns and im amazed at how much ammo cost these days.



I did come across a used 220 i like and im pretty sure those have a 22lr slide kit as well, so many choices and ways to go. Tonight i just ordered 1000 rounds of lawman speeder for 260 to my door and for kicks i looked at 22lr, 3000 rounds of 22lr for 110.00.



So you guys that do shoot 22lr, whats it like going from that to 9mm or .40? im sure the first few shots are little off lol




For what it's worth ... I would still suggest buying a new mosquito for under $350 -vs- a conversion kit for any other pistol. That's just my opinion.



Winchester Super-X = thanx for the siggestion, I'll give'm a shot !



22's are excellent to practice with - and obviously reduce the overall cost of shooting. But, in addition, you must also practice with, and stay familiar and comfortable with the pistol you plan to use for Self Defence and concealed carry.
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Hi there, I'm new to the Forum. I'm looking at buying the Sig p229 9mm. Does anyone know if the .22 lr conversion kit is available in Canada? I don't see why it wouldn't be, however I emailed a retailer and his response wasn't very clear..... Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks guys
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Hi there, I'm new to the Forum. I'm looking at buying the Sig p229 9mm. Does anyone know if the .22 lr conversion kit is available in Canada? I don't see why it wouldn't be, however I emailed a retailer and his response wasn't very clear..... Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks guys


No idea - the problem is that if they are available in the US - as a retailer I cannot sell that across the border without an export license from the department of state. Firearm parts are highly regulated and are generally very restricted to export.
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