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Old 05-18-2020, 09:02 AM
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What Calibers Can a 9mm Be Converted To

I know a 9mm can be converted to 38 Super I have done it. My question is what other caliber can my Springfield RO be converted to reasonable priced to? I have to many 9mm and just a thought. I tried to sell it guess everyone wants super cheap nowadays.
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:42 AM
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Some 9mm breech faces will allow 40 S&W rims as well. If yours will, then the 40 S&W and 10mm Auto are potentials, along with the 357 SIG.

9mm Win Mag, 30 Luger, 30 Mauser/7.62x25 Tokarev. 22 TCM.

Likely others, but those are what spring to mind.
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:49 AM
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OH - and the 9x21

Possibly the 38 AMU
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:54 AM
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9mm Win Mag is far too long for the 1911, perhaps you were thinking of 9x23 Win.
7.62x25 is too long, too; although there have been barrels made and people either were happy with 4 or 5 shots or they deep seated bullets or they hand loaded at usable OAL.

The best move I have made recently was to put a Nelson .22 conversion on my least used 1911.

Oh, yeah, if it has a wide enough breech face for .40 you could rechamber to 9x25 Dillon and have some real excitement.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:16 AM
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^^^ I just looked up ballistics on the Dillon 9x25. Those loadings will definitely clean your sinuses..

Looks like a fun gun for heavy load shooters. Maybe a new project...
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:57 AM
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Thanks I have 10mm 1911 don’t need that. Don’t want to change breech that probably get more expensive than gun would be worth don’t you imagine? Barrel change wouldn’t cost much maybe breech face opening up wouldn’t either don’t know that.
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:58 PM
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Yep - misspoke, - meant 9x23 Winchester and got carried away. Thanks for the correction.
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Old 05-18-2020, 01:57 PM
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I heard 9x23 what is that exactly? Other than 4mm longer is it like Super lot hotter? I have look into that
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:02 PM
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I read up on it because of a comment Mr. Watson made in another thread. It is akin to 38 Super, a tad warmer. Handloaded there is no horse race, it is measurably warmer.
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:04 PM
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Googled it hot round hi pressure round. Sounds impressive I’ve heard of it no experience. I reload so be no issues
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Old 05-18-2020, 06:08 PM
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I remember reading an article where they asked Rob Leatham, may have been an article by Leatham, about using the 9 x 23. Of course, shooters were loading them up for comp effectiveness. Leatham said it great was great for controlling muzzle movement on comped guns. But he said it recoiled “hard” straight back into the hand. m

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the extent of my knowledge about the 9x23.
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:38 PM
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Don't forget the .41 Action Express!!!!

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Old 05-18-2020, 10:15 PM
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I believe Rob was instrumental in the 9x25 - long before the 9x23 Winchester was available.

I had thought of the 41 AE and the 9mm AE, but good luck finding ammo or cases.

While the 9x23 Win could be loaded down to match, there are the 9mm Steyr and 9mm Largo cartridges, as well as the 356 TSW (another high pressure round).
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