GUN XD40 and 9mm use same magazine right?

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  1. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I thought this would be fun not to have to reload as much - 32rd 9mm.. probably at least 25 rd in 40cal

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    holy crap. they might be the same, but DAMN, that thing is crazy.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I thought I remembered because the barrels can switch from a 40 to a 9mm they said you use the same mag.
    Just want to confirm.

    It will be basically free
     
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    good deal. I wish I could get that in CA. But id need an XD first.
     
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    What all do you need to convert an XD from a .40 to a 9?
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    You can use 9mm in a .40 mag, but not vice versa, and it won't be 100% reliable.

    I know with a Glock, to swap from .40 to 9mm, you need to switch out only the barrel, but to make it more reliable, you need to change out the extractor, and the ejector as well as the barrel and the magazine, and you need to use an aftermarket conversion barrel, so the outside diameter of the barrel is the same.
     
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    To make 9mm work in a .40 mag you have to bend lips in. If done right it is 100% reliable (I carry 3 of those with my XD9SC) 13 rounds per mag and so far over 1000 rounds through each with no failures. You can't go backwards though reliably.

    If you want, get the 9mm barrel for it and have at it. the XD works great with a barrel switch. All you need is the barrel and 9mm mags or modified .40 mags. www.pistol-gear.com has them and you can get a 5" with built in compensator for the service or a 6" compensated for a Tactical if you want. No need to swap out anything else.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    barrel conversion kit runs about $150
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    So would you suggest to buy the 9mm magazine and make sure it looks like my .40 mags I have now. I would basically like just greater capacity and fewer reloads at the range.
     
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    Only reason I would get the 9 is if you have a 9mm barrel to use it with. If they have a .40, then get that one. trying to get .40's to work in a 9mm mag will end in frustration and problems.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I found a magazine from the manufacture that is a 20rd .40 which is probably about the same as a 32rd 9mm but its a tad more expensive, but I am not paying for it anyway so it donest matter
     
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    just gotta mess with the feed lips a bit thats all
     

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