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Old 05-28-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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Received conversion barrel, recoil spring and magazines. Put everything together and went to the range. Tha first shot out was right on target. Subsequent shots were also right on. The only problem I was having was failure to extract. This happened on almost every round. I will probably have to change the extractor to make it work properlywith 9mm. My question is if I change the extractor to work for 9mm will this extractor work for the .40 S&W if I decide to change it back or must I change extractors each time. Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
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Howdy aji, :)



I'm no Gunsmith, and have been barred from using any power tools by my Adult Supervisor, but it seems to me that the only way to find out would be to change the Extractor and try it with 9mm and .40 S&W.



Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Best to you and good luck sir.



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Old 05-28-2009, 11:58 AM   #3
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The case head on a 40 is larger than a 9. I would not be surprised if you had to have a different extractor.
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I'm sure it can be done, but my biggest reason for having a HP in 9mm is they are lighter, svelte, and point better for me. I'll stick with what works, although my .40 is a real peach, too.



Get a 9mm and have both...I'll bet you find yourself shooting the 9mm version more often...



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Old 05-28-2009, 03:42 PM   #5
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Now there is a solution!
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I be smart....



For the one gun Hi-Power guys try not to hate me...your still lucky to have one one the finest combat pistols ever devised.



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Old 06-02-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
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AJI, You need to remove the extractor and remove some material from the pad just behind the extractor claw. This will enable the extractor to pivot inward so that it's able to grab the rather shallow 9MM extractor rim. Go slow - it's easier to remove material than - well, you know. You can temporarily hold the extractor in place while you're trying this with a pin that's just slightly smaller than the roll pin that is normally used, then replace the regular roll pin when you have it right. It's basically a try and file procedure. Good Luck, Don Williams
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:45 PM   #8
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donw,



After adjusting the extractor to engage the 9mm case, what happens when you go back to shooting 40 S&W? Does the extractor just naturally ride over the wider case? What's been your experience? Thanks for your tips and insights.



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It's my understanding that the "best" (most reliable) way to be happy with a HP .40 S&W to 9mm conversion is to have a complete 9mm dedicated upper built & fitted to your existing .40 frame. Tweaking the same extractor trying to shoot both calibers runs the risk (IMHO) of not optimally running EITHER caliber.
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