I purchased an unblemished LWD-239N conversion barrel 3 years ago as I write this review in Mar. 2023, but I just had it at the range this morning and thought I would offer a review here on LWD’s new website. I estimate I have only 500-1,000 rounds through this barrel, which has functioned flawlessly so far with my two Gen 3 G23s and one Gen 4 G23. Although I purchased an OEM G19 recoil spring for my Gen 4 G23 per LWD’s recommendation, I intentionally fired a handful of relatively low-power 9mm rounds through this barrel with the original G23 recoil spring and had no malfunctions. So if you have a Gen 4 and a limited budget, start with just this barrel and a Magpul PMAG 15 GL9 magazine; you can always pick up a G19 recoil spring later if needed. Although I can’t personally comment on accuracy, I have no reason to question LWD’s claim that this barrel is more accurate than Gen 3 and Gen 4 OEM barrels. The one thing to be aware of (and reason for my 4-star rating) is this: LWD is correct when they say this barrel is precision machined with tighter dimensions than the original. So-called “factory remanufactured” ammo may not fit into this barrel’s chamber even when it passes a go/no-go cartridge gauge (I use Lyman). Reloaders: just make sure you use a full-length resizing die. I’ve reloaded nearly 11,000 rounds of 9mm over the past ~12 years using a LEE 4-die set and have never had any problems with my reloads in this barrel. Overall, I am extremely pleased with this conversion barrel and I highly recommend it. I would not hesitate to use my LWD-239N barrel (with a 9mm mag, of course) in a self-defense situation if needed, and that’s saying something!
LWD Barrel M/23&32 Conversion to 9mm Stock Length - BLEMManufacturer: Lone Wolf Arms
BLEM PRODUCT - NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES
Length 4.02 inch, 102 mm
Lone Wolf replacement barrels are manufactured from the highest grade mill select 416 stainless steel. CNC machined and heat treated, providing a life time of service and unparalleled accuracy at an affordable price. The standard groove and land rifling make this an excellent choice for those who wish to shoot lead, plated or jacketed bullets. Can be used in factory ported or stock pistols. Intended for use in the Glock 23, 32 pistol. This barrel also works as an extended barrel for Glock models 27, 33. We do recommend the use of the correct 9mm magazine with these conversion barrels to guarantee reliable feeding. Use G19 9mm mag for G23 and G32 conversion.
PLEASE NOTE: Using this barrel in a Generation 4 Glock may cause malfunctions while using the standard Glock recoil spring assembly. For best results, install a 9mm Glock recoil spring found here: Glock OEM Recoil Assembly, or for even more versatility, use our Gen4 guide rod adapter with our Gen3 guide rods found here: Lone Wolf Adaptors and Guide Rods.
Special features include:
For best results use magazines intended for Glock 19's, such as GLO-MF91319
Lone Wolf will replace any of our barrels or barrel accessories which are found to have manufacturing or material defects. Customer modifications or the use of reloaded ammunition will void this warranty.
- Barrel Length:
- 4.02in (102mm)