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Old 07-16-2019, 2:08 PM
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Question 2nd opinion needed re: caliber conversion for Sig P226 Scorpion

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I recently purchased a brand new Sig P226 Scorpion chambered in 9mm. I would like to convert it to .40S&W to match my P226R in .40S&W. (Sig makes a Scorpion .40S&W version but it's not on the DOJ's roster of handguns certified for sale.) I contacted Sig Customer Support to see if I could just buy a new .40S&W barrel and some .40S&W magazines and just "drop them in". This is how they responded:
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Yes, you can convert your P226 9mm to .40 S&W, but you would need a new slide, barrel, recoil spring, guide rod, and magazine. We sell those together in a caliber exchange kit: https://www.sigsauer.com/store/calib...-auto-blk.html. The only one we are currently shipping includes a 12 round magazine, so you can’t have that in California either. Dealers may be able to place an order for you, or you can place a backorder over the phone with us.
But I don't want to buy a whole caliber conversion kit. Mostly because I'm a cheap bastard. But also because they don't make a conversion kit for the Scorpions. (I don't want to buy the plain black nitron kit. I want the slide to match the frame!)

So I thought I would get a second opinion from the Calguns gunsmithing community. Do I really need a new slide? Could I just buy a .40S&W barrel and drop it into the current slide and use the existing guide rod & recoil spring? Do I really need a new guide rod & recoil spring?


P.S. Please excuse me if this question has been posted & answered before. But I searched this sub-forum for "Sig P226 Scorpion caliber conversion" and didn't find any matching threads or posts. If this has been posted & answered before, I'd appreciate a link to it!
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Old 07-16-2019, 3:10 PM
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An exchange kit is an easy fix, if itís compatible with your frame and serial number. You get a mag, and a complete slide assembly with night sights. You can part one together, but if itís an older frame or German made you need to do some research before buying any parts.
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Old 07-16-2019, 3:11 PM
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Thereís usually a few x change kits on eBay with ten round mags. Fwiw
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Get an Xchange kit, cerakote the slide FDE.
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if they have them in stock, osage county guns will sell and ship direct to you with a 10rd mag. since there is no official sku for that product from sig, you have to call them and ask (if you see it in stock on their website).

as for throwing in a .40cal barrel as is, i am not sure. you can try sigtalk and somebody there will know for certain.
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Hi.

I recently purchased a brand new Sig P226 Scorpion chambered in 9mm.
I would like to convert it to .40S&W to match my P226R in .40S&W.
But I don't want to buy a whole caliber conversion kit.

So I thought I would get a second opinion from the Calguns gunsmithing community. Do I really need a new slide? Could I just buy a .40S&W barrel and drop it into the current slide and use the existing guide rod & recoil spring? Do I really need a new guide rod & recoil spring?
You need a new slide because a 40 will normally not fit into a 9mm slide.
Go try to slip a 40 case into your 9mm slide.
40 caliber barrels are often larger outside diameter than 9mm barrels as well on many makes of pistol but I don't know if this is the case with your particular gun.

You probably need a new spring because they use a different spring for 40 than they do for 9mm.
I don't know if you need another guide rod or not, but if the spring is captured on the guide rod, it gets replaced as an assembly.
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Thanks for the info guys!
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