I am considering converting my 27 into a 26. That will involve replacing the extractor depressor plunger, spring, and spring loaded bearing, the extractor, ejector, and conversion barrel. I will use the conversion barrel for the 23 so as to give me increased muzzle velocity and a quick visual reinforcement that this is now a 9mm gun. It goes without saying that I will use Glock 9mm mags. My question to you good people is would you trust your life on this conversion? The only two possible issues would be the conversion barrel I chose and the slightly larger breech face of the slide. I've heard Hickok45's view and read Massad Ayoob's and they both seem to be at opposite end. You may say to me, “why not just use a standard 26?” Well, I like the idea of having a versatile gun and it would not be that expensive to change out the parts. My concern is reliability and trust.