Running With the Lone Wolf
By Alan Murdock
AmmoLand Youtube Firearms Reporter
Lone Wolf started as a distribution company for all of your Glock pistol needs.
Got a worn out extractor? Just go online and order a drop in factory replacement. Worn out recoil spring? The same. You can even order a steel guide rod which can reduce the chance of chipping the standard polymer guide rod. We took the gun to the range to evaluate, and we are planning additional exploration of this gun’s capabilities.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the gun. Dave met my wife and I on a bright, sunny morning at the Lee Kay Center range in Salt Lake City, Utah to have a look. The gun is beautiful and shoots like a dream.
Lone Wolf Distributors has gone beyond supplying basic parts to providing custom slides, custom frames, machining and porting, match grade barrels, and even AR uppers. Their custom frame for Glock pistols has a grip angle similar to the 1911, and with interchangeable back straps, provided user customization long before the Gen 4 Glock pistol.
The 10mm round was developed in 1983 adopted by the FBI in 1986. Unfortunately, the round was considered too hot for many officers, and has seen limited use in law enforcement. Outdoorsmen have adopted the round for some pistol hunting and as a defensive handgun should large game or predators pose a threat in the hinterlands.
The gun we received, highlighted in this video below, has several components that far exceed the standard Glock.
First, the long slide “solid top” is hammer forged 416 stainless steel. Along with added protection from the elements, stainless adds strength to the slide. Because of the length of the slide, it requires a minimum of a 6.02 inch barrel. The barrel that shipped with the gun was 6.61 inches, to provide added length for threading to allow for a compensator or suppressor.
That length adds two things: greater sight radius and more punch down range due to greater acceleration of the bullet in the barrel.
The barrel was also stainless and was match grade with traditional threading instead of the Glock hexagonal threading, which requires a jacketed bullet. The traditional rifling allows for lead ammunition, common among reloaders. The gun also uses the stainless steel guide rod mentioned above, which may be the reason for such smooth cycling.
Another element of the gun I enjoyed was the addition of Tru Glo sights. Traditional Glock sights are polymer with a white dot and white notch at the rear. Tru Glo are metal and are machined to allow fiber optic inserts. The metal is sturdier in my mind, in case you have to cycle your gun off your belt or the back of your shoe. The Tru Glo sights give an easy to acquire three dot sight picture that will stand out, even in low light.
The video highlights our first outing with the pistol, and we hope to take it to the range for an accuracy test shooting from the bench. If we do, we’ll get some video and get it up on the site.
About Alan Murdock:
Alan Murdock is a lifelong shooting enthusiast. From youth he has shot firearms and archery. Today he is a certified NRA basic pistol instructor and Utah Concealed Firearms instructor. His blog on shooting and personal defense can be found at www.alanmurdock.wordpress.com.