Lone Wolf selling Glock frames with 1911 grip angle


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bds
August 21, 2010, 02:19 AM
Lone Wolf Distributors (http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=80127&CAT=3168) is now selling custom/replacement frames for Gen3 slides ($199). This will certainly expand the Glock universe as we know it. Can't wait to hear the comments on this development from all sides.

- Timberwolf frame includes the basic parts unique to it: Round mag catch, SF trigger housing* and two grips.
- Flat grip feels similar to 1911, swelled grip feels similar to XD or Sig.
- Round magazine catch provides smoother faster mag changes.
- Multi-Spec rail system fits Weaver or Picatinny accessories.
- Rounded trigger guard fits all standard Glock holsters.
- Extended beaver tail eliminates slide bite.
- Smallest sculpted grip in the industry.

The TimberWolf is intended as a direct replacement for your 3rd generation Glock frame or use it as the foundation to build your own custom Glock pistol. It incorporates all of the most desirable features custom builders offer including: a choice of 2 quick change grips, rounded trigger guard, extended beaver tail, round mag catch, improved checkering, higher grip angle and improved rail system.

Slap the slim grip on your new TimberWolf frame and you instantly have the smallest sculpted grip in the industry. No grip reduction can compete with this custom fit or feel. Many claim it is better than any double stack 1911 offered! Install the swelled grip and try to decide, is it an XD or a Sig. Either way, it takes less than a second to try them both.

This new, shooter friendly polymer replacement frame works with Gen3 Glock models: G/17, 17L, 22, 24, 31, 34, 35 and 37. The Timberwolf frame includes the basic parts unique to it: round mag catch, SF trigger housing and two grips. All remaining Gen3 Glock factory parts are standard "fit and function". Drop them in, perform the basic safety function test and you are ready to go.
http://www.lonewolfdist.com/uiimages/10000/lwdmain.jpg

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bds
August 21, 2010, 02:28 AM
Here are some close ups of the grip/inserts:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=126274&stc=1&d=1282368479
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=126275&stc=1&d=1282368479

Full Metal Jacket
August 21, 2010, 03:09 AM
:eek:

DFW1911
August 21, 2010, 09:47 AM
Now I'm guessing the 1911 manufacturers will strike back with a new "Glock angle frame" for 1911s :eek:

No, probably not :)

sidheshooter
August 21, 2010, 09:55 AM
That frame feels great in the hand, IMHO.

YMMV.


I'm thinking about building a clone around the frame.

Mainsail
August 21, 2010, 12:09 PM
The concept is very interesting. I think the extended beavertail is superfluous though.

I'll be more interested when they make one for the large frame Glocks.

jem375
August 21, 2010, 12:21 PM
I will have to take a good look at this frame for my G17... I really like the looks of it..

EddieNFL
August 21, 2010, 12:36 PM
Why?

SuperNaut
August 21, 2010, 03:31 PM
But then they keep the finger grooves?

Red Cent
August 21, 2010, 03:50 PM
Ain't never goin' to make IDPA.

Bill_G
August 21, 2010, 05:26 PM
Is this considered a firearm?? would it have to go thru an FFL?

sidheshooter
August 21, 2010, 05:27 PM
Why?

Because! ;)

Seriously, i had a chance to fondle a pistol made entirely of lone wolf parts, all flames and triggers and connectors and XS big dots-with that frame-and I found myself thinking more "Glock koolaid fanboy's bargain answer to a les baer" than "who the hell would spend that sort of dough on a Glock..."

But I like the platform, and i like it even better with that frame and aftermarket trigger assembly. Again, YMMV.

Girodin
August 21, 2010, 06:05 PM
Why?

In part it is the same reason guys like Chris Costa have been using glocks with frame reductions for years. One question might be why not just do a frame reduction and stipple job for less money (much less if you do it yourself)? Some people seem afraid to do even minor work on their guns let alone something like a frame reduction. Others may want to preserve the stock frame for one reason or another.

bds
August 21, 2010, 07:53 PM
The frame purchase requires FFL - $199.

buck460XVR
August 21, 2010, 07:59 PM
If it trips your trigger, what the hey.

EddieNFL
August 21, 2010, 08:46 PM
In part it is the same reason guys like Chris Costa have been using glocks with frame reductions for years. One question might be why not just do a frame reduction and stipple job for less money (much less if you do it yourself)? Some people seem afraid to do even minor work on their guns let alone something like a frame reduction. Others may want to preserve the stock frame for one reason or another.
So, it is possible to improve perfection?

REAPER4206969
August 21, 2010, 09:14 PM
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQz_LEIcRe1ASRtfTy0H1WtT2aEHYYv8nH6ylEV7WHtD9ioQFw&t=1&usg=__HQDztAln_IxfagpcOPep0Q3OH9M=
Abomination.

Kingofthehill
August 21, 2010, 09:19 PM
I wish they made this for the 19/23. Id love to own it.

jem375
August 21, 2010, 11:32 PM
So, it is possible to improve perfection?
No such thing as perfection...

bds
August 22, 2010, 12:15 AM
I wish they made this for the 19/23. Id love to own it.
Glock has a huge consumer market world-wide with ever-increasing new customers. If the market popularity for the product is there, you can bet LWD will increase their product line.

WardenWolf
August 22, 2010, 12:43 AM
A pity they didn't make it out of metal. That would have made it safer, too. But no, I guess it's not a Glock without a plastic frame that splinters in your hand if a case ruptures.

REAPER4206969
August 22, 2010, 01:13 AM
But no, I guess it's not a Glock without a plastic frame that splinters in your hand if a case ruptures.
As opposed to a metal framed pistol that blows its wood/synthetic grips into your hand(s)? This was a big problem in the .38 Super days.

918v
August 22, 2010, 03:16 AM
Is this frame more rigid than Glock's?

EddieNFL
August 22, 2010, 08:51 AM
No such thing as perfection...
I find it difficult to believe so many Glock owners could be wrong.

EddieNFL
August 22, 2010, 08:57 AM
As opposed to a metal framed pistol that blows its wood/synthetic grips into your hand(s)? This was a big problem in the .38 Super days.

Easy to avoid the splinters. I still have a pair of steel panels that fit under the grips and fill the frame cut-outs in a 1911. They came with a set of thin grips to maintain the same profile.

Never had it happen to me, but I've witnessed a couple of mags driven into the ground. Steel-toed shoes might be a good idea. ;)

Ky Larry
August 22, 2010, 09:05 AM
There are two reasons I don't own a Glock:

1. The grip angle just doesn't fit my hand and point naturally, like a 1911 does.
2. The triggers are terrible.

If someone has come up with changes to these two (for me) problems, I'd probably buy a Glock. Does anyone have personal experience with Lone Wolf triggers? Is the trigger pull still a mile long and feel like mush? No Glock bashing, just curious.

jem375
August 22, 2010, 10:30 AM
right on, I don't like the glock grip or trigger, I got rid of a G26 because of that for a CZ PO1 which is a much better handgun for me, but bought a G17 later and the jury is still out on this one.

jem375
August 22, 2010, 10:34 AM
I find it difficult to believe so many Glock owners could be wrong.
low price in the first place, but of course there are no 1911, XD, or CZ owners around, are there?? CZ's are the most underrated handguns and there is still nothing like a 1911 trigger....

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