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Lone Wolf Barrels, same POI as factory tube?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Peakbagger46, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Well-Known Member

    I am thinking about buying a lone wolf barrel for my glock 27 in order to reduce "glocked" (over-expanded) brass and also to help accuracy with plated bullets. My intent is to use the Lone Wolf tube for practice and the factory barrel for carry. Does the Wolf barrel shoot to the same POI as the factory barrel?

    Any other comments on this barrel is appreciated. Also, where are they made?
  2. KBintheSLC

    KBintheSLC Well-Known Member

    Mine do not shoot to the same POI. I have 2 LW barrels for my 10mm Glock... one is a 6" 10mm and the other is a 4.6" .40 conversion. Neither shoots the same as the stock barrel. It's close enough for off-hand practice, but still several inches off from the bench rest. The 10mm barrel shoots to the right, and the .40 barrel hits high. Not sure why.
  3. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    KB, your 40S&W and longer 10mm LW shooting different POI is due to different chamber pressures generated from different load and longer barrel.

    As to LW vs Glock barrels in same caliber shooting differently, that's due to the different rifling (hexagonal vs conventional land/groove rifling) and the chamber pressure difference.

    As long as POI does not deviate left/right but moves up/down, it is shooting straght.

    BTW, are you shooting factory/near factory pressure loads? All of my Glocks shoot same POI as POA whether I am using Glock or LW barrels and factoey or reloads. If you still have POI issues that deviates from Glock barrel POI using factory ammo, I would give LW customer service a call.
  4. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the responses. I am really hoping I can shoot the same loads to the same POI with a factory .40 barrel and an aftermarket .40 tube.
  5. GLOOB

    GLOOB Well-Known Member

    My LWD barrel shot high and right. I think. It was hard to tell because the groups were so big. It's now at LWD headquarters for inspection. :)
  6. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Well-Known Member

    Ordered one... sounds like it is hit or miss for quality. I will post once it gets hear about how it preforms.
  7. DonRon

    DonRon member

    In a word NO. Different rifling style and tolerance specs. Just shoot the fire out of that Glock Barrel like thousands of LEO's do and give it up on the unsupported chamber myth.
  8. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Well-Known Member

    Pleased so far

    The barrel arrived today. Before shooting with it, I tried my reloads by dropping them in the chamber to see if they fit. About 20 percent did not fit, this due to the glock "guppy tail" the re-sizing die did not remove from some of the brass. This chamber is TIGHT.

    At the range most of the reloads I shot worked fine, I did have to tap the bottom of the mag on a few to get them to chamber (this seemed to get better after the barrel "wore in" a bit). After about 70 rounds of reloads, I shot some factory ammo. The factory ammo was 100 percent reliable, confirming that my reloads were the problem and not the barrel.

    Accuracy was notacably better than with the factory tube, and it did shoot to the same POI from 10 to 25 yards.

    Due to the tight chamber, I don't see myself using this barrel for carry but rather for practice. It appears my "glocked brass" problem has been solved and I will feel much better about shooting reloads through my glock now.
  9. GLOOB

    GLOOB Well-Known Member

    If the accuracy is noticeably better than the stock barrel out of a G27, you must be a darn fine shot! My G27 seems to be at least as accurate as I can aim it. Glad your LW barrel worked out for you. I'm sure they'll sort out mine. :)

    Side note: can you try this out for me? With my LWD barrel, I noticed something a bit disturbing. If I pushed down on the barrel hood with a round in the chamber, with magazine in or out, the barrel did NOT return all the way back up. It remained depressed a fraction of an inch despite the slide itself being all the way in battery. The gun would still fire, and shoot way high. Even with an empty chamber, it returned more sluggish than the stock barrel, and you could push it down farther than the stock barrel to begin with. During normal firing and hand-cycling, the barrel seemed to lock up normally; this only occurred if you happened to push on the barrel hood after a round was chambered. It may be related to the fact that it was a conversion barrel, or maybe the barrel was just cut wrong?
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2010
  10. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Well-Known Member


    I will try that for you when I get back to where my gun is. I will be hunting the next couple of days but will post the result when I get back to a computer.

    Just curious, did you shoot the barrel a while to break it in? Mine seemed to get better after about 50 rounds; felt like it was "wearing in". Again, I am not concerned with 100 percent reliablity as I don't intend to use this barrel for carry use, just for practice.

    Feel free to PM me.
  11. GLOOB

    GLOOB Well-Known Member

    I probably put around 3-400 rounds through it of 5 different brands of ammo, through 4 shooting sessions.

    I put calipers on it before I sent it in. The OD of the barrel and the chamber were actually both around a thou smaller than the stock barrel, by that point. So I don't think it needed more breaking in.
  12. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

    get a push through sizing die for you your .40 brass.
  13. sturmgewehr

    sturmgewehr Well-Known Member

    I have a LWD barrel in my G21SF and it shoots exactly to point of aim, no different than my OEM barrel.

    I have found that if you shoot reloads you'll probably want to send the barrel back to LWD (or do this before you buy) with 5 dummy rounds (no powder or primer) loaded with your reloader. THey will then recut the chamber to properly feed your ammo, free of charge. I found that with my LWD barrel that the chamber was too tight to allow for reliable feeding of my pet reloads. A phone call and two weeks of time remedied that. They cut the chamber perfectly for my loads and the gun runs like a top now.

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