GLOCKs may be “perfection,” but that hasn’t kept dozens of companies from making aftermarket, “upgrade” parts for them. One of the largest players in the game is Lone Wolf, located in my neck of the woods here in N’Idaho. In fact, now that Lone Wolf makes its own locking blocks, it officially has an aftermarket replacement for every single part of a GLOCK pistol. Including the frame. Indeed, right now I’m testing out what I’ve been calling “The 0% GLOCK GLOCK,” spec’d entirely from the Lone Wolf catalog. Anyway, while LW does manufacture many of its own parts, there has always been speculation about who makes its barrels and where [overseas] they are made. It looks like a new deal has been struck, and the answer now is. . .
a South Korean firm with manufacturing facilities in Duluth, GA. There’s probably something going on between the lines in the following press release — like the reason LW slides are also included in this blowout sale — but at face value it means discounts up to $60 on Lone Wolf barrels, like the 6.6″ one I’ve been enjoying in my 10mm GLOCK 20SF since before I was writing for TTAG:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lone Wolf Distributors strikes a landmark deal with Dasan Machineries cementing LWD as the uncontested leader in Glock aftermarket barrels.
Priest River, ID – July 24th 2015
Lone Wolf Distributors is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement with Dasan Machineries Co. Ltd. of South Korea to make LWD the sole distributors of their aftermarket Glock barrels.
Dasan is headquartered in South Korea and has recently opened a manufacturing facility in Duluth, Georgia. Dasan has been manufacturing barrels for some of largest brands in the world for more than 20 years and is well known for producing a high quality, yet still value priced product.
Lone Wolf is determined to uphold our value proposition: precision machining, quality materials, high volume consumer direct sales, and expert customer service is stronger than ever.
Effective 10am PST July 24, 2015 all LWD barrels will be priced at $89.95 and all LWD slides will be $169.95. These are sale prices on all our barrels and slides. No backorders. Sale ends 7/31/15 11:59PM PST.