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.
Lone Wolf Distributors Dasan USA
106 Shannon Lane www.dasanusa.com
Priest River, ID 83856
…and we’ve already overloaded their website.
I love a real-live Load/Stress Test. Especially on a Friday afternoon…poor server guys….lol
Maybe that link will eventually start working… but for now their website is MIA.
Doesn’t the frame have to be transferred through an FFL?
Yes. The frame is the licensed firearm part of a GLOCK. Or of a “GLOCK.”
IF: “The frame is the licensed firearm part of a GLOCK. Or of a “GLOCK.” ”
WHAT: Is all the other nasty stuff around it? ; P
WHY: don’t they make one with an alloy frame?
WHY: can’t even Wolf make one with a hammer?
I believe they shut down a few years ago, but a company called CCF RaceFrames was making aluminum “Glock” frames for a while (and apparently stainless steel and titanium ones as well): http://www.ccfraceframes.com/home.php
I don’t think Lone Wolf or anyone else has ever considered making a hammer-fired version. At that point, really, it would be such a massive deviation from the entire concept of a Glock that you may as well go with any hammer-fired, polymer-framed pistol on the market (e.g. various HKs, CZ P-07 or P-09, etc) and refer to it as a “Glock.”
Some poor web admin’s mobile is blowing up right now, late on a Friday afternoon
I kinda want a 0% GLOCK now…
I’m even using Magpul magazines in it 😉
…but the review’s coming in like 3 weeks, so maybe wait for that bad boy before going on a big shopping spree haha. But what I have here is a full size TimberWolf frame, G34-length tactical slide, extended & threaded barrel, ultimate adjustable trigger (UAT) system, and obviously every single other last part down to the pins, springs, levers, striker, extractor, etc etc etc is all Lone Wolf (well, sights are Trijicon). Not one single GLOCK brand Glock part in her anywhere haha
Can I get a Korean barrel custom-engraved in “Gangnam Style”?
A company such as mine can do custom engraving. I have a full 4 axis machining center that I do do custom engraving, in fact I just finished engraving 180 parts, they are a spacer with the part number engraved around the outside. Yes I could do barrel fluting as well
The frame does, but its slides on sale.
Sorry, we picked a terrible time to upload a small update to the website.. it’s back up now!
You sure? I’m getting
“An Error Has Occurred Totaling Your Order. The error returned was: ‘We were unable to validate your Billing Address. Error – Could Not Return Address Validation Information’.”
when I try to place an order.
On the off chance anyone ever sees this- the goods have arrived, and appear to be quality parts.
My only regret is that I didn’t order a thread protector. Thanks, guys.
Be careful! That title made me think that Lone Wolf barrels and slides were kabooming all over the place.
Also that makes me really tempted to pick up a threaded barrel.
LOL! I’ll update it. Frick.
Are there no patent infringement issues with a ‘0%’ product?
Not if the product isn’t patented.
as in the ‘0%’ product? Or the Glock, which must surely be patented?
Glock has protected aspects of its patents via lawsuits in the past, but I’m not sure if some of those patents have expired at this point. The original patents must have been early 80’s?
Lone Wolf makes replacement parts. They haven’t historically sold complete, assembled firearms, so I’m not sure how that would affect things legally for Glock (LW isn’t making a gun that uses the same FCG design, for instance, they make a FCG that replaces the factory one in a GLOCK brand Glock). Sure…it just so happens that now LW makes enough replacement parts that you could actually assemble a complete, working firearm that uses no GLOCK brand Glock parts whatsoever (not even tiny pins or springs), but is still inherently a “Glock” since any one of those parts you’ve used could have replaced nothing more than that very factory part on an otherwise factory stock GLOCK brand Glock.
Most of Glock’s innovations are over thirty years old (the original patents on the G17 were filed in 1981), so likely most of their patents are expired (Austrian patents have a 20-year term, I believe). I don’t think Glock has really done much “new” since the G17 came out all those years ago, they sort of just keep refining and re-using the same design (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
Mine came not two weeks ago.
Don’t be upset. I went to pick up a replacement barrel for my 19, and they are sold out. Just about everything still in stock is already showing limited quantities.
Hmmm. Tempted to try and get a long slide and barrel for the 20sf.
Apparently G20 and G21 barrel/slide combos are 50% off. But it doesn’t include the super long barrels (5.15″ are in the mix, though): http://www.lonewolfdist.com/20-21TSlideConfigurator.aspx <<< ends up being like $63 for the bbl and $129 for the slide.
Cool! Just bought a .40 —-> 9mm conversion barrel for one of my Glock 35s. .40 is easy to find – 9mm is easy to shoot.
One of those fancy slides would go well with my 6″ Lone Wolf barrel in .40
Do they still have the hideous logo that looks like it was drawn by a 9 year old?
They have an option, but it cost more, to have a smaller logo out on the left side of the barrel hood, making it invisible when assembled on the gun.
Sheesh, this TTAG post cost me a bit… Just ordered a threaded .460 Rowland barrel for the Glock 30, and a threaded barrel for the G21 including compensator, plus thread protector and guide rod. Then again, this is vastly less expensive than it used to be. The .460R barrel alone used to be $175, now it’s $89.95…
Glad I could help. Errr, I mean…sorry? 🙂
Excited – not only do they have neat stuff, but they are pretty close. Was planning a trip into Sandpoint next week, and they appear to be only 25 or so more miles.
FYI I don’t believe they have a retail location. Actually, yeah, on their contact page it says “Due to the nature of our internet based business, we cannot accommodate walk-in retail customers.”
Why does everyone here constantly all-cap GLOCK? Why are you shouting at me?
I gather it’s a parody of GLOCK’s habit of capitalizing “GLOCK” everywhere it appears in official GLOCK publications and materials referencing GLOCK brand GLOCKs.
Also, GT distributors is having a .45ACP and GAP sale. Something like $350. For central Texas area folks you could put GTs sale and LWDs sales together for a heck of a .45 and on the cheap.
Can’t wait for a review on the “0% Glock”. I’ll be using this sale to kick off my “non-glock” build