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Friday Night Gun Porn: Lone Wolf / GlockTriggers / Lightfighter Innovations

Lone Wolf Glock Jody Lewis

I have a problem — and I don’t think there is a 12-step program for it.

Every time I buy a gun I end up changing this or that. I am an admitted backyard tinkerer gunsmith wannabe. I really feel sorry for my guns; they start out as unaltered factory specimens and I am always modifying to the point of no return. Sometimes I luck out and create something I like. Often times, unfortunately, I am like…”Why did I do that?”

In this case, I lucked out with a combo I really dig.

I started with a Glock 23 I received in a trade. I just couldn’t live with it being a .40. My .40 supply pails in comparison to my 9mm stash. I could have bought a conversion barrel to 9mm, but that would have been too easy.

I wanted something semi-custom with excellent eye-appeal that remained functional and cost effective. I turned to Lone Wolf — yeah, those are the guys who sell barrels with that ugly wolf lasered-etched into the top, but I didn’t care about that because you can order it without.

Photo by Jody Lewis

I ordered one of their bare Glock 19 slides, made by Korean maker Dasan, along with the custom machining package known as CMS #4. Total cost for the slide and machining was a $349.90. That fit my budget. The slide comes bare, so you can have your favorite Cerakoter spray it (or Lone Wolf will do it for $78).

Photo by Jody Lewis

I swapped all of my .40 parts over with the exception of the extractor, which was changed to the 9mm version. That about completed the slide with the exception of the barrel, which I also ordered from Lone Wolf (no logo) in black and threaded. That added another $109 to the cost. If you do a build like this remember you can keep your .40 guide rod depending on ammo, but it may cause you fits.

Those are small parts. All said and done I am now into this upgrade for under $500 and I essentially have a custom Glock 19.,

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Of course, I could not leave the frame alone. Add in a drop-in trigger from GlockTriggers.com and a stipple job by Lightfighter Innovations and bam! Here’s what it looks like.

Photo by Jody Lewis

I am super happy with the results. Fit and finish were great on my gun, but Lone Wolf attorneys will tell you some fitting may be required. This was not so in my case. I took her to the range and she ran great. After 200 rounds there were no issues and potential accuracy looks to be better than I am capable of achieving.

Turnaround time on the slide work was just under three weeks, including coating. That’s not bad considering most custom shops hold your piece for up to 12-weeks or more in some cases.

Now on to another project…

Photo by Jody Lewis

 

Photo by Jody Lewis

Photo by Jody Lewis

Photo by Jody Lewis

Photo by Jody Lewis

Photo by Jody Lewis

Photo by Jody Lewis

Photo by Jody Lewis


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