lone wolf barrels???

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by maine10mm, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. maine10mm

    maine10mm New Member

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    i have been shopping around for a aftermarket barrels and have read about lone wolf barrels in a lot of handgun mags. but when i went to find them on line they where pretty cheap compared to like bar-sto and arethey any good. im putting it in a carry gun but i do my fair share of target shooting. so should i go with the more pricey one or get the lone wolf barrel?
     
  2. hkusp45

    hkusp45 New Member

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    I dropped one in my duty Glock 21 and have had no issues. It worked flawless out of the box.
     

  3. G21.45

    G21.45 New Member

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    :) Dollar for dollar the Lone Wolf Glock barrels are the best value on the market. Most, but not all, of them are flawless right out of the box. One thing you should be aware of, though, is that these barrels are made in China to very tight match-grade tolerances. (More than a Glock really needs; and, personally, I think the metric to inch conversion contributes to these very tight tolerances.)

    I've never heard of a: Bar-Sto, Schumann, Kart, KKM, or Jarvis barrel needing to have its chamber polished or the mouth opened up; but, I'm aware of several owners who've needed to do this with an LWD barrel.

    On a range pistol I wouldn't have an objection; I can, and have, done this work myself. The LWD barrel is, both, a good value and a nice piece of steel; however, if it were my carry pistol, I'd spend the extra money and go with an impeccably made Bar-Sto Precision barrel.

    In fact that's exactly what I did on both of my Glocks; and, that was, like, 10,000 flawless rounds ago. ;)
     
  4. maine10mm

    maine10mm New Member

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    thanks

    i got my glock used but from a gun dealer. so i have dont know whats upwith the barrel. i dont have a bore scope just going by eye. that and i dont really have a job that i can spend $200 on a barrel but $100 is not that bad for me.
     
  5. G21.45

    G21.45 New Member

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    :) You're welcome!

    Just for the record, I have complete confidence in the 3rd generation Glock barrels - They're about as perfect and well made as they can possibly be.

    You don't need a bore scope: Hold the barrel, itself, against a sheet of white paper in bright sunlight. If you don't see any pitting in the bore, and the muzzle isn't damaged, I doubt very much that you need to go to the additional expense of purchasing an aftermarket barrel.

    There are any number of reasons to go to an aftermarket barrel on a Glock. The two most common reasons are (1) to be able to shoot lead bullets and (2) to gain more chamber support. If - IF - you know how to load and use lead bullets, then, a 3rd generation Glock factory barrel can be used to safely and reliably shoot lead.

    With the introduction of many 3rd generation models Glock, also, significantly tightened up the chamber mouths and reduced the amount of rebate. As far as I'm concerned the two most common reasons to purchase an aftermarket barrel for a Glock are little better than good excuses to spend more money on another barrel.

    If accuracy is a concern, sit down, brace your wrists, and see what the pistol will do at various distances out to 25 yards. On any 3rd generation Glock I'd be quicker to spend additional money on better sights before I'd think about doing anything to what is (probably) an excellent factory barrel. ;)
     
  6. maine10mm

    maine10mm New Member

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    200 grain

    i was reading some other threads and dont know if it would be safe to shot 200 grain xtp/jhp. i will most likely use 180 grains. its my first hands gun and im realy like 1911's so i like .45s so 230 grain is the most common. but 200 for my 10 mm is alot but small for what im used to.
     
  7. Bigrube

    Bigrube New Member

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    I just recently purchased one for my glock 22 and it shoots fantastic, im currently bidding on a conversion for 9mm. So go with the lonewolf, only thing wrong is the bold wolf emblem on the base.
     
  8. Dgunsmith

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    Made in China = Absolute BS !

    Lone Wolff barrels are 100% made in the USA

    They are drop in reliable and safe to shoot reloads or lead bullets in.
    They are precision CNC machined and heat treated...unlike cheap Glock factory barrels that are NOT heat treated and will KB !

    You can spend more $$$....but why ?
     
  9. Bigrube

    Bigrube New Member

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    Amen! My brother.
     
  10. proscene

    proscene New Member

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    Wolfe

    I bought a 40cal Wolfe barrel to use for practice in My Glock 32 (357 sig) and have had zero issues. I could definitely recommend them;)
     
  11. ET1

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    I own a Glock 27 and bought a Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion barrel. It has been 100%. I also bought a Storm Lake 357sig conversion barrel & carry it in that caliber mostly. I carry these after market barrels daily & think that they are of good enough quality to trust my life with.
     
  12. Swiftyjuan

    Swiftyjuan New Member

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    I just got a 9mm conversion for my 23 and it works like a charm. Lone Wolf makes a great barrel.
     
  13. melie

    melie New Member

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    I bought one so I could shoot reloaded lead in my G34.
    No issues.

    Mark
     
  14. Geezer02

    Geezer02 New Member

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    Lone Wolf barrels may be OK but I can't stand that stupid cartoon that they put on them.
     
  15. Oohrah

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    Dropped one into a used 27 and a 22. It made groups half sized of the orginal barrels. More support of case head, and lead bullets, plated, or jacketed all do well. Very well made, and can be bought at either Cheaper than Dirt or Dillions for $95. Also bought a 9MM conversion for model 22. Along with a handful of magazines, I can have a dual caliber Model 22.
     
  16. rifleman55

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    I'm going to be replacing the barrel on my Glock 21 so that I can shoot some of the many 45 lead rounds I have. Is the Lone Wolf chamber so tight that it may give problems with reloads. Sometimes the bottom of the case of a reloaded 45 is larger from less support, will these types of rounds chamber in the tighter chamber of the LW barrel ?
    I've bought the lee push through die to get rid of the larger base in future reloads, but have many that may cause trouble in a tighter chamber.
    The reloaded rounds every once in a while need an extra push to chamber in a tight chambered Colt 45 I have.

    I was going to buy a Wilson barrel, but you guys have changed my mind and saved me some $$$

    Thanks, John K
     
  17. Oohrah

    Oohrah New Member

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    John, Not to worry of the function using the Lone Wolf barrels. I have used two of them as replacements for a Glock 22, and a Glock 27. They were drop ins, and never had a problem, or jam with either. They certainly tightened up groups a bunch over the stock barrels, without any type of malfunction. I also have a conversion 9mm barrel that has been checked for fit, but haven't had time to fire it ( Changes Glock 22 to a 9mm, when used with 9mm magazines and the conversion barrel) The LW barrels are a very good purchase for the money, and I have no experience with the other more expensive barrel makers
     
  18. Logan2302

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    This thread is so old I'm note sure who has the most interest or need for info. I'll give you my experience.

    I bought a Lone Wolf 40 cal that was very well made . I didn't even mind the logo that much. The barrel was made to such tight tolerances I needed to light lightly file a few areas and corners so get smooth 'rack' going. It felt a little tight and I got a few jams when I first tried it.

    The most significant problem I had was the tight chamber. With factory ammo and my reloads with Sierra bullets, I had very few problems. However my lead bullet reloads, forget it!! I keep my lead bullets stored like most people, in the factory box rolling around against each other with the lube sticking from one to another. You factor in the nicks on the bullets, the lube sometimes not set in place, and the bullets generally having a .001" +- tolerance, the loaded shell ends up about .002" oversized and the chamber just would not tolerate it.

    I honed out the chamber .003" and I haven't had any problems so far. By the way after honing, the chamber was still way tighter that the factory Glock barrel. Leqd reloads a jam is ok, when I'm done, then little silver barrel goes back in the safe and the Glock barrel is dropped back in!