For the second year in a row, we’ve had the opportunity to work with local non-profit, Angel Paws and help raise money for charity. 2018 marked the second year that Angel Paws held their “Motorcycle Poker Run”, with a custom Glock pistol being up for grabs as the first place prize. Henning Group also got involved this year and between the two companies; we coordinated to build one awesome heater!
Motorcycle enthusiasts came from all over the Northwest and participated in this year’s Poker Run. With our participation, over $3,000 was raised that will go towards the Angel Paws mission of helping local pet owners who are considered “special needs”, afford needed veterinary expenses and procedures. As a company, Lone Wolf has always been all about contributing wherever we can and have enjoyed participating in numerous fund raisers throughout our twenty years of business.
It was gratifying for us to hear Liz Coon, of Angel Paws say “it is so cool to see the reaction of the two guys that have won the gun; they are basically speechless! Thanks to you, this ride is exploding!”. It’s even more gratifying to know that by just doing something that to us, might be considered “basic” and is what we do every day (building custom pistols); we’re helping people in need.
When it came time to design a custom pistol for the first place prize; it was decided that we’d use a Glock 41, chambered in 45ACP as the base. Liz felt that the 5″, slim profiled 45ACP would resonate with the participating bikers. She also loved our Filigree laser engraving pattern (known internally as the “Screaming Monkey”), so giving the slide some scrollwork treatment was the first step. Moving forward, we added a few more functional modifications to the pistol. We started with extended controls and then focused on enhancing the feel of the bang switch. After upgrading the trigger pull with one of our 721 Classic connectors, a 6# trigger spring and UAT adjustable trigger; the only “must have” mod left to do…was to address the sights.
Over the years we’ve come to consider Henning Wallgren (Henning Group) as a personal friend and weren’t surprised that he jumped at the chance to get involved with this year’s charity build. When we asked him about donating a set of sights, he not only sent in a set of his Battle Hook fiber optic sights, but he also sent along a couple of his Blueline “Doorkicker” magazine extensions as well. This rounded off things nicely and created a visibly appealing package. And obviously the Poker Run participants appreciated the finished product; because the gun brought in $3,000! We were proud to be involved with the Angel Paws Motorcycle Poker Run and look forward to next year’s event.
You can learn more about Angel Paws of Pend O’rielle County here: