Custom guns are in our DNA. We’ve been offering slides and components for custom projects, as far back as 1998. And it’s something we’re genuinely passionate about. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our new Signature Series slides!
A few years back, Subaru had a great set of commercials which you might remember. They called it “The Love Campaign” and the tagline was “Love. It’s what makes a Subaru.” They coupled that with ads pointing out how all Subarus for sale in the states are made in Indiana, and that their plant is so wholesome there are deer running loose on the grounds. The reason why these were great ads is that they connected Subaru with their passionate user base while also showcasing the company’s emotional investment in their own products.
When I was first learning how to shoot, my father gave me an air rifle, specifically a Crosman Pumpmaster 760. This old gun could should BBs or lead .177 caliber pellets, and when you fed it the good lead pellets, it was fairly accurate. Being the ingrate that I was, I immediately asked for a scope to mount on the rifle. My father, in his wisdom, said “you need to learn how to shoot with iron sights before you can shoot with a scope.” So I did, and I eventually got pretty okay at shooting with the iron sights on that little rifle.
There’s times around the ol’ Lone Wolf R&D department, when the beer is flowing freely and someone breaks out a crayon and sketches out an idea that is really outside of the box. And with the proper adult supervision, these ideas get recorded for posterity and end up on the machine room floor. And with that being said…check out what is being added to our Signature Series slide line, dubbed “#23”!
We debuted the #23 this past weekend, at the Brownells 2nd Amendment Sale. The question was posed to attendees, if they had “ever seen a round profiled slide, intended for a Glock frame before?”. The answer was a resounding “no”, no one had EVER seen a custom slide quite like this. The feedback was a nice mix of “what the heck?!”, “that’s surely different!”, “how does it shoot”, “take my money now!!!!”…to “that’s disgusting! Why would you even do that?!”. The Signature Series slide #23 definitely created a buzz, if it did anything. We can’t wait to get feedback from customers who order this pattern and take it to the range! This design should make for a very fast-tracking and flat shooting slide….just wait until we release a matching compensator!
As always, we are ever moving forward, looking ahead, and always outside the box.
AHHHHHH (long sigh of relief)…now we can finally spill the beans!!!
This was the very first teaser photo that Fox released, featuring Domino and her Lone Wolf blaster.
By now, you’re either fresh from the movie theater and are still buzzing from all the superhero arse-kickery and newest Deadpool-isms. Or you are dancing in your seat, counting down the ticks on the office wall clock…and are about to immerse yourself in the latest installment of the Marvel Universe. Aw, everyone’s favorite “neighborhood pool guy”. Well, if you are a Lone Wolf fan (and you must be…otherwise, why are you wasting your time reading this garble?!), keep your eyes wide open and glued to the lovely shape of Domino’s hip area. And what we mean by that, is pay attention to the lovely hardware that Domino’s packing on her hip! If you look close enough, you’ll spot what appears to be a white-colored highly modified pistol, nestled in a very custom, made for the silver screen thigh rig. And if you look even closer, you’ll spot one of our original Signature Series slides (now the #22-1), sporting a custom machined AlphaWolf compensator mounted onto a threaded AlphaWolf barrel, White Battleworn finish and a Trijicon RMR RDS.
Looking into the future, we see phone calls and emails based around the question of whether or not we plan to offer pre-built “Domino” slides for sale. While pre-built theme slides are likely off the table, we will most likely offer an AlphaWolf compensator configured to match our Signature Series #22 slides…which is what we did for Miss Domino. After that it will be relatively simple for you to build up your own, custom “Domino” slide. And if you haven’t already figured out how to put it all together; just drop an email or phone call to one of your favorite, neighborhood LWD Customer Service reps. They’ve got your six.
Welcome to part 2 of the “Doctor, it hurts when I do that” series of posts. You can read Part 1 here.
In the previous post, we looked at the effects of adding a compensator to a threaded barrel and the common issues that can cause. Today we’ll look at the second most common phone call generator for people with threaded barrels: suppressors.
One of the oldest jokes out there, right? This guy goes in to the doctor’s office, jams his finger into his eye and says “Doctor, Doctor, it hurts when I do that!” So the doc looks at him and says “stop doing that.” Seems like a simple fix, doesn’t it? The problem is that people have a tough time applying that same logic to their personally owned firearms, especially after they’ve added upgrades to those guns.Continue reading →
Every year for the past four years, The MDF’s Brett Hyde, has invited us to participate in a custom pistol build, to be raffled off to help raise money for Mule Deer conservation. We of course are always excited to be involved and have worked with them to build a unique, and very custom pistol each year. Usually, each pistol ends up fetching between $1,000-$1,500, with the proceeds going towards habitat improvement and other conservation related work. This year the custom G20SF that we built, brought in a record setting $2,500!
We have even higher hopes for next year’s raffle!
A note from Brett Hyde, regarding the efforts of the Bridger Bucks MDF chapter, and what they’ve done for Mule Deer conservation in Montana:
“In their twelfth year of existence, the Bridger Bucks Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation has solidified itself as one of Montana’s top contributors to habitat projects across the state. The Chapter’s April fundraiser in Bozeman yielded more than $40,000, which will be appropriated to successful project applicants at the end of the calendar year. Moving forward, all of Montana MDF Chapters will remain focused on enhancement of critical mule deer habitat and migration corridors. Such projects becoming increasingly important, as Montana’s population continues to grow and critical mule deer winter and fawning grounds continue to disappear, due to development. Thus far in 2018, MDF has contributed $105,000 to thirteen habitat projects in Western Montana. MDF will also continue to contribute staff time and resources to curb poaching and help contain a recent outbreak of Chronic Wasting Disease in Montana mule deer. ”
We’ve just returned from from the NRA Annual Meetings. While we were there, our R&D Manager Dan Shepard was interviewed for the TrendChat podcast. You can listen to the interview starting at 29:17 embedded below!
We live in a golden age of pistols. Never before have there been more choices available to shooters who are looking for accurate, reliable guns. Yet even with this wide array of choices, people still will seek to enhance and personalize their firearms. Whether it’s cosmetic touches or performance enhancing parts, there’s always something new to add to your gun.
But why bother? Everyone has probably heard the argument that the best way to get good at shooting is to buy your new gun, get 1,000 rounds of ammo, and take a class. That’s generally correct, but what happens when you get beyond that? What do we do when the factory trigger isn’t quite good enough anymore, or the factory sights aren’t giving you the feedback that you want? What if you want to go further, and build a gun for a specific purpose, but no factory models really meet your desires?
That’s why we customize. A lot of people have the idea that “customization” means going all out – cutting the slide, stippling or changing the frame, things like that. That is true, those are custom touches, but customization can be as simple as a new 3.5# connector and a 6# trigger spring. In fact, that’s my standard “I do this to all my Glocks” modification. Any of my Gen3 or Gen4 guns will automatically get a 3.5# connector and a 6# trigger spring, because that goes a long way towards getting rid of the hard “wall” in the Glock trigger. That allows me to shoot the gun faster and more accurately at speed, which is a performance characteristic I value.
Your goals might be different! There’s another reason to modify or customize your guns that I haven’t talked about yet, and it’s one of my favorites: because it’s cool. There are a million Glocks out there that look exactly alike, and changing something simply because you want it to look different, is a totally reasonable decision! Let’s be honest with ourselves about this: we’re not carrying these guns on duty, we’re not jumping out of helicopters with them, we have them to take them to the range and shoot, because shooting is supposed to be fun. If we can’t have fun with a cool, customized gun, what’s the point?