Alpha Wolf Compensator from Lone Wolf

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Lone Wolf is selling a compensator designed to work with their barrels (and I presume an others that meet the specifications) in 9mm, 40S&W, and their 9mm conversion for 40 S&W.

The Alpha Wolf compensator offers a unique advantage to the discriminating competitive shooter. The redirection of gas vertically provides a genuine reduction in muzzle rise. The result allows the shooters sights to remain on target or realigned quickly providing faster accurate follow up shots.

They do mention that light (or reduced power loads) will not work reliably with the comp.  They also recommend the use of their LWD stainless guide rod and ISMI reduced power recoil springs.

If you are interested, you can buy one at: https://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=919522&CAT=313

Thanks to Hrachya for the find.



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • NDS

    Smart that they made a model that matches to profile of the 34/35 slide. I use a Carver Custom on a 17 Open class gun and an 11lb recoil spring cycles everything I feed it perfectly – I’m sure this Lone Wolf design is no different.

    • Cymond

      Yup, agreed. They also make them to match standard Glock slides, and LWD slides.

      I’d like to try a comped pistol, but I’ll need to experiment with the spring weights.

  • DrafterAnon

    Hm. Their design would be very easy to machine. I’d be interested in seeing how well it works vs their competition.

  • The expansion chambers are much too small. Besides the issue of reduced effectiveness, they’d be a bear to keep clean.

    • Nicks87

      Too small? If they were bigger wouldn’t that require more pressure to get any benefit. Some other pistol comps actually require hotter loads in order to get them to function properly.

      • Maybe, maybe not. Sometimes it is an issue of the added mass of the comp versus the recoil spring rate. You can’t expect to use the factory recoil springs once you add a comp.

  • Hrachya H.

    Nice !