Lone Wolf Introduces New AlphaWolf Extractor Milled From Stainless Steel

Lone Wolf knows that every one of us Glock owners has looked at their Glock and decided that it just didn’t have enough bling and that they were slightly concerned about the well-being of their extractor as the slide slammed home on a loaded chamber for the 537th time. So what did they do about it?  They rolled out the stainless steel AlphaWolf 9mm extractor for all 9mm and .380 Glocks (except for the single stack G42 and G43.)

Oh come on, you can admit it. We are all friends here. You know you have done it.

Since Glock has moved to an MIM (Metal Injection Molded) part some time ago, Lone Wolf designed an extractor that is milled from solid 17-4 stinless billet steel and finished with a high polish to make sure that you have all the bling on your Glock that your heart desires. I mean, a milled part is nice, but does it have tangible, tested benefits? Yep! Lone Wolf painstakingly dropped a slide on a loaded chamber over 1,500 times during their testing process to make sure that you can always rely on your Glock to get the fired brass out of the gun and ready for a new one.

Some of the features that Lone Wolf detail on their website are listed below:

  • High Polished finish
  • Loaded Chamber Indicator
  • Smoother extraction
  • Better lubricity
  • Less friction
  • Flawless functionality
  • Improved reliability

The new AlphaWolf extractor fits all 9mm Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glock pistols as well as the Glock 35 or Glock 28 if you happen to be lucky enough to have one in your collection. You can see more photos of the AlphaWolf extractor by visiting the Lone Wolf website. MSRP is currently $34.95 with a price increase to $39.95 on August 1, 2017.


  • BattleshipGrey

    Are the Glock extractors breaking that much, or is it just being implied here?

    • MeaCulpa

      Niet! Exctractor is fine!

    • civilianaf

      Its like 40 caliber, this is the answer to a question nobody asked.

  • Big Daddy

    The only problem I have had with the extractors is they get a buildup of carbon in a hard to access part that stop the function of the firearm.

    Now because of that I wouldn’t mind seeing it coated in nickel boron rather than just polished.

    • Reazione Catena

      Stripping a Glock slide is e a s y…strip it and scrub it, reassemble it…

  • Kovacs Jeno

    I’ve shot many thousands of rounds from different Glocks, from different caliber Glocks .380 to 10 mm, even some 9 mm in full auto. But NEVER had any extractor failure.

  • Phillip Cooper

    “Lone Wolf knows that every one of us Glock owners has looked at their Glock and decided that it just didn’t have enough bling and that they were slightly concerned about the well-being of their extractor as the slide slammed home on a loaded chamber for the 537th time.”

    Uh, no.

    • civilianaf

      Never change Phil

  • USMC03Vet

    Time for an intervention instead.

  • paulm53

    Can I get my money back on my Apex extractor? Do they accept trade ins? Had brass to face but the Apex extractor fixed my limp wristing.

    • Phillip Cooper

      How on earth does an extractor have anything to do with the way you hold the weapon?

      • Jai S.

        He’s making a joke about the brass to the face being blamed on limp wristing.

        I’ve had a troubled Glock (Gen 4 34) and eventually dropped an Apex extractor into it. When I asked for advice on fixing the extraction issues folks just said I was holding the gun wrong.

        • Phillip Cooper

          Ah, too sublime for me. Thanks!

  • Gregory

    My model 22 duty weapon has over 6,000 rounds through it. The extractor is an original MIM. There are no issues with it.

  • Bill

    Extractors aren’t supposed to slam home on loaded chambers. Rounds essentially slide up underneath them with the rim behind the hook as they are fed from the magazine. Putting a round in the chamber and letting the slide go forward on it is the mark of a neophyte, and the best way to chip an extractor or eventually induce extractor tension problems, but even then it generally has to be done a zillion times.

    The only thing that gets on my nerves worse than people dropping rounds directly in the chamber is those who flip revolver cylinders in and out.

    • noob

      Interestingly there are exceptions: From the Beretta website regarding the M9/ Beretta 92:
      “Open Slide Design. Open top slide virtually eliminates jamming or stovepiping. Allows the user to load the chamber one cartridge at a time should the magazine be lost or damaged.”

      Well, not sure about the stovepipe proofing, but beretta did mill a little dimple in the factory extractor to allow it to slide over a rim that has been manually loaded in the chamber. Your milage of course may vary.


      • Bill

        Thanks, not being a Beretta guy I did not know that.

  • noob

    huh. I glanced at the article thumbnail and thought “Oh look! another AR15 stock machined from a billet of solid aluminium!”


  • civilianaf

    Lone Wolf…so they are made in Korea then?