[SHOT 2018] Lone Wolf ‘Leaks’ New Technology, Hints at Suppression

    Everyone knows how completely badass Lone Wolf is when it comes to ordering after-market parts and accessories for Glock.

    At SHOT Show, Lone Wolf released some new products (including several “hybrid” frames and an AR9).

    But what you’re REALLY wanting to read is the exclusive on a new technology that they’re working on to really streamline just how awesome your Glock-style firearm can be.

    Before we get to the news, there are several other products that Lone Wolf brought to SHOT.

    Hybrid Firearms?

    Lone Wolf’s new series of Glock-based firearms is just as cool as you hoped it would be. My personal favorite is the combination of the G26 frame and G19 slide, giving all of the compact sizes of the G26 on a more versatile G19 frame with an ambi magazine catch.

    All of the hybrid frames/slides are Gen 1-5 compatible.

    What this does to the holster industry is yet to be determined. (Can you imagine all of the new holsters that’ll need to be created now?)

    Lone Wolf was creating the Glock 19X before there even was such a thing!

    AR9 LRBHO Non-D9 10MM PCC

    Also at SHOT, Lone Wolf gave us a look at their new PCC line and announced that the G9 is indeed going away.

    As has already been covered, this is not your typical blowback system, but rather a short stroke pistol style gas system (not some crossover) with a rotating locked bolt. This will quieten and smooth out the action.

    LWD says that its PCC production will be reliability-driven.

    The lower actually fuses to the monolithic upper for added strength. Of course, these will work with any aftermarket AR15 trigger.

    An additional point of interest is the lack of a muzzle brake on the 2 firearms shown in the photo below. According to LWD, the PCCs don’t need a comp or brake as the gas system will make the firearm perform “like a paintball gun”, eliminating the need for any type of muzzle device.

    Of course, the PCC barrels will be threaded to allow for a brake or comp to be added if you like.

    As these PCC ship, the gas system will be tuned by the factory to allow the firearms to run on ANY caliber-correct ammo – that’s on either the PCC pistol or carbine.

    You can preorder the 45ACP version now, but it won’t begin to ship until February. 9mm will follow within the next couple of months.

    Barrel lengths are expected to include a 16″ carbine at approximately $1175 or 10.5″ pistol version for around $900. The 10mm version launches sometime this summer.

    Lone Wolf's PCC available as either a pistol or carbine version.

    New Technology…and suppression?

    The Lone Wolf rep indicated that an innovative website was already in development.

    Lone Wolf is creating a website to customize semi auto pistol builds. The same way someone can order a pizza online and select the crust, amount of sauce, and various toppings right on the screen.

    Yes, Lone Wolf is launching the pizza version of pistol building!

    The company is launching a new website that will allow it’s users to 100% custom build their own Lone Wolf pistol from start to finish online.

    The site will handle slide creation first, with frame creation and entire pistol creation to follow.

    Expected turnaround will be 1 day. Estimated time from creation to in your FFL dealer’s hands (for serialized parts) or to your door (for slides only) is ONE WEEK.

    Once the site launches, TFB will go through and document the site from start to finish.

    LWD also casually mentioned that integrally-suppressed PCC, expected to launch closer to the NRA Show. Of course, we’ll keep you posted as we get access to more information.

    Rachel Y

    Rachel Young is a 4x Best Selling Author. She and her husband John co-own an FFL/SOT showroom and machine shop in Tennessee, specializing in ARs, AR parts, and AR accessories.