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Old 08-21-2011, 18:22   #1451
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Has anyone yet had boresight or robar do a stipple job on there Timberwolf frame?
Have you handled one yet? The LWD frame feels a lot better than stock, either Gen 3 or 4... You might find no stipple desired.

While it sort of looks like Gen 4, the polymer has a completely different feel... It sort of feels "cut" rather than "molded." I don't know why... It would be interesting to hear what the LWD guys say about the difference in the polymer.
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Old 08-22-2011, 19:28   #1452
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Have you handled one yet? The LWD frame feels a lot better than stock, either Gen 3 or 4... You might find no stipple desired.

While it sort of looks like Gen 4, the polymer has a completely different feel... It sort of feels "cut" rather than "molded." I don't know why... It would be interesting to hear what the LWD guys say about the difference in the polymer.
I have a proto. It's still too slick for me on a hot long day at the range. If I carried one in hot weather, i would need to Agrip it.
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Old 08-29-2011, 16:51   #1453
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Any update on ETA for midsize?

Just wondering. Getting close?

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Old 08-29-2011, 18:32   #1454
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I just had the opportunity to hold the latest sample. Looks, feels, functions great!
I would have posted a pic however was on my way out the door for a family vacation in AK. I write from Juneau right now. Will return next Saturday and post a few pics for sure.
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Old 08-29-2011, 22:20   #1455
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Thanks for the update. My money is in hand and I am ready to make the purchase!

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Old 08-30-2011, 06:47   #1456
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:28   #1457
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Initial experience with Timberwolf

For some time my wife has been looking for a home defense/off-body carry gun that fits her small hands and has a double stack magazine. Her current guns for hd and carry are Walther PPs 9mms. They are great guns but have single stack magazines.

My carry/home defense guns are G19s and G34s; we have several of each and are heavily invested in magazines, holsters, spare parts, etc.

My wife's preferred solution was to find a way to make a Glock 9mm fit her small hands. She has shot stock G19s but always found the grip circumference too large. She found herself readjusting her grip almost every rd.

In late August I noticed that the production Timberwolves had shown up on the Lone Wolf site. I tried to find a Timberwolf in stock within driving distance but couldn't find anyone in Texas that had one in stock. I ordered a bare Timberwolf from Lone Wolf and had it delivered to a local range/gun store, which handled the paperwork.

I picked up the frame (Serial AAA 4XX) on Aug 26, assembled it using spare OEM internal frame parts, with the swelled backstrap, and the upper half from a G34 with an LKT serial number prefix. Everything went together easily and smoothly. We've had this G34 since early 2008 and had put a bit over 1800 rds through it in that time. It has not had a stoppage in the last 1500-1600 rds.

I have now put 447 rds through the Timberwolf/G34 combination, with zero stoppages. The ammo was a combination of Speer Lawman 147 gr TMJ, Fiocchi 147 gr FMJ, Federal Champion 115 gr FMJ, and Federal 147 gr HST (P9HST2), using six different Glock OEM mags. I shot two-hand, strong hand only, and weak hand only. I shot from a stationary iso and while moving, from about 3yds out to about 15 yds. POA equalled POI at about 15yds with the P9HST2; I didn't check for POI/POA coincidence with the other ammo. I've shot the gun with no light attached, with a Surefire X200a light attached, and with a X400 light/laser attached.

I started out using a std connector and NY1 trigger spring and shot about 60 rds with that combination. My wife tried the trigger and found it too heavy so I switched the standard connector to a Glock minus connector. Oddly I couldn't get the striker to release using that combination, so I switched to a standard connector and standard coil trigger spring. That combination has worked well for almost 400 rds. I have an orange half backplate inbound to use to help me figure out why the minus connector/NY1 TRS combo wouldn't work. Update: I received the orange back plate today. Using that I tried several combinations. As before, the Glock OEM minus connector and NY1 trigger spring won't allow the striker to release. I also tried a Glock OEM minus connector and an NY2 (orange) trigger spring. With the minus connector/NY2 spring combo I not only couldn't get the striker to fall, but couldn't get the slide to go all the way into battery. Fortunately the striker does consistently release with following combinations: minus connector and coil trigger spring, standard connector and coil trigger spring, and standard connector and NY1 spring. During today's testing I even tried switching out a different Glock OEM minus connector, different NY1 spring and a different trigger bar, one at a time, but I couldn't get any minus connector/NY1 spring combo to work. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

We have a variety of holsters for various Glocks and I've been trying those out to see how well they work with the Timberwolf/G34. Our Raven Phantom made for a G34 with X400 works fine with the Timberwolf/G34 with either the X400 or X200, clicking into place just like a stock G34 with the same lights. This is the one I've used in most of my range work with the Timberwolf/G34 so far. Haven't tried the X300 but that should work fine also.

Our Raven made for a G34 with X300 works fine for the Timberwolf/G34 with X200 attached. Again haven't tried the Timberwolf/G34 with the X300 yet.

We have a CompTac CTAC kydex IWB made for a bare G34. It works okay with the bare Timberwolf/G34 except that it doesn't click into place the way the stock G34 does. This may be caused by the differences in the triggerguard and or dustcover. This is not a big deal to me as I don't use this holster much.

We have a couple of FIST kydex pocket holsters for G19s, one for a bare G19 and one for a G19 with a Crimson Trace laserguard attached. Both have open muzzles, so they acommodate G34s also (and presumbaly G17s, G26s, etc).. Both holsters work fine with the Timberwolf/G34 gun.

The Timberwolf finish seems a bit less slippery than the finish on Glock OEM frames.

My wife has yet to shoot the gun but we are hoping that her schedule will allow that next week. She has handled the gun and believes that it will be far more controllable for her than a stock Glock G34 or G19. I'll post more as we gain more experience with this frame. Overall, thus far, I like the Timberwolf very much and expect that this won't be our last one.

I am certainly looking forward to the launch of the frame for the G19.

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Old 09-02-2011, 13:45   #1458
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Now that is a well crafted post

Just had to say it.

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Old 09-02-2011, 15:12   #1459
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Now that is a well crafted post

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Old 09-04-2011, 15:48   #1460
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Update to post 1457

Here's an update to our experiences with the Timberwolf as described in Post 1457 above.

My wife found time yesterday to put 15 or so rds through the Timberwolf/G34 combo, and through a standard frame G34 for a side-by-side comparison. These were her first rds through the Timberwolf.

After the first couple of rds she said that the Timberwolf frame allowed her much better control over the gun than the stock G34. With a standard Glock she has to adjust her grip after each rd to reestablish control over the gun. With the Timberwolf she didn't have to do the readjustment at all.

One interesting issue : She has always preferred shooting in a thumb-over- thumb grip. I have frequently tried to get her to try a thumbs forward grip (which I use) because I believe it allows better control over the gun especially at speed, but she's always found it uncomfortable and hasn't seen a need to work on it to find a way to make it comfortable. Yesterday, at some point in her string of shots with the Timberwolf, the mag ejected from the gun. Apparently, she had inadvertently hit the mag release with one or both of her thumbs. We talked about what appeared to be the cause; I suggested again that she try a thumbs forward grip. She seems more amenable to it now.

As insurance, I may try to find a way to reduce the height of the mag release that LW provides with the frame. Too bad LW doesn't offer a version for this frame that duplicates the stock low-profile Glock mag release. This may also help with a slight fit issue with the CompTac CTAC holster I may have mentioned in post #1457. I have two spare LWD mag releases on order and won't make any modifications until I have these spares in hand.

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Old 09-05-2011, 19:34   #1461
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LWD received a few complaints regarding inadvertent/easy magazine release with the early TW frames. We took this into consideration and actually redesigned the MR spring cavity to produce greater resistance. If you desire more resistance, you can duplicate this modification by adding material in the spring grove.
We also received a few requests for standard mag release buttons. We were able to grind away a portion of the round mag release (supplied) and duplicate the factory release. Its not pretty but it works. I am sure we will develop a better looking one in the near future
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Old 09-05-2011, 19:59   #1462
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LWD received a few complaints regarding inadvertent/easy magazine release with the early TW frames. We took this into consideration and actually redesigned the MR spring cavity to produce greater resistance. If you desire more resistance, you can duplicate this modification by adding material in the spring grove.
We also received a few requests for standard mag release buttons. We were able to grind away a portion of the round mag release (supplied) and duplicate the factory release. Its not pretty but it works. I am sure we will develop a better looking one in the near future
JR, thanks for the info and for producing this frame.

Can you say when the frame for the G19 will be available?
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Old 09-05-2011, 21:54   #1463
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I was in AK all last week. Before I left I had the opportunity to hold the latest rapid prototype 19 frame. I can tell you we are basically ready to start the molds on this project. I would safely guess the frame to be available by SHOT this January. Once this is put to bed we will start development of the 20/21 frame
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:49   #1464
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I was in AK all last week. Before I left I had the opportunity to hold the latest rapid prototype 19 frame. I can tell you we are basically ready to start the molds on this project. I would safely guess the frame to be available by SHOT this January. Once this is put to bed we will start development of the 20/21 frame


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Old 09-22-2011, 04:56   #1465
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I would LOVE a G20/21 frame like that. Do you guys offer it in OD or just black? I would love a G20 OD Timberwolf.
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Old 09-22-2011, 15:39   #1466
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Old 10-16-2011, 22:13   #1467
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LWD received a few complaints regarding inadvertent/easy magazine release with the early TW frames. We took this into consideration and actually redesigned the MR spring cavity to produce greater resistance. If you desire more resistance, you can duplicate this modification by adding material in the spring grove.
We also received a few requests for standard mag release buttons. We were able to grind away a portion of the round mag release (supplied) and duplicate the factory release. Its not pretty but it works. I am sure we will develop a better looking one in the near future
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Old 10-16-2011, 22:44   #1468
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Old 10-16-2011, 23:06   #1469
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LWD received a few complaints regarding inadvertent/easy magazine release with the early TW frames. We took this into consideration and actually redesigned the MR spring cavity to produce greater resistance. If you desire more resistance, you can duplicate this modification by adding material in the spring grove.
We also received a few requests for standard mag release buttons. We were able to grind away a portion of the round mag release (supplied) and duplicate the factory release. Its not pretty but it works. I am sure we will develop a better looking one in the near future
I've been having this problem with mine... I wasn't sure why but the mag release just releases super easy, and it almost feels like the magazines don't click in very well...

What kind of "material" do I add to the spring groove?

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Old 10-17-2011, 15:53   #1470
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I've been having this problem with mine... I wasn't sure why but the mag release just releases super easy, and it almost feels like the magazines don't click in very well...

What kind of "material" do I add to the spring groove?

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I had the same problem. I cut up the LW release used it as a filler piece, and epoxied it in place. Then used a factory Glock release. Problem solved.
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Old 10-17-2011, 16:05   #1471
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I had the same problem. I cut up the LW release used it as a filler piece, and epoxied it in place. Then used a factory Glock release. Problem solved.
Any pictures of the process and filler? Thanks.

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Old 10-17-2011, 19:43   #1472
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Any pictures of the process and filler? Thanks.

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No pics of the process. The pic is 5 posts up. Keep in mind it's not finished. I just mess with it a little at a time. It still has the serrations from the old release still present. When I finish it, it will be lots smoother looking. This also eliminated the magazine being released when the pistol is laid on it's side.

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Old 10-17-2011, 22:44   #1473
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The new TW frames have an improved spring channel. 762minigun basically did the same thing we now offer. If the customers wants a standard MR we give him one like that.
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The new TW frames have an improved spring channel. 762minigun basically did the same thing we now offer. If the customers wants a standard MR we give him one like that.
How can we get this fixed without purchasing another mag catch and doing all the modification... can we send it in to be serviced and fixed?

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