Skip to comments.Lone Wolf 1911-Style Glock w/ Extended Beavertail: Glock Meets 1911 Pistol for Best of all Worlds?
Posted on 04/29/2010 7:10:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Its no secret that we, here, at DefenseReview are VERY BIG Glock pistol proponents. For us, when it comes to pistols, its pretty much either Glock (9mm Parabellum a.k.a. 9×19mm NATO) or 1911 (9mm, 40 S&W, and .45 ACP) pistols when it comes to carry and competition applications. In fact, for tactical use, our first choice is a Glock 19 (G19), Glock 17 (G17), or Glock 34 (G34), depending on the mission-specific requirements/parameters, and our second choice is a custom single-stack or double-stack/hi-cap 1911 pistol built by pistolsmith Bob Marvel of Bob Marvel Guns (BMG) / Marvel Custom Pistols (MCP) (We should note that we also like the HK P7M13 and P7M8 squeeze-cocker pistols with quality jacketed factory ammo (115gr or higher), but the P7M13 is relatively heavy compared to the G19, and it gets hot pretty quickly under rapid fire at fairly low round count.).
So, being the Glock fans we are, we really enjoyed getting to view and handle Lone Wolfs new aftermarket 1911-style polymer grip frame for the Glock 17/22 (G17/22) pistolswhich can also be applied to the Glock 24 (G24) and Glock 34/35 (G34/35) pistolsat the tail end of SHOT Show 2010. It features a 1911-style and angled grip, extended beavertail tang, removable/replaceable/modular backstrap for different hand shapes and sizes, and Mil-Std-1913 dust cover rail system for mounting tactical white light and laser modules. The beavertail assists with recoil management/muzzle rise reduction and eliminates slide bite for people who utilize a high griplike myself, for instance. I get bitten by the (Glock) slide all the time.
Anyway, the product looked and felt great in the hand. Its a particularly great idea for 1911 owners/shooters who want grip angle consistency between their 1911s and Glocks,
(Excerpt) Read more at defensereview.com ...
Editors Note: DefenseReview will be publishing some more articles on Glock pistols outfitted with aftermarket Glock pistol accessories we likesome of which we used on our technical/tactical shooting training trip in Bellingham, WA these past few weeksin the very near future, so stay tuned. If youre a Glock owner/user like us, youll definitely want to read them!
I’ll continue to stick with my Beretta 92F & HK USP .45 Tactical. I’m not fond of either the Glock or the 1911, though I do acknowledge that they are VERY nice handguns. They just aren’t my first preference. I’m also a big fan of Springfield XDs.
Both great guns and well worth the cost. But if you don't have all that money and still need a good, low-cost, guaranteed, American-made firearm, check out Hi-Point.
Made In America Lifetime Warranty
All Hi-Point firearms carry a lifetime, no-questions asked warranty. Whether you are the original purchaser, or a third-hand owner, your Hi-Point firearm will be repaired free of charge.
If you own or have fired a Hi-Point, leave me a comment and give us a review!
I think it has more to do with the grip size and angle than the actual looks of the thing.
I think it is F.U.G.L.Y.....
You either like Glocks or you don’t.
I bought my GLOCK 19 (9 mm)a month or so ago.....I liked it soooo much that I am buying a GLOCK 20 (10 mm) next month.
I was, as you can guess, really impressed with my GLOCK on the range.
I like Glocks. I don’t like that thing.
I cant understand what purpose the beavertail has on a striker fired weapon,
What is that thing on the barrel? Compensator for gangsta shooters?
What an abortion. I build custom 1911’s. That obscenity in the picture is the worst of all worlds.
It’s either a Glock, or it isn’t. It’s either a 1911, or it isn’t.
Never the twain shall meet.
The 1911 is beautiful.
I was eager to see a picture of this pistol, until I saw a picture of it. The beaver tail makes it look like someone put a non-matching frame on the gun. It’s ugly. Between this and some of the ugly squared off cars I see people driving around, it makes me wonder just what the heck they’re teaching in design and engineering schools these days.
That’s a lot more Glock-y than it is like a 1911. Oh, and...eww!
"For us, when it comes to pistols, its pretty much either Glock (9mm Parabellum a.k.a. 9×19mm NATO) or 1911 (9mm, 40 S&W, and .45 ACP)..."
What? I'm not against 9mm in general, but who in their right mind would make or buy a 1911 in 9mm? That's a EURO caliber!
Nah. They all have this in a fo-tay:
Ugliest handgun ever devised. The only way i know it could be uglier is if they nickel plated it and add red white and blue grips.
If I was to carry one of these plastic things I think it would be the M40A1
Cute, they took the worst features of the 1911...added them to the glock, and left out the good parts.
That issue was already solved by Springfied Armory with their XD line. They're far better designed than the Block. And it's come in .45 ACP for years.
Close call. The gun it reminds me of would give it serious competition for that title. The dumb-ass Colt All American:
It’s prolly worth a pretty penny, if they didnt make many.....
the colt looks russian, which gives it a different kind of “cool”.
The hipoint gots nuthin. It looks like a rejected prototype of a crossman air pistol. Feels like one in your hand too.
No plastic in this threesome...yet, I do NEED a G19, just to see what all the fuss is about!
I'd rather have the Stechkin ;)
Smith & Wesson M&P Pro 9mm. 17-round capacity, three backstrap sizes for a custom fit, and a sweet 5.5 lbs. trigger from the S&W Performance Center, all for about $625.00.
Probably. I know if I had one I'd be selling it. If I got an offer on the way to the trash can.
I been wanting to try one of those. Farmer Dean was a lifelong 1911 carrier but switched to one of those (in 45) and swears by it.
Makes a great fishing weight!
I didn’t like the older ones, but I got my hands on a Gen 4 at my favorite gun shop. Sweet! Even the trigger pull [which I HATED] is nice.
Now the probvlem is choosing between the 9mm. and the S&W 40. Since I’m trying to limit my ammo types to .357 and .38 special for the revolvers, and .45 ACP and 9mm. for the pistols [availability of ammo], I’m leaning toward the 9mm.
For the gamester who wants to shave a couple of seconds off their score.
But there's no point in making the effort since the M&P came along.
Less Money and more reliable
Tony - you beat me to it with your S&W M&P 9mm, only mine is a compact with a rail-mounted laser. Not a Glock fan, but acknowledge that they are proven great weapons. With +P JHP’s, she’ll hit like a 1911.
Of course, I love my 1911 just as much...with +P JHP’s as well.
rahanes in the woods of Virginia
A plastic 1911?
JMB is rolling over in his grave.
As much as I dislike tupperware guns, there is something I really like about the S&W M&P.
dang its early yet, as i scrolled the pic i thought that the pistol had a lil blue bayonet...more coffee...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.