In quarter 4 of last year, Lone Wolf released their Guardian Pistol, a pistol aimed at newer shooters that could be bundled with training classes. Now, Lone Wolf is offering up its latest handgun – the Lightweight Tactical Defense (LTD) pistol which has been developed from a wealth of experience and customer feedback.
New Lightweight Tactical Defense (LTD) Pistol Line from Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf Arms a company known as a leader of innovation in the Glock aftermarket, is proud to announce the Lightweight Tactical Defense (LTD) pistol line. With more than two decades of experience providing aftermarket solutions to enhance both performance and aesthetics of the Glock-pattern pistol, Lone Wolf Distributors has implemented these into a complete pistol.
Unlike many other Glock-pattern alternatives on the market, the LTD is not the result of simple geometry changes, or polishing of new old-stock parts, but rather the culmination of decades of experience. Lone Wolf Arms has seen trends rise and fall, fielded thousands of customer comments and questions, and learned what truly improves the platform. The LTD is the culmination of that experience and provides the same capacity as its inspiration, but thanks to the Timberwolf® Frame, offers a slimmer, more natural feel. Specification junkies will also note that the LTD pistols are also lighter than the original. Critical ounces have been removed from the slide for a pistol that cycles quicker, recoils less, and carries more comfortably.
First to be released in the line are two slide options in the Glock 19 size range, and yes, they take Glock magazines.
Two slide variations available in nitride or stainless finish. Both variations offer reduced reciprocating mass resulting is both quicker cycling and less perceived recoil than the Glock 19.
Generous, radiused undercut of the Timberwolf frame eliminates “Glock knuckle”, permits a higher grip for reduced perceived recoil, and permits larger-handed shooters to enjoy the concealability of a compact firearm.
Relieved-radius tang assists in a higher grip effectively lowering bore axis while also distributing recoil impulse safely across the web of the hand without beating on thumb knuckle. Extended beavertail shields the hand from slide movement and disperses recoil impulse.
Low-profile magazine well accelerates reloads and keeps fingers and palms at a safe distance; no more pinched fingers!
The Timberwolf frame’s grip angle is well known as one of the most naturally-pointing designs on the market. This American design makes pointing the pistol as innate as pointing a punch.
- Weight without magazine: 19 ounces
- Length: 7.16″
- Barrel Length: 4″
- Height Including Magwell: 4.77″
- Width: 0.99″ Slide
- Sight Radius: 5.9″
- Trigger Pull: 6.5lbs
- Stainless Steel Guide Rod
- Enlarged Magazine Release
- Enlarged Slide Stop/Release
- MSRP: $699.95
Available with a black or grey frame and black nitride or stainless slide, LTD pistols will be available directly from www.LoneWolfDist.com for shipment to a local FFL.
The LTD pistol is priced much more competitively than Lone Wolf’s last offering so I think that is a big positive. I also like the unique slide geometry as well as the purported slimmer grip profile. While I’ve trained myself out of pinching the palm of my hand with reloads I do appreciate that Lone Wolf is attempting to eliminate the problem with their low-profile magazine well that also seems to be slightly beveled and flared.
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