Those who know Lone Wolf Distributors know them as a one-stop shopping center for all things Glock. While that is certainly true, Lone Wolf fans might be surprised to learn that they are now in the carbine business, having developed an AR-pattern carbine that should prove to be ideal as a light and handy law enforcement patrol carbine. Despite dipping into the long gun market, Lone Wolf has stayed true to their roots.
Just released is the new Lone Wolf Distributors 9mm Carbine. As you might expect, this new long gun shares many similarities to the original M4 Carbine, but it has unique features as well. The most noticeable is the fact that the LWD carbine is fed by standard Glock 17 magazines, Glock 26 magazines all the way through G33 magazines, or the 33-round G18 magazines. I’ve tested numerous AR carbines chambered for 9mm cartridges over the years. The Achilles’ heel for most has been the magazine. Glock magazines, since their introduction, have been historically reliable and less expensive than similar steel magazines.
Beginning with the base of the gun, you will notice that that lower receiver was purpose-built to accept a 9mm pistol magazine. Other manufacturers have attempted to modify standard AR lowers by using magazine blocks, etc. with limited results. Although it shares a similar silhouette with other black rifles, the LWD lower is a bit unique. This is particularly apparent when you get a look at the magazine release button and the triggerguard.