View Full Version : Lone Wolf G20 40S&W conv barrel
03-18-2012, 12:01 PM
Well, got the newest addition to my G20 barrel collection :) This one is a 40S&W conversion model - Lone Wolf.
Fit is good! No slop - just like my Storm Lake barrels. You use the standard mags, so no extra cost there.
I now have stock sized and 6" 10 mm barrels and now this stock sized 40S&W conversion. I can get a 357 Sig and 7.62x25 barrels as well - not to mention ported and such, but I most likely won't go there.
It'll allow me to use the inexpensive and available 40 ammo for practice.
Looking forward to getting it to the range!
03-18-2012, 12:42 PM
Good deal. I've got their 40-9 conversion barrel for my G35 and it works great.
03-18-2012, 01:05 PM
Those 40-9 conversions are funky - if they work, then this should be a no-brainer. They actually have the chamber set off-center to make up for the smaller rim size.
The 10-40 is just a shorter case. Same thing for 357 Sig - same head size but with bottleneck case.
I might get a 357 Sig later - probably a 6" barrel to get max speed out of it - you can get 1500 fps with Power Pistol under a 115 grain bullet out of standard length barrels with that caliber - bascially a slightly larger diameter 7.62x25. I'd think that it would perform almost identical against body armor...
03-23-2012, 04:00 PM
Just got back from the range - played hookie for a bit :) Shot a 100 count box of Winchester 165 grain (1080fps on box) through the new barrel.
Function = 100%
Shot just a tad high and a bit to the right (expected it to shoot a little higher)
Accuracy was on par with the 10mm barrels.
Used the stock 10mm mag - fed perfectly.
Interestingly, I have to agree with others that the recoil isn't much different than the full house 10mm loads... but I didn't shoot them side by side...
So, given this and the other great reports that I've read about these, I can whole heartedly recommend them.
All of my aftermarket barrels - Storm Lake and now this Lone Wolf have dropped in and functioned like the stock barrel.
Oh, and I have to correct an error in the OP - it's 9x25, not 7.62x25 that's also available.
03-23-2012, 04:44 PM
What "full house" 10mm are you comparing it to? The only gun I have at the moment that I can shoot both 10mm and .40 S&W in is my S&W 610-2 revolver. With the Double Tap 180gr loads it rocks back pretty good and it's no lightweight. The only .40 S&W I've ran through it hae been 180gr WW target loads and they were like shooting .38 special in an N frame .357.
03-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Well, the autoader must be different. I don't think the Winchester 175 grain Silvertips (almost full house) recoil much different than these 40 loads... Yes, there's a difference like less muzzle blast but the recoil doesn't seem that much less...
03-23-2012, 06:46 PM
Winchester shows that load at 1290fps from a 5.5" bbl. That's within about 20fps of the 180gr Double Tap load in a G20. I didn't think Winchester was loading that stout. I may pick up a couple of boxes and see how I like it.
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