In December, I bought a prototype compact Timberwolf frame from Lonewolf Distributing for the Glock 19/23. I then set out to build a custom G19 from a used slide and lower parts I bought on Gunbroker. I was giddy once it came together–I thought the more 1911-like grip angle and other features of the custom frame would perfect what Glock called perfect. I was wrong. Your mileage might vary.
To be clear, there is nothing wrong with the frame–aside from maybe the texturing. I like my guns super-grippy. I love the lines and the picatinny rail. And the mag release is awesome–if I could put one like that on all my Glocks, I would. But the grip angle doesn’t work for me. After thousands of rounds through stock Gen3 and Gen4 G17s, I can’t shoot the Twolf nearly as well as my stock pistols. And I grew up shooting 1911s.
So, I had to be honest with myself. I’m a Glock shooter, and my hands crave the godawful hump that is the backstrap of a Glock. It’s very difficult to admit that, but it’s true. So, I made the difficult decision to part with my Timberwolf, and if you’ve followed TST, you probably saw the post about it. That sale, though, has fallen through.
I’ve decided to transform Pauline into a stock G19–well, I’m keeping the threaded barrel. So if any TSTer has a stock Gen2 or Gen3 19/23 frame and wants to trade for a compact Timberwolf frame, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll trade even-stevens and ship to an FFL if you’ll do the same. Someone out there will love this frame more than my muscle memory does.