Extended floorplates cause magazine to self-disassemble

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  1. W.E.G.

    W.E.G.

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    I heard some chatter about Glock mags self-disassembling when extended floorplates are used.

    For those of you who ACTUALLY USE extended floorplates, please share your experiences pro or con.

    Also, is it true that Glock no longer sells extended floorplates?
     
  2. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Total paranoid nonsense.

    Is it possible that an occasional defective extension comes off a magazine? Sure, but that does not make them all bad.

    Early Glock +2 caps did not have a retainer in them and careless, forceful insertion of the magazine, or a sufficiently hard impact on another object could knock the extension off the mag, but the current + caps are much more secure and quite functional.

    The old style is on the right:
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    GAP floorplates here on my 27, no probs at all.

    DH
     
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    Same here. I have them on my 26 mags
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    One has to use a little common sense when handling and working on firearms......right?

    When I install an extension on a mag, I LOOK AT IT, and if the edges of the extension rails don't appear to line up and fit right, I don't simply assume that it's OK.

    I have had one defective mag extension, but I did NOT have a magazine come apart on me because of it. Do you know why? Yeah, I saw that it wasn't right and I didn't use it!
     
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    HighwayStarPP bang bang bang

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    ive had ejection problems with scherer and scherer only, my glock base plates and my pearce have so far no issues.
     
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    Don't mistake the Cheap chinese +2's for the Glock OEM +2's... Which alot people make..
     
  8. W.E.G.

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    Does Glock still sell extended floorplates?
     
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    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    I've been using the Arredondo +5 extensions on my G20 mags, and I think that if anything, they are probably stronger than the stock floor plates. I'd bet a lot of money that you'll never find anyone who says one came apart on him.
     
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  11. W.E.G.

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    Thanks for the link.

    The description is "FML +2 Glock Mag Extension..."

    What does "FML" mean?
     
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    Yep . The price is somewhere around $8 if memory serves .
     
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    Fully Metal Lined, i.e. new style drop-free magazines.
     
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    There's some partial truth to that. You shouldn't have any problems using actual Glock ones, but the free ones that CDNN used to give out can do this. I've had it happen to me.
     
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    Part #'s SP 07151 "+" magazine floorplate, and SP 07165 "+" mag insert (retainer).
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    WOW Butch, is there ANYTHING Glock that you don't have? What a resource you add to this forum. Thank you!

    jb :wow:
     
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    GAP floorplates are not extensions.
    I have Glock 7151+ on my G26 and G27 mags and no problems at all.
    Pearce PG-2733 in my mags also and no problems at all.
    Yes Glock stills making and selling extensions.
     
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    I have one Pierce extension on a G27 magazine that is just barely hanging on there. Hasn't fallen off (yet), but seeing that one defective extension has really dimmed my enthusiasm for them in general.

    FWIW/YMMV, etc. etc..
     
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    The one on my 26 is called Pearce grip and there's no sign of self-disassembly with that one.
    This after market magazine floor plate extension stays on their just as tenaciously as the stock one. I don't know about other brands but the Pearce grip ($10) ain't coming off unless you take it off deliberately.

    I've taken apart many magazines but never was there one as tough as the Glock! To put the new floorplate on, i assumed the Glock mag was just like every other mag, so I pressed in the pin, pulled, grunted and went white knuckled but i couldn't get that floorplate off for anything!

    I finally had to google it - you have to put pressure on the sides of the mag, also pressure with a tool through the hole in the floorplate. Then pull the floorplate off and put your finger over the spring and let it out gently so it doesn't maim your cat when it flies out of there. And let me tell you, the floorplate is on there very tightly.

    The goofy, but effective, method i discovered was 1.

    1.pad some channel lock pliers with a rag, and
    2. Use it to squeeze in the sides of the mag with one hand (you should do it mid-way point of the mag, at the bottom of course, because that is where the mag protrusions grip the floorplate.)
    3. With other hand, insert tool through the hole in the floorplate
    4. Use it as a lever while using the same hand to pull the floorplate off.
    5. Mag floorplate always comes off using this method, usually after a lot of fumbling. Just be careful not to mar your expensive magazine! (I already marred one of mine a little, too late!)

    By the way, if you are wondering whether you lubricate anything inside the mag, the answer is no - clean and dry only.
     
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