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Modifying/Trimming GAP floorplates?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by pistoleer, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. pistoleer

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    My GAP floorplates for my G26 just don't allow the mag to seat all the way unless I really force it in. I think I have to file some of the plastic off of the floorplates. Has anyone else had to do this?
     
  2. G23Gen4TX

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    Does it do it with an empty mag as well? How about with one round less in the mag?

    Mine fit perfect. I think you might have a different issue.
     

  3. pistoleer

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    I just got them and have only tried them using empty mags. Their followers aren't as clean and ride a little higher then the facotry ones. Looks like I will be filing
     
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    Which caliber magazines? Are they standard capacity or limited 10-round capacity? What are the numbers on the followers?

    The old Glock magazines were shorter from top to bottom than the newer ones are, I think the difference is only a millimeter or two. I don't know which magazines the GAP floorplates were designed around, but that could be the issue.
     
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    All of my GAP plates fit perfect as is. No trimming needed.
     
  6. robhic

    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member Silver Member

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    One, I don't remember the two I put on my 26 mags even coming with new / different followers and 2, why not try the OEM followers before filing and having something you can't restore? Just exhaust all non-destructive methods first, IMO. Good luck.
     
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    Mine didn't come with followers, I used the OEMs.
     
  8. pistoleer

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    9mm 10 round glock 26 mags with number 3 9mm follwers. I filed them down a bit and they work now> I like shooting with the standard floorplates more but the gap floorplates really help give me a secure draw
     
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  9. voyager4520

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    Yeah those are the older shorter magazines.
     
  10. pistoleer

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    Sorry it took me so long to reply . I couldn't find this thread again. I wonder why glock made the mags longer. I hope it isn't because there's a reliability issue with the small mags.
     
  11. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    GAP plates don't come with followers. :dunno:
     
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    I don't know why they did it. I have older shorter G23 magazines with #5 followers and they're perfectly reliable.
     
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    I'm still scratching my head over this one too.