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Old 05-22-2011, 6:44 PM
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Default Glock mag floor plate removal

Did the readings and watched youtube videos on how to remove the floor plate of my glock mags. I can do it with the hi-cap mags but for my 10rnd mags, Im having a tougher time with these. I want to change the black floor plate for a colored one because I have both 40 and 9, and dont want to mix them up. During a search, some random guy mentioned that neutered magazines are designed that way

Also someone said to go the cheap route by using colored tape around the body of the magazine or on the floorplate itself...sound chessy to me or overtime it will prevent the mag from freely releasing.

Please help, thank you in advance.
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Old 05-22-2011, 6:56 PM
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Rustoleum followed with some clear coat?
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Old 05-22-2011, 8:33 PM
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I've experienced the same issues trying to replace the floor plates on glock 10 rounders...so, yes, someone tell us the secret to removing the floor plates. Ive muscled it, put it in a vize, tried squeezing the body of the mag with a pair of plyers...long story, still dont know how to properly replace the floor plates...
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The procedure is the same, but since the inside of the mag body is narrowed, you can't shove a 3/32 punsh pin or Glock tool all the way in there for leverage. You have to just push the pin in as far as you can, and pull on the hole as hard as you can with the punch tip. The trick is, at the same time, press the corner edge of the floorplate on a hard surface to get it started sliding back. There are two notches on the sides of the body and floorplate that hold it on as well as the retainer in the bottom.
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I just stick the glock tool (but you could use anything small and pointed) in the hole on the bottom and slide it over. The video is how I learned, there really isn't much of a trick to it.
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I painted my 10 rounder floor plates red. Rattle can for plastic. It has held up very nice. These 10 rounders are what I use for competition, so they are always being dropped to the ground, dirt, mud. puddles.

clear coat is not needed. The more you take off the floor plates. The easier it will get
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............ The trick is, at the same time, press the corner edge of the floorplate on a hard surface to get it started sliding back............
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thanks for the recommendation guys. i'll give it a try later when i get back home tonite (in class as i type this).
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I think I busted the pin jamming my tool in...

So you push the pin down and then slide down? I'm still confused... I've seen 3 different videos and they all look different.

When you push the corner edge what direction do you apply pressure? Lateral or upward?

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^Goin out on a limb here because I can remove the floor plate do this on the standard unneutered magazines. Apply lateral pressure outward...sliding the plate out.
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i had same problem. video on youtube makes it look was more simple.
just be careful when you try to muscle the floor plate off. you will make the bottom hole a lot bigger and will be stretched out. i did that to mine and made it a not so flat surface luckily i was putting the new floor plate on.
you just have to keep trying and it will pop off.
sucks to say but thats all you can really do.
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when you are holding the mag upside down. have the lips facing away from you. then put the punch or whatever you are using and push that down inside, then kind of pull it back towards you.
thats the part i stated that you will stretch out the hole. so be careful.
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The procedure is the same, but since the inside of the mag body is narrowed, you can't shove a 3/32 punsh pin or Glock tool all the way in there for leverage. You have to just push the pin in as far as you can, and pull on the hole as hard as you can with the punch tip. The trick is, at the same time, press the corner edge of the floorplate on a hard surface to get it started sliding back. There are two notches on the sides of the body and floorplate that hold it on as well as the retainer in the bottom.
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The reason it might widen the hole when you pry it that way is because you're not pinching in the sides of the mag. There is a small tab on either side of the mag body that hold the baseplate on.

I just use a small clamp vise, tighten it with a tiny bit of pressure on the side (try to center it so it bends inward just a tiny bit, but don't overdo it and crack the mag). Then I take a small hex screwdriver to push in that spring retaining plate and slide the baseplate off.
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yea, push the pin then press the corner of the mag into the carpet, or other firm surface. It should pop opened and you can pull it off from there. Let us know if it worked out.
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The procedure is the same, but since the inside of the mag body is narrowed, you can't shove a 3/32 punsh pin or Glock tool all the way in there for leverage. You have to just push the pin in as far as you can, and pull on the hole as hard as you can with the punch tip. The trick is, at the same time, press the corner edge of the floorplate on a hard surface to get it started sliding back. There are two notches on the sides of the body and floorplate that hold it on as well as the retainer in the bottom.
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Thanks guys for the help. Removed them earlier today and painted my 9mm dark blue and my 40 dark forest green. Happy with em. Ended up making the hole on the mag plate a little bit bigger but eh..its a Glock
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