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Quick Tip: How to Remove the Glock Magazine Floorplate

Author Caleb Savant
one month ago

Hey, Caleb with Brownells here. In today's quick tip, I wanted to talk about changing out floor plates on Glock magazines. Glock magazines are a bit different due to additional retention, making them slightly tougher to handle. I'll show you how to remove and replace the floorplate, both with a specific tool and without.

1. USING A TOOL: I'm using one made by Fix It Sticks, but there are several options available for less than $10. The tool simplifies the process by aligning with the hole on the magazine, then camming it downwards to defeat the extra retention. Be cautious as the spring will push out once the floorplate starts moving.

2. WITHOUT A TOOL: If you don't have a specific tool, a set of punches can do the job. Use a punch that fits the hole, push it in as far as it can go, and then cam it down on the edge of a table to release the tabs and remove the floorplate.


Ensure the follower is oriented correctly, with the shelf facing forward.
The lock piece for the floorplate only fits one way, as does the floorplate itself.
Slide the floorplate on from the front, push over the tabs, and it locks into place.
Whether you're upgrading the floorplate or just need to clean your magazine, these steps will help you disassemble and reassemble your Glock magazine with ease.

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