FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Glock FAQHow to remove Glock base plate?
Jill asked 4 months ago
How to remove Glock mag base plate?

5 Answers
Antony Staff answered 4 months ago

Assuming you’re referring to the base plate of a Glock magazine, there are a few different ways to remove it.

The first is to simply use your fingers – there are indentations on the sides of the base plate that you can press in with your thumb and forefinger to release it.

Another way is to use a tool – a small flathead screwdriver or something similar will do the trick. Simply insert the tip of the tool into the indentation on one side of the base plate and leverage it out.

If you’re having trouble getting either of these methods to work, try taking a look at this video

How to remove Glock mag base plate?

All you need to do is remove the screws that are holding the base plate in place. Once the screws are removed, you can take off the base plate, and then you can clean out any dirt or debris that may be inside the mag well. Make sure that you dry off the magazine well before putting the base plate back on. Finally, screw the base plate back in place and you’re good to go.

Cruz Staff answered 4 months ago

It’s important to note that two different types of base plates can be found on Glock pistols:

  • The standard factory base plate. If you have a standard factory base plate, it will be relatively easy to remove.
  • Aftermarket extended base plates. If you have an aftermarket extended base plate, it may be more difficult as these require special tools to remove them.

To remove a standard factory Glock base plate, start by identifying the two latch release tabs located at the front and rear of the pistol grip. Use your thumb and forefinger to press down on these tabs, and then pull the base plate off of the pistol grip.

To remove an aftermarket extended Glock base plate, you will first need to remove the magazine release. This can be done by depressing the magazine release button and then sliding the magazine release out of the pistol grip. Next, use a punch or other small tool to depress the locking tab on the base plate, and then slide the base plate off of the pistol grip.

How to remove Glock mag base plate?

  1. One way is to use a flat-head screwdriver or knife to pry it off.
  2. Another way is to use needle-nose pliers to grip the plate and then pull it off.
  3. A third way is to use a slide release tool or Glock tool to push the plate off from the side.

It’s important that you be careful when removing the base plate, as doing so can damage the magazine.

We also recommend watching the video

Olson Staff answered 4 months ago
If you’re looking to remove the base plate from your Glock, there are a few things you’ll need to take into account:

  • First, make sure that the gun is unloaded and that there is no magazine inserted.
  • Next, recock the gun so that the striker is in its forward-most position. Doing this will ensure that there isn’t any live ammunition in the chamber.

 
How to remove Glock base plate?
 
1. To remove the base plate, first, locate the takedown lever. This is typically located above the trigger guard on the left side of the frame.
2. Once you’ve located it, rotate it clockwise until it’s in line with the slide release levers.
3. At this point, you should be able to pull down on the base plate and remove it from the frame.
If you’re having trouble, take a look at the manual that came with your gun. It should have instructions on how to remove the base plate.
 
How to remove Glock base plate?

Ivan Staff answered 4 months ago

If you want to remove your Glock’s base plate, there are a few things you’ll need to do:

  1. First, make sure that the gun is unloaded and that there is no magazine in the gun.
  2. Next, locate the Takedown lever (it should be at the left rear of the slide). Point the gun in a safe direction and push down on the Takedown lever. The slide should now move forward slightly.
  3. Pull the trigger and hold it to the rear while you continue pushing down on the take-down lever – this will release the striker assembly from its firing position.
  4. Now you can push the slide forward off of the frame. Once the slide is off, you can remove the return spring assembly and then remove the base plate.

How to remove Glock mag base plate?

  • You can use a pointed object such as a pen or paperclip to push the retaining pin out from the bottom, then slide the base plate off.
  • Also you can use needle-nose pliers to grip the side of the plate and pull it off. Be careful not to lose the small spring that sits inside of the base plate channel.

Lewis Staff answered 4 months ago
If you’re wondering how to remove the base plate from a Glock pistol, it’s pretty easy. All you need is a punch or small screwdriver. First, make sure the gun is unloaded. Then, locate the two small pins on either side of the base plate (you may need to look closely). Gently insert your punch or screwdriver into each pin and push down until they pop out. Once the pins are removed, simply slide the base plate off of the gun.
That’s all there is to it! Removing the base plate from a Glock pistol is quick and easy, and can be done with just a few simple tools. Remember to always keep your gun unloaded when performing any kind of maintenance on it.
 
How to remove Glock base plate?