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I'm sure there are several different ways to take apart the magazine. I took the "stick your Glock tool in the hole and depress the sides of the magazine and gently tug it off" approach.

Small freaking problem though. The tool cracked the magazine insert in half! Not only that, it dented the hole in the floor plate and basically marred up the peg of the magazine plate. What kind of crap is this?

And just to clarify, I was being VERY gentle when I took it apart. :mad:
 

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Best I can say is .. punch in plunger hole press it down about an 8th in enuff to clear the cover as if slides off and push with your thumb r if its tight use a small flat head screw driver to pry it from the flat side and the floor plate should slide off . Pull the punch out as the floor plate starts sliding off .
 

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Sorry to hear about your problems, Vindicated. I have done the buttplate swap on many Glock magazines (for both my G26 and my G30).

I don't use the Glock tool, I use a stubby screwdriver, and yes, the locking peg of the stock liner plate gets chewed up.... and I use all by body weight to twist that sucker off! I didn't shove the tool all the way in, only far enough to disengage the locking peg, and then used the screwdriver to wrestle the buttplate off. It ain't easy, and I was not trying to be gentle.

Whatever you do, don't try to use c-clamps or anything like that to squeeze the magazine tube to disengage the locking tabs on the sides, it will also twist the metal liner, rendering the magazine useless (I know, I have a worthless G26 magazine because of this).

Are you trying to remove it to install something like the Pearce grip extensions? If so, they come with replacement liner plates, so you can toss the original parts if you wanted. Otherwise, it looks like you'll now need to replace the broken parts (perhaps with Pearce extensions? they're cheap, $10 or so at LGS, even cheaper on eBay).

Again, sorry you got issues with it.
 

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Sorry to hear about your problems, Vindicated. I have done the buttplate swap on many Glock magazines (for both my G26 and my G30).

I don't use the Glock tool, I use a stubby screwdriver, and yes, the locking peg of the stock liner plate gets chewed up.... and I use all by body weight to twist that sucker off! I didn't shove the tool all the way in, only far enough to disengage the locking peg, and then used the screwdriver to wrestle the buttplate off. It ain't easy, and I was not trying to be gentle.

Whatever you do, don't try to use c-clamps or anything like that to squeeze the magazine tube to disengage the locking tabs on the sides, it will also twist the metal liner, rendering the magazine useless (I know, I have a worthless G26 magazine because of this).

Are you trying to remove it to install something like the Pearce grip extensions? If so, they come with replacement liner plates, so you can toss the original parts if you wanted. Otherwise, it looks like you'll now need to replace the broken parts (perhaps with Pearce extensions? they're cheap, $10 or so at LGS, even cheaper on eBay).

Again, sorry you got issues with it.
Thanks. I was running some drills in the desert and they got pretty dirty, so I wanted to clean them out. I'm pretty anal about keeping clean weapons.

I already have a new floor plate on order. I don't care much for the extensions, so I probably won't buy one. I'm just astonished they are so amazingly difficult to get apart and that the plate can actually crack. I would never use a c-clamp or anything, especially because of the metal lining. Those locking tabs on the side of the magazine are a design flaw and a half in my opinion. Hey Glock, overkill much? :D

But, nevertheless, I will live it. Lesson learned. I think I will do what you and the poster above said and just push the locking pin down and muscle that bastid off with a screw driver in the future.
 

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I use a larger punch, I think it's 1/8 inch. The peg will get marred up no matter what you do, as long as it snaps back into the hole there's no problem. I push the punch down far enough to knock in "peg" plate out of the way, then just put my weight on the punch and force the floorplate off. I've never had any luck pinching the sides of the magazine.

Most of the videos you'll see on YouTube look easy because they're using older magazines. The older magazines were much easier to disassemble. The newest magazines are pretty difficult.
 

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Does the word fulcrum come to mind?
The GLOCK Tool works for me just fine. Yes, the older mags do come apart easier.
By fulling inserting the tool into and past the insert there is hardly any chance of permanent damage. Then all required is just a good tug...
 

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Try to invest in GTul. Under $12. :)
 

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Thanks guiz. I appreciate all the feedback. I suppose I will just keep trucking and see what happens. It doesn't sound like anyone's seen the floor plate crack like mine, so it was probably and isolated incident. I tell you what though, I won't be cleaning these bad mama jama's as much as I clean the mags on my others.

Edit: And hopefully I don't destroy the rest of the mag when I put the new floor plate back in. :D
 

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Vin, lay off the JD and keep your eyes on your mags instead of those Riverside sheep, and you should be OK! ;)
 

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Vin, lay off the JD and keep your eyes on your mags instead of those Riverside sheep, and you should be OK! ;)
Grape done learned me well. But I had to tell you guys what happened. JF is tired of hearing about my Glock. :D
 

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We will always welcome your Glock conversations over here. Tell Grape we even have room for him here, but he will have to leave his harem outside in the backyard!
 

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Didn't see any comments on whether this was a 15 or 10 round mag. Glock says to use a thin bladed screwdriver for the 10 round mags. Don't own any myself, but that to ask if that was your case. Only slightly depress the insert and the pull the floor plate forward.
 
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