Nothing can rival Glock’s perfection when it comes to striker-fired polymer pistols. Glock is known for making some of the best semi-automatic pistols on the small arms market for various applications — competition shooting, concealed carry, duty carry, and more. Many manufacturers make magazines, Glock magazine base plates, and Glock base plate extensions for shooters looking to increase magazine capacity, help with faster reloads, or meet their aesthetic goals.
Upgrades for Glock Magazines
Glock magazines are known to be highly reliable. They are polymer magazines with reinforced metal walls for more reliability and durability in the field. They feature a standard design, and for the most part, are interchangeable between Glock models of the same caliber.
Glock Magazines and Extensions
Custom magazines and extensions are some of the most popular upgrades for Glock pistols. Magazine extensions increase the magazine’s capacity by up to 5 rounds in some cases, depending on the size of the extension. Magazine extensions are mostly designed to have a flush fit with the grip, so you can control the pistol more efficiently and use the larger surface area to grab the magazine more easily while reloading.
Glock Magazine Base Plates
Custom base plates are an excellent way to upgrade the aesthetics of your Glock. Base plates are available in a wide range of finishes and help you add different color accents to your competition or everyday carry Glock.
Glock Base Plate Extensions
Grip extensions are great for small concealed carry Glocks, like the 26, 43x, or 48 models. These grip extensions are installed in place of the factory base plates, allowing shooters to place all fingers on the grip for better control while shooting.
Glock Parts and Accessories from Wing Tactical
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are California-compliant magazines?
In California, any magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds is considered a high-capacity magazine, and its use is prohibited. Therefore, many manufacturers make California-compliant magazines for Glocks. These magazines are designed to flush-fit in the magazine well but have a smaller capacity.
What’s the difference between a base plate and a base plate extension?
Glock magazine base plates are typically added for primarily aesthetic purposes; they can add a unique touch of color to your custom build. Base plate extensions provide extra room for your hands at the end of the grip, allowing you to grip the pistol more securely.
Do you need a base plate extension on your Glock?
You might benefit from a Glock magazine base plate extension for your pistol if you’re struggling to fit your entire hand on the grip. However, if you can comfortably and securely hold your pistol with the stock grip and flush-fitting magazines, you might not need one.
What’s the ideal magazine size for a Glock pistol?
You should choose a Glock magazine size that:
- Complies with your local regulations
- Is compatible with your shooting application
- Meets the requirements of your shooting competition
- Doesn’t make your pistol too heavy to carry and wield safely
What upgrades can you make to Glock pistols?
Glock pistols are highly customizable and modular: there are nearly countless upgrades shooters can make to their pistols. Consider adding mounts for sights and lights, swapping out your Glock slide, incorporating a custom barrel, or adding magazine accessories for improved performance or to meet your aesthetic goals.