Taran Tactical Glock Magazine Base Pads

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Multi-time world champion Taran Butler is nearly unmatched in the competition shooting world. Few have the skill to compete at his level. Part of improving your skill level is making sure you have quality gear. Taran created his own company, Taran Tactical Innovations, where he shares the gear that has helped him get to the top. Here, we’ll be talking about Taran Tactical’s Glock magazine base plate extension.

The large Taran Tactical base pad inserted into a Glock 34.

The large Taran Tactical base pad inserted into a Glock 34.

Taking a standard 9mm Glock 17/34 seventeen-round magazine, a Taran Tactical base plate can extend your capacity by 4-5 rounds. Taran Tactical advertises a 23-round capacity, but this may depend on breaking in your spring, the brand of ammo, how clean your magazine is, and other factors. I can only get 22 rounds into my magazines, but they are completely new mags and springs. Not only does the base pad increase capacity, but it also provides a larger surface to grab onto during speed reloads in competition. Additionally, adding extra weight onto the magazine allows for easier magazine ejection since gravity has more to work with.

For competitive shooters, the large base plate extension fits in the USPSA 140mm box. Taran Tactical also sells a small base plate which does not increase capacity, but it still adds weight and enhances the look of your magazine.

On the left is a 10 round Glock 17/34 magazine with a small Taran Tactical base pad. On the right is a 17 round Glock 17/34 magazine with a large Taran Tactical base pad.

On the left is a 10 round Glock 17/34 magazine with a small Taran Tactical base pad. On the right is a 17 round Glock 17/34 magazine with a large Taran Tactical base pad.

The base plates are made of anodized aluminum and come in multiple colors: black, blue, purple, red, and silver. They are available for Glock, STI/SV, or Smith & Wesson M&P pistol mags. You can purchase the base plates and springs separately and install them on your own magazines, or you can purchase fully assembled magazines with the base plates and springs pre-installed.

The base pad replaces the stock Glock base pad, and is easily installed by tightening a single hex screw.

The base pad replaces the stock Glock base pad, and is easily installed by tightening a single hex screw.

Used and endorsed by Noveske Shooting Team, World and National Champions Bob Vogel, the Glock Shooting Team, Randi Rogers, and Allie Barrett.

The Taran Tactical website also has a variety of other products such as rifle/shotgun/pistol custom gunsmithing, holsters, optics, and other goodies for sale.

www.TaranTactical.com.


Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and an NRA News Commentator. A self-taught amateur (and former Googler) turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.


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  • Samuel Suggs

    This is definitely a good thing even if it’s far from unique in this extremely varied market although I can’t get over the feeling that it would benefit from some kind of graspable groove or textured surface although I suppose you can use grip tape.

  • Dave911

    Saw your post and decided to go with the TTI Glock +5 base pads on my G35 build. Just FYI for anyone interested, because of that little pin that is used to keep the pad on the magazine, these base pads do not work well with Dawson Precision’s ICE mag well. I guess I should have used Dawson’s base pads. :(

    • http://www.TopShotChris.com/ Chris Cheng (TFB Staff Writer)

      Hi Dave911,

      Thanks for the feedback, I have a similar problem on one of my Glock’s where I have a mag well plug. The easy solution is to take a Dremel tool and buzz off part of that pin. Hopefully that’s a viable solution for ya.

  • jashmetrology.com

    Good to know that the base plates are made of anodized aluminum and come in multiple colors: black, blue, purple, red, and silver.

  • DV

    Mrgunsngear just reviewed these on youtube.