Taran Tactical Base Pads for the S&W Shield

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Taran Tactical Innovations, known throughout the firearms industry for great accessories, has finally tackled Smith & Wesson M&P Shield magazines. They have produced a base pad for factory Smith & Wesson magazines that wins on curb appeal and adds more rounds (9mm +2, .40 S&W +1).

It is important to note that their new base pads “will only work on Shield OEM 8 Round 9mm and 7 Round .40 S&W magazine bodies,” as stated by Taran Tactical Innovations. So if you have aftermarket Shield magazines or lesser round-count magazines, it may work… but do not act surprised if it does not.

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Taran Tactical Innovations M&P Shield 9mm/40 S&W Firepower Base Pad Kit in Red

They offer these new base pads in the complete tactical color rainbow:

  • Flat Black
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Titanium Blue
  • Titanium Purple
  • Titanium Gray
  • Coyote Bronze

The base pad kit comes with four pieces: base pad, set screw, wrench & set piece for the base pad. The MSRP price of $29.99 stands for any color that you would like to get.

These basepads are made from CNC machined, aircraft-grade aluminum so they will be more durable than a polymer base pad. Also, the aluminum will give it added weight to drop more freely for faster reloads.

If you would rather buy a complete, finished magazine versus doctoring your own you can go that route also. Taran Tactical sells completed magazines for $57.99 in the same colors offered in the base pad kits.

The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


  • Bearacuda

    So SI +2 for the 7 rounder and TT +2 for the backup? Nice.

  • Jtx

    If your worried about more ammo that badly get a full size m&p or sd9ve they hold 17 rounds

    • Twilight sparkle

      It’s still easier to conceal something like this, these aluminum base pads really don’t add much length, especially for a spare mag

    • pun&gun

      The real selling point is ditching the sliding sleeve on the extended magazines. Apart from the anti-manual-safety screeching until the sans-safety model was released, I think that aspect of the magazines was the consumer base’s biggest complaint about the pistol.

  • USMC03Vet

    So the +2 extension costs more than the base magazine….

    Just firearm accessory thing.

  • NINJA del TACO

    I wish the Glock versions we built more like this. I cannot tell you how many of those I have seen explode when hitting the concrete, at indoor USPSA matches. I literally put a drop of superglue on the rod so it wont move. The size of the set screw is a joke.

  • Dickie

    TTI rocks

  • Jeez Louise

    I’d like to have those mag extensions for my Ruger SR9c 10 round magazines.

  • Kevin

    Palmetto state armory was selling the 8 Rd 9mm mag $19.99 . I would rather buy 2 new 8 Rd mags than 1 plus 2 extension. Now if they were $10 to $15 maybe.

  • Edeco

    Nice colors, glad we’re past the old clear, red, blue or black paradigm of anodizing.

  • Rick

    These look to be made by Hyve Technologies, or are a direct copy. They have been around under the Hyve name for some time.

  • Dukeblue91

    Sorry but I’m not paying more for an extension then the actual magazine.