Vigorously inserting the magazine or executing a Tap/Rack malfunction clearance drill with this device creates the potential for a severe hand injury. Have you ever sheared a baseplate off when dropping a magazine on the concrete floor of a range? When I was the full-time firearms instructor for my police department, I saw that happen a couple times a year. A full power strike against window glass is much more forceful than casually dropping a magazine from waist height. If dropping the magazine causes a sheared baseplate, striking with it dramatically increases the chance.
- Issue one is the potential for impaling your support hand during normal pistol manipulations. Vigorously inserting the magazine or executing a “Tap/Rack” malfunction clearance drill with this device creates the potential for a severe hand injury.
- Issue Two is the fact that the baseplate is likely to tear up whatever cover garment you are wearing while carrying concealed.
- Magazine baseplates are not very sturdy to begin with. They are not designed to endure the shock of heavy impact.
“There is absolutely no way I would put one of these baseplates on any of my carry magazines.”