VP9 Base Pads | John1911.com Gun Weblog


Well…it was inevitable. If I am operating a actual mag-effectively for the VP9, I will want to run extended mags. However I have not located a plus-something that is satisfactory for duty-level carry. 

So…I had to break down and just purchase some extended plates for normal capacity reloads, and address extended capacity later. 

Taylor Freelance Base Pads.

Extended TF base plate inserted into Taylor Freelance Magwell.

Initial impressions are ok. Not excellent. Just ok. The purpose I say that is due to the fact when initially installed, I was capable to pop the base off by just pushing it forward. No bueno. That practically guarantees this technique will fall apart when loaded, or dropped on challenging surfaces. 

I even checked and rechecked the round plunger to confirm it was in location. Seems to be so. But immediately after loading 1 of the mags? I heard a distinct “click”.  And now all the things appears to be in location. 


Taylor Freelance Base Pads.

VP9, extended pad, factory base plate.

Why? I do not know what I do not know. Certainly “something” taking place at the bottom plunger. But I haven’t figured it out however. I like definitive answers. So till I have 1, you are not obtaining a definitive opinion from me. 

In addition I am not 100% specific the pads are only staying on due to the fact the mags are completely loaded? I.e. Spring stress. I undoubtedly hope that is not the case. So the only path to divine answers is to hit The Pit and run ‘em challenging. 

Far more to come.







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