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Disassembling Your Glock Magazine in 5 Steps

How To Disassemble a Glock Magazine

Are you having a hard time with Glock magazine disassembly when doing preventive maintenance? 

Our team will show you in this post the steps on how to disassemble your Glock magazine easily. This will help you avoid getting your Glock magazine damaged if you want to disassemble it on your own.

1. Gather Your Tools & Wear Safety Gear

The Glock magazine has a magazine spring, baseplate, and follower under tension and may cause injury if not controlled during mag dismantling. Therefore, we advise you to always wear safety glasses when disassembling magazines to reduce the risk of any eye injury. You can also wear hand gloves to prevent skin irritation. 

A Glock tool is needed for you to easily disassemble the Glock magazines. You can use a Glock tool of about 1.5 inches to 3 inches long or any punch ranging from 3/32 to 5/32. You can also use a sturdy screwdriver as long as it can fit in that hole.

2. Punch a Tiny Hole on the Baseplate

Search for the tiny hole below your Glock magazines because you need to push the detent there to remove the baseplate. Unfortunately, this hole locks the whole magazine, and to easily disassemble it, you need a Glock tool or a small punch.

In order to unlock, insert the tip of the tool to the tiny hole down to the mag body as fast and hard as you can. You will hear a popping sound after that. In that way, you can get the slight detent out of the way.

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3. Depress the Follower

Everything is locked and fits together, so when we take it apart, everything needs to decompress. After the punch is inserted into the magazine, put your thumb on the magazine tube to push the plate forward. Then, using the punch that you insert into the mags, forward the plate towards you while you squeeze the magazine tube. 

The follower captures the spring, and since the whole magazine is under compression, you have to depress it carefully. This part is the most challenging procedure in magazine disassembly because you need to squeeze hard while you slide the mags floorplate towards you. By doing this, pressure is released, and it depresses the follower.

depress the follower

4. Slide the Floorplate Forward

If you want to easily disassemble the Glock mag, do not just slide the plate forward. Remember that the plate and the magazines are still under compression. So unless you want to search for the parts, or get smacked on the face by it, pull it in a safe direction carefully. 

Slowly slide the floorplate forward, gradually releasing the pressure until you touch and press the tip of the spring. Next, you can use your thumb to cover the baseplate until it is completely off and slightly push the inside part of the magazines.

5. Remove the Spring

You can easily disassemble the magazines once the baseplate is removed. The spring and the follower that was decompressed can now be easily removed. Since the tension is the only thing that holds it, it just comes straight out of the magazines.

Our Final Thoughts

The indestructible reputation of Glock made their weapons a top choice for many [1]. Since Glock magazine speaks quality, disassembling them with the right tool can guarantee a longer span of service. 

Guns enthusiasts opt to do maintenance and customization all by themselves to save money. With this post, disassembling Glock magazines can be easier than before – whether it’s for cleaning, changing cover, or replacing parts.

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  1. https://www.npr.org/2012/01/24/145640473/how-the-glock-became-americas-weapon-of-choice

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