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compliantguy
04-07-2011, 07:53
:cool: I've been toying with the idea of shortening one of my G36 magazines to 5 rounds for a while now, and have finally figured out how to make it work. I haven't had a chance to functional test it yet, but hope to do that this week.

Here are some pics:
http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/7289/glock361.jpg

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8206/glock362.jpg

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8894/glock363.jpg

compliantguy
04-09-2011, 07:27
Test fired it yesterday with 50 rounds of FMJ and 6 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense and had absolutely no problems! Success!!:cool:

CSnakes
04-09-2011, 07:46
Nice job, sounds like you made your own "ideal carry pistol". Could you provide the new measurements?

frank_drebin
04-09-2011, 07:51
How does the baseplate attach?

Jim S.
04-09-2011, 16:26
Very cool. Good job.

G26S239
04-09-2011, 16:29
I like it.

Armed-N-Ready
04-09-2011, 16:34
How does the baseplate attach?Yeah, how?

compliantguy
04-13-2011, 04:28
I used the regular G36 base pad and cut/filed it down, along with cutting the magazine tube down. Then I drilled some .030" holes spaced about .3125" along the bottom of the mag tube. The holes were also about .031" from the edge of the mag tube. Then I used .020" stainless safety wire and threaded it through the holes, kind of like sewing, and looped it back, creating a new lip for the modified base pad to slide onto. Lastly, I used Fastweld 10 adhesive along the safety wired edge to permanently hold it in place. The follower and spring can be removed from the top of the magazine for cleaning.

Unfortunately, I didn't take any pics of the process. However, I do plan on making another one...this time hopefully with a finger rest extension similar to the one that GAP Enterprises sells. I will take pics of the process for that mag.

cciman
04-13-2011, 08:11
Nice job... there a chance of plate popping off and dumping the ammo

... don't they sell steel GAP plates that achieve the same purpose without butchering the baseplate and retains function of the plate?

Your only gaining what 1/4", and losing a round.

compliantguy
04-13-2011, 10:55
Fastweld 10 has a Lap Shear Strength of 2800 psi and a Tensile Strength of 3850 psi, so I don't believe that it will ever come apart. :cool:

I checked the GAP website and all that they sell is the polymer base plate for the G26, 27, 33, and 39.

I haven't measured the exact difference of the modified mag compared to the factory mag, but it does make the gun feel like the G27, only thinner.

cciman
04-14-2011, 08:07
Where did you get the Fastweld from?

Is it Fastweld 10, 2 part epoxy? Always good to know a good adhesive. Thanks.

I use Plexus MA300 BTW.

compliantguy
04-15-2011, 06:45
Yes, it is Fastweld 10 2-part adhesive. I've been using that adhesive for years.

It can be ordered here:
http://www.carbon-fiber.us/huntsman-fastweld-10-rapid-setting-epoxy-structural-adhesive-9oz-kit-p-25.html

or

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/huntsmanadhesive2.php

low octane
04-15-2011, 06:56
Awesome! I want it!:thumbsup:

LayNLow698
04-23-2011, 19:13
The other day I was thinking of a way to make my g30 like the 26/27 by chopping the mag but wasnt sure how to go about the rest. Nice job!

gun n8tion
07-09-2011, 18:06
As stated in the title i am new to the forum. I would like to know more about this magazine conversion. Tools used, time, pit falls if any, maybe some pics.

gun n8tion
07-11-2011, 12:24
Could you please supply more information regarding this conversion of glock 36 magazines. What tools used, time needed, any pit falls experienced or expected pictures in greater detail. New to the forum.

:cool: I've been toying with the idea of shortening one of my G36 magazines to 5 rounds for a while now, and have finally figured out how to make it work. I haven't had a chance to functional test it yet, but hope to do that this week.

Here are some pics:
http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/7289/glock361.jpg

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8206/glock362.jpg

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8894/glock363.jpg

ironmike86
07-11-2011, 18:14
Looks good.. if that's what you like but I would rather have the one round if it's only 1/4" shorter. 5/16 well thats different :supergrin:

Dogman 10x
07-16-2011, 20:59
Why!?

mak52580
07-24-2011, 21:11
The other day I was thinking of a way to make my g30 like the 26/27 by chopping the mag but wasnt sure how to go about the rest. Nice job!

Why would you do that with a g30 since they already make a 9rd, flush base magazine for it?

http://www.glockmeister.com/G30_30SF-GLOCK-Factory-Magazine-9-Round/productinfo/G30MAG9/

KALD
07-25-2011, 19:48
Dose it really make that much difference?

Mick10mm
11-08-2011, 08:47
Complaintguy, I would love to have a couple of these G36 five round flush fitters for pocket carry. I would be happy to pay you for your troubles, parts, shipping etc.. I can't find a way to contact you via this site. If you see this post, please private message me by clicking on my log on name, Mick10mm. Thanks, Mick

BuckyP
11-08-2011, 10:00
I used the regular G36 base pad and cut/filed it down, along with cutting the magazine tube down. Then I drilled some .030" holes spaced about .3125" along the bottom of the mag tube. The holes were also about .031" from the edge of the mag tube. Then I used .020" stainless safety wire and threaded it through the holes, kind of like sewing, and looped it back, creating a new lip for the modified base pad to slide onto. Lastly, I used Fastweld 10 adhesive along the safety wired edge to permanently hold it in place. The follower and spring can be removed from the top of the magazine for cleaning.

Unfortunately, I didn't take any pics of the process. However, I do plan on making another one...this time hopefully with a finger rest extension similar to the one that GAP Enterprises sells. I will take pics of the process for that mag.

That's brilliant. I've shortened my fair share of metal magazines (just heat and bend for new feet), but had dismissed the possibility of doing this with any GLOCK magazine! :thumbsup:

atoalson
03-20-2013, 20:54
Very nice job! Is the OP still active on here?

JoshK
03-23-2013, 13:11
Very nice job! Is the OP still active on here?

he hasn't been around since May 2011....

Glock 23 Nutter
02-18-2014, 11:51
Bumped...

...Because Gaston hisself reads this forum.

:rofl:




Nutter

Johnny Ringo
02-18-2014, 11:59
Ironic it is to find a thread like this when so many people gripe about laws limiting mag capacity, etc. I'm a believer in doin' what you feel is right, but I would've directed my efforts toward figuring out a more comfortable carry situation rather than dumping a round and raping a perfectly good magazine just to shave a sliver off the total length of the grip/mag. Just my opinion.

glock2740
02-18-2014, 18:57
Ironic it is to find a thread like this when so many people gripe about laws limiting mag capacity, etc. I'm a believer in doin' what you feel is right, but I would've directed my efforts toward figuring out a more comfortable carry situation rather than dumping a round and raping a perfectly good magazine just to shave a sliver off the total length of the grip/mag. Just my opinion.

Wanting a low capacity mag vs. being told to do so is a HUGE difference. A G36 makes as much sense as the XDs45. Some people want a small, thin .45ACP and are willing to give up the capacity to have one.

glock2740
02-18-2014, 18:59
:cool: I've been toying with the idea of shortening one of my G36 magazines to 5 rounds for a while now, and have finally figured out how to make it work. I haven't had a chance to functional test it yet, but hope to do that this week.

Here are some pics:
http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/7289/glock361.jpg

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8206/glock362.jpg

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8894/glock363.jpg

Outstanding work. :cool:

drewcog
02-19-2014, 12:18
Think I'm gonna gather some supplies today and get to work trying this out. Not so much to fill a need, but to answer that gnawing question: can I?

WinterWizard
02-19-2014, 18:38
I used the regular G36 base pad and cut/filed it down, along with cutting the magazine tube down. Then I drilled some .030" holes spaced about .3125" along the bottom of the mag tube. The holes were also about .031" from the edge of the mag tube. Then I used .020" stainless safety wire and threaded it through the holes, kind of like sewing, and looped it back, creating a new lip for the modified base pad to slide onto. Lastly, I used Fastweld 10 adhesive along the safety wired edge to permanently hold it in place. The follower and spring can be removed from the top of the magazine for cleaning.

Unfortunately, I didn't take any pics of the process. However, I do plan on making another one...this time hopefully with a finger rest extension similar to the one that GAP Enterprises sells. I will take pics of the process for that mag.

Sounds like nothing I would want done to a defensive gun that I am trusting my life to. Just my opinion.