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Old 04-06-2013, 11:17   #1
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G36 Flush Magazine

So I've seen a post from a while back of someone who did this but they haven't been active in awhile to explain how. So here's my try. (Not yet completed)

So far I simply measured for the plate and the tube to see if it would look right and so far I love it. Now I am still trying to figure out how to actually attach the plate without any failures.
Once I do this I will explain what I did, just in case some of you out there have been looking to do this. As I've been searching for a flush mag for my 36 ever since I got it.
In the meantime. Any suggestions for the attachment would be great. Otherwise I will figure it out
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:29   #2
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So the baseplate is now attached. I simply heated the bottom of the mag tube with a small butane torch and with a flathead screwdriver I made a new lip for the plate. It fits great! A lot of nit picking and tedious work getting the lip heated and even, but I'm the end wasn't that bad.
Loads 5 rounds perfect. Cycles all 5. Slide still locks back when empty in case someone out there was wondering if it would be too short.

This May not be for everyone. As a matter of fact some are probably thinking why I wasted my time doing it. Lol. I like it. Its something I wanted. So if anyone else is interested, ill answer any questions for you.


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Old 04-06-2013, 16:05   #3
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Glock needs to make this, I would buy a 36 immediately if they did. It would do me no good with the grip extension, I only like flat baseplates on my subcompacts. Another member did a similar thread a few years ago. He drilled a few holes and used wire to attach the baseplate.
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Old 04-06-2013, 16:09   #4
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Yes that was the thread I was referring back to. So I tried it myself. Turned out great! And the baseplate is super sturdy yet can still be removed.

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Old 04-06-2013, 17:32   #5
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Looks good, nice work...
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Old 04-06-2013, 17:35   #6
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Thanks lyod

G19, I'd be happy to do It for you. As long as you pay shipping and a few extra bucks for the labor .

Only if you're interested. Wasnt trying to sell anything here, I just really wanted this for a long time and figured someone out there would appreciate info on how to do It.

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:38   #7
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I would suggest that you may want to re-think the modification of the G36 mag. The 36 got some bad press in the past for not being a good CCW due to it having many failures to feed. Most of these failures happen after a modification was made to the mag(+1 or+2 addition) .The G36 is my EDC and have found it very reliable , Remember it is a Glock, if it’s not broke don’t try to fit it !
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:52   #8
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The G36 is also my EDC. Any work which is done on a weapon which you are betting your life on, must be done only by a trained gunsmith (even then, I always run a few hundreds rounds thur it after any repair).

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:27   #9
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I would suggest that you may want to re-think the modification of the G36 mag. The 36 got some bad press in the past for not being a good CCW due to it having many failures to feed. Most of these failures happen after a modification was made to the mag(+1 or+2 addition) .The G36 is my EDC and have found it very reliable , Remember it is a Glock, if it’s not broke don’t try to fit it !
I don't think you are really thinkin' this thing through.

The "+1/+2" mag extensions Increase the length of the mag, thereby Reducing the spring effectiveness. This little mod should Increase the spring effectiveness as well as feeding reliability.

As long as the base is secure, really secure? Go.


Ideology aside, this is an Outstanding contribution - the only mod I would consider doing to my G36, and one Gaston should have done Years ago.

Please post a blueprint so that I can steal it, and then mass produce'em in Me'he'co.




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Old 04-07-2013, 11:40   #10
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Does the floorplate actually stay attached to the magazine after you mentled it to make it smaller? What is the advantage of the magazine floorplate sitting flush against the bottom of the pistol grip? Every magazine I own has a small space between the floorplate and grip, no issues at all. What was the problem you had with the way Glock designed it?

This is a perfect example of bubbah-smithing at it's best, terrible idea IMO. There is no way that design is better or even close to being as reliable as the Glock design.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:48   #11
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I carry a 36 daily and find it very easy to conceal so for me, losing a round in the mag is not a good trade off.


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Old 04-07-2013, 12:12   #12
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Just put 75 rounds through this mag. Drawing and reholstering to mimick self defense situations. Not one malfunction. Shoots great.

And for those of you who dont like what I did, I did this because I like it. And for the same reason when I get my 26 that Im not buying the extensions for that either.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:26   #13
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If your pistol functions as designed and is reliable I see no problem with your modifications. If you are happy with it, that is all that matters!
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:27   #14
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Old 04-07-2013, 13:19   #15
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Would you mind posting a picture from the back of the magazine?
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Old 04-07-2013, 13:31   #16
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Outstanding!
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Old 04-07-2013, 16:03   #18
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Outstanding!
Sarcastic? :rolleyes: lol. Thanks. I think it turned out pretty decent for my first try. Might pick up a few more mags and do a couple more. Maybe throw them up on the Bay see if anyone's interested

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Old 04-07-2013, 16:15   #19
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thats a big gun for only 5 rounds in a magazine.
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Old 04-07-2013, 17:00   #20
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thats a big gun for only 5 rounds in a magazine.
Ill always have my backup 6 round mag but. Having 5 rounds to protect myself is fine by me. Ill only need one anyways :D

Ill buy purchasing my G26 soon also so half the time Ill be carring that too. 10 rounds is quite enough

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No sarcasm. I like it. I always thought it was dumb of glock to offer a short grip and not offer flat based mags. If all they are going to offer is 6 rd mags that require an extension then they should just extend the grip a little. PM me when you are ready to let one go. I might pick one up but I am still crossing my fingers for a gen 4 g36.

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Sarcastic? :rolleyes: lol. Thanks. I think it turned out pretty decent for my first try. Might pick up a few more mags and do a couple more. Maybe throw them up on the Bay see if anyone's interested

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Old 04-07-2013, 17:06   #22
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I will do that. And a Gen 4 36 would be awesome

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:09   #23
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i use to carry a G36 long ago....moved on but stayed with glocks.....

not too long ago i bought a Kahr PM45. before doing so i looked hard at the G36 again, compared the two guns (Kahr and Glock) side by side et cetera.....and went with the PM45 as it was really the only true compact .45acp between the two.
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Hmm, help me out, as a non Glock-36 owner, I am confused, can you show a before and after pic of your altered and unalterd mag(s). I went to E-bay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-factory-NE...item20d13e52ca

to find out what a G-36 mag originaly looks like, but am stil confused as to if you took a G-30 flush baseplate, or if you cut down your original mag or what to make the mag flush.

Anyway whatever you did I like it.
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Hmm, help me out, as a non Glock-36 owner, I am confused, can you show a before and after pic of your altered and unalterd mag(s). I went to E-bay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-factory-NE...item20d13e52ca

to find out what a G-36 mag originaly looks like, but am stil confused as to if you took a G-30 flush baseplate, or if you cut down your original mag or what to make the mag flush.

Anyway whatever you did I like it.
Yes I took that same mag and baseplate from the 36 and cut it down.

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