Wiley sent me one to test out and try to destroy it. I could not do it. I dropped it 10 times empty and half full (6 rounds) from a height of 5 feet onto dirt/mud, golf ball sized gravel, and concrete. I expected to trash a SOCOM mag in the process. After dropping it between 60 and 70 times total, including some with the pistol at 45 degrees pointed down so it would fall differently, it seems that no matter what I did the mag hit on the back edge of the floor plate. The floor plate was very scratched up and dented but the magazine, except for minor scratches from falling over in the gravel and on the concrete, was totally undamaged and fully 100% functional. Once I recoated the mag with Aluma-Hyde II and put back on the HK floor plate you could not tell it had ever been used. These are really nice floor plates being extremely well made and the caliber engraving is flawless. One thing you will notice when you put it on is that the floor plate catch that sticks down in the center hole does not come all the way down. The reason is the floor plate is much thicker at this point than it is on the HK mag. The floor plate is solid, not cut out in the center so that makes it look like the catch is not fully seated. It is.
Trust me brother, the wait will be worth it!
I sent one to Big Bore to eval for me and this is what he did
10 drops empty on grass and dirt.
10 drops half full on grass and dirt (tactical reload).
10 drops empty on large road gravel-golf ball to tennis ball size.
10 drops half full on large road gravel-golf ball to tennis ball size (tactical reload).
10 drops on concrete empty.
10 drops on concrete half full (tactical reload).
here are a few pics of what was left.
I want post the whole eval but the only problems he had were when it hit the concrete with no rounds in it the follower would try to come out of the mag body and 6 of the 10 times the floor plate came unlatched but did not come off.
When I hit the concrete loaded it ejected rounds form the mag 3 times
Thes are advanced prototype and have a tool mark on the left and right side from trying to see how fast we could run them the production floor plates will not have this.
The Ebay acount is my bosses not mine so that is why the contact info is different
I was thinking of makeing a few out of A2 but that might be a bit much.
And about the tool marks on the floor plates I looked today and out of the 150 we have maybe 25% of them have some kind of tool mark the rest are clean. I will keep the one with tool marks until they are all I have Left then discount them. I will get pics when I can.
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These Will work on a Tac but will not look right.
In the next few week I will also make some for the USPF 45 that will fit your Tac like they sould.
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Do you have any approximate date of when your going to make the tac45 with finger extensions? Can you also post a pic of the tooling marks that you mentioned? I wouldnt mind buying those because the floorplates will be hitting the floor anyways! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
Came across your threads from 2004 and this one. Sent you a PM but thought I'd post here too to see if anyone else might know anything. Have you produced or are you still planning to produce any base plates for the USP45f?
I'm working on a project using cut-down 20rd Promag bodies to make 15rd mags for use with the Jet Funnel on my Tac .45. I was hoping to find some contoured floor plates that would marry up to the jet funnel or at least come close.
Alternatively, some +3 extenstions to the 12rd mags that were countoured to look close to the way the Jet Funnel installed mags look would work too.
Thanks for the link F22! I sent him a PM. I knew there had to have been someone else out there that had done this or was planning to. Unfortunately, HK is out of stock of jet funnel mag floor plates as they are with almost all their parts it seems whenever I call. I'd prefer a solid metal floor plate over plastic though even if it wasn't an exact recreation of the HK design to provide a better drop and act as a sacrificial piece that would hit the ground first and protect the rest of the mag.
If anyone knows of anyone making floor plates that are or could be modified to work with the Jet Funnel, please PM me.
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