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Strange Police Glock mag baseplate

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by the count, Apr 23, 2016.

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  1. the count

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    Take a look at this pic from an Austrian cop. Gold baseplate with what seems to be the G logo...never seen that before. Wonder what thats all about?

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  2. tarosean

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    Brass to add weight would be my only guess... Unless the cop likes bling, it's not like you can put flashy grips on one.
     
  3. X-Rap

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    Someone found yet another way to make a Glock special.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    the count

    I would go with it being extra weight to maybe have the magazine drop freely or just to give the gun a little better balance.
     
  5. Theohazard

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    That looks to me like a normal black plastic floor plate. The color is just sunlight reflecting off of it.
     
  6. MIL-DOT

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    Yep, that's what i was thinking,too.
     
  7. Onward Allusion

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    Um, to add weight so that pistol whipping can be more effective? :evil:

    Glocks by its nature are utilitarian. Hence all the add-ons for it - aftermarket slide plates with Psalm verses, biohazard logos, Tactiskins, Talon Grips......etc... Anything to make something mundane special. Kinda like the tuner crowd & their $15K cars & $30K in add-on's or the 10/22 crowd that "tune" their carbine so it shoots like a bolt action. :D

    Yeah, I took my smart---- pills today...:evil:
     
  8. ApacheCoTodd

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    Because it's so hard to shoot them with "curb-feelers".

    Really, as stated above, it's the sun or light reflecting on a buffed-up plate. Look at the portions of the bottom of the grip getting the same light.

    "... special." It is to laugh!:D

    Todd.
     
  9. X-Rap

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    If someone isn't getting in touch with a foundry today they are missing the boat.
    Polished brass base plates will sell like hotcakes.:cool:;)
     
  10. ApacheCoTodd

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    Yup, and then, in addition to the "G", one might add an "O" ahead of or outside of it!

    Now, we have a product!




    Todd.
     
  11. the count

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    OK, taking orders for the first batch of brass Glock mag base plates! Only $75 a piece. High polish add $20.:D
     
  12. jmr40

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    A lot of cops write their names, initials etc. on the baseplates in order to identify theirs during training. Having a gold colored baseplate would make it easy to pick this one out from a pile on a table.

    I currently own both a G21 and G20. At a glance the mags for both of those are very similar. All of the mag bodies and baseplates have either "10mm" or "45ACP" written clearly in silver sharpie to make it easy to identify them. I use a similar system with my AR mags to identify the type of ammo loaded in them.
     
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    It might be a reflection of sunlight, but if it isn't I'd say the second most likely thing would be paint for the sake of identification.

    Either to identify the specif ammunition he keeps in that magazine, or to identify it as a duty magazine, or maybe instead of numbering them, they're color coded to keep track of spring life, or malfunctions.
     
  14. Theohazard

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    Guys. It's simply a reflection of the sunlight. What you're looking at is light reflecting off the plastic. You can even see the light reflecting off part of the gun's frame at the rear of the mag well.

    The baseplate is not gold colored, it's simply a normal black baseplate.
     
  15. jmr40

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    I think it is gold. The OP was there. Something odd caught his eye and he got into a position to take a photo. If he did that he would have seen it from many different angles. If this had been a random photo that was found on the internet and not been seen by the OP in person I could understand the confusion.
     
  16. dogtown tom

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    How do you know?
    The OP doesn't say anything about taking the photo himself.
     
  17. Theohazard

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    If you actually look at it realizing it's just sunlight, it's painfully obvious.

    Zoom in on the picture. Look at the obvious plastic-looking Glock logo on the baseplate. Then look at gold reflection on the bottom of the rear of the grip frame. It's pretty clear that it's just a reflection.
    I'd be willing to bet that he just found this pic on the Internet. Because if he was there, he'd have realized it was just the reflection of the sunlight on a black plastic baseplate.
     
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    Here's another picture similar to the pic in the OP:

    handgun-police-officers-glock-pistol-usa-police-officers-gun-held-A0GCGP.jpg

    Notice that this baseplate is also reflecting light. This one is reflecting whiter light, so it looks white, while the pic in the OP is reflecting yellowish-gold light, so the baseplate looks gold. Both of these pics show the normal black plastic Glock factory baseplate.
     
  19. Dan-O

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    Ooooh....shiny.
     
  20. Bobson

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    Silliest thread of the year. It's a standard baseplate. Is this really the first time you've seen an early morning sun reflect yellow light onto a darkly colored object? Spend more time outdoors, friend.
     
  21. Panzerschwein

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    Uh, no.

    I'm pretty sure this is the fabled Golden Magazine of Power™ distributed only to the most tactical operators operating operationally.

    That cop must be one bad dude. :cool:
     
  22. MIL-DOT

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    lmao !! :D
     
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