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S&W M&P Base Pad

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  • The long front toe of the factory base pad kicks the magazine tube away from your hand, making it more difficult to get the correct index of the magazine tube in your hand.
  • The rebated front of the 10-8 base pad allows you get achieve the correct index of the magazine in your hand.
  • The long front toe of the factory base pad is also a snag hazard during speed reloads.  It is common to draw the front magazine and snag the rear one, leaving one in your gun and one on the ground.
  • The scoop at the front allows you reach in and access the magazine for malfunction clearances.
  • The front scoop makes for easy stripping of stuck magazines.
  • The side scoops allow for improved purchase while stripping stuck magazines or performing tactical reloads.
  • The side scoops allow for improved purchase while stripping stuck magazines or performing tactical reloads.
  • If your magazine looks like this restricted capacity mag (photo courtesy S&W), our pads will not fit.  Please note that the bottom of this tube is replaced by a block, with a "pad" molded in.  We do not make anything compatible with these magazines.
  • This base pad will fit on the magazine for the 9c and 40c, but the pad is not intended for the Compact.  You can see here that the pad is too long and will protrude at the front.  The base pads will not allow the mag to lock in place on a .45.  Sorry!
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Product Description

**The round hole retainer pads for 9/40/357 M&Ps have been discontinued.  The square hole retainer pad will fit all current production standard capacity black magazines in the 9/40/357 M&P full size.  If you have an older magazine or a tan base (VTAC) with the round hole, we have the square button retainers for sale.

The M&P factory base pad was one of the areas where we felt some improvements could be made.  Due to their plastic construction, some users have experienced pad cracking and breakage.  Our magazine base pads are CNC machined from tough 6061 aluminum for maximum durability.  The bottom of the pad features 8 dimples for marking your magazines.

Fits full sized frame M&P models ONLY (fits all generations of full sized mags).

Black or Flat Dark Earth anodized finish. 

Weight is .5 ounces (factory is .2 ounces). Pads are legal in all divisions of IDPA and USPSA.

These pads are the same thickness as the factory pads, and are therefore not compatible with aftermarket competition magazine wells.

Pads will fit on M&P 9/40 Compact models, but pad is too large for the footprint of the shortened frame (see photo gallery).

Here's the run down for the base pad and retainer compatibility, as it is a common area of confusion:

  • M&P 9/40/357, pre 2011 with old round hole retainer: use our current pad PLUS the square button retainer
  • M&P 9/40/357 VTAC with tan factory pad and round hole retainer: use our current pad PLUS the square button retainer
  • M&P 45: all generations use round hole retainer, order just our pad

**Does not work with M&P Compact or MA compliant and other variations of 10 round or restricted capacity magazines, which have the bottom portion of the tube replaced by a large block (see pic in the gallery).**

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  1. Tough as nails....

    Posted by Clint Achziger on 21st Apr 2014

    Great products, base pads are well designed and constructed.

    They are easy to grasp during the reloads drills and absence of that long tang on the factory mags, allows a better grip.

    Great product Hilton.. Highly recommended..

  2. Well thought out upgrade

    Posted by Deginald Y. on 12th Apr 2014

    An upvote for what everybody else has already said. I like the chopped down profile/nose of this design, and that it adds a feeling of sturdiness. 10-8 customer service is top notch as well.

  3. These rock!

    Posted by Damon Webb on 12th Apr 2014

    Best floorplate upgrade you can put on your M&P magas - all of mine wear these.

  4. M&P base pads

    Posted by Jason Weekley on 11th Apr 2014

    Extreme real world utility.

  5. Well designed

    Posted by Ernest Breig on 2nd Apr 2014

    The base plates are nice looking, well crafted and perform as expected. The easy installation really helped also. I am ordering more for other mags.

  6. Perfect Match Up

    Posted by Joe Z. on 21st Mar 2014

    I replaced the factory base pads with these and swap was simple. The factory pads had more room in the slot, where the 10-8 pads were a little tighter. Ran all the mags through several courses of fire with no issues whatsoever. A definite improvement, as the finger notches will allow a good grip to pull a stuck mag.

    I've been impressed with the fit and finish of all the 10-8 products since my first 1911 sight install. Customers receive an excellent product designed for hard use.

  7. Highly recommend this product

    Posted by Cuso on 10th Oct 2013

    o Shipping was on time.
    o The quality of the base pads is great.
    o Precise fit.
    o I will buy again.
    o I definitely recommend this product.

  8. Best aftermarket base plates on the market!!

    Posted by Jamar Taylor on 6th Oct 2013

    Without a doubt one of the best aftermarket products you can add to your M&P. Solid connection to the mag tube and won't crack or break like the factory plastic ones.

  9. Well thought out

    Posted by E. Alan Normandy on 25th Sep 2013

    It works! Solid place to grab/rip magazine from pistol, even if something prevents the magazine from falling freely. Wide base and dots on the bottom allow for low-key numbering of magazines for inventory control and problem identification. Nice work.

  10. Big upgrade over factory!

    Posted by Wayne K on 22nd Sep 2013

    Bought 4 of these to replace my plastic base pads for my M&P. Quality is top notch and a major upgrade from what it came with from the factory I was pleasantly suprised how nice they are!!

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