***The 9mm pads are pending production and will return in Q1 of 2021. We thank you for your patience. Please note that due to limited demand, the .45 pads will likely not be restocked once they run out.
Fits full sized frame M&P models ONLY (fits all generations of full sized mags).
- CNC machined from tough 6061 aluminum.
- Bottom of the pad features 8 dimples for marking magazines.
- Black anodized finish.
- Weight is .5 ounces (factory is .2 ounces). Pads are legal in all divisions of IDPA and USPSA.
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, current production black magazine with square button plastic retainer: just order our pad
- 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 and M&P 2.0 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
**NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE (discontinued) 10-8 MAGAZINE WELL. YOU NEED TO USE OUR XTC BASE PADS with the magazine well.
DOES NOT FIT:
- M&P 2.0 Compact - Front corners of pad will protrude
- Aftermarket competition magazine wells
- M&P Compact. 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)
- Factory 10 round restricted capacity magazines, which have the bottom portion of the tube replaced by a large block (see pic in the gallery)
ReviewsErikExcellent for what they are. The factory pads are too long for my personal preference and the 10-8 version is smaller in diameter, but still providing the grip needed for loading. The material used to manufacture these is slightly heavier than factory plastic which helps when you hit the mag release and let gravity do its thing.Jake
Excellent product.These bases work as advertised. They make it possible to store multiple magazines in puches next to each other, facing the same direction (my preference is towards the firing hand). Being metal, they add a small amount of weight that I think aids in their removal during slidelock reloads (that is, they seem to fall more freely than the plastic bases). 10-8 and Apex have partnership to make the same bases in plastic, for less money, but I prefer the metal ones. It would also be possible to Dremel the factory originals to allow you to accomplish a similar (but definitely not the same) result. I bought these for my full-sized M&P45. Installation was a breeze: I just used a pen to depress the round tit (located on the bottom of the base pad) and slid the old base pad off; then slid the new ones on while keeping pressure on the floor plate. Easy peasy.
These are greatThese base plated are just as S&W should have made them from the factory. A little pricey but worth it IMO.Michael Starmer
Even for the Compacts...I've had a dozen of these for many years, 6 of the round and 6 of the square. They're on any magazine that's delegated for carry. Just picked up a 9c and was looking at the stubby stock flat plate and went and grabbed one of my 10-8 pads. To my surprise it fit. When in the gun it does create a "ledge" as the profile is square but the gun is round. This gives a bit of purchase and locks my fingers where they need to be and eliminates the bulk of the finger extension pad. Give it a try, you make find it works great!Joe Z.
Still the best base pads available.I have used these on my M&P45 for Every Day Carry and now have a couple for my M&P9. Though some mention the need for the square latch insert no longer available from 10-8, I used the stock S&W part from a bunch of magazines I ordered from 44mag.com. Yep, they all had the square latch, so I don't need to scrounge the internet for a discontinued 10-8 part. The base pads? They are still the best as far as smaller footprint and strength, so they will not hang up in standard magazine carriers.Mike
Excellent productThis is my first 10-8 performance product. This fit perfectly on my M&P magazine and functions well like the stock pad but IMO, looks much better than stock. The quality is top notch. I will be purchasing more in the futureEric Bishard
One good, one stickyThe first base pad went on like butter, The second base pad I tried to put on 3 different magazines, it was getting stuck trying to slide it on. Eventually I got it on the magazine but it was a very tight fit, but hey it's there. no problem. The magazines were in good shape, i'm not sure what it was, maybe the gap that the mag slides into was tighter than the other one. Had to use a hammer to get it on, but once it snapped on all the way, it was solid and the plastic locked into place it was ok, a little marred, and scratched, but it works fine.Mike
Solid DesignBy far better than factory base pads. Not to mention the fact they feel much more robust and are better looking. Since I haven't used them a lot I'm not quite sure they're worth 20 bucks a piece yet. I purchased 6 of them anyways based on reviews. I like them very much and if they stand the abuse I'm going to dish out on them over the next few months I will order them for any M&P mags I buy in the future.Steve W
Thoughtfull and Effective Design, Great ExecutionThese are great! I can strip the mags much easier, they're tough enough to take drops, and I like the different colors. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because the price is high (there should be poly models available as with the Glocks) and because 10-8 doesn't stock the needed base pad retainers needed to install them.Gunnar Gray
fixes problems, doesn't cause moreI usually carry several mags stacked as close as possible. Stock base plates get stuck on each other. I have a few alternate baseplates, many don't fit right, they wobble. These fit well and do not hang up on each other. I got 5 to start, I'm DEFINATELY getting more.
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