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FAQS

Q: Why can I not purchase Taran Tactical Innovations, LLC base pads if I live in California?

A: California state law prohibits the sale of "conversions kits" and expressly includes base pads in this list. As of 2/6/2016 we are no longer allowed to ship magazine extensions that have the capability to take the magazine past 10 rounds to CA residence, that includes LEO's. If you are a LEO, you can send in your mags and we can put the pads on for you but we cannot sell them to you for you to put on.

Q: What magazine can I use my base pads on?
A: Each base pad is designed to work specifically with the magazine listed in the product description.  Because of variations even within the same brand, multi-platform compatibility is not guaranteed and, in many cases, cannot be designed.

Q: What does "will add a cant" mean when applied to utilizing Glock 9/40 +5/6 base pads on the Glock 19 or 23?
A: The cant is created by this base pad not following the angle of the grip as it does with the firearms it is designed to work with.  This extension when installed, for example, on a Glock 19 magazine creates two different angles inside the magazine.  This change in angle can cause spring to not compress in a straight line which may result in loss of capacity or a malfunction.  We recommend only using Taran Tactical Innovations base pads with the magazine it has been designed for.

Q: How do I install TTI base pads?

A: Remove the original base plate from the magazine as recommended by the manufacturer.  Inside the magazine you may find a plastic or metal piece or insert at the bottom of the magazine spring.  Remove this insert and do not install it with our base pads.  It will result in reduced capacity and can cause malfunctions.  When a magazine spring is provided with the base pad, reuse the original magazine follower and install it on the new springs.  Slide the follower and spring into the magazine body with the follower facing the same direction as with the original spring.  Press the base pad's retention pin down so that it protrudes only from the bottom of the base pad and is flush with surface where the base pad slides on to the magazine.  With the spring depressed fully into the magazine body, slide the base pad on to the magazine body and let the spring settle into the base pad.  Press the retention pin until it is flush with the bottom of the base pad and your magazine is ready to use.

The pin set screws are set with Loctite® at the specific tension we recommend, and will generally never need an adjustment. Tightening the basepad screw is not recommended and may be difficult because the screw is set with Loctite®; trying to force the set screw to turn could result in stripping the screw.  We do not warranty base pads for stripped heads on set screws.

Q: Can I use a Glock 43 base pad with a grip plug ?
A: The Glock 43 base pad does not work with a grip plug installed.

Q: What is the difference between Black and Flat Black?
A: Base pads that a categorized as Flat Black are sand blasted to achieve a “flat” or “matted” look and texture before they get anodized. The regular Black base pads are anodized over billet aluminum so they have a slight sheen to them.

Q: Does Taran Tactical Innovations ship outside of the United States?
A: Unfortunately we are not set up to ship outside of the United States at this time, but we can refer you to our international distributor.  If this interests you, please contact us by email at info@tarantactical.com and we can assist you.

Q: Can you stipple my Glock frame even though it is not Black?
A: We will stipple non-black frames, but these are more difficult because of the consistency of the plastics.  The additional time required is reflected in the price and this is handled on a case-by-case basis at this time. Please contact us at info@tarantactical.com for more information.