What started with a passion for racing Glock
handguns in USPSA competition has since grown into a sizeable line of
purpose-built magazine extensions. Glocks really shine in Limited Division
USPSA competition, as does the new S&W M&P. Now both can get the
maximum magazine capacity possible under the USPSA 140mm overall length
requirement. Tactical shooters can't overlook the merits of five or six
extra rounds, and we have one of the sleekest, strongest, and physically
smallest units available.
There's nothing quite like picking up a 20-ROUND Glock 22
magazine. That much ammo in one place seems almost unfair.
and M&P pistol's high magazine capacity has always been one of its strengths.
Taylor Freelance 170mm extensions expand that capacity by a
minimum of 8 rounds. Originally designed for USPSA/IPSC competitors,
the +8 Floorplate extends the magazine to the 170mm overall length
allowed in international Open Division competition.
With USPSA now allowing 9mm Luger at
"major" power factor, Glocks have become more competitive than ever. The
new lower power factor floor of 165 (only 160 internationally) makes
major 9mm very viable, and has become a hot topic recently on U.S.
If you're looking at running an "Open"
Glock or S&W M&P (a.k.a. top fuel, full-race, custom. . .) you've got to give these
things a try.
Taylor Freelance +8 floorplate and standard magazine
||(Not for use
on 9 or 10 round magazines. In some areas, mounting our floorplates on such
magazines is a violation of law.)
floorplate comes with a custom-wound Wolff or ISMI spring. You may have
heard of the famed Wolff "+10%" springs. We used those for years before
upgrading to even stronger spring wire in 2010.
You don't compete?
Taylor Freelance 140mm (+5) floorplates expand your high-capacity magazines'
capacity without making the magazine too large to handle or hide. I stand by
a minimum of five rounds worth of increase. That's 20+1 rounds of .40
S&W in a Glock 22 or 24. Expect to get six more rounds (23+1) into a 9mm
Glock 17. For competitors, that's an edge they can't do without.
Why Buy From Us?
can buy cheaper equipment, but superior design, quality, and materials, make
our floorplates one of the most reliable on the market. Here's why:
Both the +8 and
+4 floorplates now have the
Fort Knox Retainer --
a machined aluminum plate that holds the floorplate on NO MATTER WHAT. No
more "speed-unloads" from all-polymer parts popping off when dropped. (That's why
Glock stopped making theirs, and law enforcement agencies around the nation
have dropped them from their arsenals.)
Our designs offer greater
capacity by design as well. The Glock +2, and some others made here
in the U.S. work fairly well for competition (they still come off when
abused) but their design limits them to a maximum of two, maybe three rounds
of extra capacity. It's a long story, but without a major rework, the only
place you're going to get more than +3 is through us, or through comparable
products now being made by our several competitors. (We were the first to
offer extended floorplates for the Glock, and are the only ones offering
floorplates for the original non-full-metal-lined "non-drop-free" mags.)
Worst of all, most of
the extended floorplates on the market are "one size fits all" units. There
is a big difference between the two styles, and that's part of why the competiton's gear comes off so often. When you order from us, you need to
tell us what sort of magazines you have -- drop-free or non-drop-free.
There are at least four types of magazines
Our floorplates use the stock
follower, are impervious to most all gun cleaners, use Wolff or ISMI springs,
and are as simple as simple gets. In the end, we think you'll end up here.
Our floorplates for
the Glock are
CNC machined from Delrin 150 -- a non-marring super-strength homopolymer used in
aerospace applications. Dimensional Delrin is approximately four times more expensive
than aluminum per square foot, but the performance payoff is worth it. All
our other floorplates are CNC machined from either aluminum bar stock, or
"half-hard machinable" brass.
Compare our materials to the
flimsy injection-moulded plastic or (in the case of the Glock) mag-damaging aluminum used elsewhere,
and you'll LOVE Taylor Freelance products.
Thanks for dropping
Robin Taylor, Taylor
Instructions for installing "Fort Knox Retainer"
(Let us repeat: Not for use on Glock 9 or 10
round magazines. In some areas, mounting extended floorplates on 9 or 10-round magazines is
a violation of law.)