New Apex J-Plate Base Pads For Magpul GL9 PMAGs

LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties announced the introduction of the new Apex J-Plate Base Pad for the Magpul GL9 PMAG.

The Apex J-Plate directly replaces the factory base pad on the Magpul GL9 PMAG (MAG546 and MAG550) and is black hardcoat anodized machined aluminum. The J-Plate is easily installed, utilizing the factory retention plate, and features 10 laser marked identification dots. The base pad adds additional weight for faster magazine changes, but does not increase magazine capacity.

The new Apex J-Plate Base Pad, part #102-135, will sell for $14.95 each and will be available for purchase from on Wednesday, March 30.

Dealers and distributors can order the new base pads by contacting Apex at or calling (805) 528-5250.

Features and Specifications:
– Black anodized machined aluminum
– Fits Magpul GL9 PMAGS-MAG546 and MAG550 only
– Utilizes factory retention plate
– Adds approximately 0.045 ounces to the magazine weight
– Does not increase ammunition capacity
– Easy to install (install video)
– Apex Part #: 102-135
– MSRP: $14.95

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paul / March 24, 2016 / Apex News
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  1. Roy Ratliff - February 15, 2017 @ 4:20 pm

    I want a +2 base pad for my M&P Compact 9. The factory finger grip extension is nice but why not at two more rounds at the same time? Will you be making such a thing?

  2. paul - February 18, 2017 @ 1:44 pm

    No, we will not be making a +2 base pad for the M&P models. There are plenty of other companies that specialize in aftermarket base pads.

  3. Brian - June 25, 2018 @ 4:29 am

    What is the purpose of the 10 laser marked identification dots on the baseplate?

  4. paul - June 25, 2018 @ 7:52 am

    For tracking which is which among multiple mags.

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