When it comes to Glock, they hold many advantages over similarly priced handguns. But there are a few areas that Glock dominates in. Even a CZ fanboy like me can see this. Glock dominates the aftermarket for parts. The number of triggers, magazines, slide cuts, slide plates, holsters, internals, frames and much more is insane. I have dived head first into this trade with my two previous Glocks. My Glock 22, and my Glock 34. For each of these Glocks I changed as much as I could with what I was going for at the time. This includes slide plates and magazine base plates. I was sent a slide plate for my smallest and most used Glock, the Glock 48. Bastion sent me a simple but aesthetically pleasing American Flag slide plate.
Getting the Glock 48’s slide plate off was not as easy as it was on my Glock 34 or 22. I am unsure what the difference is, but it was a pain. But putting the Bastion slide plate slide in place and fit perfectly. The look is simple and pleasing to my eyes. It does not distract me when I am looking down my sights and doesn’t draw my eye at all.
The other item Bastion sent me was an all aluminum Glock tool. Glock’s are very simple. I have taken all of mine apart time and time again and the limited amount of time I spend on working on them is a sign of how simple they are. I will personally spend more time installing a milspec AR trigger then I will, taking my Glocks down to their base parts.
But there is one part that has always been by bane, the base plate on magazines. The base plates are held in place by a number of factors that include tensions, two clips on the side and a small peg on a plate that attaches to the magazine. If you have ever attempted to take the magazine apart, it is a pain in the rear. Well the Glock tool Bastion tool is what you need. I use the tool to take my Glock 34 mag and Glock 48 mags apart just to see where it would work. With a bit of help from the folding pin pusher, I was able to take the Ghost Inc. slide plate off and put it back on with no issues.