Not everyone cleans their pistol magazines, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need attention. Personally, I used to neglect my pistol magazines because I had a hard time getting the baseplates off of my glock magazines.
This post shows an easy trick to help with Glock Magazine Disassembly
They have a detent button in the center of the baseplate, and once depressed, the plate is “supposed” to slide off – unfortunately I never have it that simple.
Luckily, I was shown a way that makes disassembling a glock magazine very simple.
Use the Glock Armorer’s Tool!
Insert the tool all the way in until it stops at the handle.
Push the tool (with the baseplate sliding) forward. You want to leverage the plate forward using the handle of the glock tool.
Use your hand to cover the bottom of the magazine before you slide the baseplate completely off
This Glock magazine disassembly trick takes practice. I have a lot of people that don’t get it at first. However, once you figure out the right amount of pressure to use it is much easier.
I learned this trick at the factory armorer school, so don’t be afraid of it. It works