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No special tools needed. Just press inward on the round button in the center of the original base pad and slowly slide the base forward about a quarter of an inch. Put your thumb over the end of the mag and cover the bottom of the mag as you slowly slide the original base pad off. Be sure you keep constant pressure on the bottom of the mag as you slide off the base pad. You are trying to cover the exposed bottom of the mag opening so that the spring does not come flying out. Now while holding down the mag insides with your thumb you start to slide on the mag extension while slowly backing up your thumb from the opening. Continue to slide on the extension until the button clicks into place on the new base. They come with a replacement spring plate. You can use this for a better fit.
 

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I received my extensions today but not sure how to put the bottom "extra" plate on for a better fit? There's no notch for the spring to attach to like the original bottom plate. What am I missing? Thanks for the instructions.
 

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vandave said:
I received my extensions today but not sure how to put the bottom "extra" plate on for a better fit? There's no notch for the spring to attach to like the original bottom plate. What am I missing? Thanks for the instructions.
I too thought the same thing. Just remove the original and the pressure of the flat side of the plate will work just fine.
 

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The plate that comes with the Pearce Extension is not an extra one - it is a replacement plate. Don't use both the original and the Pearce plate. Just use one or the other. The Pearce plate is suppose to provide for less play in the extension. I'm using the original Ruger spring plate and have had no issues.
 

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You would think the "replacement" plate would have the same spring retaining notches as the original. I haven't shot with the extensions but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Looks good, accepts ammo, and slides into LCP with no trouble. I don't see how the pearce extension plate would be any better than the spring plate current in the magazines.
 

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2nd batch of Pearce Extensions have shipped

2nd batch of Pearce Extensions have shipped today. Check your Paypal transaction for tracking information if you bought Pearce Extensions from the Elsie Pea Store in the past 7 days. Next shipment due in 11.25.08 and pre-orders are going fast!
 

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Received mine with in just a few days,very fast delivery. I tried both plates. Left the new one in there,didnt really notice any diff between the two?? But do like the original spring securing device on the original.
 

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I just put the Pearson's on and there is a very slight movement. How do you take the original plate off with breaking it or the spring, so that I can put the Pearson plate on instead. Thank you
 

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I have smaller hands. The Ruger extensions fit me better. I have read here that some people with larger hands prefer the Pearce extensions.
I have some Pearce extensions i will trade, if anyone is interested.
Bill
 

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I just installed the Pearce extensions and tried it with the two different plates and felt no difference so I reinstalled the original plate with the extension.
 

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I'm really glad I read this thread. The base plates that come with the extensions make it fit perfectly! At first I didn't use them, and I was annoyed at the amount of play it had.
 

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I just installed my Pearce extensions, there was no extra plate in the package? Fits ok, just wondering about the plate. Did they change something that makes the plate unnecessary?
 

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redarmymembe said:
I just installed my Pearce extensions, there was no extra plate in the package? Fits ok, just wondering about the plate. Did they change something that makes the plate unnecessary?
I 2nd that. I received my pearce grip extensions from the esliepea store and there were no extra plates in there either.
 

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That's interesting. If it was changed, I'd like to see a comparison of the two. Maybe there was a design change and it fits better now.
 

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i bought a set of pearse this last sunday, at a gun show and there was no plate for those in the box. mine seem to fit fine
 
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