Hello. I received a useful email concerning replacing Hi Power magazine floor plates that might be of interest since finding spare Hi Power magazine replacement parts can be a problem. Complete new replacement magazines can easily be found but finding just a floor plate or follower usually is not so easy.
Here is the text of the email:
"I wanted to pass along a bit of information for what it’s worth.
I wrecked the base plates on several of my BHP magazines a few weeks back during a combat shooting school. The repeated dropping onto concrete smashed the base plates pretty badly. I searched several of the forum boards you and I frequent, but searches yielded no readily identifiable sources for base plate replacements. I tried a Beretta 92 model base plate and it fit perfectly – some slight movement consistent with a Mec-Gar factory standard BHP base plate is discernible. Due to the holidays, I couldn’t forward this to you earlier, but a Google search revealed numerous purveyors of Beretta 92 base plates at $8 each for a polymer plate with sandwiched metal reinforcement plate. A tad pricey, in my opinion, I decided to check Beretta USA’s website and attempt to get some type of law enforcement discount, hoping for 5 or 6 bucks each. What I found was a retail price of $5.95 each, with a current price of $2.95 each, and a winter discount of 30%- I picked up 15 plates for $30. I believe the winter discount has passed, but the $2.95 is still a pretty good deal. I don’t get to frequent the boards you cover, and thought you might be able to disseminate the information to more folks in a timelier fashion than I might.
Michael V. Floyd"