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Old 07-04-2017, 09:48 AM
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Has anybody tried this particular back plate for the shield? I'm curious how fit and finish is.

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Old 07-04-2017, 10:51 AM
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Haven't tried them. I got mine from NDZ Performance.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:16 PM
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Didn't know this existed! Looks great!!
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:51 PM
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Another case of total discrimination nobody makes the backplate for the Shield 45.
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:59 PM
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Nice looking plate but I'm a little shocked at the price!
Would be nice to have matching rear sight too

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Old 07-04-2017, 11:07 PM
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How will that improve your shooting?

Back plates are a dime a dozen. I'd like to see a T-handle back plate to aid my RA weak grip.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:18 AM
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How will that improve your shooting?

Back plates are a dime a dozen. I'd like to see a T-handle back plate to aid my RA weak grip.
It doesn't, I would like to add a little bit of my own spin on the gun without altering the functionality, right now. Does anybody know of any other companies that make aluminum back plates?
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:44 AM
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Does anybody know of any other companies that make aluminum back plates?
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:32 AM
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TacRack T handle back plate.Got mine at Amazon.I think it was 29$
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:46 PM
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TacRack T handle back plate.Got mine at Amazon.I think it was 29$
Does it get in the way for IWB carry or get caught on anything?
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Back plates are a dime a dozen. I'd like to see a T-handle back plate to aid my RA weak grip.


This reminded me of my VP9. Before I handled one or purchased mine, I thought those little tabs at the rear of the slide were kind of silly. Now that I have used them, I wish someone offered something similar for other pistols as well. I love those things. And I'm still healthy and have a good grip.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:08 PM
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I'm curious how well the flat line ops one fits after reading a review. That t handle one looks cool
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:17 AM
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Does the slide cover plate NEED that rectangular portion in the middle of it?
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:32 PM
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The TacRack looks like it would be painful to operate with those sharp ends. And not enough grip area. I don't want to fiddle around trying to rack it on a belt or holster. Thanks, I guess I'll stick with the cupped hand over the top.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:41 PM
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Does it get in the way for IWB carry or get caught on anything?
No,in fact my weak left index still couldnt get a good grip on it. I ADDED1/2" of clear neoprene ubeing ti both sides and what a diffefence! no snag either I will sap a pi and put it up!
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These are not very good but they show the relationships.Haveing to hod the gun with one hand an camera with th other +poor quality!
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:51 PM
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[QUOTE=trbomax;139657112]These are not very good but they show the relationships.Haveing to hod the gun with one hand an camera with th other +poor quality![/QUO


The other thing is that the extensions are neoprene tubeing! they ar soft and flexible!
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:32 AM
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These are not very good but they show the relationships.Haveing to hod the gun with one hand an camera with th other +poor quality![/QUO


The other thing is that the extensions are neoprene tubeing! they ar soft and flexible!
No big deal. We get the idea just fine. Thanks for posting them!
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:15 PM
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I bought one of these slide plates. Took it out of the package and the bottom 3/4's discolored by touch. Sent the company an email. They sent back a reply stating...

If you touch it it could discolor
If you get gun oil on it it could discolor
If you get gun solvent on it it could discolor

They included a video stating to clean the back plate with rubbing alcohol.


Mine didn't clean up.
Looks really good in the package when it first arrives. But unfortunately sending back.
YMMV

I found another back plate mfr and they make their product out of T6 aluminium. https://www.bastiongear.com/collecti...-shield?page=9

Thinking hello kitty punisher.

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Old 07-14-2017, 01:26 AM
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These are not very good but they show the relationships.Haveing to hod the gun with one hand an camera with th other +poor quality!
I think those are for people who are everyday packers, And are afraid of losing their toy.

Reminds me of when people say to you. You better strap a 24 to your ☆SS before going in there.

Kind of a safety device for their "6".

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Old 07-14-2017, 07:01 AM
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I bought one of these slide plates. Took it out of the package and the bottom 3/4's discolored by touch. Sent the company an email. They sent back a reply stating...

If you touch it it could discolor
If you get gun oil on it it could discolor
If you get gun solvent on it it could discolor

They included a video stating to clean the back plate with rubbing alcohol.

Glock Mag plate, Rear slide plate AR lasered parts cleaning NDZ Performance - YouTube

Mine didn't clean up.
Looks really good in the package when it first arrives. But unfortunately sending back.
YMMV

I found another back plate mfr and they make their product out of T6 aluminium not plastic like NDZ's is.
NDZ's description says their plates replace the plastic factory one, and that they are hard anodized. Sounds like they are aluminum ?
That sucks that they discolor so easy.
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NDZ's description says their plates replace the plastic factory one, and that they are hard anodized. Sounds like they are aluminum ?
That sucks that they discolor so easy.
Yes... They are aluminum, not plastic.
Strange to hear about the discoloration on dkals... Mine has not discolored (that I've noticed anyway), but it wouldn't bother me if it did.
Of course... My 2012 vintage Shield is now FAR from showroom quality.

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Old 07-14-2017, 12:25 PM
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My 2012 vintage Shield......
vintage....heh heh....heh heh
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vintage....heh heh....heh heh
Just to go completely off topic here...

People often misuse the word "vintage" to denote old. This is because wine is aged prior to being sold and good wine is never sold the same year it is produced. Therefore, the vintage is the year the grapes were harvested, pressed and bottled.

It is correct to say that your new Shield is a 2017 vintage. Another way to say it is, "My Shield is of the 2012 model year." It's just easier to say, "It's a 2012 vintage Shield." It doesn't mean it's old.



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I would like to see NDZ or Bastion make a back plate for the Shield .45.
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Well... The more emails they get about wanting a Shield45 plate, the quicker it may come to be. Many won't bother to go through the design, tool and production start up costs fo something that may not sell.

Get all your friends to do an email campaign.
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NDZ's description says their plates replace the plastic factory one, and that they are hard anodized. Sounds like they are aluminum ?
That sucks that they discolor so easy.
Sorry for saying they were plastic. The back plate from NDZ did not feel like aluminum. Maybe I'm losing one of my senses.
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Sorry for saying they were plastic. The back plate from NDZ did not feel like aluminum. Maybe I'm losing one of my senses.
That happens with age...the first one I lost was "Common"...
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Haven't tried them. I got mine from NDZ Performance.
I got mine from NDZ performance too, it fits great
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The shield .40 is my EDC. I have the modified slide plate with the racking tabs. The plate itself is pointless and will make your fingers bleed more then assist you in racking your slide. The tabs are to small to get a good grip. However, im in a wheelchair and need a good way to rack the slide if an arm goes down and they do provide a good alternative to sight racking. The back plate doesn't get in the way in regards to IWB but it will get in the way of your rack.
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I contacted NDZ about a slide back plate for the Shield 45 and this is their reply,

Good Morning,

Thank you for contacting our offices. We are in the works of designing one. Once we do test fitment and everything fits and works out we will be listing them. We are not sure at this time when they will be done.

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this is their reply,

Good Morning,

Thank you for contacting our offices. We are in the works of designing one. Once we do test fitment and everything fits and works out we will be listing them. We are not sure at this time when they will be done.

Sincerely,

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Sounds like a 'canned' reply that means "Maybe Some Day"... Especially when it includes 'We are not sure at this time when they will be done.'

Keep checking and ask friends to do the same (even those that don't have a Shield45).
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