Why Custom Laser Engraved Glock Backplate?
If you're a Glock owner, you may have seen the option to add a custom laser-engraved backplate to your slide. These backplates, which can be found here on GlockSlideBackplate.com, allow you to add a personalized touch to your Glock and make it truly unique. In this post, we'll talk about the benefits of custom laser-engraved glock backplates and how to replace one on your Glock.
First, let's talk about why you might want to add a custom laser-engraved backplate to your Glock. The backplate on your Glock slide serves an important function, as it holds the firing pin spring from escaping :) However, the stock backplate that comes with your Glock is plain, plastic and unadorned. A custom metal laser-engraved Glock backplate allows you to add a personal touch to your gun and make it stand out.
There are many different options for custom laser-engraved backplates, so you can choose a design that matches your personal style. Some popular options include patriotic Glock backplate designs, SciFi backplates, and even completely personalized and customized Glock backplate. With a custom laser-engraved backplate, you can add a unique and stylish touch to your Glock.
Alright, How to change a Glock Backplate?
To replace the backplate on your Glock, you'll just need a couple of things:
- A punch or small screwdriver (literally anything small that can hold down the firing pin spring)
- A replacement backplate from GlockSlideBackplate.com ;)
Before you begin, make sure your Glock is unloaded and safe to work on. Then, follow these steps:
- Remove the slide from the frame of your Glock.
- Once the slide is removed, locate the backplate on the rear of the slide. It is held in place simply by the tension the firing pin spring is applying to it.
- Use your punch or small screwdriver to carefully release this tension by pulling down the spring (from under the slide)
- Once the tension is released, the backplate should be loose and you can remove it by hand. Note: Take especial precaution on holding the spring back with your thumb, otherwise it'll shoot out and you'll be looking all over the place the rest of the day to find it.
- Take your replacement backplate and slide it into place on the rear of the slide.
That's it! With the new backplate in place, your Glock slide should function properly again. Remember to reassemble the rest of your Glock and test it to make sure everything is working properly before using it again. In the next week or so, we will be putting together a YouTube video on how to replace a glock backplate and will post it here.
Please contact us if you had any questions and we will gladly talk you through the simple process.