Please note that due to varying tolerances in the sheet metal that
comprises the magazine, there may be the need to remove a small amount
of metal from the tabs of the magazine tube. These tabs are located at
the bottom of the magazine tube and are the part that slides into the
basepad. Only remove a small amount at a time until your basepad can be
slipped on and off to your liking.
1. Remove factory basepad by depressing the spring retainer tab located
at the bottom of the basepad. While depressing the spring retainer,
slide off the factory basepad. CAUTION! This magazine spring is under tension and can "spring out" of the magazine tube along with other magazine parts.
Remove the factory spring. Remove the load assist button on the side of
the factory follower. At this point you will be able to remove the
3. Insert the HiViz follower and the included magazine spring.
Compress the magazine spring into the magazine tube
and slide on the High Capacity Basepad. Assure that the spring is in
the pocket of the basepad and finger tighten the set screw at the
basepad with the included hex wrench.