AR15 QD Latch Plate Comparision – Magpul – Spikes Tactical – Noveske – Daniel Defense

AR15 QD Latch Plate Comparision – Magpul – Spikes Tactical – Noveske – Daniel Defense

This video is a follow-up to a previous comparison video, but this time I have the new Magpul ASAP-QD and Spikes Tactical QD Latch Plate. I compare these to some of the previous reviewed latch plates (e.g. Daniel Defense, Noveske and Fortis). Also reviewed is the Magpul QD Paraclip adapter (for use with QD latch plates and paraclip type slings)

Although not reviewed, the Impact Weapon Components offer a sling plate very similar to the Spikes/Noveske at a reasonable price.


  1. Big Dave on December 22, 2022 at 12:43 am

    I’ve read some comments about the magpul "pin" (not sure if that’s the correct term) not locking into the receiver very well. Did you have any issues with it? I’m currently on my first build and I’m thinking of upgrading to the asap QD end plate. Thanks for your reviews.

  2. Commiefornia on December 22, 2022 at 12:46 am

    When I did my build I wanted a good QD plate and found Black Window Armament’s NoMar QD plate. It gives me the option to use QD or clips/hooks. No I don’t work for them.

  3. flippy51090 on December 22, 2022 at 12:48 am

    i could use a new latch plate ill take the magpul one

  4. toadamine on December 22, 2022 at 12:48 am

    the magpul is thin hollow cast steel, not a chance it’s as anywhere close to as strong as the ones made from steel plate, I returned mine as soon as I realized it was cast steel, for an AXTS brand, which is exactly like the noveske, except black.

  5. D's Nuts on December 22, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Great review! Just one question – if I installed the magpul qd end plate and then used the magpul ms3 qd sling, would I be able to fully close the magpul ctr butt stock? Would the stock be able to lock in the closed position without hitting the qd button?

  6. Grimey on December 22, 2022 at 12:54 am

    non of these videos show if the stock can collapse fully

  7. Rich Douche on December 22, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Nice video. Thanks, it answered a lot of my questions….. BUT one remains. Using this setup (Magpul plate and paraclip adapter attached to it) do you find that an MS3 paraclip sling hits the top of your fire control (grip) hand?? Thanks again.

  8. SPQR on December 22, 2022 at 12:55 am

    I see your points. I also use an MS3 with the clips because it’s fast. I’m also using QD swivels as I’ve not yet bought the QD version of the Magpul sling. I will have to check out the new Magpul QD products when I can… Because of your reviews, I’m using the Noveske QD endplate and the Damage Industries/Spikes Tactical QD swivels (1 of each). I also built my AR’s using the barrel nut and castle nut wrenches based on your reviews.

  9. agarcia2k8 on December 22, 2022 at 12:57 am

    I have one made by Impact Weapons Components that’s under $20. You should check it out

  10. ratagris21 on December 22, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Great video review and really enjoyed it.  Great valid points of interest, benefits, and overall functionality of each. 

  11. Agrippa 2K on December 22, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Seems the Daniel Defense has a thicker ring than the others (even the Magpul). Could be a problem with a "pistol" tube without a castle nut. That extra thickness might keep the pistol tube from properly seating over the buffer retainer.

  12. SPQR on December 22, 2022 at 1:01 am

    I don’t understand the Magpul paraclip adapter. It defeats the entire purpose of QUICK disconnect.

  13. Yuanmei on December 22, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Do you recommend the Magpul or IWC? What’s the difference?

  14. Rob Johnson on December 22, 2022 at 1:06 am

    I made the huge mistake of getting the magpul ms4 qdm ( the $70.00 one) and the new male ends on the sling are absolutely horrific ! I’m looking for an offset qd end plate to be able to even utilize the new push qd pins . Hope this makes since . Thanks in advance

  15. Paul Hughes on December 22, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Seems to me that the obvious choice is the Magpul qd plate. And I’m not one to stake but I do use lock tite.

  16. Solderpro_1 on December 22, 2022 at 1:11 am

    I hate the Magpul QD plate and how it locks into the lower. That tiny lip just wobbles everywhere and I went with a different company.

  17. Phuong Nguyen on December 22, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Character In the video It’s great, I like it a lot $$

  18. hi808allday on December 22, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Magpul or Noveske? Which one do you prefer? Magpul is casted Noveske it plate steel. Mapul profile is bettter possibly? Help!

  19. Steven Peters on December 22, 2022 at 1:15 am

    With the Paraclip adapter installed on the ASAP QD end plate are you able to collapse the stock all the way down on the first position ? Thanks, great video  

  20. arblake50 on December 22, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Great review man, I just put the Noveske one on my Spikes pistol.

  21. Dude...Are you sure?? on December 22, 2022 at 1:22 am

    excellent review~ have you installed the magpul? i’m thinking of getting it to replace my gen 1 asap because i hate the damned thing.  it was a hard install and it makes noises sliding around the hoop.  i’m concerned that due to the extra raised area on the gen 2 that the qd attachment may come in interference with the stock?

  22. FringeSniper on December 22, 2022 at 1:26 am

    great review

  23. Michael Mignone on December 22, 2022 at 1:26 am

    There’s a company called Radian Weapons that makes an aluminum endplate with the QD swivel cup being machined out of titanium. This would seem to address any potential concerns of the aluminum swivel cups being worn down over time. The plate is $25 from midway and I think I’ll be giving them a try on my current build. I have a Magpul ASAP and Fortis on others and haven’t had any issues with either. However, I have read some people say that the Magpul ASAP can interfere with certain stocks, preventing them from being fully collapsed, but in my state my stock has to be pinned/fixed so I haven’t seen this.

    Good video, I was looking to compare these endplates and you saved me the time in looking up them all individually.

  24. makeluvin on December 22, 2022 at 1:28 am

    I enjoy your vids very informative thanks

  25. Kevin Hullinger on December 22, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Well done 👍 thank you.

  26. Blake M on December 22, 2022 at 1:37 am

    weights would be nise

  27. Blake M on December 22, 2022 at 1:37 am

    magpul is too thick and is molded …both make it hard to stake and is heavy. one positive the thickness keeps charge handle from dragging on castle nut and stock

  28. Mike M on December 22, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Good review, but it is obvious that you are a magpul fanboy.  Either way, good review.