So I want a few 10-rounders, but for some reason I just hate the long base pads that seem to come on most of them. The Wilson Combat mags don't have that, but they're more expensive and they have a protrusion that seems like it might get in the way. I think I understand that that thing is meant to prevent damaging the mag lips when "aggressively" reloading (slamming the mag home), especially with an empty mag or a locked back slide. Is the tall base pad or the little lug on the Wilson mags really necessary? Can I just swap it out of a Chip McCormick 10-round? I really like the CMC 8-round mag's base pad and I'd like to just have the same thing on the extended mag. Assuming that lug or other stop is really helping, how big of an issue is this? Am I going to have a broken mag after 30 reloads without it?