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Old April 7, 2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Easiest Way to Load Magazines

I have been using the Maglula magazine loader for quite a while and am always a bit surprised by people who've never heard of them and have not seen them. Thought I'd do a video showing how to use them with close ups of how exactly they work.

Hope some find this helpful.

http://youtu.be/zB9X5GHKMRE?hd=1
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Old April 9, 2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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Seems like a lot of trouble to me. On a few magazines I've had it can be hard to load magazines to full capacity the first time or two, but I've never felt the need to use a loading tool after that. I can do it faster and easier without that tool.

If you already have stripper clips pre-loaded AR magazines can be loaded pretty fast, but only if someone else has pre-loaded the stripper clips.
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Old April 9, 2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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The wife uses one. She loves it. Its incredibly easy to use: 1) push down on the magazine; 2) feed a bullet ito the magazine; 3) release the tool. Repeat until loaded. Its especially good for difficult magazines when you're nearing capacity and/or shooting a lot and get tired of loading conventionally.
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Old April 9, 2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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Personally when I am at the range shooting a few hundred rounds this thing is great. It really is fast and easy to use.
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Old April 9, 2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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That's pretty slick. I may need to look into getting one as my pistol shooting has been increasing as of late.

Thanks for sharing the info and the video
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Old April 9, 2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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For double stack 9mm magazines I use a SKS loader. For single stack pistol magazines or rifle magazines I use my thumb.
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Old April 9, 2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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I like mine, especially for AR mags. I think it really shines when you want to unload a magazine...without using a trigger
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Old April 9, 2012, 09:02 PM   #8
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i like mine as well, got one that den stinnet modified for use with cz kadet mags, ..works great on 1911,kahr,witness,cz and kadet mags
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Old April 9, 2012, 10:00 PM   #9
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I bought one a couple of years ago. At the time I thought it was too expensive ($35) for what it is. Now a couple of years later I think for what it does it was some of the $35 I've spent on gun stuff.
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Old April 12, 2012, 09:12 AM   #10
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Great video; I got one free with something else I bought a few months ago but haven't taken the time to use it ... now seeing how easy it is, those 19-rd mags for my Springer XDm-9 should be a piece of cake to fill ... thanks for the excellent tutorial ...
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Old April 12, 2012, 10:43 AM   #11
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I use the Maglula loader. I shoot a lot of pistol competition which consist of servera stages that require re-charging mags between stages.

Those suckers are a thumb and time saver.

For rifle I have the military stripper clips w/charging guides for the M1A and ARs. They are handy for the same reason as above, only with the stripper clips I can have all the ammo loaded up before the match.

For Bulleye where the most you load is five rounds they are not needed, but if you're gonna charge 18 round magazines for a Beretta they come in handy.
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Old April 17, 2012, 09:01 AM   #12
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Thanks for watching and the feedback.
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Old April 17, 2012, 12:47 PM   #13
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I have always used my hands. I think most of it is technique and not strength. I'm sure strength plays a part but I shoot pistol with a worm out buddy and he bench presses 405 and dead lift over 500..a short beast.lol and he has trouble with double stack CD 9mm mags
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Old April 18, 2012, 06:16 AM   #14
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You'll understand if/when you use an Uplula.
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