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Old May 8, 2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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Filling clips

I'm new to automatics, recently purchased a Stoeger Cougar 8000 9mm. Filling the two 15 round mags is a pain. They are pretty stiff by the time I get to 14 rounds.
Do any of you use the speed loader contraptions or what works well.

Or do I just need to "man up"?
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Old May 8, 2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Welcome. . .

I man'd up, but there are many mag loaders people like.
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Old May 8, 2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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For years and years I suffered in silence. Then I found the butler creek LULA loaders, best $30 I EVER spent in the shooting sports, they make them for single stack or double stack pistol mags, AR, AK mini 14/30. I can't recomend them highly enough.
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Old May 8, 2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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My wife and I each have our own upLula loaders. In IPSC, having to quickly load 6 mags each is a slightly daunting task without them.
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Old May 8, 2012, 11:13 PM   #5
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Yes, the UPLULA loader is awesome.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=2...AGAZINE-LOADER
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Old May 9, 2012, 02:43 AM   #6
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At the range I just stop at 5 or 10 at the most. It's not very often I try to stuff any magazine completely full.
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Old May 9, 2012, 06:47 AM   #7
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At the range I just stop at 5 or 10 at the most. It's not very often I try to stuff any magazine completely full.
This makes sense as to why many of you sound like you have multiple magazines.

Thank, I'm learning alot in reading past posts.
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Old May 9, 2012, 07:04 AM   #8
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I don't need more magazines. By loading 5 or so at a time I can look over the target and assess what I may be doing wrong. Then I'll pick up my brass and load another 5 or so.

My ammo lasts longer that way and I'm really not there to see how much brass I can scatter.
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Old May 10, 2012, 12:10 PM   #9
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You will be so happy once you buy the UPLULA.
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Old May 11, 2012, 07:31 AM   #10
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You will be so happy once you buy the UPLULA
It's a must have in your range bag.
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Old May 12, 2012, 05:14 PM   #11
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What they said.
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Old May 14, 2012, 08:04 AM   #12
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for the bottomfeeders..
modified uplula for most any mag except buckmark/mk2/woodsman and similar angled 22 mags..

works great on cz standard and kadet mags, to 1911 mags

best $$ spent on any accessory i own..

hks speedloaders for the wheelguns..
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Old May 14, 2012, 08:22 AM   #13
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Loading magazines without the use of mechanical aid is but folly. Even as early as the 1908 Luger came with a magizine loading device.
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Old May 14, 2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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I have an HKS speedloader that works real nice with my Stoeger Cougar double stack magazines. Why struggle loading a clip when it really doesn't help you shoot better.
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Old May 16, 2012, 10:11 AM   #15
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Thanks all.

My thumbs thank you.
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