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Posted: 05 December 2017 at 3:08pm | IP Logged Quote rich2

I'm in pretty good shape for just turning 60 but one thing that has arisen is Arthritis in my hands. Not real bad yet but it is much harder to load magazines of any kind then when my wife and I were shooting competition 30 years ago. I recently purchased four loading devices for such work and absolutely fell in love with them. I bought two "Maglula" loaders/unloaders for handguns and two "Maglula" loaders/unloaders for the Ar's. WOW!! After a very short learning trial with the handgun magazine loaders, I can *almost* load them as fast as I once did and with no pain or fumbling. The AR loaders are even easier and faster and a full thirty round AR mag can be unloaded in under three (that's 3) seconds!!! I'm am sold and hooked on them! So much so that I vowed to tell every shooter I know, and that's something I rarely do. Guy's and gals, they are well worth the price of around $25.00 each. I even ordered the adapters to load single stack 1911 mags at about $17.00 for two. I don't have a lot of trouble with 1911 mags now but I can foresee the day coming.

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Posted: 05 December 2017 at 5:44pm | IP Logged Quote Buffalogun

Rich,

I have one of the simple, steel magazine loaders for my 9mm and you are right...they do make loading a lot easier. It was well worth the small price I paid.


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Posted: 14 December 2017 at 12:18pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

I have one to load my Glock with. The supplied loader ain't worth a toot!

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Are you sure it's arthritis?    When I bought the GLOCK 26 I couldn't
load the mags and thought it was me.   Noticed after 6 months the
springs loosened up and I have no trouble loading the mags for it.

I can still load the Kimber Pro Carry II pretty quickly, so it isn't me.

The S&W M&P .40 S&W is another story, that took 1 hour to load 5
rounds in a 6 round magazine.   After 6 months of leaving it loaded it
has not gotten any easier at all.   I want to know what LE is doing, no
one can load one of these mags using just their hands.   My
thoughts are it's a poor design.

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joed: I like to think it's not arthritis, but I know better. Even opening a bottle of pop can be a challenge without the grip strength I once had.
I know what you mean by the S&W mags. My son and daughters M&P.40 Shields are a real P.I.A. to load without the Maglula's. With them however, they load with ease. I'm compleatly sold on the Maglula products. Finally, a manufacturing company with engineers that understand what they're supposed to do.
I have a couple of thirty round Glock mags that I use for my Kel-Tec 2000. After about 15 rounds it becomes a herculean task for me to finish loading them without the Maglula's. Using them presents little problems.


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rich2, I still think it's bad design on S&W's part.   I was told the
spring has to be strong because the barrel is short but I don't buy
that. My Kimber is the size of an Officers Model so it isn't exactly
large and I can load those mags in seconds.

The GLOCK was horrible in the beginning but as the springs aged it
got easy.    

Yes, I notice I don't have the same strength I once had but that .40
Shield goes beyond belief.

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