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#4696713 - 03/16/18 01:11 PM Magazine loader
bigj_16 Offline


Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 1243
Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
Do you use a magazine loader? I use the Uplula for pistol magazines. I think it works great.

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#4696721 - 03/16/18 01:17 PM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
newbe46 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 180
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I would love to save my strength and my thumb for something else, so yes I do use the Uplula and I only get 10 round magazines in up here which means I go through a magazine a bit sooner comparing to those who live in the free country.
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#4696722 - 03/16/18 01:17 PM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 2876
Loc: NJ
I use it. It's great! I will hand load a few magazines per session to keep some muscle memory for how to do it manually.
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#4696746 - 03/16/18 01:47 PM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
funkymonkey1111 Offline


Registered: 02/07/18
Posts: 70
Loc: Englewood, CO
yes, uplulas are great!

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#4696747 - 03/16/18 01:47 PM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 17955
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
Some mags it is easier and quicker to use all hand loading. On others use hand for jthe majority and then the loader for the last few.
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#4696781 - 03/16/18 02:05 PM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2750
Loc: USA
Most of my pistols have come with a "thumb saver" device that I have been able to use across different guns.

The one that came with my XDM9 is perfect for 9mm double stack mags. The one from my Taurus PT145 is wide enough for 45 double stack mags.

1911 mags are easy enough to load.. don't need a tool.

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#4696795 - 03/16/18 02:20 PM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
billt460 Offline


Registered: 03/30/15
Posts: 4063
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
I use the UpLula as well. For me they fit into the same category as a microwave oven, remote control on a TV, or a backup camera on a car. Once you have one, you'll wonder how you lived without it for so long.

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#4696814 - 03/16/18 02:51 PM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
i_hate_autofraud Offline


Registered: 05/19/16
Posts: 697
Loc: Canada

I don't have a Uplula loader, might be nice to try it out.

Currently I reload by feel only so I'll always be able to reload even in the dark.
Yup, some mags are a pain!

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#4696865 - 03/16/18 04:17 PM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1821
Loc: Chicago, IL
Uplula for me as well, great gadget.

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#4697419 - 03/17/18 09:45 AM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
funflyer Offline


Registered: 06/26/14
Posts: 673
Loc: Northern Arizona
I have a generic loader that is identical to the uplula but was half the price. I only used it for my 45 mags until they were broken-in.
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#4697720 - 03/17/18 04:14 PM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
road_rascal Offline


Registered: 12/09/02
Posts: 819
Loc: Stillwater, MN
I use the Uplula for my 9mm and .380, the .22LR mags are easy to load.
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#4697936 - 03/17/18 07:40 PM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
klt1986 Offline


Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 335
Loc: Southern VA
UpLula for me unless I'm just shooting a magazine or two.
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#4698235 - 03/18/18 02:27 AM Re: Magazine loader [Re: bigj_16]
billt460 Offline


Registered: 03/30/15
Posts: 4063
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
I will say that when shooting my Rock River Arms 9 MM AR Carbine, trying to load the 32 round magazines without a UpLula is a lesson in futility.... And very sore thumbs.

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