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Old 12-05-2015, 10:53 AM
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Default 9mm shield magazines hard to load

Has anybody tried a speed loader of any kind that worked? I can load the first 5 out of 7 in mag but the last 2 are a pia.
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:22 PM
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I've got three teens that I consider fairly reliable speed loaders. Of course, they shoot most of the ammo also, but they are happy enough to load a few mags for the adults providing the ammo.
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:19 PM
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I have a couple of these and wouldn't go to the range without them. I have seen them at Academy in lafayette.
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:01 PM
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When you are putting the last couple of rounds in, put the round in position and hold pressure on it and then bump the magazine on your other palm. The magazine will loosen up a little and you will get use to loading it and it will seem much easier.

Only mag loaders I use are for Lanchester/sten magazines. Every thing else is either easy enough to load by hand or can be bump loaded. Bump loading a magazine is so much faster than using a loader.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:44 AM
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Just store them loaded they will loosen up over time
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:15 PM
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Just store them loaded they will loosen up over time
Not for too long or the springs will get too weak. I try to rotate mags monthly.
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:58 PM
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Not for too long or the springs will get too weak. I try to rotate mags monthly.
Springs do not weaken from staying loaded.

They weaken from repeated use.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:46 PM
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X2 on what kcinnick said. I have mags that have been loaded for 20 years and never have had any failure to load issues.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:23 AM
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Springs do not weaken from staying loaded.

They weaken from repeated use.
Well I'm not a gooru by any stretch but I've owned a few pistols and when I got them I could barely get em loaded. After sitting a few months loaded I could load them no problem, and they prolly only had 2-3 boxes of rounds out through em when I first bought em
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:04 PM
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Springs do not weaken from staying loaded.

They weaken from repeated use.
They will weaken from both. Hence the reason mags are easier to load after being loaded for a while. It is because the spring is not as strong. It may not cause a functioning issue but the spring is weaker than it used to be.
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:08 PM
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X2 on what kcinnick said. I have mags that have been loaded for 20 years and never have had any failure to load issues.
Who da hell keeps ammo in a mag for 20 years and doesn't shoot it? Lol.
Just messing with you. I can't get close to a loaded mag without my trigger finger itching.lol
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:43 PM
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Trust me it gets shot. They are reloaded when they are put back in the safe.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:59 AM
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I bought a UpLULA UP 60B yesterday at Mike Smiths gun shop in Port Arthur yesterday for $29.99 plus tax. Works like a charm. Showed to a few friends and they are headed to get one today. Now loading and shooting will be a lot more fun.
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:44 PM
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for my S&W M&P I use this and it works great, not a "speed" loader (even though it claims to be) but it makes loading mags effortless and easy


http://www.ebay.com/itm/HKS-941-Magazine-Speedloader-Magloader-9mm-Beretta-S-W-Ruger-Taurus-Walther-/361449434761?hash=item542810ae89:g:ye0AAOSwWnFV-wxJ
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:15 PM
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I like the Uplula also. Use the same one to load a Beretta .40, H&K .40 and 9mm and M&P compact .357Sig. I bet it will even work on my wife's revolvers...well...maybe that is a stretch.
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