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HTCgorilla
08-27-2012, 00:00
I hear people all the time make fun of "speed loaders" as if it's simply a noob tool. I don't know...I find them quite useful, especially in newer magazines. I probably cap the mag in half the time and do it with much less effort. What say you?

WarEagle 1
08-27-2012, 00:39
I find the UpLULA being very useful, the others are just trash!!

skyboss_4evr
08-27-2012, 04:26
I find the UpLULA being very useful, the others are just trash!!

Agreed! I get older guys at the range asking about my UpLULA all the time when they see how quickly it allows me to load mags.

NJBeretta
08-27-2012, 05:06
I find the UpLULA being very useful, the others are just trash!!

Yes. UpLula is the greatest.

I have the HKS Speedloaders for the different magazines, but they sit in a drawer now.

SJ 40
08-27-2012, 05:28
I find the UpLULA being very useful, the others are just trash!!Agreed ! SJ 40

ADK_40GLKr
08-27-2012, 05:55
I hear people all the time make fun of "speed loaders" as if it's simply a noob tool. I don't know...I find them quite useful, especially in newer magazines. I probably cap the mag in half the time and do it with much less effort. What say you?

I've gotten fairly proficient with my Glock mag loader.

And a couple guys at my GunClub are really fast with 'em. It's just a matter of practice!

Glock_Convert
08-27-2012, 06:00
+1 on the uplula. Especially for the 15 round Glock mags: those springs are strong and hurt my ole hands.

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TheExplorer
08-27-2012, 06:07
Wow. Just watched the video on this. I'm sold.

http://www.butlercreek.com/media/Lulamovie.html

cookselk
08-27-2012, 07:12
Agreed! I get older guys at the range asking about my UpLULA all the time when they see how quickly it allows me to load mags.

+1 on the uplula. Especially for the 15 round Glock mags: those springs are strong and hurt my ole hands.

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Key words "older guys" and "ole hands". I have been using the Glock tool and am about to get the UpLULA. My thumb joints really start hurting if I don't use a tool. When loading up for a USPSA match filling my 38 super mags without a tool I frequently have to pause to let the pain subside.

My Dr. is funny. One time he was examining my thumbs and remarked "you are doooomed" I will operate on you before you retire. I just told him to give me another cortisone shot:rofl:.

Hognutz
08-27-2012, 08:15
The upula is a great piece of equipment. Once you see the video, you will be hooked. Once you use one, you will never load another magazine by hand.. I promise you this..Mike

poodleplumber
08-27-2012, 08:43
Another Uplula fan. People make fun of all kinds of things about which they are ignorant. I see no benefit in working harder to load magazines more slowly.

M&P15T
08-27-2012, 12:30
I hear people all the time make fun of "speed loaders" as if it's simply a noob tool. I don't know...I find them quite useful, especially in newer magazines. I probably cap the mag in half the time and do it with much less effort. What say you?

Where have you heard folks bad mouth loaders?

I've been using them for 20+ years, and almost every other pistol shooter I've come across uses them. Pistol mags are a ***** to load without one.

The GLOCK factory mag loader works very well for me.

rimshaker
08-27-2012, 12:47
They can make fun all they want, but at least my loading thumb is clean at the end of my range sessions lol.

TheExplorer
08-27-2012, 13:24
Nothing "noob" about your thumb panging at the end of the day from shooting. Pain is pain, and I am happy to prevent it with this device.

Veedubklown
08-27-2012, 13:49
Probably the same guys who trash talk mag loaders are the guys who thumb in those fat 45ACP rounds, and say that "any defensive gun's caliber should start with 4, and preferably end with 5". They typically feel that carrying smaller is something relegated for those who are "less than men". I carry my 9 and load with a UpLULA, and invite them to stand in front of it, if they feel it's less than capable of doing it's job.

JBS
08-27-2012, 14:02
The Uplula is a great loader because the people that make them are surrounded,,, that simplifies things.

cajun_chooter
08-27-2012, 14:20
I like the Uplulu speed loader... i attended a defensive pistol course last month... we shot 900+ rds in 2 days... need i say more ?

Hoss
08-27-2012, 15:12
Who has the best deal on them, I would like to get two, one for my girl and I. Get more shots off in an hour at the range.

TheExplorer
08-27-2012, 15:16
Who has the best deal on them, I would like to get two, one for my girl and I. Get more shots off in an hour at the range.

$27.64 shipped
http://www.ebay.com/itm/370641675917?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Hoss
08-27-2012, 15:20
$27.64 shipped
http://www.ebay.com/itm/370641675917?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Thanks, is that the one I need for G30, G23, G21 and 1911's
I noticed they have quite a few different models?

TheExplorer
08-27-2012, 15:23
Thanks, is that the one I need for G30, G23, G21 and 1911's
I noticed they have quite a few different models?

Model 24222
This model is for 9mm / 10mm / .40 Caliber / .45 Caliber / .357

Hoss
08-27-2012, 15:26
Model 24222
This model is for 9mm / 10mm / .40 Caliber / .45 Caliber / .357

Got it, Thanks.

TheExplorer
08-27-2012, 15:27
Got it, Thanks.

My pleasure.:wavey:

PettyOfficer
08-27-2012, 15:33
I absolutely love my Uplula.

I shoot a .45 and a 9mm, I have big strong hands with no pain and can load my magazines easily... But the Uplula is so fast, it's no comparison.

I personally hate the Glock loaders, tried a few times, never got them to work well for me, went back to hand loading until I got my Uplula.

As well, I pay for range time by the hour, so I'm not into wasting time on the line.

collim1
08-27-2012, 17:26
I never cared for them for pistol mags. There is a AR15 mag loader that I used years ago when shooting with a friend and can't find now. It fit on top of the mag, you dumped 10 loose rounds in and push the button and bam they were loaded in half a second.

I did have a P226 mag that was a pill to load the 12th round in, I did use a speed loader for it. After a while it no longer gave me problems.

3MagDep
08-27-2012, 19:08
Saw the video. That is fast reloading. made my purchase and am waiting for delivery.
Thanks guys for the info on this. Seems like a great addition to the range bag,

dajcarroll
08-27-2012, 19:53
I hear people all the time make fun of "speed loaders" as if it's simply a noob tool. I don't know...I find them quite useful, especially in newer magazines. I probably cap the mag in half the time and do it with much less effort. What say you?

I use a speed loader at the range... just about every mag I load up. It's so much easier, and less painful on my fingers.




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bigtimelarry
08-27-2012, 20:01
Once you start using the Uplula you get so spoiled that you dont want to load
by hand ever..

GlockFish
08-27-2012, 20:26
Damn it. Y'all made me buy one just now. Hope I like it.

Kloogee
08-27-2012, 20:47
I love my Uplula! I don't load mags without it!

RWBlue
08-27-2012, 21:51
I love them for revolvers.

seaswol
08-27-2012, 22:38
Key words "older guys" and "ole hands". I have been using the Glock tool and am about to get the UpLULA. My thumb joints really start hurting if I don't use a tool. When loading up for a USPSA match filling my 38 super mags without a tool I frequently have to pause to let the pain subside.

My Dr. is funny. One time he was examining my thumbs and remarked "you are doooomed" I will operate on you before you retire. I just told him to give me another cortisone shot:rofl:.

UpLula for pistol mags and .223s are sooooo easy to use and fast. My first were ~18.00 and now up to ~26.00. Well worth the price. I have three, one for the reloading bench, one in the "office" and one in the truck for anyone to try out. With care, you can reload most single stack mags with these.
Chris

Ironbar
08-27-2012, 22:41
Interesting. Nobody has ever given me grief about using my UpLula Mag Loader. In fact just the opposite has happened on many occasions!

NEOH212
08-28-2012, 01:21
I never liked them at all.

Arc Angel
08-28-2012, 03:56
A seriously overpriced UpLULA is one of the most useful pistol shooting tools I own. While I continue to think that plastic couldn't possibly be worth that much, ($35-$40.00) nothing else I've ever tried could load a pistol magazine that easily or fast. I own 3 of them; but, I rarely pick one up without thinking to myself: 'I got 'a be paying for the technology because it sure ain't in the plastic!' ;)

Lee Cabana
08-28-2012, 04:08
My UpLULA is perfect for putting 17 rounds in a Glock mag fast and easy.

WarEagle 1
08-28-2012, 04:30
I never liked them at all.

You don't like anything except for your G22 and HK45!! :supergrin:

Bob Hafler
08-28-2012, 04:39
I don't think I've ever heard anyone complain about any speed loader. Anyone who says they enjoy hand loading a high capacity mag by hand needs to have there head examined.

glock2740
08-28-2012, 05:38
Wow. Just watched the video on this. I'm sold.

http://www.butlercreek.com/media/Lulamovie.html
I've seen them but never used one. Looks pretty cool for range days.

ashecht
08-28-2012, 09:35
my Uplula could be the best $20 I ever spent. Ask my thumbs in November or December

dakrat
08-28-2012, 10:19
I hate loading brand new double stack magazines to full capacity. it cuts my range session short due to sore fingers. I am ordering an uplula loader :)

Sgt.K
08-28-2012, 10:58
Wouldn't be without my uplula for any mag. But especially for my five 19 round G17 mags I use in USPSA matches. I also like it for my PM9, no cuts on my thumb. Want to get one for the AR's too. I didn't have a problem with the Glock loader it's just you still have to push the round back into place were with the uplula they just fall right in. A guy at a match let me try his out and I was hooked. Seems like a lot of cash but it's well worth it. More time shooting less time loading!

michael_b
08-28-2012, 11:02
In definitely in the 'pro' speed loader camp.

Glock stock ones work great once you get your technique down.

I've also had to deal with arthritis in my hands so they are a nice tool for people like me.

Blueface2
08-28-2012, 11:23
I have both the larger and smaller caliber UpLula and swear by them.
I also have their .223 version.
Never load a mag without them.

TheExplorer
08-28-2012, 11:25
I should get commission on this. All sold out since I posted the link:-)

-gunut-
08-28-2012, 14:51
Weird. I've never had an issue loading pistol mags. Not for me I guess.

PzGren
08-28-2012, 21:45
Speed loaders are great!:wavey:

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