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flw
01-17-2013, 22:41
I can never get the Glock supplied mag loader that came with my Glocks to work.

Its seems so lame, the plastic piece that is suppose to push the rounds down for the next one just bends.

Anyone ever able to get these to work. I'm getting a collection of them :rofl:

I've been using a Lula loader which works great.

I don't see why Glock would continue to supply a non-functional component forever.

SJ 40
01-17-2013, 22:51
I have but much prefer the Maglula as you do also.
http://www.maglula.com/PistolMagLoaders/UpLULA9mmto45ACPmags.aspx
SJ 40

tonyparson
01-17-2013, 23:23
I have but much prefer the Maglula as you do also.
http://www.maglula.com/PistolMagLoaders/UpLULA9mmto45ACPmags.aspx
SJ 40

This ☝☝☝☝☝

JohnnyTactical305
01-17-2013, 23:28
It works but kinda sucks. The one that came with my Walther PPQ is was more sturdy.

Butch
01-17-2013, 23:30
They work just fine, ya just hafta be smarter than th.....er....check out my blog, there's an article there on how to use them....with pictures even. :)













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dkf
01-17-2013, 23:49
I don't use them. Of course I don't use any types of loaders. The money is better put to more mags and ammo IMO.

TheNinja
01-18-2013, 00:05
I have but much prefer the Maglula as you do also.
http://www.maglula.com/PistolMagLoaders/UpLULA9mmto45ACPmags.aspx
SJ 40

Yeah, just plunk down the cash for the above. You will be so glad that you did.

JakeFromStateFarm
01-18-2013, 00:10
Lol! Sore thumbs. :(

scrider
01-18-2013, 00:25
I'm new to Glocks within the last 6 weeks or so and was going to start a thread on this very subject. I tried it and couldn't get a feel for the thing but will definitely check Butch's blog.

After 500 rounds or so the magazine I have been using seems to have loosened up a bit.

rdunk
01-18-2013, 00:34
The UpLULA is a great and simple tool, for loading the magazines. I pretty much always use it for all of my loading.

The UpLULA is also sold on Amazon, and there, it has 1,303 reviews. And, of those reviews, 1,211 are "5" ratings, and 71 are "4" ratings. So, this a very highly rated magazine loading tool.

Oh, and, because the UpLULA works so well, I haven't even taken the time to check-out the Glock loader!! :)

Here is a YouTube video on the UpLULA - several out there.

(lhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1xVhfKXaMMot of them there)

DJ Niner
01-18-2013, 00:39
Click link below to see a short video clip demonstrating the use of the Glock mag loader:

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9186/dscn6124.mp4

LuckyNemo
01-18-2013, 00:43
I thought it was just me. ..... bought the one mentioned above. ..... works great.

cesaros
01-18-2013, 00:45
mine works just fine, but prefer just using my thumb to push the rounds down.

scrider
01-18-2013, 00:53
Click link below to see a short video clip demonstrating the use of the Glock mag loader:

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9186/dscn6124.mp4

Thanks for that. I think I see the rhythm now. I'll give it a try at the range tomorrow.

ADK_40GLKr
01-18-2013, 08:20
It took me a while to figure it out, but watching fellow shooters who use them, and a bit of practice, i got the hang of it:

With left hand (for right handers) gripping body of magazine, push Glock loader down on follower or top bullet with your thumb on top of mag.

With right hand, insert round into loader and magazine, and shove bullet down and against the front of the plunger in the loader. (right thumb should be pointing toward left with pad riding on top of case and bullet, pushing left.)

Then lift the loader enough to allow the base of the bullet to slide UNDER the plunger and into the magazine.

Then press down again with left thumb, making room for next round.

cajun_chooter
01-18-2013, 09:55
I can never get the Glock supplied mag loader that came with my Glocks to work.

Its seems so lame, the plastic piece that is suppose to push the rounds down for the next one just bends.

Anyone ever able to get these to work. I'm getting a collection of them :rofl:

I've been using a Lula loader which works great.

I don't see why Glock would continue to supply a non-functional component forever.

I threw 3 Glock reloaders in the trash... bought a LuLa and never looked back..

up1911fan
01-18-2013, 11:05
I can make them work, but much prefer my UPLULA.

Scrappy
01-18-2013, 12:34
Use mine all the time without issues

cciman
01-18-2013, 12:48
They work great, until you buy a Uplula which works better.


Anyone who wants to throw them in the trash, let me know, I'll pay shipping for you to send them to me.

Shiloh228
01-18-2013, 13:05
How to load a Glock and use the speed loader for Beginners - YouTube

Nagoya10
01-18-2013, 13:50
How to load a Glock and use the speed loader for Beginners - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KlahN4Ox8w)

Nice video except for the constant "clip" reference. Hopefully he didn't vote The Obama also.

mj9mm
01-18-2013, 13:53
it works fine as designed, not fast, just helps you overcome the spring tension. after a couple hundred rounds the springs ease up and you probably don't need it:cool:

RWBlue
01-18-2013, 13:59
Usually don't use it, but there are times after you load several mags when it just makes things easier.

jfost11
01-18-2013, 14:02
it works fine as designed, not fast, just helps you overcome the spring tension. after a couple hundred rounds the springs ease up and you probably don't need it:cool:

Agreed. I had to use the Glock loader on brand new mags but after a short time, I found it easier to just load them by hand. Although mine didn't bend like the one mentioned by the OP. If I went on shooting sessions of a case of ammo at a time, I'd definitely invest in the Uplula.

4095fanatic
01-18-2013, 14:24
Just ordered an UpLULA, thanks for making me aware of it!

Shiloh228
01-18-2013, 14:45
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Shiloh228
01-18-2013, 14:46
Nice video except for the constant "clip" reference. Hopefully he didn't vote The Obama also.
Then he would have said "high velocity clip" :upeyes:

33rdglock17
01-18-2013, 15:07
I use mine to practice patters for stippling before it commit to doing it to my actual gun

cola490
01-18-2013, 15:14
Click link below to see a short video clip demonstrating the use of the Glock mag loader:

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9186/dscn6124.mp4

What's so hard about that?

GeorgiaGlocker
01-18-2013, 15:28
It works as designed. No problems here.

Scrappy
01-18-2013, 16:46
Nice video except for the constant "clip" reference. Hopefully he didn't vote The Obama also.

That's why he didn't know how to use the loader on a "CLIP"

glockfanbob
01-18-2013, 17:04
I've always been interested in the uplula but $30 no thanks. I've never had an issue with the glock loader, maybe if I did I could justify the $30. That $30 could go towards almost buying one pmag. :rofl:

Shiloh228
01-18-2013, 18:31
I've always been interested in the uplula but $30 no thanks. I've never had an issue with the glock loader, maybe if I did I could justify the $30. That $30 could go towards almost buying one pmag. :rofl:
Or a box of 100 9mm WWB (if you can find any!)

elkhart
01-18-2013, 20:32
No problems with mine.

flw
01-18-2013, 21:01
For those of you that like the Glock loader, Any one want to buy a few?

No takers? I wonder why.....

ultraplanet
01-18-2013, 21:17
Is it possible to use the uplula loader if you don't have a table to push on? Seems like it would be a 3 handed operation with no flat surface around.

rolltide_pisco
01-18-2013, 21:21
Buy the Uplula speedloader at your LGS. I bought one for my G19 Gen4 and my stepdad for his G17 he got for Christmas. He loaded his 33-round mag in no time.

OhioGlock90
01-18-2013, 21:45
It works for me


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GlockGammy
01-18-2013, 22:17
I use mine all the time, but I am going to look into the uplula.

splitfinger09
01-18-2013, 22:28
The speed loader works no problem for me.

scrider
01-18-2013, 22:39
I tried it tonight at the range. Works fine.

Monte4283
01-18-2013, 22:50
I use mine all the time and no problems with it, Even the one that came with the AA 22Lr conv kit works great. I do want to get a Uplula down the road.

AustinTx
01-18-2013, 22:58
I don't use them. Of course I don't use any types of loaders. The money is better put to more mags and ammo IMO.

You may get old, one day. Thanks for your tip?

F-111 John
01-19-2013, 08:47
+1 for the UpLULA. The vast difference it makes in loading vs. the factory loader or your thumbs alone is worth the $28 I paid for mine.

Z71bill
01-19-2013, 09:07
The Glock mag loader is better than nothing - Uplula is much better - IIRC mine was only $20 (several years ago) - but $30 is still a bargain.

I also got an Uplula for my AK mags - you can use it to load or unload the mag - real slick little tool - I think they also make a similar one for AR mags.

I still like the cheapo metal thingy I bought years ago that sits on top of the AK mag and allows me to use stripper clips - I always load up 25-30 stripper clips before I go to the range - takes about 5 seconds to load 30 rounds.

Bayou
01-19-2013, 11:02
So which is the correct LULA loader from amazon's site, I see a couple listed by different manufactuer's. On is by butler creek and the other is by maglite but is there a specefic one by Maglula?

Amazon.com: Butler Creek 9mm-.45 Caliber LULA Universal Pistol Loader and Unloader: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YojCp57wL.@@AMEPARAM@@41YojCp57wL

Amazon.com: Universal Hand Gun/HandGun Mag loader UpLULATM - 9mm to 45ACP Maglula Uplula Pistol Speed Magazine Loader. Loads all* 9mm Luger, 10mm, .357 Sig, 10mm, .40, and .45ACP cal: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41S73bLdzfL.@@AMEPARAM@@41S73bLdzfL

F-111 John
01-19-2013, 12:19
Maglula is the Israeli company that makes the UpLULA, Butler Creek is the US distributor.

eBay has one for $28.87 including shipping.

RWBlue
01-19-2013, 12:48
Has anyone used a pistol reloader on a subgun mag (MP5, UZI....)?

glockfanbob
01-19-2013, 13:12
For those of you that like the Glock loader, Any one want to buy a few?

No takers? I wonder why.....

Because they are relaible and also one comes free when you buy a pistol. Why would I need more then one?

Bayou
01-19-2013, 13:43
Thanks John

ipscshooter
01-19-2013, 14:03
I've used the Glock ones for years with no issues. Usually load empty mag without until the last few rounds.

Macbooklover91
01-19-2013, 15:43
Tried it a few times at the range. It works okay. However I suggest getting an uplula speed loader. They are worth the $25-$35 you'll spend on them. And they are so much better than the glock loader. It's less that the glock loader is bad, just that there's something better out there. So why not use the better one.


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M 7
01-19-2013, 15:48
Since Glock magazines are pretty 'friendly' (at least, in my experience), I have always like the Glock mag loader tool for getting the last three or four rounds into the mag.

mgentry
01-19-2013, 20:47
Avoid the rush and get an UpLULA these loaders are great. I attended a defensive pistol course and some of the attendees kind of snickered at my UpLULA in the beginning. By the end of the day, they were standing in line to use it. We shot about 750 rounds that day. Worth the money - get one now! Good luck.

jhaynes
01-19-2013, 21:16
I only use my loaders for the last 2 or 3 shells in the magazine because they are so hard to push in. They work fine for my G19 and G23. I have never gotten the one that came with my G21 to work. It doesn't push the shell down far enough.

JamesRayMiller
01-19-2013, 22:27
Tried the Glock provided magazine loader, numerous times. Blahhhhhhh!! Got a Uplula, have not looked back, since !!

gooffeyguy
02-07-2013, 13:22
The original Glock mag loader I got back in the early '90s with my G23 works fine on my older pre-ban mags, but not so well on the newer mags. It seems the newer mags hold the cartridge at more of an upward angle, plus the metal rails on the side that hold the cartridge are a bit shorter in length and doesn't let the next round I'm loading get "hooked" before hitting the post on the loader.

Maybe the newer Glock mag loaders have narrower posts than the older ones to help with this. I'll have to get hold of a newer one and see.

intenseneal
02-07-2013, 15:03
I bought a LE trade in G23 and it did not come with the loader. While I was at a LGS buy ammo I saw that they had Glock loaders so I asked how much they where (like $2) so the gun just pulls one out of the case and says "here you go". It can be good going into the same LGS's all the time. The loader works ok but not great and it take some getting used to to get it loading right. The issue I have is that the loader seems like it is too large for the .40 SW mag, it is sloppy over the mag. The guy knew I had a .40 SW cause I was OWB carrying and was buying .40 SW ammo but is it possible he gave me the wrong loader? Cant complain cause it was free though.

SCmasterblaster
02-07-2013, 19:50
I just use my thumb. . . . .

Inebriated
02-07-2013, 19:54
I can never get the Glock supplied mag loader that came with my Glocks to work.

Its seems so lame, the plastic piece that is suppose to push the rounds down for the next one just bends.

Anyone ever able to get these to work. I'm getting a collection of them :rofl:

I've been using a Lula loader which works great.

I don't see why Glock would continue to supply a non-functional component forever.
The loader works great for me.


Perhaps the loader isn't the one with function issues? :tongueout:

Jim85IROC
02-07-2013, 20:19
I thought it worked pretty good. I load all but the last two by hand, but it sure helps with the last two rounds.

ninjag19
02-07-2013, 21:02
I laughed when I saw that plastic loader that came with my new G19 gen4 recently and thought that I may throw it out.
However, after trying to hand load the three 15 round mags by hand, I went scurring for the loader! lol
I learned fast and actually found it very helpful. Hopefully the mag springs will ease up in a while and I woln't need it. Looking at the other loaders shown above makes me more interested (interpretation- "lazy") in perhaps getting one!

daishi
02-07-2013, 21:12
I used the Glock one for a while. My wife eventually bought me a Lula for Christmas.


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JoleBole
02-07-2013, 21:17
I use mine all the time. No issues. I dont wanna spend $40 on a loader when I already have one with the gun.

AKR
02-07-2013, 21:26
The Uplula loaders work fine with most calibers, but they don't work well with .45 GAP. (As I recall, their promotional literature makes this clear.) The Glock loader works well with all calibers.

wdp
02-07-2013, 21:28
Have the Glock loader, used it a few times but the old fashioned way is the best for me. Last round is stiff in a new mag but easier over time. Don't want to rely on a gadget to load my mags as long as still have the dexterity and the strength to load it by hand. JMO of course.

Reswob
02-07-2013, 21:40
Every youtube video I've seen about the LULA loader, it appears to do exactly the same thing as the Glock loader. Difference? The Glock loader comes free in the box. Perhaps that many people are somehow using it wrong?

rvanpelt
02-07-2013, 21:49
The Lula works great :cool: and so much better than the Glock loader for my 9mm G26 and my Kahr CW9 but won't work for my .45 G36. Thumb works ok for the bigger 45s.
Thanks,
Rod:wavey:

jakeh
02-08-2013, 05:02
I bought a LE trade in G23 and it did not come with the loader. While I was at a LGS buy ammo I saw that they had Glock loaders so I asked how much they where (like $2) so the gun just pulls one out of the case and says "here you go". It can be good going into the same LGS's all the time. The loader works ok but not great and it take some getting used to to get it loading right. The issue I have is that the loader seems like it is too large for the .40 SW mag, it is sloppy over the mag. The guy knew I had a .40 SW cause I was OWB carrying and was buying .40 SW ammo but is it possible he gave me the wrong loader? Cant complain cause it was free though.

If the Glock Mag Loader that you have is "sloppy" over your 40 S&W mags then you probably have a loader for the larger Glock mags.

The Glock loader for my pistols in 9mm, 40S&W, and 357 Sig have a 'model' number of 483-3 on the outside surface of the loader and the Glock loader for my 45 ACP pistol has a 'model' number of 5173 on the outside surface of the loader. For your reference to check.

I have the UpLulu but use my Glock Mag Loaders (have many - $2 each at my LGS) probably 98% of the time as it is more 'convienent' to store in my range bags. Actually I just keep the UpLulu in my range bag for Multigun (USPSA) and keep a Glock Mag Loader in all my other range bags.

Hope this info helps you out.

Jake

intenseneal
02-08-2013, 07:06
If the Glock Mag Loader that you have is "sloppy" over your 40 S&W mags then you probably have a loader for the larger Glock mags.

The Glock loader for my pistols in 9mm, 40S&W, and 357 Sig have a 'model' number of 483-3 on the outside surface of the loader and the Glock loader for my 45 ACP pistol has a 'model' number of 5173 on the outside surface of the loader. For your reference to check.

I have the UpLulu but use my Glock Mag Loaders (have many - $2 each at my LGS) probably 98% of the time as it is more 'convienent' to store in my range bags. Actually I just keep the UpLulu in my range bag for Multigun (USPSA) and keep a Glock Mag Loader in all my other range bags.

Hope this info helps you out.

Jake

My mags are 13rd mags not the new smaller mags.

gooffeyguy
02-08-2013, 07:54
My mags are 13rd mags not the new smaller mags.

Still the same dimensions on outside. They need to be to fit into pistol.

Glock makes 2 different sized mag loaders. One for the 9mm, 40sw, and 357sig, and another slightly bigger to fit the 10mm and 45 mags. The mag loader that came with my G23 40sw is part #483 stamped on the side and fits rather snug over the mag. If yours has lots of play, especially front to back, it is probably the one for 10mm and 45.

jakeh
02-08-2013, 11:34
Still the same dimensions on outside. They need to be to fit into pistol.



goofeyguy has it right.

Jake

captcurly
02-08-2013, 11:40
I have been using the Glock loaders for many years. There has never been a problem or issue with them.

Ryobi
02-08-2013, 12:12
They work fine. They're just not necessary. I can never get the Glock supplied mag loader that came with my Glocks to work.

Its seems so lame, the plastic piece that is suppose to push the rounds down for the next one just bends.

Anyone ever able to get these to work. I'm getting a collection of them :rofl:

I've been using a Lula loader which works great.

I don't see why Glock would continue to supply a non-functional component forever.

intenseneal
02-08-2013, 12:35
My loader is stamped 5173 so it looks like they gave me a .45 and 10mm loader.

JTSmith
02-08-2013, 15:30
Glock makes 2 different sized mag loaders.

There are actually 3 different sizes made.......

AustinTx
02-08-2013, 17:59
I have used the UpLulu for single stack 1911 mags. I didn't know it wasn't supposed to work.

phil evans
02-08-2013, 18:32
uplula loader is a necessary for pushing down 30 rounds in an ambidextrous magazine for the g26g4.
my thumbs run out of energy :supergrin:.

gooffeyguy
02-08-2013, 18:34
There are actually 3 different sizes made.......

Yup, forgot about the single stack .45 G36

rudybunt
02-08-2013, 20:27
after I saw this post I ordered one of the speed loaders.