Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

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Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by skborders » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:17 am

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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by HeliarcLee » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:33 am

I’ve looked at them. I rarely load full magazines while at the range, so I don’t know if I would get much benefit. I usually do 5 rds in 3 magazines to shoot 15 rds over stuffing 1 mag full.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by keltex78 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:46 am

No experience using that particular loader, I'm a big fan of my UpLULA magazine loader though. Works so well I've never even bothered looking at other options... Granted, I bought mine several years ago, when they were much cheaper, IIRC...
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by Tejas Products » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:01 pm

I of all people applaud innovation... But I think the Magula speed loader is the best....
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by skborders » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:52 pm

Yeah, I know the Uplulas are popular. But I am a tight wad. I just wondered if it is better than the one that comes with the Caniks.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by skborders » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:53 pm

HeliarcLee wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:33 am
I’ve looked at them. I rarely load full magazines while at the range, so I don’t know if I would get much benefit. I usually do 5 rds in 3 magazines to shoot 15 rds over stuffing 1 mag full.
I usually only load 10 but even the stock loader makes it easier.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by HeliarcLee » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:01 pm

skborders wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:53 pm
HeliarcLee wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:33 am
I’ve looked at them. I rarely load full magazines while at the range, so I don’t know if I would get much benefit. I usually do 5 rds in 3 magazines to shoot 15 rds over stuffing 1 mag full.
I usually only load 10 but even the stock loader makes it easier.
I’ve only been shooting for a little over 2 months, so I use small rds in each mag as a chance to practice reloading. I just load them with my thumbs, sometimes use the time to walk around and see what everyone else is shooting. Lol
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by Tejas Products » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:47 pm

HeliarcLee wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:01 pm
skborders wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:53 pm
HeliarcLee wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:33 am
I’ve looked at them. I rarely load full magazines while at the range, so I don’t know if I would get much benefit. I usually do 5 rds in 3 magazines to shoot 15 rds over stuffing 1 mag full.
I usually only load 10 but even the stock loader makes it easier.
I’ve only been shooting for a little over 2 months, so I use small rds in each mag as a chance to practice reloading. I just load them with my thumbs, sometimes use the time to walk around and see what everyone else is shooting. Lol
Yea.. After I've been shooting for a while I'll just load 1/2 mag.... reloading the mags give me a second to regroup...
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by skborders » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:38 pm

If I load all three mags, I will go through a box of shells too fast. So, as I said, I load 10 at a time and go slow.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by colonel00 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:46 pm

The thing that appears to be a potential issue with this loader is it may not be completely universal. Watching a quick video, those slots along the bottom grab onto the base plate of the magazine to hold it at the correct height for loading. So, you need to have those slots line up perfectly for your mags. Just seems that before you know it, if you have a few different models of guns, you will need a few of these loaders and you are right back to the cost of a Uplula
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by skborders » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:54 pm

Yeah probably. I only own two pistols though. My TP9-V2 and a Walther PPQ M2 .22 Cal.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by ncjw » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:58 pm

Never realized that people load differently for the range. I always pre-load max mags and then at the range reload max mags. Shoot til the ammo runs out.

Which means that the Lula (and a spare and a spare for that one) is pretty much mandatory.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by TL1000RSquid » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:04 pm

ncjw wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Never realized that people load differently for the range. I always pre-load max mags and then at the range reload max mags. Shoot til the ammo runs out.

Which means that the Lula (and a spare and a spare for that one) is pretty much mandatory.
Same all my current mags that aren't still in packaging are loaded. Goto the range shoot til all are empty, then reload them.

Love my Lula and reviews for this loader make it sound like its pretty finicky with what mags it works with.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by skborders » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:07 pm

I store mine with all three mags loaded, but remove all but 10 for the range. My wife and I take turns, 10 shots apiece. One shoots while the other reloads. We have a lot of fun doing that.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by HeliarcLee » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:12 pm

Do you guys that only load your mags full just shoot statically at a target, then reload and keep doing the same thing? I run drills or tests from the beginning to end of every range session. Sometimes using an empty mag, some drills require only a specific amount of ammo in each mag. I’ve seen a lot of people at my local range that buy one target, and will shoot 100 or more rounds at the one single target.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by skborders » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:34 pm

I use a target that has 9 6 inch circles on it. shoot 3-5 rounds into each circle at different distances. When I have shot all the circles, change out the target. The last ten rounds I shoot at one of the circles from 75 feet. Usually can get 7 out of 10 into the circle unless I have not shot for a while then it will be 4-5
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by TL1000RSquid » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:52 pm

HeliarcLee wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:12 pm
Do you guys that only load your mags full just shoot statically at a target, then reload and keep doing the same thing? I run drills or tests from the beginning to end of every range session. Sometimes using an empty mag, some drills require only a specific amount of ammo in each mag. I’ve seen a lot of people at my local range that buy one target, and will shoot 100 or more rounds at the one single target.
Indoor range I have variety of paper targets with multiple targets on them, some of them I'll patch up with the shoot nc stickers. Outdoor range I usually goto I shoot at a mix of steel and paper targets and setup with multiple targets to engage. I do occasionally load in dummy rounds to practice malfunctions.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm

5 rds max per mag at the range. It slows me down and makes me analyze in small groups.

Shooting comp has changed how I practice. 4-5 small 3" splatter-targets on a full size target, 1-2 rds per 3" circle.

Like a boxer, stick & move.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by ncjw » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:37 pm

If shooting for speed, then one 8" target lasts a long time. As long as I am hitting it why change? (Sure, every once in a blue moon I might actually miss, but that's what pasters are for )

For accuracy, then yes, center cut of 8" at a slower speed. Buying a bunch of 8" stick on splatter targets means not having to carry a lot of different ones.
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Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

Post by ncjw » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:38 pm

BTW, the once in a blue moon was satirical...
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