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Old 01-17-2013, 21:41   #1
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Anyone able to use the Glock loader?

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

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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 21:51   #2
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I have but much prefer the Maglula as you do also.
http://www.maglula.com/PistolMagLoad...45ACPmags.aspx
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Old 01-17-2013, 22:23   #3
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I have but much prefer the Maglula as you do also.
http://www.maglula.com/PistolMagLoad...45ACPmags.aspx
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Old 01-17-2013, 22:28   #4
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It works but kinda sucks. The one that came with my Walther PPQ is was more sturdy.
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Old 01-17-2013, 22:30   #5
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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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Old 01-17-2013, 22:49   #6
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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.

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Old 01-17-2013, 23:05   #7
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I have but much prefer the Maglula as you do also.
http://www.maglula.com/PistolMagLoad...45ACPmags.aspx
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Old 01-17-2013, 23:10   #8
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Lol! Sore thumbs. :(
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Old 01-17-2013, 23:25   #9
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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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 23:34   #10
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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.

(l
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Old 01-17-2013, 23:39   #11
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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
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Old 01-17-2013, 23:43   #12
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I thought it was just me. ..... bought the one mentioned above. ..... works great.
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Old 01-17-2013, 23:45   #13
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mine works just fine, but prefer just using my thumb to push the rounds down.
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Old 01-17-2013, 23:53   #14
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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.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:20   #15
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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.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:55   #16
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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

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..
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:05   #17
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I can make them work, but much prefer my UPLULA.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:34   #18
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Use mine all the time without issues
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:48   #19
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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.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:05   #20
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:50   #21
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Nice video except for the constant "clip" reference. Hopefully he didn't vote The Obama also.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:53   #22
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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
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:59   #23
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Usually don't use it, but there are times after you load several mags when it just makes things easier.
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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
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.
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Old 01-18-2013, 13:24   #25
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Just ordered an UpLULA, thanks for making me aware of it!
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