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Old October 6th, 2016, 06:52 PM   #1
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I'm still new here but I heard about these maglula magazine loaders after I loaded my first magazines. Picked one up for myself and man what a nice invention this gadget is! Rounds go into clip effortlessly using this tool. If you don't have one get one, you won't be sorry! Well worth the $40 I paid for it, although they can be had on flea bay or Amazon for less. I am head out of town and didn't want to take the chance it didn't arrive prior to my leaving.
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One of my full size 40's came with the whole kit, and had a Maglula, ( or was it an Uplula ?). Any mag loader will make things easier, but I thought the Maglula was a bit overkill.
The mag loader that came with my Springfield XDm is much trimmer and simpler. I liked it better than the one that came with the M&P, so I switched them and when I sold the XDm the Maglula went with it, and I kept the Springfield one.
Not sure who made it, maybe Fobus ? It just says XD Gear, and made in Israel.
I also liked the XD Gear mag pouch better than the BladeTech one that came with the M&P. The XD Gear mag pouch has a slight concave shape to fit your hip better, the two mags are angled a bit out from each other, and there is a place on each side with a picatinny rail to clip on your laser or weapon light is desired.
Seems a much better design than the BladeTech one, so I swapped that too, before I sold the XDm.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 08:43 PM   #3
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The Uplula is the only one I've used and it works great and it's very fast. It's also not caliber specific or magazine specific. I've used it on everything from 9mm to .45 and double stack to single stack. Yeah '2014, it's a nice tool that works great. I wouldn't be without one at competitions. Heck, I use it at home too on my home range.

Is this the one you mean sandog?
I had something much more rudimentary than that one with a Canik and frankly I couldn't figure it out since I'd been using the Uplula for a few years. I see now. But at the time I couldn't figure it out but didn't spend much time on it since I had the Uplula.
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Uplula, the only way to go.
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Old October 7th, 2016, 08:44 AM   #5
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Uplula, the only way to go.
I bought an Uplula for the wife back in '08. She hasn't seen it since!

I wouldn't go to the range without it.
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Old October 8th, 2016, 07:11 AM   #6
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The Uplula is one of the best firearm related inventions hands down. I have had mine for years.

A tip to the OP, the terms "magazine" and "clip" are not interchangeable as they are two different things.

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Old October 8th, 2016, 10:35 AM   #7
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To clarify, a clip and a magazine are two different things altogether, a clip holds ammunition usually outside the firearm, a magazine completely encloses the ammunition. In the example below we see the M1 enbloc clip that holds the ammo and is inserted into the M1 Garand which has an internal magazine, the second clip is a stripper clip that holds the ammunition so it can be loaded into the magazine. The second photo is a M&P magazine.
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Old October 15th, 2016, 12:38 PM   #8
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I bought one awhile ago, works great so I bought the .22 version also. Also bought the Magula Aligner Insert for using on 1911 magazines.
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I bought one awhile ago, works great so I bought the .22 version also. Also bought the Magula Aligner Insert for using on 1911 magazines.
Mine works fine as is for single stack mags as well.
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To clarify, a clip and a magazine are two different things altogether, a clip holds ammunition usually outside the firearm, a magazine completely encloses the ammunition. In the example below we see the M1 enbloc clip that holds the ammo and is inserted into the M1 Garand which has an internal magazine, the second clip is a stripper clip that holds the ammunition so it can be loaded into the magazine. The second photo is a M&P magazine.
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To clarify, a clip and a magazine are two different things altogether, a clip holds ammunition usually outside the firearm, a magazine completely encloses the ammunition. In the example below we see the M1 enbloc clip that holds the ammo and is inserted into the M1 Garand which has an internal magazine, the second clip is a stripper clip that holds the ammunition so it can be loaded into the magazine. The second photo is a M&P magazine.
I'm glad someone had the courage to point out the difference; folks always getting their feelings hurt with not understanding distinctions with a difference and proper spellings etc. 1+ for taking the hit.

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When I saw this post I had to smile about the title. I knew he would hear about using the C word. I just could not bring myself to tell him.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 07:03 AM   #13
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Clip, magazine, bullet holder thingy......I get it! I've heard them called lots of different things, for me I call em clips, and as long as the bullet comes out after the gun goes bang I don't really care.
All I know is this weapon is a helluva lot of fun to shoot!
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I'm glad someone had the courage to point out the difference; folks always getting their feelings hurt with not understanding distinctions with a difference and proper spellings etc. 1+ for taking the hit.
I think I speak for most of us here when I say that we all come here to share knowledge.

None of us knows it all and we were all newbies at one time ourselves. If we lived to be a hundred, we would never run out of new things to learn about firearms.

That's the thing about learning, it is humbling. The more you learn the more you realize how much there is to learn.

I have been on this site since 2008 and have learned a great deal from the other members here. In return I have freely shared my own experiences and acquired knowledge.

To those who may feel slighted because they were corrected about something, take it for what it is, someone helping you and a chance for you to learn. No one here is out to belittle you.

We all share a passion for firearms and the M&P in particular. It is only a benefit for us all to share the knowledge.

(Getting off my soapbox now)
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Old October 18th, 2016, 04:40 PM   #15
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That's why I worded my response the way I did, I didn't want to make fun of anyone who might not realize the difference, pointing out the difference without criticizing someone.
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