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Old March 11th, 2017, 09:11 PM   #16
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UPLULA is a necessity, no matter what pistol you're shooting.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 01:51 AM   #17
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My Shield 9 and 45 single stack magazines are the most difficult to load in my inventory. I suspect whoever makes the magazines for S&W, knowing that they would be sold by the millions (two per gun plus spares), used a roll of spring steel that was either on-hand for another use or was cheap to reduce manufacturing costs. I doubt if S&W actually specified that particular spring for their M&P Shields.
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My Shield 9 and 45 single stack magazines are the most difficult to load in my inventory. I suspect whoever makes the magazines for S&W, knowing that they would be sold by the millions (two per gun plus spares), used a roll of spring steel that was either on-hand for another use or was cheap to reduce manufacturing costs. I doubt if S&W actually specified that particular spring for their M&P Shields.
1) I doubt if S&W is even concerned about it.

2) Tear down your mags, clean your mags inside, spray with a film of dry lube. It DOES help.

3) Buy a mag uplula loader. It works... once you`ve used one, you`ll be lost without it. It will load faster than you can pick up the next round.

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1) I doubt if S&W is even concerned about it.

2) Tear down your mags, clean your mags inside, spray with a film of dry lube. It DOES help.

3) Buy a mag uplula loader. It works... once you`ve used one, you`ll be lost without it. It will load faster than you can pick up the next round.

Maglula Loader

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I bought one for my wife nine years ago, and she still hasn't got it!
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Old March 19th, 2017, 06:27 PM   #20
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This is my third M&P and my first shield. I've got to say that so far, it's been impossible for me to completely load the mags. In fact, I can't load the mags any fuller than 4 rounds - these mag springs are either much too strong or the mag cases aren't wide enough. And none of my quickload mag devices which typically work well with loading mags work. Has anyone else encountered this problem? I'll read your responses while applying ice to my fingers. Thanks very much.
Well, I don't have the best of news, but a little help. I have had the same issue. I did follow one of the other posters suggestion and took my mags apart. They all looked fine. So, someone told me to leave them loaded and it would be better. Well, they are somewhat better, I can load 7 or 8 in every one of them without killing my hands. I also got a Maglula loader and that fixed everything as far as I am concerned. On the down side, my new Ruger American pistol mags (17 rounds per) loads like a dream, easy as can be and on failures to feed in 1000 rounds. sad but true.
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Well, I don't have the best of news, but a little help. I have had the same issue. I did follow one of the other posters suggestion and took my mags apart. They all looked fine. So, someone told me to leave them loaded and it would be better. Well, they are somewhat better, I can load 7 or 8 in every one of them without killing my hands. I also got a Maglula loader and that fixed everything as far as I am concerned. On the down side, my new Ruger American pistol mags (17 rounds per) loads like a dream, easy as can be and on failures to feed in 1000 rounds. sad but true.
Not to steer this of course, but i shot a couple of the new ruger american`s. Wow, i was very impressed, very nice shooters...!
Very accurate as well. I dont want one, but i will be taking a look at the ruger 9mm american compact when my LGS gets them in.

Ok, back on track... kind of not fair on the 17rd ruger mag vs M&P 7/8rd. Its apples to oranges in my opinion...
because my full size M&P mags load just as easy as the ruger fullsize mags do.
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Well I'll tell ya' these mags are REALLY hard to load. I can get 6 rounds in both mags but no way on the 7th. I just picked this pistol up last night and haven't even had a chance to shoot it.
Had the same problem 1st time out, on the way home I bought a $10 mag loader, problem solved.
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