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Old February 24th, 2017, 01:20 AM   #1
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Stiffest mag springs EVER?

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.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 10:14 AM   #2
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Welcome to our little corner of the net!

I've heard of this happening, your springs might be twisted up, have you taken the mags down to inspect the springs? You maybe able to locate the problem.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 01:03 PM   #3
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There must be something wrong with your mags as I am an old, old guy & I loaded my new Shield mags full the first time & have not had any trouble since. I do use an Uplula. I also took PaPows advice & stripped my mags , cleaned them & put dry lube on the spring & the inside of the mag. It helper some.
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While they are stiff at first I am still able to load mine full. I have five mags and keep them all full all of the time. At first they were a bear to load. That last round can still be a pain at times.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 04:37 PM   #5
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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.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 07:34 PM   #6
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Its really a good idea to use a magazine loader, most of us use the Uplula universal mag loader, works for 9mm to 45 acp, those things are worth their weight in gold! They are sold most anywhere gun accessories are sold.

Maglula UpLULA Universal Pistol Magazine Loader - 9mm to 45 ACP UP60B Up To 18% OFF Best Rated
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Old February 25th, 2017, 06:02 AM   #7
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I second G56's advise on getting an Uplula loader. I believe it'll load all rounds from 9MM to .45 cal. They also make other sizes. I also found that loading & unloading whether by shooting or manually takes some of the stiffness out of the springs. I no longer have trouble loading by hand but still use the Uplula. It's faster & when paying for range time it helps getting rounds downrange rather than spending extra time loading. I have an M&P40C as my main pistol with 3 - 10 round mags & 2 - 15 rounders. Most of the time I also take my full size M&P40 with an additional 4 mags along so that can mean lots of time reloading lots of mags & it's much kinder to the thumbs. It's nothing for me to shoot 300+ rounds per session.
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UPLULA is a necessity, no matter what pistol you're shooting.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 08:10 PM   #9
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My shield is stiff to load the mags but, no problem loading all 4 that I have to full capacity.. Hardest to load of anything I've ever owned though.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 11:47 PM   #10
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Not one of my 5 mags have that issue. I can load them all by hand.
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Old February 26th, 2017, 03:53 PM   #11
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+4 for the UpLula!
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 04:51 PM   #12
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My new .45 Shield has the hardest to load magazines I've ever experienced. I've always wondered why people use the mag loaders because I've never seen any need for them with any of my other guns.

The first time I tried to load one of these .45 Shield mags, I could only get three rounds in without having to get real serious about it. After much cursing and dinging up of my thumbs and fingers, and finding new ways to get it done, I finally got them all in and left them loaded overnight. They worked a little easier after that and continued to get easier with more use. It's not a problem now, but still the hardest to load by far of any of my guns.

I'm told the Ruger SR40C is like that too and actually came with a mag loader included.
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My new .45 Shield has the hardest to load magazines I've ever experienced. I've always wondered why people use the mag loaders because I've never seen any need for them with any of my other guns.

The first time I tried to load one of these .45 Shield mags, I could only get three rounds in without having to get real serious about it. After much cursing and dinging up of my thumbs and fingers, and finding new ways to get it done, I finally got them all in and left them loaded overnight. They worked a little easier after that and continued to get easier with more use. It's not a problem now, but still the hardest to load by far of any of my guns.

I'm told the Ruger SR40C is like that too and actually came with a mag loader included.
Once you use one of these loaders, you`ll be lost without it... you can find them all over ebay for $23 to $28

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MagLula-UpLU...8AAOSwHJhXM5FR


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Once you use one of these loaders, you`ll be lost without it... you can find them all over ebay for $23 to $28

MagLula UpLULA Universal Pistol Magazine Speed Loader/Unloader-9mm-45ACP-UP60B | eBay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOaqyvd3LS0
I know. Don't want to be lost without it. That's why I haven't bought one yet.
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I know. Don't want to be lost without it. That's why I haven't bought one yet.
GOOD ONE.....LOL LOL LOL
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