Sunday, May 11, 2014

Magazine loaders PT1. RIMFIRE (.22lr)

I have a couple of interesting loaders to talk about here

For single stack pistols:
I don't think anyone makes a double stack?!?

The first kind is the most common. It basically holds down the top round so you can fit in another. While it saves your thumbs, it doesn't do a thing for loading mags faster.  Several companies make basically the same device for every mag/gun combo. They are everywhere so I'm not going to post a picture. I've even gotten them as freebee/swag/handouts.

You have a tool that helps you hold down the tab. These are found on Ruger MK 1,2,3 ect magazines. These usually consist of a hole you fit the mag through and it saves the thumbs. It does make loading the magazines much faster/easier. Several companies make these so chances are you can find one that fits if you don't have a Ruger.


The makers of the oh so popular LULA loader have one that works for .22s the BabyUpLULA. I have yet to use one so will pass commenting. I DO have it's bigger brother and I am definitely a fan.

Amazon $29.65 W/PRIME

McFadden makes the "Ultimate Clip Loader" You put your mag in and shake a bit and it loads rounds from a tray like the ButlerCreek model below. I also have one of these. Somehow I'm having trouble loading the 10th round. About half the time it doesn't load properly Probably I'm doing something wrong....
 Amazon $17.95 W/PRIME

If you have a 10/22 you have two options.

Champion makes a loader that you fit your mag in and you press a button repeatedly and load rounds. Again I have not tried this device yet.

**need to find a link**

Butler Creek makes a crank loader primarily for their hotlips line of magazines. I do own one and it makes reloading magazines MUCH easier! You just turn a wheel and it loads with a click. The tray holds about 50 loose rounds so can load two 25rd mags before having to reach for more .22.


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  1. You got enough .22lr that you need a Reloader? Lucky Bastard!

  2. Love that McFadden rig. I have one I use when i'm training, and it TRULY saves the thumbs!