I just bought a couple of devices I just have to tell about.
I just got two Butler Creek magazine loaders and I am really impressed. The small one, the "babyUpLULA" (I guess that stands for Universal pistol mag. loader & unloader) for .22LR and .380 and the "UpLULA" for 9MM and .45ACP.
I have a Walther PPK/S, H&K Mod. 4 and Colt gov. all in .380 and the "baby" shoves ammo into those mags just as slick as greased owl poop. The larger one works just as well on my Colt gov. .45 and Tanfoglio .45 stagger-box mags.
If any of you run autos and have not seen these things you are really missing it. They have a rather large selection of more specialized loaders for things like high-capacity mags and rifle mags.
Even through AMAZON.COM the price range of about $25-$32 is a bit high given the amount of material and simplicity of the devices but the innovation and solution of a painful problem makes these a "must-have".