Glock magazines

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  1. Mr. Don

    Mr. Don Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have 2 - 10 round and 2 - 13 round magazines for my Glock 21. I've had the gun a little over a month and I am having an issue loading the mags to full capacity. The last round really does not like loading. Sometimes I just give up. Is this common with Glocks or am I just a wimpy old guy? I am really hoping these will break in over time. 45ac.jpg
     
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    vassago Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Glock magazines can be hard to load, a Maglula tool helps a lot
    Glock also includes a simplified version of a mag loader which may help.

    It should get better with use.
     
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    rawright54 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It's not just Glocks, and it's not just you. I see lots of customers who have the same trouble, with a variety of gun brands. I think that the manufacturers are making the springs stronger to reduce surge during recoil and improve reliability. Personally, I have no trouble loading mags for my older guns, but the newer ones, like the Sig P938, are a misery to load. That last round is a battle.
    Several magazine loaders are available - I'd recommend trying one.
     
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    ral357 Well-Known Member

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    Your a wimpy old guy, just get used to it;) It's a moot point anyway, you'll be too tired to fire the whole magazine anyway:p
    From what I've been told strong spring means reliable magazine. The older I get the more tempting those magazine loading thingamabobs look:D
     
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    I got a 9 round mag for Christmas for my LC9s. Even with the Uplula loader I only got 8 in the first time through. Sounds like a common problem that will go away after a break in period.
     
  6. Mr. Don

    Mr. Don Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The one that comes with the pistol is not much help. I just ordered a Maglula UpLULA Loader. Had good reviews. We will see
     
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    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    They work.

     
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    and they work very well!
     
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    Maglula UpLULA Loader is the best. You are going to be very happy with it. It works on every semi-auto I own. I wouldn't be without it.
     
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    I'm a wimp , I couldn't get past the third round loading my M&P Magazines . If unable to load past the 3rd round or so with an UpLula the Spring is bent or installed incorrectly
     
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    I have tried the helper things for loading magazines. I don't use them because I have found I can load faster without. Maybe it's technique. Not bragging or anything.
     
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    they will break in with time and use...and...NICE gun!
     
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    texdon Well-Known Member

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    If your thumb ain't numb you aren't loading enough mags!
     
  14. Mr. Don

    Mr. Don Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    If the loader works as well as the one in the vid I will be a very happy camper. :)
     
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    You will be happy - they do work great. The one for AR mags is great, too.
     
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