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triplestack3
04-27-2011, 3:04 PM
Last night I went through a brick of fed bulk with my Mk III and this morning I woke up with a big fat blister on my thumb. I briefly looked around online for a mag loader, but decided that I didn't want to pay a bunch of money and wait around. I went to Lowe's and picked up just under $3 worth of bits and made my own mag loader out of some stuff that was laying around the office.

http://i53.tinypic.com/2ba0qp.jpg

It's kind of ugly, but it's a good fit and keeps my thumbs from getting wrecked. Anyone else do something like this?

Diablohtr
04-27-2011, 3:07 PM
Great idea, think I am going to steal it!

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fishnbeer
04-27-2011, 4:29 PM
i dropped the whole bank-breaking $21 on the "ultimate clip loader" for my mk3. it is awesome! you can consistently load a mag in 3 seconds. no sore, silver surfer colored thumbs. i actually ended up buying 2 extra mags after i got the loader too.

i would like to have something similar to that, or the VQ loader just to tote around in my bag. the clip loader is a bit bulky and would be nice to have something more pocket sized for speed-loading

MongooseV8
04-27-2011, 4:37 PM
Very creative :D

On your next order from Midway get a few of these to toss in your range bag.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=132431

triplestack3
04-27-2011, 4:42 PM
That's exactly what I was looking for... next time...
At least I don't feel like a complete bub since I can load two mags at once

SoCal Bob
04-27-2011, 9:10 PM
I have one of the Ultimate Cliploaders (I know, should be magazine loader) and it works really well. Some .22's have a waxy coating that can gum up the inside but it came apart for cleaning pretty easy.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultimate-Cliploader-Ruger-MK-II-and-III-22-45-/200601148054?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb4c29a96

TripleBogey
04-27-2011, 9:52 PM
I have one of the Ultimate Cliploaders (I know, should be magazine loader) and it works really well. Some .22's have a waxy coating that can gum up the inside but it came apart for cleaning pretty easy.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultimate-Cliploader-Ruger-MK-II-and-III-22-45-/200601148054?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb4c29a96

+1

Midway has them too http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=523189

Fate
04-29-2011, 10:42 AM
Last night I went through a brick of fed bulk with my Mk III and this morning I woke up with a big fat blister on my thumb. I briefly looked around online for a mag loader, but decided that I didn't want to pay a bunch of money and wait around. I went to Lowe's and picked up just under $3 worth of bits and made my own mag loader out of some stuff that was laying around the office.

http://i53.tinypic.com/2ba0qp.jpg

It's kind of ugly, but it's a good fit and keeps my thumbs from getting wrecked. Anyone else do something like this?

Specs?

Can you post an "in use" pic too? I'm having a hard time visualizing how it works...I think I need more coffee.

BamBam-31
04-29-2011, 7:22 PM
His device helps him press down on the buttons on either side of the magazine. With the two openings, he can insert two mags and load both at the same time.

The Ultimate Cliploader is still tops, however. It doesn't just press down on the follower, it actually loads rounds into the mag as well. Best money you can spend if you own a Browning Buckmark or Ruger Mk. III or 22/45.

IllTemperedCur
04-30-2011, 10:09 AM
The Ultimate Cliploader is good stuff. Although my experience has been that it's a little sensitive to ammo. CCI Blazer and MiniMags rarely load all 10 rounds, usually hanging up on the last round, and the MiniMags sometimes don't load at all. Weird. Doesn't bother me too much though, I just fast-load 9 and hand load the last round in each mag. Still, a vast improvement on loading exclusively by hand.

Funny thing, the crappy Remington Gold Bullet loads perfectly. Every. Time.

teamnoir
04-30-2011, 3:12 PM
I bought the $25 plastic, 50 round, shake and load kind. It's small enough to carry in my range bag and I can load a mag in seconds, basically.

Now I just have to wait for my other mags to arrive in the mail. :).

I looked for a thumb saver and will probably pick one up eventually just to have one.

sequoia_nomad
04-30-2011, 6:10 PM
If you shoot much, you will gradually get used to it. Mine was pretty bad when I first got it, a few years later I can now load it with ease. I do work outdoors, maybe I just have thick skin to begin with.:p