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TeddyBallgame
11-11-2013, 1:03 AM
been kicking this around for a bit...I've been thinking about buying a speed loader for my AR15 magazines...being that I'm limited to ten round magazines, is it really worth it?

I have no trouble at all loading up my magazines, but, I do see some value in unloading them...makes for some pretty painful fingers with some of these tight springs I have on some of them

the loader I've been looking at is the Butler Creek LULA for M16's and AR15's, or, maybe someone could suggest a less painful way of unloading these rounds :)

SonofWWIIDI
11-11-2013, 1:07 AM
Depends on how many/often you plan to load unload. If you do it a lot, then it would be worth the money.

Also, why unload the mags? By continuing to flex the springs (loading and unloading), they will wear our more quickly. Just leave the loaded. Except for a few for the range.



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Yerman
11-11-2013, 2:43 AM
I found that the best way to unload a mag is to aim your rifle down range and pull the trigger until the bolt locks back ;-)

I guess the big question is why are you loading mags you don't plan to shoot and then unloading them?

TeddyBallgame
11-11-2013, 3:22 AM
I found that the best way to unload a mag is to aim your rifle down range and pull the trigger until the bolt locks back ;-)

I guess the big question is why are you loading mags you don't plan to shoot and then unloading them?

Depends on how many/often you plan to load unload. If you do it a lot, then it would be worth the money.

Also, why unload the mags? By continuing to flex the springs (loading and unloading), they will wear our more quickly. Just leave the loaded. Except for a few for the range.



And:
FirstI have a few magazines that have some really tight springs...sometimes just getting the 10th round in is quite difficult, so, pretty often, I find myself lying in bed, watching a movie, and, I'll load and unload the magazines, trying to break in the tension a bit

beats the hell out of fighting them in there while at the range...feels like the mag loader/unloader could be a bit handy for that

plus, I LOVE ACCESSORIES :)

ShadowX
11-11-2013, 3:40 AM
Get the Striplula and you will never regret it. In fact, the only part you will regret is your pocketbook since you will be reloading in seconds.

SilentPea
11-11-2013, 7:23 AM
Get the StripLULA (http://www.maglula.com/RifleMagLoaders/StripLULA%E2%84%A2556223LoaderUnloader.aspx) if you have access to pre-clipped rounds or don't mind clipping rounds together while you're watching a movie.

Get the regular LULA (http://www.maglula.com/RifleMagLoaders/LULA%C2%AERifleSMGMagazineLoaderUnloader.aspx) if you plan on unloading your magazines a bunch and/or prefer loading single rounds.

NoSpam
11-11-2013, 2:39 PM
I'd go with the LULA (not striplula) and the usgi spoons for stripper clips.

Speedloaders that work are worth every penny and more. Most of your fatigue at the range comes from manually loading mags, which then effects your ability to hold your weapon steady.

BrassCase
11-11-2013, 7:56 PM
Stripper clips are cheap to buy and they work very well. Right now PSA has Geco 55 gr on stripper clips 50/$17.99. Stripper clips are 10 rnds each. I've bought new stripper clips 20/$5.00. Stripper clips are also reusable.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/featured/geco-target-223-remington-55gr-50rds-356141000.html

moneymike
11-11-2013, 8:24 PM
Stripper clips are cheap to buy and they work very well. Right now PSA has Geco 55 gr on stripper clips 50/$17.99. Stripper clips are 10 rnds each. I've bought new stripper clips 20/$5.00. Stripper clips are also reusable.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/featured/geco-target-223-remington-55gr-50rds-356141000.html

That Geco ammo comes with stripper clips that don't work with USGI chargers

Full Clip
11-11-2013, 8:26 PM
Get the Striplula and you will never regret it. In fact, the only part you will regret is your pocketbook since you will be reloading in seconds.

This. The Striplula is great.

audiophil2
11-11-2013, 8:40 PM
I love the regular LULA. I used to use the CAA 20 round loading unit but the LULA is so much easier.

Get speed loaders for all your mags. It is just so much better than the old fashioned way.

SemperFi1775
11-11-2013, 9:01 PM
I have a few magazines that have some really tight springs...sometimes just getting the 10th round in is quite difficult, so, pretty often, I find myself lying in bed, watching a movie, and, I'll load and unload the magazines, trying to break in the tension a bit

beats the hell out of fighting them in there while at the range...feels like the mag loader/unloader could be a bit handy for that

plus, I LOVE ACCESSORIES :)

regular lula is great for loading and unloading...

bender152
11-11-2013, 9:38 PM
I was in your shoes not too long ago. Heard about the StripLULA but balked at spending the money on one when loading AR mags is fairly easy.

However, this isn't about ease, although it is easier, it's about time. With stripper clips and the StripLULA, I can load a 10rd mag in seconds. In the past, I sometimes wasted entire shooting periods just loading my mags. Now I can just load them on the fly.

The StripLULA will work with and without stripper clips. Of course, having ammo on stripper clips makes things move along much faster.

ShadowX
11-12-2013, 4:39 AM
This video had me sold on the Striplula. After buying a couple packs of 10 stripper clips, I have no problem reloading at the range. It literally takes seconds and I'm back to shooting.

The only problem was that I bought the plastic version of the clips and should have gotten the metal ones. The plastic clips have to be pried out of the Striplula since it gets stuck. The metal one just drop right out because of the weight.

oLCRJka3CN0

Germz
11-12-2013, 5:37 AM
This video had me sold on the Striplula. After buying a couple packs of 10 stripper clips, I have no problem reloading at the range. It literally takes seconds and I'm back to shooting.

The only problem was that I bought the plastic version of the clips and should have gotten the metal ones. The plastic clips have to be pried out of the Striplula since it gets stuck. The metal one just drop right out because of the weight.

oLCRJka3CN0

not your fault but you should ask around for little stuff like that. I have literally hundreds of stripper clips and steel speedloaders just laying around that I do not use.

Noonanda
11-12-2013, 6:25 AM
If anyone is lookung for USGI stripper Clips shoot me a Pm. I have a buttload of em

dfletcher
11-12-2013, 9:55 AM
These work great and are only about $10.00:

http://www.primaryarms.com/Command-Arms-AR-15-Magazine-Loader-5-56-NATO-ML556-p/ml556.htm

The ProMag loader works like a charger strip and is cheap:

http://www.amazon.com/ProMag-Magazine-Loader-Black-Polymer/dp/B002IWRFLK

Even though I have the Lula I tend to use the ProMag, even for the 20 rounders. It works with the Mini 14 too, but doesn't work with X39 caliber.

SocomM4
11-13-2013, 4:02 AM
Striplula. Doesn't matter if you use stripper clips or not.

Wasn'tMe
11-23-2013, 2:24 PM
Just got a striplula after watching the videos on youtube. Now I need to get clips and ammo. Backwards, I know.

Btw, I also picked up an uplula for my pistols. It's a lifesaver!

I have a couple of factory 10rnd mags for my Sig that wouldn't take more than 8 rounds. I probably spent 1/2 hour trying to get a 9th round in, until my thumbs gave out. 30 sec with the uplula, and they now hold 10 rounds each :)

I never needed these things with my standard capacity mags, but the 10rnd mags are a whole nuther animal.

Saym14
11-23-2013, 2:28 PM
been kicking this around for a bit...I've been thinking about buying a speed loader for my AR15 magazines...being that I'm limited to ten round magazines, is it really worth it?

I have no trouble at all loading up my magazines, but, I do see some value in unloading them...makes for some pretty painful fingers with some of these tight springs I have on some of them

the loader I've been looking at is the Butler Creek LULA for M16's and AR15's, or, maybe someone could suggest a less painful way of unloading these rounds :)

YES!!!! this thing is awesome. works with metal stripper clips also

Don Nguyen
12-08-2013, 9:08 AM
They have the StripLula on sale at Cabelas right now. Just picked up one myself.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=863038

Wish they had it for AK mags or other mags as well. I couldn't find any of the regular Lulas on Cabelas site, or I probably would have gotten some as well for my other mag types.

Don Nguyen
12-08-2013, 9:10 AM
Found an even better deal for those who have Amazon Prime:

http://www.amazon.com/Butler-Creek-AR-15-Strip-Loader/dp/B001HBHNGU/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1386526177&sr=1-3&keywords=lula+loader

$P-Ritch$
12-08-2013, 10:54 AM
If you need to feed your Striplula they have 50 packs of stripper clips at ammunition-to-go for less than five bucks.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/index.php/cName/stripper-clips

Antagon3
12-08-2013, 5:47 PM
Found an even better deal for those who have Amazon Prime:

http://www.amazon.com/Butler-Creek-AR-15-Strip-Loader/dp/B001HBHNGU/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1386526177&sr=1-3&keywords=lula+loader

Was gonna put this on my Amazon wishlist until you posted the link, it went straight to my cart lol

Btw you did the tail light tint on my GTI :chris:

TKM
12-08-2013, 5:51 PM
I have LULAs for pistol, M1a(okay, I sold that one with the M1a), AR's and AK's.

If they made LULAs for the 5.11 zipper I'd have one of them too.

The Bubble
12-08-2013, 7:10 PM
US stripper clips blows, com block 74 stripper clips work better. Go for it!! Though I personally use gloves since it's cold out. Meaning gloves enables you to load faster than no gloved.

ksiioe
12-08-2013, 7:17 PM
I'll load and unload the magazineshttp://goo.gl/xg5IDb

Don Nguyen
12-08-2013, 9:33 PM
Was gonna put this on my Amazon wishlist until you posted the link, it went straight to my cart lol

Btw you did the tail light tint on my GTI :chris:

Haha, it's bound to happen that I run into people who I've worked on their cars on other forums as well, with the amount of cars that I have done.

-Don