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  • Keith Bailey

The Best Magazine Speed Loaders Are Actually Cheap (And Durable)

Gun owners know just how important it is to have a speed loader that you can rely on. These affordable options are the real deal. Reviewers are absolutely raving about them.

FYI, Prices and ratings are accurate as of time of writing.

1. MakerShot Magazine Speed Loader with Over 200 Different Magazine Compatibilities

Top-rated: 33,515 ratings | 1000+ answered questions

Highlight: Allows you to drop rounds into each magazine without having to manually press each one with your thumb. Decreases load time so you can get back to firing. Prevents sore fingers.

Helpful review: "I bought the Taurus PT111 Millennium G2 9mm and I love the handgun. But the magazines are hard for me to load by hand. I looked online and found this speedloader and decided that for $12.99 (shipping and all) I could hardly go wrong. It was very easy to use. I have two magazines and can load both in less than 1.5 minutes. No more sore fingers for me. Great product! I love it!!" — Mike

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2. Fuxi Magazine Speed Loaders for 9mm | .380 ACP | .40 | .45 ACP

Top-rated: 1,623 ratings | 74 answered questions

Highlight: Made of high-quality polymers that will hold up to wear and tear.

Helpful review: "After just a few bullets loaded I mastered the process and can load a 12 round magazine in less than 1 minute. Simple design and loading process.
1. Put the first bullet in the magazine by hand.
2. Place the speed loader over the magazine and push down.
3. Slide the second bullet into the magazine. Note it will not go all the way in but will be secure in the magazine.
4. Lift the speed loader up about an inch then push the second bullet all the way in.
Push down, partially insert, lift up, fully insert, repeat... that's it.
Incredible customer service! After I bought the Taurus speed loaders I bough a pair for my Springfield XD Mod 2. The speed loaders were too tight to operate. I contacted customer service and they quickly refunded my purchase. I thought I was sent the wrong speed loaders. Now is the incredible part... The company is now making a new version to fit my XD Mod 2 double stack magazines and will send me one for free as soon as it's made in a couple weeks. It takes a couple weeks to design and manufacture a new version. Finally, these are not universal speed loaders as some have claimed. With thousands of different magazines out there these speed loaders will fit different brands of magazines but only if the depth and width of the magazines are close to the same size. I hope this review is helpful. I highly recommend these speed loaders sold by this seller." — sevans

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3. Glock Magazine Speed Loader

Top-rated: 3,196 ratings | 98 answered questions

Highlight: Compatible Glock Magazine Calibers: 9mm (9 x 19) / .40 / .357 / .380 Auto & .45 GAP. Works with Magazines for the following Glock pistols: G17, G19, G22, G23, G25, G26, G27, G28, G31, G32, G33, G34, G35, G37, G38 & G39. NOT for use with Glock .45 Auto, G42 Single Stack .380 Auto or 10mm Magazines.

Helpful review: "I base my 5-star review on how I intend to use this loader. It is not as good as some of the loaders that cost 3 to 4 times more. If you are loading hundreds and hundreds of rounds into multiple mags, the high priced mags are the thing to buy. However, if you are like me and only intend to fire no more than 300 rounds at the range, this loader is more than adequate. It takes a little practice to become totally proficient with this loader. But, after loading a few mags you will master the technique. In addition, the low price will allow you to carry one in your range bag and have others that you place with individual weapons." — 65gone

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4. Universal Magazine Speed Loader by Aresurge

Top-rated: 3,896 ratings | 117 answered questions

Highlight: Loads nearly all 9mm, 10mm, .357 Sig, .40, .45ACP, .380ACP calibers, and 1911 magazines, as well as all single and double-stack magazines.

Helpful review: "I have noticed that some people complained that the speed loader is difficult to use or has trouble loading. I think it is improper use that caused the magazine and loader to be unstable. At the same time, the user guide is not very intuitive. The video is done well but without loading examples.Therefore,I made a simple video to demonstrate how to use it. In the video, I especially used a mini 8mm 10 rounds magazine. It’s more difficult to load than conventional magazines, especially in the last round and sometimes it is painful to load by hand. I think the mastery of skills is to choose the correct gesture so that the magazine and the loader are fixed during the loading process, make you load easily and fast.
My palm is not big. In my opinion, the first gesture in my video is the most effective. Place your index finger on the top right of the loader so the loader will always reach the correct position when it rebounding. You just need to keep pushing from top to bottom. Another gesture took me a little time to adjust. I think it's related to personal habits, so please use a correct gesture before loading. At the same time, the guide does not describe the accessories: The non-slip mat, buffer and fix the magazine when loading. Recommended for beginners. The wrench, I don't know, maybe it is used to adjust the spring force. Once you master the loader it will become easy and fast. Different from other loaders, this one has a feel and fun. That's why I like it." — Soraya

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5. Sylvan Raptor Universal Pistol Speed Loader Compatible with 9mm Luger | .357 Sig | 10mm | .40 | .45 ACP | .380 ACP caliber | 1911 Magazines | All Single and Double-Stack Magazines

Top-rated: 926 ratings | 46 answered questions

Highlight: Lading rounds becomes enjoyable rather than a pain in the neck. Can load rounds as fast as 1/second.

Helpful review: "The issue in reloading magazines by hand, of course, is the problem of using a small point of contact with the fingers (typically upon the top side of a cartridge) to press down a spring before the cartridge can be inserted. When I first tried this loader, it looked confusing, and I wasn't sure that I liked it. It turned out that I hadn't understood well how it was designed to work. I used the instructions to try to get everything right, but the problem with the instructions was that they made it seem as if you could just squeeze a magazine into the loader slots, hold the magazine in the loader out in front of you, and everything would be easy. That might be true, but only, as I can see it, if you have a strong little finger that you can slip under the bottom of the magazine to support it. My little finger doesn't like doing that. So, my recommendation slightly revises that idea:
With this magazine loader, as with many others, it is necessary to push the loader directly downward with all the force that the magazine spring delivers.
The upper surface of the loader is broad enough to make this much easier than pressing only on a cartridge. But this also means that the magazine needs strong upward support at its base. A knee while sitting, a tabletop, or one's clothing-padded ribs while standing in a field, all will do, and then I find it to be easy. Another option is to use your second hand thumb to press the loader downward while the fingers press the base of the magazine upward, even as that hand holds cartridges to load So, yes, you spread the flaps and insert the magazine into the loader, bullet side (not primer side) of the magazine facing the loader. Slide the magazine up until the pressing rod touches the magazine follower or the top cartridge in the magazine, even as you use the hand that holds the loader to keep the magazine against the back of the loader (where a spring gives some opposition).
From this starting position, you can put the base of the magazine against a surface and use the thumb of your hand that holds the loader and magazine to press the loader downward, opening a slot into which the next cartridge is fed (primer first), or you can use your second hand to provide support at the base and also apply downward pressure. Insert a cartridge into the opened space, and this is where the levers and springs on the loader come into their own. Relax the hand that is gripping the loader and magazine, and the back spring withdraws the pressing rod from under the newly inserted cartridge. The forked lever at the top of the loader then pushes the magazine downward. Squeezing again with the same hand, the pressing rod moves above the last loaded round, and you are ready to press the loader downward again to load another round.
Each component of the loader has a definite functional value, once the method of use is understood, and speed is definitely one of the benefits that this loader delivers." — Bill

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6. Solid Designs Magazine Loader for Taurus PT111 Millennium Pro G2, G2C, G3, G3C 9mm Magazine

Top-rated: 355 ratings | 4 answered questions

Highlight: Large side flanges and collar make for easy loading.

Helpful review: "OK, several folks seem to have difficulty with this loader. Halfway through the first magazine it was obvious to me how the thing works. There is a small tab in the back of the loader that pushes the spring down. Slide the round into the magazine, when it hits that tab, lift the loader up slightly while keeping slight downward pressure on the round and it will slide into place easily." — Ali Theobald

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7. HKS 29-M Revolver Speedloader for S&W 29, 629 | Dan Wesson | Ruger Redhawk | Super Redhawk | Colt Anaconda | Taurus .44, 444 Raging Bull

Top-rated: 1,783 ratings

Highlight: Popular twist knob.

Helpful review: "The rounds line up perfect with my Super Redhawk Alaskan 44mag. The rounds fall right into place with a quick twist of the top silver knob. The shells are held into place with small metal teeth that grip in the same place on the shell as the extractor. They are held firmly until the knob is twisted. The twisting mechanism is a clean crisp break. Rounds won’t fall out easily. Solid product. The black part is plastic. But it’s a great product. I am satisfied. Shipping took a day less than planned." — Nick

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8. IJW Magazine Loader for Most Double Stack 9mm & .40 S&W | SIG Sauer P365, P226 | CZ 75, Shadow | Springfield Hellcat

Top-rated: 3,125 ratings | 71 answered questions

Highlight: Lifetime warranty.

Helpful review: "I was a little skeptical about buying this loader because it was so fair priced compared to others brands. Boy was I wrong. I use this loader to load my Taurus G2c and my Smith & Wesson SD9VE mags without any problems. It is very easy to use once you get the hang of it. I put the first round in to make sure the follower stays in the right position then just push down, put another round in then pick the loader up a little and push the round all the way to the back of the mag then repeat till loaded. Made well and should last a long time if used correctly. If it does break cheap enough to buy another. Other loader prices are outrageous for what you are getting plus have too many moving parts to break. I like to keep it as simple as I can. I read some reviews that said it would not work with their mags. It works with the ones I listed just great." — Amazon Customer

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9. RAEIND Magazine Speed Loader Specifically Designed To Fit Smith & Wesson S&W M&P Shield | 9MM | Single Stack

Top-rated: 1,460 ratings | 45 answered questions

Highlight: Designed to simplify magazine loading process and reduce hand stress.

Helpful review: "I bought a brand new S&W compact 9mm. The magazines were extremely hard to reload at the range. They would take me about 10-15 minutes to reload all of my magazines. Not with this bad boy!! I can now reload several magazines within minutes! My husband thought it would be a waste of money and he thought I was being dramatic until he saw the difference in how quick I could reload." — BKnowles

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10. HKS 10-A Revolver Speedloader for Caliber .38 and .357 | Fits S&W 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 64, 65, 66, 67 | Dan Wesson | Charter Arms | Taurus 606, 65, 66, 80, 82 | Rossi 971, 951, 851

Top-rated: 2,634 ratings | 130 answered questions

Highlight: No cartridge jiggle.

Helpful review: "Bought this in spite of so many negative reviews. But I didn't want to pay $30.00 for the other brands. I bought two of these HKS Speedloader's for my S&W Model 65 .357. They do exactly as advertised. When you load the bullets, hold them in the palm of your hand, pressing them into the speedloader, and turn the knob locking them into place. When ready to reload, open the cylinder empty the spent rounds and align the speedloader, twist the knob and they all drop effortlessly into the cylinder. I have had no issues whatsoever. None with them coming loose in the carrying pouches. The only thing I would suggest is when pulling them out of the pouches, don't grab them by the release knob. And you shouldn't have any problem. So for me, not only a good value, but a good product and one I recommend. Lastly, no issues getting the loader into the cylinder as I've read in other reviews. At least for my Model." — MRH

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11. Neon-Green Magazine Loader by Hilljak for Taurus G2C, PT-111, TH-9 | Beretta 92, M9 | CZ 75, 85, SP-01, P-10, Shadow | Ruger P85, P89 | Kel Tec P-11 | SCCY CPX-1, CPX-2 | Jimenez JA 9

Top-rated: 449 ratings | 4 answered questions

Highlight: Ergonomic form factor provides superior comfort and speed.

Helpful review: "If you don’t have one of these then you need to get one. I have loaded over 600 rounds with mine now and makes loading much much easier" — Colt and Missy

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12. Universal Pistol Magazine Loader for 9mm Luger | .357 Sig | 10mm | .40 | .45ACP and .380ACP Caliber | 1911 Magazines | Single and Double-Stack Magazines

Top-rated: 685 ratings | 35 answered questions

Highlight: Drop in rounds easily with no finger pushing or pressing. Designed to protect your thumbs, fingers and magazine while in use. Convenient pocket size. Universal design for single and double stack pistol mags.

Helpful review: "This magazine loader is all metal, comes with a round pad to protect a table if necessary, a small allen wrench if you need to disassemble it, an instruction sheet to get to a video tutorial and detailed instructions. So far, I have used this on 9mm magazine clips for a Smith & Wesson M & P shield and 9mm magazine clips for a Beretta Brigadier. Without using the loader, it was very difficult to load both clips, particularly the last couple of cartridges. And, my thumbs were raw for a couple of days. However, with this loader, it was very easy to load the clips.
With each clip, I noticed my efficiency improving. But, even with my very first use with this loader, I was more efficient than without using it. I'm sure my efficiency will increase since I am still very new to using it. I was comfortable in how to use it within a few minutes and, of course, my thumbs didn't hurt at all. While I found the written instructions to be clear, the video definitely helped and I recommend watching it, in addition to using the written instructions. While his loader is more expensive than many of the others out there, its craftmanship, utility, ease of use and the fact that this works with so many different cartridges, it is worth it." — Just Someone

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13. Springfield Armory Magazine Loader for XD-M Pistols | 9mm and .40 S&W

Top-rated: 723 ratings | 54 answered questions

Highlight: "You can load 13 rounds in less than a minute."

Helpful review: "Do not buy any clip loaders except actual Springfield Armory stuff as I have six after market loaders and they do not work on the Springfield XD Mod two double stack and on the XD-X single stack sub compact. This one is same as came with the gun and will work great. By the way they do not make a designated loader for the Single stack XD-S, but this one will work." — RogerD

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14. HKS Revolver Speedloader for S&W 686 (7-Shot) | Taurus 617, 817, 827, 66 (7 shot) | .38 and .357 Caliber

Top-rated: 2,369 ratings

Highlight: Loads cartridges into revolver instantly.

Helpful review: "Bought a pair for my S&W 686+ 7shot revolver, so I can load .38 special in one & .357 magnum in other. The HKS587A Speedloader works fine for both. Just flip open the cylinder, twist HKS587A knob left to lock cartridges and release to drop them in the chambers. Nifty little time saver. I'm a 'Pistol Packing Grandma' at 69 yrs., my first gun. I need all the help I can get." — Pistol Packin Grandm

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15. Hilljak Quickie Loader for Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22

Top-rated: 523 ratings

Highlight: Designed exclusively for S&W M&P 15-22 factory mags with load assist buttons.

Helpful review: "Not so much a speed loader, as it is a finger saver. It's very hard to press down the two knobs and hold the spring back while trying to load ammo. This device makes it a lot easier and is almost essential. There is no auto feed or way to put the ammo in without doing it "one by one" still. Not like other loaders I have for other guns. Until they come out with something better, this is what you need." — Scott Ames

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16. Speed Beez Magazine Loader for 9mm PCC Glock Mags 17, 18, 19

Top-rated: 626 ratings | 44 answered questions

Highlight: Loads double stack Glock 9mm mags.

Helpful review: "6/15/20 Update at 1000 rounds loaded: Had to get a second one. My dad confiscated the first one last time we shot 9mm pcc together! Works as well after 1000k as it did on day one. Great loader. I hate loading 9mm glock mags... especially the 30 round. It took all the fun out of shooting. I bought the mag lula, meh. Better on your thumb but slow and frustrating. This one is so flipping easy when I first used it I thought something was wrong and it didn't load the bullet. It was that effortless. So far I have loaded 62 30 round mags and counting. My brother was skeptical about its durability. It looks the same now as when I bought it. The hardest part is picking the bullet up out of the box. Loads the last round in a mag as easy as the first. Did I say easy? Repeat EASY TO USE." — rob

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17. Red Hilljak Speed Loader for Beretta 92 FS, M9 | CZ 75, 85, SP-01, P-10 C, Shadow | Taurus G2c, G3c, PT111, TH9 | Ruger P85, P89 | SCCY CPX-1, CPX-2 | Kel-Tec P-11 9mm | Double-Stack magazines