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. Fuxi Magazine Speed Loaders for 9mm | .380 ACP | .40 | .45 ACP
Top-rated: 825 ratings | 48 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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2. Glock Magazine Speed Loader
Top-rated: 3,797 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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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