Anyone who spends a fair amount of time training with firearms knows the dreaded task of magazine loading. It’s one of those things that abuse your thumbs and hands. But it’s also a necessary evil that we partake in to better prepare ourselves when arriving at the shooting range. Because time is precious, I like to have as many magazines pre-loaded into my 5.11 Range Ready Bag as I plan to shoot while training that day. Additionally, it helps save time and keep things organized once I arrive on site. So the day before, I typically upload all pistol and rifle magazines. Speeding up this process is the UpLULA from Maglula.

Known for their efficient and well-built up loaders, Maglula produces several variations for most popular pistol and rifle magazines on the market. Ranging from AR’s to AK’s, Submachine guns and most pistol mags, Israeli based Maglula is on-station to save your thumbs from the tedium of magazine loading. The UpLULA universal pistol magazine loader is a robust unit, utilizing high quality material ensuring years of trouble-free use. As you can see in this short video, the UpLULA is a must-have item to add to your range bag.

UpLULA details courtesy of

  • Loads all* 9mm Luger, .357 Sig, 10mm, .40, and .45ACP cal. single and double stack magazines., including 1911 mags, of all manufacturer, and also loads most .380ACP single and double-stack mags.
  • Pocket-size. One size fits all. No inserts, spacers or adjustments at all !
  • Easy loading; the rounds just drop in with no thumb pushing or pressing.
  • No more pain ! Load hundreds of rounds painlessly.
  • Protects your fingers and mags.
  • Up to one round per sec. loading rate. 1/3 the time loading several mags with thumb.
  • Fits in hand and pocket, weighs only 72 grams (2.55 Ounce).
  • Highly durable.
  • Purchase here for $34.95

Due to an overwhelming supply of counterfeit UpLULA products infiltrating the US market, Maglula has issued this warning as well as recommendations for trusted resellers:

Low quality Chinese counterfeit loaders cloning our patented UpLULA™ universal pistol magazine loaders are offered for sale on Amazon and eBay. Commingling (mixing) of genuine and counterfeit loaders in the same Amazon bin may result shipping of counterfeits. Please refrain from ordering loaders at Amazon or eBay until further notice. If you suspect receiving a counterfeit loader, please take few pictures of packaging and loader and send it to [email protected]. We’ll let you know counterfeit or genuine. Please shop at local gun stores you trust and from companies we ship to direct: BrownellsMidwayUSACabela’sBassPro, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Turner’sCheaperThanDirtSportsman’s GuideShopRugerBe cautious of counterfeits at weekend gun shows and markets. Some Chinese knockoffs are very similar to our own deceivingly having ‘UpLULA’ and ‘Made in Israel’ embedded in them and packed in blisters similar to ours.

Items pictured in video: 5.11 Range Ready Bag, Howard Leight Sport Impact Earmuffs, Agency Arms Glock 34, MTM Special Ops Vulture watch.

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