PDA

View Full Version : FAL Mag Loader


Stuff Collector
June 16, 2004, 14:09
Does anyone know of a good mag loader that doesn't require use of a stripper clip? It seems like double work to load rounds on a stripper clip to load a mag.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

tinfinger
June 16, 2004, 14:40
I have some Argy mag loaders. You can put one on top of a mag and instead of stripper clips you can toss two or three cartridges in loader and thumb them down in the mag. Not the fastest, but useful.

photomike
June 16, 2004, 14:46
cuanto cuesta?/how much each??

Mike

Stuff Collector
June 16, 2004, 14:47
Thats what I've been doing, but I saw a LULA loader at a recent show and thought that would really make life (or at least loading) easier.

Arby
June 16, 2004, 15:41
Originally posted by tinfinger
I have some Argy mag loaders. You can put one on top of a mag and instead of stripper clips you can toss two or three cartridges in loader and thumb them down in the mag.

IIRC, you can do the same with the Aussie stripper clip guides.

Deltaten
June 16, 2004, 17:04
Just a couple of opinions and items of possible interest....

The LULA is OK, but still gotta push-pull for every cart. WHat about some sorta system that floors the follower and allowas you to drop the carts in, gravity feed till its full???
And pursuant to that...
Better to have a "cartridge 'aligner' ", sorta like the dillon brass sorta atop thier high end presses. I just hate havin' to sort the carts as they come outta the box. Electric. shake-rattle-'n' roll, whatever,. Dump a BP full of carts, switch on the power,. and collated to your tastes carts come out the bottom; ready to slip into the "AUTO_FILL" mag wonder-tool. ;)

Justashooter made a wooden, 20 rd, mag filler. works great, but takes 10 times as long to set each cart in the slot as it does to ZIP 'em in the mag.

C'mon, youse injunears...develop something :D

Best,
Paul

Lostinthewoods
June 16, 2004, 21:25
The LULA rocks! They realy need to make one for the FAL.

Artful
June 16, 2004, 22:34
I have been using these since I was turned onto them by an article in Machine Gun New (does anyone still remember that magazine - my wife still calls Small Arms Review my Machine Gun News :wink: )

Anyway for loading you just put the magazine on the end and put the cartridges into the slot and pull the handle - UZI loader holds 16 so you have to do it twice and the AR holds 20 - depends upon the mag.

I like the ones made out of sheet metal - but you can also find them made out of plastic. (Hey it took years to get over phobia about plastic framed guns.... I'm not ready for tools yet). :shades:

Here's a link to one similar or same as mine - local (Phoenix Gun shows) usually carry them at Crossroads (bigger show) - bought one for my friend for christmas and it was about $40 & tax.

http://www.gunaccessories.com/TDI/index.asp

Works for me - when I was reloading 9mm I'd take finished round off the dillon press and put right in the slot when I got it full , I'd zip 'em into the mag and start over again (helps to have slant board to put 'em on to keep cartridges in place. :biggrin: )

kbbeckius
June 16, 2004, 23:01
I've been using the stripper clip adapter without clips, using it as a way to more easily align the rounds. I bought some 10 roung stripper clips but cant get ammo to come off them properly. The Lightning-link loader uses these 10 rd clips, and I too would like to avoid loading clips to load magazines. I have found another style of quick loader, the easyloader -

http://www.cammenga.com/cart/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=27
http://www.cammenga.com/cart/ProdImages/308abc.jpg

and there seem to be a few similarly styled models, this one by K-var
http://www.k-var.com/product.asp?0=202&1=203&3=37 (http://www.k-var.com/)
http://www.k-var.com/images/ML-308.jpg

and another similar one sold by FAC

I would like to see a LULA style loader or one of their bench loaders
www.maglula.com (http://www.maglula.com)


Thx Brad

kfranz
June 17, 2004, 02:06
Originally posted by Stuff Collector
Does anyone know of a good mag loader that doesn't require use of a stripper clip? It seems like double work to load rounds on a stripper clip to load a mag.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

The best mag loader I've found is my thumbs. No stripper clip required....:wink:

Sailor553
June 17, 2004, 07:16
I have a Cammenga for both the FAL and the M16 variants. Can't beat this device.

Stuff Collector
June 17, 2004, 08:18
Thanks for the advice. I'll place my order today.

Ironhandjohn
June 20, 2004, 12:09
Since I got my LULA for AR-15's my Cammenga has been sitting on a shelf int he basement. The Cammenga is a good loader, but IMHO the LULA is faster and easier to use.


I too would like to see one for FAL mags.

farranger
September 23, 2004, 19:36
LULA's for ak and Ar are great.

maz
September 23, 2004, 20:37
LULA's for the Ar. does this one fit the mini 14 mags to??

Rooster
September 23, 2004, 22:55
I use whichever stripper clip loader I grab first (without the stripper clips of course). I have a Belgian, and Imbel, and an Aussie. The Aussie is a little taller so you can put more rounds in at a time but they are all equally fast. I'd say about 100 mags an hour or more.

TDB7117
October 09, 2004, 08:33
Originally posted by kbbeckius
I've been using the stripper clip adapter without clips, using it as a way to more easily align the rounds. I bought some 10 roung stripper clips but cant get ammo to come off them properly. The Lightning-link loader uses these 10 rd clips, and I too would like to avoid loading clips to load magazines. I have found another style of quick loader, the easyloader -

http://www.cammenga.com/cart/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=27
http://www.cammenga.com/cart/ProdImages/308abc.jpg

Thx Brad

Do loaders like these work with the 5 round Aussie stripper clips or just 10 rounders???