Spend more time training, less time loading
By The Staff of Trucks & Guns Magazine
Loading up AR-15 magazines is just a tedious task that wears down your fingers over time. There are many different speed loaders on the market today, some are not really any faster, but will take some strain off your fingers. When we saw a video of the Magpacker Speed Loader we knew we had to get our hands on one. From the first time we used it we were hooked. This is the best speed loader we have ever used. After only one use of the Magpacker you are a pro magazine loader and can load up a 30 round magazine in 20 seconds on average.
HOW IT WORKS
The Magpacker, in its simplest form, is a guide that allows you to push rounds into the magazine. It does not matter what size magazine, 10, 20, 30, they even make a 40 round version. It also works on all brands and types of magazines according to Magpacker, it is compatible with Magpul Pmag, and “most other polymer magazine,” but it has worked with all the magazines we own.
To use the loader, place a magazine in the magazine well, place 30 or more rounds in the large circle area. Then grab three or four rounds and line them up at the 30 mark. Keep one hand on the rounds you have started to line up then slide additional rounds up against those first rounds. As you fill up the guide you can move all the rounds down the guide together until you have 30 rounds in the guide. Then take the provided wood block and snug the rounds up against the magazine. Hold the magazine down against the well firm and push the block of wood into the magazine fast and firm. You have just loaded 30 rounds in about 20 seconds.
HOW DOES IT COMPARE?
Against our military trained editors who have loaded up thousands of rounds by hand, the Magpacker could load a magazine almost twice as fast. On average, the Magpacker would load a 30 magazine in the same time it would take us to load 17-19 rounds by hand. It also puts no strain on your fingers like loading up a magazine by hand. That alone is worth having the Magpacker around on the range. It makes loading magazines a much smoother and simpler task. This also works with .223, 5.56 and 300 Blackout rounds.
POLYMER AND MULTIPLE CALIBERS
The MagPacker originally was a wood product, but it now is available in polymer as well. The polymer models are available for AR-15 (.223/5.56 and 300 Blackout), AR-15 (7.62×39), AK-47, SKS and the newest FN-7 round. The polymer boards are lighter, stronger and smaller than their wood counterparts and also come in a variety of colors including black, tan, OD green, gun metal grey and pink for the ladies. In the wood, the models available are .308/7.62×51 which works with AR-10, M-14, SCAR-17, FN, FAL, and M1A and there is even a model for AR-15 using the Colt 9mm platform
Well if you want to be one of those guys that have to find the negative in everything or a “troll” as the internet calls them, some are saying it’s “too big and heavy.” However, we have found it fits inside most standard rifle cases and weighs just five pounds. (If five pounds is too heavy for you, consider switching to airsoft guns.) We like the size and the wooden design with the laser engraving. It looks great in our workshop and allows us to put multiple magazines worth of ammo in the magazine well and just push out full magazines.
If you are looking for a loader that is easier to pack to the range, maybe just throw in a backpack with your magazine. Magpacker does have a smaller, lightweight polymer version that works just as awesome as the wooden version. But we still like our wooden version – it is smooth, and it has been worn in where the magazines we use fit perfectly. If you are an AR 9mm, AR-10 or AK-47 guy Magpacker also has you covered on speed loaders. Check out https://www.magpacker.com.
30 x 9 x 1.25 in
10, 20, 30 round capacities
.223, 5.56 and 300 Blackout
Magpul Pmag, “Most” other polymer & metal mags
Grab the block of wood, hold the magazine down firm, then push hard and fast pushing the rounds into the magazine.