JTT: Use the Right Tool – Uplula

Uplula Speed Loader
March 28, 2017  
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JTT: Use the Right Tool

Fifty Shades of FDE

Stubbornness is a characteristic we all have. Some have more than others, especially when it comes to the shooting community (myself included). That stubbornness and resistance to change leads us to place nifty little gadgets are under a lot of scrutiny before we even try them.

One little tool I avoided until recently is the Maglula Uplula Speed Loader for pistols. I just never gave the thing a chance. I’ve seen it at the range and at classes over the years and always asked myself, Why do I need a tool when I can load my pistol mags the same way I’ve always loaded them?

Maglula Uplula Speed Loader in a bag of loose ammo

Last year, a good friend who was a new shooter got an Uplula and told me how great it was. The following week, he traded me an extra one for some ammo. Now, I’m a believer. I’ve taken it to several classes and every range trip since then. The Uplula loads pretty much all the pistol mags out there that really matter, 9mm to .45 acp. It doesn’t work on .22lr pistol mags, but those have never been a problem for your thumbs.

What the Magpacker does for your rifle mags, the Uplula does for your thumbs. If you’re a serious or just a casual shooter, why wouldn’t you want to load your mags without wearing out your thumbs? It only takes a minute to get used to how it works, and then you’re set!

Author using the UpLula

I sure feel like an idiot for not getting one many years ago. They can be had for $25-30 including shipping in most cases. They’re made of durable plastic/polymer material and come in many colors.

5.11 logo. Text reads: Always be ready.

Don’t be a stubborn fool like I was. If you don’t have one yet, get one. I highly recommend it to anyone who owns a pistol.

-Fifty Shades of FDE

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Fifty Shades of FDE

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About the Author

Fifty Shades of FDE is a full-time LEO in California with about a decade's service in a very large metropolitan agency. He’s a husband, father and firearms enthusiast. He is a supporter of the Second Amendment and a proponent of law abiding citizens’ right to defend themselves with concealed carry permits. He runs his @fiftyshadesofFDE page on Instagram and writes gun/gear reviews on www.fiftyshadesoffde.com - when he's not writing for Breach-Bang-Clear, of course.

1 Comment

  1. MattCFII

    I the rifle versions of the LULA too. More compact than the Magpacker if it is just going in a range bag and the unload very quickly as well.

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