Anyone who has ever had sore and cramped thumbs from loading mags can appreciate the utility of a good speedloader. Luckily for those who shoot their CCW weapons on the range frequently. There are a number of great speed loaders on the market today. Not all are equal though. Some work better with certain popular calibers like 9MM and .380. Others will work well with a wider variety of ammunition.
What’s Best for You
Ergonomic characteristics are also a consideration. You really have to try them out to see what works best for you and your choice of concealed carry firearm. But here are some of the preferred choices available for the new year.
Best Speed Loaders For Concealed Carry Guns
- Glock Speed Loader Although this loader is designed specifically for Glock pistols, the company says it should work well with other guns. It’s a well constructed, simple, and easy-to-use polymer design that won’t break easily and lasts for years of service. Available in 9MM, .40, .357, .380., and .45 calibers. An excellent choice for Glock 9mm pistol owners.
- ADCO Super Thumb Double-Stack. This loader will also work with a variety of calibers, but oddly enough it isn’t on the company website. But, there’s really no obvious reason it shouldn’t. It incorporates a simple mechanism to load rounds into a double-stack mag and is easy to use for both men and women. Made in the USA with durable polymer materials.
- Maglula Universal. As the name implies, this loader is compatible with all handguns and calibers, whether single or double-load. If you see and judge by the positive reviews to be found online, it seems to work very well. Its available in a variety of colors including black, brown, purple, green, and of course pink. It’s very compact and easy to pack around in a pocket or range bag. A little more expensive than some other options, but definitely worth a try, especially for those who need to load multiple handguns with different calibers.
- MakerShot Custom. The company designs and manufactures these speed loaders for specific weapons, including Glock, Beretta, Ruger, S&W, Sig-Sauer, Walther, and Taurus, and a variety of the most popular calibers. The company says that they incorporate more than two dozen factors into their designs. This is to ensure that they work well with a particular brand and caliber. They have a reputation for quality construction and durability, and they are also very affordably priced
Do Your Research
There are a lot of different speed loaders on the market these days, and all of them work well to one degree or another. Again, some are better than others, and some work well with some CCW firearms and calibers and not as well with others. None of them cost much, so try out different models to see which works best for you. It’s just a matter of time before gun control fanatics target these! They might become a gun rights issue, so get yours while you can.