The Caldwell Mag Charger Universal Pistol Loader is designed to work with almost all pistol magazines. The Universal Pistol Loader works with both single-stack and double-stack magazines and loads 9mm 10mm .357 Sig .40S&W and .45 cal ammo. This magazine loader is simple to use just drop in a round and squeeze the lever. The adjustable side shims align magazines of any width for optimal use and are labeled with numbers for quick adjustment. The lock knob keeps virtually any size magazine secure including most .380 magazines. The extremely durable polycarbonate construction will stand up to years of pistol magazine loading.
Easy to use and faster then the LULA it takes me 30 sec to load a 15 rd mag. Unlike the LULA where the last few rounds are hard to add, this flies through the process as the first is just as easy as the last. I have checked my reloads and found no marks or changes in length. Find the numbers that right for your mags (on your own) and make sure you lack it in and it will work great. Example on numbers would be, my walther PPQ mags are a 4 and 4
Used for my H&K VP9. It broke the rear piece of one magazine and damaged the other magazine. I didn't see the damage, so the broken magazine scratched the magazine slot of my gun. I now have to buy 2 new magazines. Too late to get a refund from MidwayUSA, so I am throwing this away. Contacted Caldwell but they didn't weren't even sorry about the damage their loader caused.
I have a Sig 365XL. The magazines for the gun are virtually impossible to load using the thumb method. However, using this loader was a hit-and-miss endeavor; sometimes they could be fully loaded, while other times I couldn’t get past the fourth round. I finally bought another loader which works all the time. The Caldwell may work with mags for other guns, but I haven’t tried that. I also have a Caldwell loader for my AR. The first 20 load easily: the last 10 go in with more effort. Then again, it is a thumb saver.
I purchased this to reload the magazines for my G2C Taurus 9mm. I could not get it to work for over an hour trying different settings. It would load 1 or 2 rounds and then no more. I gave up and came back to it that night. After several tries I finally got it to load all twelve rounds in one mag. On the second mag however, I was never able to get more than two round in. I also noticed that it scars the back of the casings. Several of my rounds have notches on the back rim. Not sure yet if this will cause the rounds to jam when ejecting or loading in the chamber. Not happy with my purchase. I only wish I saved the package so I could take it back for a refund.
If you are loading 30-50 round sticks this thing is a life saver on your hand at IDPA & USPSA matches. I used the ETS speed loader for quite some time and found that their loader soreads the lips on Glock sticks making them useless. This loader keeps the integrity of my magazines.
I purchased this product at Walmart, and was using it to break in some new magazines using factory Sig Sauer 10mm ammo. After loading the same cartridges into the mag a few times, I noticed that the bullets were being pressed farther into the case. I then measured the lengths with a dial caliper and found that the bullets had been pressed in between .04-.07. This may not sound like much, but I’m a reloader and know that on full power 10mm cartridges, this creates an extremely dangerous condition. By moving the bullet farther into the case, this leaves less room for the powder to expand. This creates dangerously high chamber pressure which would have likely caused damage to my firearm and or injury to myself had I fired them. Now I have to pull the bullets and dispose of the rounds safely. I don’t usually write reviews, but I’m writing this as a warning to shooters that may load cartridges multiple times into a tight magazine. I would have expected better from a well known name like Caldwell.
I got one free with a holster purchase. Took a few minutes to get use to it, read and follow the direction and it becomes very fast and easy. It became my favorite speed loader and if a cluts like me can master it, anyone can. I'm 66 years old. Just bought 2 more for my friends who loved mine.
Do not use on magazines that have plastic feed lips. When it screws up it can destroy the feed lips. Worked ok on 1911 mags where not needed. Will not fit Sten mags. Was never able to load a glock magazine without removing magazine 3-4 times.
Bought this and have used to load several double stack magazines. Had to reset pin holding lever to link arm . Pin offset and sticking out. Was hanging up lever in body of device. Also pin appears 2 to 3 mm too short for width of lever. Only retains itself on one side of lever slot at a time. Wiggles way too much to be dependable.
Good addition to range bag. Not a magazine speed loader but a thumb saver when loading 45 single stack magazine. Takes a bit of usage practice, but gets the job done. Caldwell tech rep indicated squeeze the handle like stapling into cardboard, insure the round is properly seated in the loading chamber, and insure the magazine is seated properly and secured with the adjustment knob. After following this advice the loader worked with 45 cal rounds and single stack 45 cal magazines .
drop in a cartridge, squeeze the handle. Presto, Zippo it has disappeared in the mag. Loaded 2 18 cartridge 9MM mags and 2 10 Cartridge 9MM mags faster than my arthritic hands could load one 10 cartridge mag. This is a wonderful devise.