How to Fill Your Glock Magazines Fast: The Best Glock Speedloaders

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It’s a shame that shooting the bullets out of your magazines is so much easier and faster than putting the bullets into your magazines.

And—as if that weren’t bad enough—Glock magazines can be a bit tougher on your thumbs than some other manufacturers’ magazines. So a good Glock speedloader goes a long way toward evening out that bullets-in-to-bullets-out ratio of time, effort, and energy expenditure.

Maglula UpLULA Pistol Magazine Loader
  • Super easy and simple operation.
  • Makes filling magazines faster and saves your thumbs.
  • Excellent for people who struggle to fill magazines by hand because of coordination or thumb strength struggles.

SPOILER—filling Glock magazines isn’t rocket surgery. So if you want to get a speedloader without doing any reading, get the Maglula UpLULA Pistol Magazine Loader. It’s simply the best all-purpose pistol magazine loader on the market.

But there are other magazine loaders out there. So we’ve gathered all the best Glock speedloaders. Keep reading to see how speedy all these speedloaders are.

Top Glock Speedloaders on the Market Today

Best Glock Speedloaders Reviews: Jamming Rounds (Into your Magazines)

Our overall best Glock speedloader is up for review first. The remaining magazine loaders are lined up in order of price.

The most affordable Glock speedloaders are first.

The luxury speedloaders are near the end.

Time to thumb rounds.

1. Maglula UpLULA Pistol Magazine Loader - Overall Best Glock Speedloader

As far as I’m concerned, the Maglula UpLULA Pistol Magazine Loader could be the only speedloader in this article.

Get yourself an UpLULA. Article over.

Just kidding. That’s not how we roll here.

The thing I love about this speedloader is how simple and effective it is. Just squeeze the loader. Press it down. Drop a round in. Then let the loader go.

It makes filling your magazines super easy. And—since it’s easier—filling magazines is also faster with this magazine loader.

The only real downside is that you’re still putting rounds into the magazine one at a time. So it’s not MUCH faster than loading rounds by hand, if you’re good at it.

But this speedloader will save your thumbs. Over the lifetime of this speedloader, this model will save you a lot of time and skin.

There’s a reason this is one of the most popular speedloaders around. It might be THE most popular magazine loader on the market. It’s affordable and is a remarkable improvement over pushing round with your thumbs.

Pros

  • Super easy and simple operation.
  • Makes filling magazines faster and saves your thumbs.
  • Excellent for people who struggle to fill magazines by hand because of coordination or thumb strength struggles.
  • Super reasonable price.

Cons

  • Only marginally improves magazine filling time because you’re still filling magazines one round at a time.

The ADCO Super Thumb II Magazine Loader for Glock is a really affordable speedloader that sacrifices only a little bit of convenience to deliver a magazine loader at a lower price.

This magazine loader works very similar to other speedloaders like the MagLULA. However, the device is much simpler and adds a step to the process of putting each round into your magazine.

You put this speedloader over the mouth of your magazine and push down to depress the top round. Then you drop the round in. But, once you release the pressure on the top round, you have to push the round back to seat it in the magazine.

It’s easier than loading rounds by hand. And it’s faster, once you get the hang of it and develop a system for depressing the magazine loader and pushing the round back. But it’s only marginally faster than thumbing round.

However, this ADCO model will save a lot of wear and tear on your thumbs. And, for the price, this is actually a really good Glock speedloader.

Pros

  • Super simple operation.
  • No moving parts means virtually unlimited lifespan.
  • Super affordable speedloader.
  • Can be pretty fast once you get the hang of it.

Cons

  • Only a bit faster than filling magazines by hand, even once you get good at it.

The Promag Glock Double Stack 9mm/.40 S&W Polymer Magazine Loader is another super affordable speedloader that reduces your magazine filling time by a decent bit. However, it’s still not as automatic as some higher priced models.

This model probably sports the simplest operation of any magazine loader besides the stock Glock magazine loader. You don’t really even need to squeeze the loader to work it.

This model uses a small shelf for your hand, that way you just have to press it down. The hook depresses the top round. And you can just drop the next round in, then release the pressure. The feeder pawls will capture the next round. All you have to do then is press the round to the back of the magazine.

It’s a very simple process, albeit one step longer than some other magazine loaders. And, once you get into the rhythm, it’s pretty fast. It also saves you from a lot of thumb pain.

This Promag speedloader isn’t fancy. And the improvement to your magazine filling time is modest. But it comes at a super affordable price. So it’s still a really good deal.

Pros

  • Super simple magazine filling process.
  • Requires almost no grip strength to operate. Excellent for people with grip strength limitations.
  • Fairly fast, once you get the hang of the process.
  • No moving parts. Basically will never wear out.

Cons

  • Not much faster than filling magazines with your thumbs.

4. Elite Tactical Systems C.A.M. Loader - Fastest Glock Speedloader

The Elite Tactical Systems C.A.M. Loader is one of the few pistol magazine loaders that actually fills magazines in what is essentially a single stroke.

This magazine loader works similar to a stripper clip. You simply use the rail to scoop up rows of rounds from the packaging tray. Put your magazine into the loader. Then press the plunger down to put 10 rounds into your magazine in one swift motion.

It’s remarkably fast. And it’s easy.

Also, the loader is angled. The rounds aren’t forced between the feeder pawls. They actually slide to the back of the magazine properly. So there’s no extra wear and tear on your magazines.

There are only two real downsides.

First, you have to oil this loader a bit. Otherwise it tends to stick.

Also, you need to have your ammo in a tray in order to pick rounds up with the loading rail. this magazine loader isn’t really any faster than loading by hand if you have loose rounds in an ammo can.

So it’s best for people who buy boxed ammo.

However, this Elite Tactical Systems item is a true Glock speedloader that makes filling magazines stupid fast. And it’s more affordable than almost any other automatic magazine loader. Win-win.

Pros

  • Fills magazines 10 rounds at a time for super fast magazine filling.
  • Almost zero thumb or grip strength required. Complete the entire process using large, strong muscle groups.
  • No added wear and tear on magazines.
  • Surprisingly affordable for a true speedloader.

Cons

  • Must be oiled to reliably operate without sticking.
  • Not really that useful if you keep your ammo loose in an ammo can.

5. Butler Creek Asap Magazine Loader - Simple Glock Speedloader

The Butler Creek Asap Magazine Loader is probably the closest thing you can get to an automatic magazine loader without actually paying the astronomical price for a true automatic magazine loader.

This speedloader actually has a really cool design that enables you to put rounds in your magazine without needing to squeeze the magazine loader or push the round to the back of the magazine.

All you need to do is push this loader down, over the top of your magazine to depress the follower or previous round, drop the round in, and release the pressure on the magazine loader. It’s super simple and quick. And it requires almost no grip strength or thumb punishment.

Since the process is so simple, this is probably the fastest magazine loader that doesn’t fill more than one round at a time. However, you’re still putting rounds in the magazine one at a time. So not as fast as a speedloader that loads multiple rounds at once.

Also, this speedloader has a few more springs and moving parts than many other magazine loaders. So it will wear out faster than a speedloader that has no moving parts.

However, this Butler Creek magazine loader will still fill your magazines with millions of rounds over the course of its life.

It’s definitely more expensive than some of the simpler magazine loaders. But the loading process is super easy and simple. And the convenience is well worth the price.

Pros

  • Requires virtually no grip or thumb strength.
  • Does almost all the work for you, including pushing the round to the back of the magazine.
  • Stupid simple magazine filling process gives you just about the fastest magazine filling without filling multiple rounds at once.

Cons

  • More moving parts means that this speedloader has a shorter lifespan than a loader with no moving parts. But it will still last for a REALLY long time.

6. Caldwell Mag Charger Universal Pistol Loader - Easiest Glock Speedloader

The Caldwell Mag Charger Universal Pistol Loader is almost an automatic magazine loader. However, it does require a bit more grip strength than some other options.

Using this speedloader is super simple and easy. Put your magazine in the loader. Add a round to the ammo port and squeeze the pistol grip to snap each round into your magazine.

It’s easy and efficient. However, you must squeeze the pistol grip, which takes some grip strength. It doesn’t require much force. But, if you have serious grip strength issues, it might be better to use something that doesn’t require the squeeze.

This model is very simple to use, though. If you have coordination issues with filling your magazines, this speedloader solves those issues.

My only concern with this speedloader is the durability. It’s a lot of moving parts and springs. Now, it’s well made. And I haven’t seen one break yet.

But I know that more moving parts and springs means more potential points of failure. And I’m not entirely sure what the expected lifespan of this speedloader is. Although, I suspect that the average shooter will never wear this speedloader out.

On the bright side, this Caldwell speedloader is much more affordable than I expected. Yes, it’s more expensive than the other hand loaders. But not by much.

So it’s a great option for those who want to fill magazines faster, with a much simpler process than filling by hand or even using a standard handloader. And the price is super reasonable.

Pros

  • Super simple magazine filling process essentially reduces filling magazines to a simple squeeze.
  • Excellent for people who have coordination issues with filling magazines.
  • Mechanical assist means it takes relatively little grip strength to squeeze rounds into your magazines.
  • Surprisingly affordable considering the complexity of the system.

Cons

  • Requires you to squeeze a pistol grip handle, which may not be ideal for people with severe grip strength issues.
  • Complex system means shorter lifespan. Though most people will probably never wear this speedloader out.

7. MagPump 9mm Pro Magazine Loader - Automatic Glock Speedloader

The MagPump is an amazing rifle magazine loader. But the original versions of the MagPump 9mm Pro Magazine Loader were less impressive because they tended to jam. This new model seems to be more reliable, though not perfect.

This speedloader is almost entirely automatic, though. You just dump your rounds in the feed chute and crank rounds (or pump them, if you will) into your magazine. It’s super easy. And reasonably fast.

There’s only one problem: this magazine loader can jam. And sometimes it does.

It doesn’t jam nearly as often as the old versions. But it’s still not perfect. However, it’s reliable enough that you can fill a lot of magazines quite quickly, with zero abuse to your thumbs.

There’s also one other downside: we have one of these at the range. And the more skeptical people hate it because they can’t see the rounds going into the magazine. “How do I know some rounds aren’t going into the magazine backward?” they ask.

...And it’s kind of a legitimate question, because you never even touch the rounds to make sure they’re facing in the right direction. So I understand the distrust.

However, I suspect that the mechanical innards of this speedloader are built in such a way that the rounds CAN’T go into the magazine backward. Of course, I haven’t asked MagPump about this. But, so far, I’ve never seen this speedloader put a round into a magazine backward.

All in all, this Magpump item is a rather expensive speedloader. And it’s really only necessary if you load tons of magazines or you REALLY don’t want to fill your magazines by hand (which is totally understandable). But, if you’ve got the budget, this speedloader pretty much takes the responsibility of filling magazines out of your hands (almost literally).

Pros

  • Super easy magazine loading. Just dump rounds into the chute and work the lever.
  • Reasonably fast.
  • Easily the best way to fill a lot of magazines.

Cons

  • Can jam. The new version rarely jams. But it’s still possible.

Loading Magazines

Glock magazines can be a pain to fill. But they don’t have to be. You just need the right gear to help you out. And if you’re too tough to use a speedloader, you’re probably too busy to spend the majority of your range time stuffing magazines.

Maglula UpLULA Pistol Magazine Loader

Want to load magazines faster, without beating up your thumbs? Get the Maglula UpLULA Pistol Magazine Loader. It’s reasonably priced. And it makes the magazine loading process super easy. Just squeeze, press, drop, release. Then repeat.

If it took you less time to read this article than it takes you to load up your Glock magazines, you need a Glock speedloader. It’s time to stop abusing your thumbs.