New From maglula: Range BenchLoader 30-round AR15/M4 Magazine Loader

If you don’t own an UpLULA magazine loader, turn your computer off now – I mean right now – go out to your nearest gun store and buy yourself one. I said NOW. Yes, they’re that good. I got mine when I bought my M&P9. Smith & Wesson was nice enough to include one with the gun. I’ve owned a few magazine loader thingies before. They’re mostly plastic rectangles with a little priapic piece used to push the rounds down in the magazine. By comparison, the UpLULA is like a SL63 AMG compared to a Smart Cabrio. They both do basically the same thing, but one does it much more beautifully, powerfully and comfortably. Maglula has just announced a new loader, their Range BenchLoader for USGI and PMAGs. It’s not cheap, but if you shoot much, this thing will safe you tons of time and some seriously bruised thumbs . . .

The Range BenchLoader™ loaders is a heavy-duty industrial 5.56 / .223 cal magazine loaders made to load a magazine in a single hand stroke. It is intended for daily loading of  hundreds of magazines at shooting ranges and armories. It totally eliminates fingers pain and injury, shorten loading time, and keep the magazines lips intact.

Loads all AR15 / M4 compatible 5.56 / .223 magazines, like:

  • M16 / AR15 / M4 USGI (NATO STANAG 4179)
  • Magpul PMAG
  • SCAR 16
  • H&K metal 416 / SA80
  • SureFire 60 & 100 rd
  • Beretta AR 70-90
  • Lancer *
  • and all others

* Note: Loading difficulties exist with the new Lancer AR magazines type L5AWM due to its construction. The older mags load very well.

• Competition shooters
• Shooting ranges
• Military & LE armories
• Ammunition & firearm manufacturers


• Heavy-duty design allows loading hundreds of magazines daily ! • Painless, quick, comfortable operation.
• Allows examination of rounds prior to loading.
• Single-stroke loading action.
• Eliminates wear on feed lips; prolongs mag. life.
• No maintenance or training required.
• Durable top-quality reinforced polymer.
• Portable, Range bag packable; length 42cm (16.5”), weight 360gr (12.7 oz.)

MSRP: $165



  1. avatar Chad A says:

    I like loading slowly, saves ammo! 🙂

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      I have to admit I agree with that sentiment.

    2. avatar Jon says:

      I would load only 3-5 rounds at a time at the range. While reloading you take a break, get a new grip on the firearm, reassess what was right or wrong along with your shot placement, and start over fresh. It doesn’t only make the ammo last longer.

  2. avatar NDS says:

    Anyone loading colt-pattern 9MM AR magazines is seriously doing it wrong. The maglula is no joke, I just only wish I had bought one far, far sooner. This looks like a must-have as well, even though standard AR mags are not thumb killers.

    Dan, check out the new S65 AMG Coupe… first Merc I’ve driven since the SLR that really got my attention.

  3. avatar RenegadeDave says:

    I’m not a black rifle guy, but that’s pretty handy. I’d probably need to be choking down a pretty hefty ammo sum to where the time saved by this thing would warrant the price tag.

  4. avatar Jim R says:

    He’s not joking. If you don’t own an upLula mag loader, go get one like right now. I have one. They ARE that good.

    1. avatar Mike in Akron says:

      I’ve got one for 9mm – . 45 it’s awesome. Makes it so much easier and fast!!

      1. avatar Timmy! says:

        The year I discovered them, I gave one to everyone I knew for Christmas. Ok, I didn’t really… but I should have! They really really are THAT awesome!

  5. avatar LarryinTX says:

    Really? I have been using stripper clips and guides ala US Milspec, storing the product in bandoliers, cost is around $20 for enough to store 800 rounds ready to speed-load into magazines. Don’t really feel a need for more. For another question, how did those BBs get into that loader? To have 60 rounds ready to load into magazines, do you need to buy 2?

  6. avatar Fuque says:

    For a $165.00 I’ll load mine by hand and use the money for more ammo..unless the Zombie Apocalypse happens.. then I’m all over it.

    1. avatar JoeinMich says:

      For $165 that sucker should be made out of aluminum, not plastic.

  7. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    This takes pleasure out of loading mags the night before a day of plinking.
    Good movie, an ammo can full of fresh reloads, 40-50 empty mags, hand inspection of every round and magazine.
    Good to go!

  8. avatar El Cid says:

    They’ve got to be better then the Cammenga loaders I got today… for $165 I would hope so.

  9. avatar the ruester says:

    I will be in the garage trying to make one of these out of popsicle sticks and rubber bands, if you guys need me.

    1. avatar usriflecaliber.30m1 says:

      Not me, but this was a suggested video form the video above.

      1. avatar the ruester says:

        Oh, my week just got SO much more fun!

  10. avatar Abe Froman says:

    I find the HKS speed loaders to be a big improvement over the maglula style. But I never see anybody talk about them. I wonder if it’s just me.

    1. avatar Jeremy S says:

      Yes I do believe it pretty much is just you. Most folks greatly prefer the Maglula. Not to mention it’s much more universal so the single unit can load basically all of your centerfire pistol mags, whereas the HKS speedloader things are made for specific models…

      1. avatar Abe Froman says:

        The HKS is faster to load with and doesn’t need to be pressed against anything while using it. And its about 1/3rd to 1/4 quarter the price of uplula. But yes, it is does need different versions for different magazines.

  11. avatar Mark N. says:

    Let’s see, I have three mags, and they are ten rounds each (and California won’t let me have anything bigger). So why do I need this exactly? At $165, that’s like 500 rounds of ammo, amiright?

  12. avatar tirod says:

    Really? With all the single stack nines coming out, they ignore that and go with a $165 zombie mag loader? Sure you can use the double stack nine on a single stack – or trim a .380 big enough like I did. But a dedicated single stack nine mag loader in the face of the biggest CCW sales in decades and they ignore that for the upscale 3Gun shooter?
    Will it load the new 60 round Magpul drum mag?

  13. avatar Tex300BLK says:

    The thing I don’t get about a lot of these AR “speed” loaders, you have to load the speed loader and then mount it on the magazine and then stuff the magazine. Is that really any faster than stuffing mags from a pile of bullets? If you get into a good rhythm I find that unlikely.

    The only exception to this is if you have a lot of ammo on stripper clips, the StripLula is 1000x better than the metal spoons that come in the box with strip loaded ammo. Anything that needs to be loaded before you can load the magazines is stupid. Like Tom in OR said up above I just like stuffing mags, it’s cathartic, and no tools to keep track of.

    1. avatar Will says:

      It may not be faster, but it’s much more comfortable. You’re using far more gross motor skills here, less repetitive motion, less force, etc. If your rounds aren’t randomly organized (as they are in the video), but instead lined up all in the same direction, it’s as fast and simply dumping them in to the tray.

      Far less fatigue using something like this if you have to load a large amount of magazines.

  14. avatar Avid Reader says:

    It looks handy, but given the volume I load I’ll stick with my trusty UpLula.

    What’s with the music? It sounds like what gets played on TV when the winning lottery numbers are selected.

    1. avatar Jeremy S says:

      Finding good, royalty-free music can be tough 🙂

      1. avatar Jon says:

        Not really true. Finding good free royalty-free music can be tough.

  15. avatar Ben Bertiger says:

    I used to be obsessed with having a million magazines for all myguns that i could load very quickly but after nearly being bankrupt by my ammo bill, I now like to load slowly and even use those politically correct 10 round magazines.

  16. avatar davidx says:

    I found loading ammo into 9 mags was a royal PITA by the time I get to the fifth or sixth round, with my big fat fingers being pinched, etc. The MagLula was just what I needed, piece of cake now. I’ll mos def check ’em out for the AR platforms as well. Highly recommended by your northern Vermont correspondent, where it is a balmy 14 degrees today.

  17. avatar David in NC says:

    Yes, but will it blend?

  18. avatar JohnnyL says:

    AR15 / M4, PMAG Range BenchLoader™ – 5.56 / .223


    I have the UpLULA – 9mm to 45ACP I highly recommend it

    1. avatar Sammy says:

      CTD????? NNNNa

  19. avatar DaveinLA says:

    MSRP $165? thats almost 1/3 of the cost of the 3D printer I have had my eye on…. hmmmmmmm…….

    1. avatar Joe says:

      Please contact me ASAP, [email protected], I need buy the 3D

  20. They did it for the wrong mags. The stripLULA is plenty fast for mere mortals. AK and Galil mags, which have no useful stripper clip system, are the ones that need this kind of system.

    1. avatar Timmy! says:

      I don’t know from Galil, but AK’s can be loaded from stripper clips. The stripper clip guide for AK mags ( ) are much nicer (in my opinion) than the ones for AR mags ( ). YMMV

      1. Have you ever tried to use those guides and clips on an AK mag? They suck. Big time. Nowhere near as good as the stripLULA. Caldwell supposedly is coming out with an AK version of their system, so I might see if that will work with Galil mags…

        1. avatar Timmy! says:

          To be perfectly honest, since you asked, I have only tried them on Saiga specific magazines and they seemed to work fine… for me. I will try them again this evening when I get home to see if I was wearing rose-colored glasses last time.

  21. avatar dwb says:

    Turn my computer off? to buy something? what are you effing nuts? This is 2015!.

    I buy nearly everything online now. And, I broke my online gun virginity a while ago. OMG! guns! from the internet! and no one has been murdered!!

    btw I have the uplula pistol loader. meh.

    1. avatar Timmy! says:

      Yeah, but until Amazon has “Drone Delivery” you’re still waiting for your purchase. I think the sentiment here is “You need this in your possession RIGHT FRIGGIN’ NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  22. avatar Aaron says:

    Geez, I have a 50 round loader for AR-15s: the Caldwell Mag Charger. You can load a 30 and a 20. Or, if you are in certain states, five 10 rounders.

    50 is “way more better” than 30!

  23. avatar Grindstone says:

    “MSRP: $165”

    Oh HELL no.

  24. avatar Greg says:

    Awesome, but not $165 awesome

  25. avatar Joe R. says:

    Crap, now there’s going to be timed events.

    : )

  26. avatar Anonymous says:

    Looks like a nice product.

    The audio on the video was horrendous. It reminded me of a cross between the audio found on an old Japanese Super Nintendo game and that of a porno.

  27. avatar Yngvar says:

    Not motorized? Pass.

  28. avatar Tom says:

    But can I load my Magpul PMag D60 with it?

  29. avatar Kevin says:

    Some of my 22 round glock .40 mags are a nightmare to get the last round(s) in. I’d probably buy something to load those. 30-40 round .223 pmags are a cake walk compared to those..

  30. avatar James says:

    I can’t believe how cheap people are….is $165 really going to put you in the poor house? If so, get another hobby or get a 2nd job. Yeesh!

  31. avatar George says:

    I bought one today. I was in new Hampshire and saw it at the sig sauer store. I paid $150. I have not used it yet but playing with it at the counter convinced me it is worth every penny it cost. I’m sure my kid and friends will be over using it too once they see it.

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