Loading the XD40

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  1. spinisr

    spinisr XDTalk Newbie

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    Hey everyone!
    I just purchased an XD40 and I've been having some trouble loading the magazines with 12 bullets. Once I get about 8 in, it gets pretty hard:oops: What's the best magazine loader to use? Do they work well? I've never tried using one.
    -Spinisr

     
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    use the one that came with the gun.
     
  3. tiger187126

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    you didn't get the whole xd package thing with your gun?

    i got the one from springfield and it's a lot easier to load. i have a 9 with 16 round clips and after about 10 it starts getting rough.

    basically it depresses the spring far enough that you can get the bottom of the bullet between the metal overhangs of the clip. then you slowly pull it back off and push on the top of the bullet until it slides into place.

    it doesn't look pretty and it takes a bit to get used to, but sure beats trying to hold the spring down with your finger.
     
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    spinisr XDTalk Newbie

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    I bought the xd40 essential package, it came with two mags and a lock. nothing else.

    Tiger- Thanks.
     
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    CMFA XDTalk 100 Member

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    So how much did it cost you, with out everthing else?
     
  6. spinisr

    spinisr XDTalk Newbie

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    i paid 460
     
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    I agree with the last post. I have UPLula loader and it is the best by far. Very easy to use and will load anything from 9mm to .45 including single and double stack mags.
     
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    chameleon XDTalk 4K Member

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    I will third the Uplula. I have both the XD speed loader and the Uplula, both help but the Uplula is fantastic. It is seriously the best $30-35 I have spent in a long time. You can load mags as fast as you can feed the ammo, and your thumbs are none the worse off for it.
     
  11. Mad Pick

    Mad Pick XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    You haven't tried an UpLULA, I see. :D
     
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    katokahn99 XDTalk 2K Member

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    +1 for UpLULA!!! Even though I don't NEED one, these things are amazing!
     
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    Barbarossa XDTalk 500 Member

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    Move to CA!

    I have no problem getting only 10 in.
     
  14. Beachbumcook

    Beachbumcook XDTalk 100 Member

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    I know your joking... but will never move to California due to the state's socialist view on most everything.

    1) Guns - only ceryain ones legal and only 10 rounds in mag!!

    2) No other state's CCH licenses allowed and no other state's recognize California's (that I know of).

    3) Gasoline - has to be a certain type and formulation - drive's cost up!!

    4) Social welfare spending - to dam high.

    5) Taxation - too high, that's why people & companies are leaving the state.

    6) State has asked Federal government for 8 billion (cut 8 billion first, then lests talk).

    Hey... come to Kansas where high capacity mags are OK and CCH licenses are readily allowed and encouraged by the law enforcement community!!!
     
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    Uplula is a good one

     

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