the website cheaperthandirt.com has a magazine loader that will fit almost any magazine out there, and it makes it a snap to load especially the stiff springs of an xd mag, they are orange flourescent plastic and are around 8 bucks a piece.
I just picked up one of those Cambi Loaders #104. It is great!!! Fits any size or caliber pistol magazine and is much much sturdier than the cheap plastic ones. I have brand new 12 rnd .40 magazines (the ones we all complain are tough to load at first) and the Cambi Loader didn't even flinch or stress. Hope this helps.
A forum community dedicated to Springfield Armory XD and XD-M series firearm owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about optics, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!