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Difficult magazine loading ..

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tommygunn, May 28, 2010.

  1. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    Recently I bought a Stoeger Cougar 8040 in .40 caliber. It's a great gun .. except for one thing;
    The *&*&*^$# magazines are a pain in the **** to load. In fact, beyond five or six rounds, the springs become so tight I just can't get any in! This is the only semi auto I have with this problem.
    Is there any thing to do about this aside from just wearing them in?? I bought a "LULU" device at Academy but either it isn't right for the gun or it just isn't solving the problem.
    Any advice ... I'd welcome at this point.
  2. FourteenMiles

    FourteenMiles Well-Known Member

    Are you using your puny thumb muscles to push the cartridge down?

    Instead place the magazine on a surface of some sort while standing and place your thumb on the cartridge, lock your elbow, then simply bend your knees slightly and voila. Your body weight does the work.
  3. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    Interesting idea -- I will certainly try that!
  4. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    use an uplula mag loader, they are well worth the money, and they will save yo alot of pain and blisters. additionally they are awesome for brand new magazines.
  5. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    Is there some kind of debris blocking or obstructing the follower or spring? I've never owned this gun, but I've never had a magazine that hard to load.
  6. ET

    ET Well-Known Member

    I like to shoot 300 or more rounds when I go to the range. I would invaribly come home with my thumbs so sore I couldn't hold anything for a day or two. So I purchased an Uplula also. Quick & easy. It is the best thing I could have purchased. No more sore thumbs. Only problem I have now is everybody wants me to load their mags for them as well!!!
  7. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Well-Known Member

    +1,000,000 for UpLula. Best $30 I've spent.
  8. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    Well, in my original post I said I had a "LULU" but was mis-remembering it. It is an uplula.
    I guess I will have to check if there are any other models because the one I have doesn't help me.

    HOME DEPOT GEORGE Well-Known Member

  10. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    Thank you Home Depot George, I will try that! Sounds promising.:)
  11. Ryan Williams

    Ryan Williams Active Member

    UpLula is defiantly the way to go!!! save your finger muscles for pulling the trigger!!
  12. Shadow 7D

    Shadow 7D Well-Known Member

    they make mag loaders for a reason, and the uplula is a very good one, handles everything of mine from double stacked .45 to .32 (wanted to see if it would work ;) )
  13. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    The OP already has an Uplula, he just called it a 'Lulu'. The Uplula is a 'one size fits all' tool. You must be using it incorrectly if it's not working. Try again.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  14. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    :eek: You know, I really should not be so hasty in throwing away instructions.:eek:
    I um..... well, I was trying to use the d@mn thing ..... backwards.
    Okay ... I'm inserting a pause here so you all can razz me .......

    But anyway....now that I have actually figured out HOW to use it, it works just great.

    And that concludes THIS thread!:evil:
  15. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    Glad you got it working. It really is the greatest thing since sliced bread. :D
  16. JDGray

    JDGray Well-Known Member

    After a few thousand rounds, you'll be able to load the mags by hand. And then you can put the girly-man tool away:neener:

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