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I have recently bought a Staccato XL. I am having difficulty loading the magazine with a Maglula. Any suggestions on modifications to the Maglula or some other speed loader?
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My Staccato mags stick in my UpLALU loader if I push the loader all the way down on the mag. If I push it down just enough to load the round it works better and seldom sticks. I have thought about filing on spring loaded flap but am afraid that it may not work and effect other mags.
 

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I have recently bought a Staccato XL. I am having difficulty loading the magazine with a Maglula. Any suggestions on modifications to the Maglula or some other speed loader?
From what I have seen on various forums this is a common problem. It happens whenever I fill my Staccato magazine with the Maglula. I've learned to just live with it...no damage to the loader, ammo, or mag.
 

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Welcome aboard. It appears the issue you're encountering is no restricted just to you. Glad to have you.

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My Staccato mags stick in my UpLALU loader if I push the loader all the way down on the mag. If I push it down just enough to load the round it works better and seldom sticks. I have thought about filing on spring loaded flap but am afraid that it may not work and effect other mags.
I am thinking that I would buy another Maglula just dedicated to my Staccato and modify it, but I first have to know how to modify the Maglula. I am not a gunsmith. Would need good instructions and pictures if possible.
 

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I've noticed the same thing, but never got around to posting anything about it. In my eyes, the Staccato mags are not only almost soft to the touch (no sharp edges near the mouth), the springs are pretty soft. I just load them by hand.
 

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I've actually never needed a loader to full load a 2011 mags. I can just use my thumb, even when loading a 170mm mag. Using my UpLULA just makes it faster.
 
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I've noticed the same thing, but never got around to posting anything about it. In my eyes, the Staccato mags are not only almost soft to the touch (no sharp edges near the mouth), the springs are pretty soft. I just load them by hand.
I have some old nerve damage so one hand does not have much strength. Can't do it by hand.
 

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HumbleB, when you say you are having trouble could you be more specific? While my hands are too bad, I do have a bad hip and knees, so I fully understand physical limitations.

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HumbleB, when you say you are having trouble could you be more specific? While my hands are too bad, I do have a bad hip and knees, so I fully understand physical limitations.

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HumbleB, when you say you are having trouble could you be more specific? While my hands are too bad, I do have a bad hip and knees, so I fully understand physical limitations.

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One hand has less than half the grip strength as the other
 

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HumbleB, when you say you are having trouble could you be more specific? While my hands are too bad, I do have a bad hip and knees, so I fully understand physical limitations.

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No speaking for the OP, but in my case, it's almost as it the metal prong of the Maglula (that holds the cartridge down) gets stuck in the Staccato mags as you're loading. If I use my loader on these mags, I almost have to be careful not to press down too hard or let the prong go all the way into the magazine.
 

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I went shooting with my son and his new C2 yesterday and he had his new UpLALU too. It was sticking down on his mags and when you released the part that holds the bullets down the one on top would pop out. He stole mine that always works right after I modified it. As I mentioned above you just have to remove a little material here...
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I went shooting with my son and his new C2 yesterday and he had his new UpLALU too. It was sticking down on his mags and when you released the part that holds the bullets down the one on top would pop out. He stole mine that always works right after I modified it. As I mentioned above you just have to remove a little material here...
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Otherwise it gets caught on the magazines here...
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Looks good. I will try it
 

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New to Staccato (just purchased a C2). I've noticed that these magazines are as easy to load as the single-stack 45's, since they narrow to single stack for the top 2-3 rounds. The UPLULA works great for my Browning Hi Power, though
 
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