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Old 05-13-2018, 02:36 PM
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I am an old S&W revolver man, mainly Mdl 19's, 29, and 686.
I just purchased a used S&W M&P 40. Right now the only issue I have is loading the magazine. I have had 1911's and Glocks and this has never been an issue. What I do to get it loaded is push down on the follower with a screwdriver and load each road best I can. I know I am not a young man anymore but I am having difficulty with this and am wondering if it might be the magazine. Will a ten round magazine be easier?

I just saw a YouTube video that someone else posted about this problem that I will try.

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I recommend a UpLULA around $30 buy online Midway ,Brownells ,Ebay
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I second the uplula recommendation. It makes the job MUCH easier.


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Thanks guys. A friend at work has recommended the same thing and I plan on getting it. The video helped a lot too!
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You said the pistol was used, but that may or may not mean it has been fired very much. S&W magazines can be tight for a while...when I buy a new gun, I always load the magazines to capacity and let them sit for a while. I also use an UpLula...best thing since sliced bread, IMO.
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Another vote for Uplula. It works great on all of my semi-autos. I have an M&P 40 compact (1.0) with 12,000 rounds through it. It is still difficult to load the last round into the original 10-round magazines, even with my Uplula. (Hint: while using the Uplula, be sure that round #9 is fully seated to the back of the magazine, otherwise round #10 will be impossible to load.) The 40c 10-round magazines have some very stout springs in them. While that can make loading a challenge, on the positive side they'll likely be good for 100,000 rounds.
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