Maglula Range Benchloader – Load SureFire 60rnd Magazines in 50 Seconds

MagLula (which stands for Magazine Loader & Un-loader), has put up initial details of the forthcoming Maglula Range Benchloader. Different from previous releases, the Range Benchloader is designed to work with ALL .223/5.56 systems, whereas legacy systems have been specific to certain capacities and/or patterns.

According to My Gun Culture, target retail price is $165

Details from Maglula:

The new Range BenchLoader™ loader is heavy-duty industrial 5.56 / .223 cal magazine loader made to load a magazine in a single hand stroke. It is intended for daily loading of  hundreds of magazines at shooting ranges and armories. It totally eliminate any fingers’ pain and injury, shorten loading time, and keep the magazines lips intact.

Loads all AR15 / M4 compatible 5.56 / .223 magazines, like:

  • M16 / AR15 / M4 USGI (NATO STANAG 4179)
  • Magpul PMAG
  • Lancer
  • H&K metal 416 / SA80
  • Beretta AR 70-90
  • Thermold
  • Orlite
  • SIG Arms (black AR mags)


• Competition shooters
• Shooting ranges
• Military & LE armories
• Ammunition & firearm manufacturers


  • Loads from 1 to 30 loose rounds in a single stroke.
  • 25 seconds loading 30 rd magazines.
  • Absolutely painless operation!
  • Keeps the magazine lips intact.
  • Allows inspection for defects and cleaning of rounds prior to loading.
  • Rugged construction.
  • Comprising only 3 parts.
  • Safe on fingers and magazine.
  • Filling of rounds is done with both hands, therefore quicker loading.
  • Needs no dexterity or training to use.
  • Needs virtually no maintenance or cleaning.
  • Easy to operate with gloves in freezing weather.
  • Chemicals resistant.



Each Range BenchLoader™ comes with a carry case.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • gunslinger

    why so cheap magpul?

    • Cymond

      Huh? What does Magpul have to do with this?

  • Zachary marrs

    $165?!?! Sheesh.

    • Ratus

      It’s a lot less than the $428 they want for the BenchLoader.

      Hopefully it sells for around $90 or less.

      • Zachary marrs

        I could see this on my for $60

        Im not too sure what maglula is smoking.

        “Well, these dont sell, so we will charge $165.”
        “Maybe if they were a lot cheaper, people would buy some.”
        “Shut up, we are “innovating””

  • James

    Pffft. This issue is solved in less than 30 seconds with stripper clips and a charging spoon.

    • BryanS

      Which dont work on all aftermarket mags.

  • Richard

    Why does anything that has the slightest bit of innovation, call for the most outrageous price gouging in the firearm industry?

    • Anon. E Maus

      First to get there and you gotta hurry to make the most money out of the thing while you can, I imagine.
      But doing something new is expensive as well.
      Also, guns are expensive.

      • Dan

        Also because there are people who foolishly pay the prices they are asking.

  • Anon. E Maus

    Amazing, now I can jam my AR-15 more times per hour than before!

  • Aurek Besh

    “Different from previous releases, the Range Benchloader is designed to work with ALL .223/5.56 systems, whereas legacy systems have been specific to certain capacities and/or patterns.”

    I thought the whole point of the standardization agreement behind the AR-pattern magazine was to allow for complete interchangeability the magazine well and the magazine (plus related accessories) if they are built within a specified size? Why couldn’t the loaders emulate a standard magazine well from the beginning and not have the silly compatibility shenanigans in the first place?

  • ATman

    They should make a version of this for ruger 10/22 mags. I know most people are thinking butler creek but there could be an easier way than a fiddly peace of plastic that cracks at -23C.

    Yes I know I am trolling a bit, it could be fun to see them make a Canadian version with 10rnd capacity.

  • OBlamo Binlyen

    Let’ see, $250k in engineering. Another $600k in molds. Let’s assume dedicated injection equipment…$750k. Assembly jigs, Packaging, advertising, transportation……profit…so they wholesale for $70ish and retail for the $160. It’s about right. Of course the price will come down and we’ll each buy two of them.