PlugLoader: A Clever Speed Loader For Your Glock

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I am a huge fan of innovation, and I think this is a product that qualifies!  Basically it is a speed loader that fits in the hollow behind the magazine well on a Glock.  I always just capped mine with a plug, but I like the idea of using it for storing tools.

The patent pending PlugLoader is not currently available, but is projected to be ready around the beginning of September.  You can pre-order at:  http://www.plugloader.com/home.html

The price should be around $10.  Who is interested?

Thanks to Christopher H. for bringing this to us!



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • What the

    Dude just chambered a round indoors tho.

    • And muzzled his arm/hand twice

      • Joe Higgins

        I just went through that video frame-by-frame. He may have muzzled an appendage, but, if he did, that action in both instances occurs off camera. With the camera angle and direct overhead lighting, there is no way to tell for sure. He very well may have lifted his hand out of line with the muzzle.

        As to chambering a round indoors, so what? He knows what is in the path of the muzzle better than you. And chambering a round in a Glock is not an action that carries any significant risk of discharge. Furthermore, what do you do after you clean your defensive or carry gun? Walk outside to chamber a round?

    • Budogunner

      As a resident safety nazi, this gets my face-palm salute.

    • My wife thanks all of you for great safety and ‘not loading guns in the house’ suggestions! 😀

    • Grindstone50k

      GASP

      Where are my pearls? I must clutch them!

    • John

      Wait…so we SHOULDN’T keep a loaded gun in the house? I guess I will
      trade in my 229 for a Louisville slugger and hope I never get robbed by
      an armed criminal. Yea safety!

  • USMC03Vet

    I guess if you had pockets full of loose ammunition and no room for the regular loader and needed to reload right there. You could probably just put some man into it and load faster with your thumbs however.

    But it’s your $10.

  • jpcmt

    maglula ftw

    • I have several Maglulas as well, but for a quick tool that fits right in your gun? ‘A bird in the hand…’ and all that! 😉

  • Josh d

    i think its neat and will buy at least one. if the bottom had a loop that flipped up to dip your thump into so you didnt need two hands to reset the tool on the magazine itd be much more functional but as it is, my girlfriend have had a bit of issue loading my glock mags past halfway so this may work well as it can be kept with the pistol.

    • I did look into some sort of loop, but that does put individuals with freakishly large fingers at a disadvantage. After trying the plain design, I found it didn’t require much dexterity to hold the piece one handed while loading…

  • That hole is there for a reason. If you ever get one of those rounds that half ejects with the next round putting upward pressure on the spent case, you’ll need that thumb hole to pull the mag free and clear the jam.

    tl;dr: Things I’ve learned for shooting IDPA.

    • That’s an excellent suggestion. Another suggestion I got at a gun shop today was to leave a hole at the bottom to allow debris to fall out should your gun get mucked up. I can certainly look into your suggestion Thanks!

      • Phil Hsueh

        But it there’s a plug in the hole then wouldn’t that prevent muck from getting in there in the first place?

        • I like your thinking, my friend. There’s still a large volume of space in the grip for possible debris to collect at a safe distance away from the working mechanisms , and the plug is easy enough to remove if you suspect a significant cleaning is needed …

    • Sam Schifo

      It also allows the frame to flex properly when the gun cycles.

      • I’ve put several mags through mine without any noticeable flexing issues… and I haven’t heard about any failures or warnings regarding other grip plugs that have been on the market for the last few years. But kudos on that… most people do not have the engineering mind to consider such detail!

    • John Shore

      The OTHER reason for the ‘hole’, according to the factory, is to allow bits and pieces of debris carried back during operation into the area of the trigger housing to fall free; I must admit that there is a lot of room in there for debris to collect (if whatever plug is stuck in there is small enough) before it starts to back up.
      Speaking of pulling a magazine free, OLD Glocks had a cutout at the front of the grip at the bottom to get a purchase with your index finger on the magazine floorplate to help drag a sticky magazine free; This has been discontinued (Gen 3), but there is a half-moon cut at the back of the magazine well to help that thumb inserted in the ‘hole’ with gripping a dragging mag. If the plug covers that, getting a stuck magazine out would be a bit more of a problem.
      On the other hand, I’ve never had a real problem getting a Glock magazine out, no matter how severe the malfunction might be.

    • Will

      Or you could lock the slide to the rear, which relieves the pressure on the double feed, then remove the magazine.
      But you are correct the hole will allow you to get a better grip on the magazine to remove it. It also allows the grip to flex, ever so slightly, during operation. And let’s debris fall out. Although in 25+ years I’ve never seen debris fall out.
      The grip plug was just someone’s idea to make money because it has no useful purpose.

      • I’m talking, specifically when you have a spent round that doesn’t fully eject and the next round in the mag is putting upward pressure on half ejected case that’s still partially in the chamber. You end up with a situation where locking the slide to the rear does you no good. You have to pull the mag free to clear that spent round. Just pressing the mag release will not always drop the mag.

        I just had this happen this past weekend at a match. I may have POV that shows it. I have to go back to the camera and look.

        • HSR47

          With doublefeeds, it is typically significantly easier to remove the magazine after locking the slide/bolt to the rear. Doing so removes the spring tension working to keep the top round in the magazine from rotating out of the mag.

          In my experience, doublefeeds are nearly impossible to clear without first locking back the slide/bolt, and extremely easy to clear once the slide/bolt has been locked to the rear.

  • Devo

    I bought a MagLula loader when I received my first handgun. 10 training classes and three years later, I still have yet to use it for anything other than fresh 33 rounders. Other than that, I see very little use to loaders as they’re just another step to add to your loading process that, in my experience, only increases the time in which I can load my mags. Don’t see a whole lot of use for this product.

  • Brian Fulmer

    There goes $40 for more plastic….dangit!

  • Grindstone50k

    +1 for the innovation. I love seeing the market expand and innovate like this. Pretty neat idea and the price is perfect for such. If it was from Magpul or SI or whatever, I’m sure it’d be some super ITAR-restricted polymer and cost over $50, and everyone would line up for it.
    But kudos to your ingenuity, sir.

  • The real Gaston Glock

    I konstruiert , dass die Kaverne die Biegung des Polymers unter Rückstoß zu helfen.

    • Doc Rader

      Translation from Google: “I designed that cavity to help the bending of the polymer under recoil.”