Vista Outdoors announced the newest edition to the Butler Creek brand line; A product line-up of magazine loaders for popular rifle and pistol platforms. The four loaders in the new line up are the Butler Creek ASAP Universal AR15/M16 Magazine Loader, Butler Creek ASAP Universal Double Stack Magazine loader, Butler Creek ASAP Universal Single Stack Magazine loader, and Butler Creek ASAP Universal AK47/Galil magazine Loader.
Butler Creek has offered a magazine loader made for the Ruger 10/22 platform and marketed toward it’s own Hot Lips and Steel Lips 10/22 magazines for as long as I can recall, but this is the brand’s first foray into new, non-Ruger applications. The ASAP AK-47 magazine loader and the two pistol magazine loaders look and function like what one would expect a conventional magazine loader to be, while the AR-15 magazine loader has come pretty neat features. With the ASAP Universal AR15/M16 Mag Loader your AR-15 magazines can be stuffed in one of three ways; conventional one-at-a-time, loading the arm with up to 10 rounds of loose ammo, or utilizing the ASAP with a stripper clip. The Butler Creek ASAP for the AR-15 really looks and functions like the love child of the StripLULA and a Beta MAG loading tool.
The single-stack handgun version of the Butler Creek ASAP functions like a conventional pistol magazine loader. The Butler Creek ASAP Universal Double Stack Magazine loader has a trick-looking pivoting arm and a cartridge guide but the user still operates it just like the loader that comes with GLOCKs and similar handguns.
The MSRP for the AK-47 and AR-15 versions of the Butler Creek ASAP Universal Mag Loaders is $29.95 and it is available almost everywhere for around $20. The pistol loaders look as though they are two or three dollars more than the rifle versions.
You can find out all the specs and features and watch the videos here at ButlerCreek.com.