Kansas-based Butler Creek have announced that their ASAP electronic magazine loader is now available for order and shipping. The ASAP is a battery or mains-powered mechanised magazine loader which Butler Creek say can load a 30 round AR mag in about 45 seconds. Currently, the ASAP is only available in .223/5.56x45mm.
Here’s a video of the ASAP in action, showing the auto-orientation of rounds before they drop from the hopper into the loader.
Here’s what Butler Creek had to say about their new ASAP loader:
Butler Creek, maker of smart, field-proven, hunting and shooting accessories, is excited to announce the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is now available at retailers online and in stores.
The .223/5.56 ASAP EML is the only product of its kind, and it is made with serious competitors and training facilities in mind. Users simply fill the 60 round hopper with loose .223/5.56 rounds, select the desired round count and press a button. The machine automatically orientates the ammunition and loads the magazine. Loading does not get any easier.
“The Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is on the cutting edge,” said Will Hemeyer, Butler Creek Senior Product Manager. “The EML represents our commitment to exceeding the expectations of accessory products used for magazine loading. For those looking for a fast and easy way to load rounds, the Butler Creek Electronic Magazine Loader is the perfect choice.”
With an easy-to-set round selection menu from 1 to 40, the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is faster, more accurate and easier on the thumbs than hand-loading. It can load 30 rounds in 45 seconds, while users concentrate on other tasks or instruction. It works with most AR15/M16 magazines and offers dual power supply via an AC adapter or lithium-ion batteries. It has a MSRP of $442.95.
Here’s another video from Butler Creek showing a magazine being loaded with 10 rounds in 17 seconds:
The hopper can be filled with 60 rounds, it has a digital display and controls to allow you to set modes and choose magazine capacity. No details on battery life or weight of the unit are available yet, but the ASAP is shipping with an MSRP of $442.95. Find out more here.