NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Caldwell Universal Pistol Loader

posted on February 4, 2018
The Mag Charger Universal Pistol Loader from Caldwell Shooting Supplies replaces the process of thumbing rounds into a magazine with a simple squeeze. Two rotating lugs and a rear tensioning screw facilitate a snug fit for magazines big or small, single- or double-stack, designed for cartridges from 9 mm Luger to .45 ACP—and most .380s. After dropping a fresh round in to the loading port, a squeeze of the lever will lift it into the magazine’s feed lips, and then fully seat the round by pressing it to the rear.

American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach takes a closer look at the Universal Pistol Loader in this week’s NRA Gun Gear of the Week video.


Brownells (2)
Brownells (2)

Brownells Donates $100K To Special Operations Wounded Warriors

The Brownells donation will allow Special Operations Wounded Warriors (SOWW) to continue its mission of providing therapeutic outdoor experiences, professional therapy and other services to wounded veterans.

The .45 ACP: History & Performance

Spurred by the need for a more powerful cartridge from the experiences of the Moro Rebellion in the Philippines, the .45 ACP has enjoyed extensive popularity in both military and commercial circles for more than a century.

Federal Custom Shop Offers Custom Loads For Springfield Model 2020 Waypoint

Federal's Custom Shop now offers handcrafted ammunition designed particularly for use in Springfield Armory's Model 2020 Waypoint rifle.

The Taurus Judge Story

Originally started as a gimmick by Taurus with its .45 Long Colt revolvers, the Judge line has established itself in the market as a potent compact package with its .410 bore chambering.

Rossi's Model R92: A Popular Brazilian-Made Lever-Action

The Rossi USA R92 line—based on the Winchester Model 1892—continues that tradition with versions that satisfy everyone from traditionalists who insist on the warmth of wood, to gun owners who demand modern touches.

Favorite Firearms: Granddad’s Winchester Model 62A

Once his grandfather's gun, a pump-action Winchester Model 62A became a personal favorite for NRA member Mike Shoemake.


Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.