How to Use a Speed Loader

December 20, 2023
How to Use a Speed Loader
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Did you know that it takes about 30-40 seconds to load a gun manually? If you multiply that by how many times you have to reload in an hour spent at a shooting range, that's a considerable amount of time. 


Let’s say you pay around $14-$20 an hour at a shooting range. Wouldn't it be nice to get the most for your money? How would you feel if we told you that a 7x faster loading mechanism would reduce gun loading time?


When time is of the essence, you can try using our Speed Loader Tubes. Today we’ll talk all about them.






What is a Speed Loader Tube?


Speed Loader Tubes are devices that help load guns faster and easier. They work by keeping the bullets lined up in a long plastic tube so that it's easier to reload the gun.


In a video by Moondog Industries, there’s a time comparison segment where he discovered that manually reloading your guns takes around 40 seconds while using a speed loader tube takes about 6-7 seconds. That said, it’s safe to say that using this cool device reduces reloading time by 5-6x faster.


There’s a bunch of speedloader tubes out in the market but why look elsewhere when we have one right here at Wilbur’s Finest? Check out its cool features:



  •  Made with high-density and quality plastic tubes 
  •  Includes rubber end caps that keeps bullets inside the tube
  •  Can hold up to 10, 15, and 18  rounds
  •  Works great on Henry rifles and Herty & Mossberg







How To Use a Speed Loader

They’re super easy to use, you don’t even have to sweat it. Here’s how:

First, fill up the tube with bullets.


  1. Remove the cap on one end
  2. Insert the bullets in the same orientation
  3. Reattach the cap to secure



Next, reload your guns.


  1. Remove the cap
  2. Slightly insert the tube inside the firearm and let the bullets fall inside. Mind the orientation of the bullets so they land correctly inside the firearm.
  3. You’re done! Easy, right?



Using a speed loader tube is very straightforward and simple. But being easy to use isn’t the only use-benefit this type of speed loader provides. In the next section, learn more about its other features as well as how it will benefit you.


5 Best Features and User-Benefits of Speedloader Tubes

So far, we've established that speedloaders load guns quickly and are easy to use. But that's not all. Here are five important features and user-benefits you might like:



  •  Speed


Like we’ve mentioned in our previous article, our speedloader tubes aren’t best sellers for no reason.  Let’s talk about what’s in it for you when you buy them.


The biggest reason why we believe it’s worth it is because a speedloader can help reload your guns faster. We may sound like a broken record already, but this is important because time is essential, especially when you’re practicing or paying practice time. 


Instead of spending half a minute manually loading your guns repeatedly, you can focus on shooting and get your money’s worth. With a speedloader, reload your guns in a whopping 5 seconds!



  •  Versatility


As you may know already, our speedloaders have one size only but they can hold up to 10, 15, 18 rds of 22LR. Our tubes cannot accommodate 22 Mag, however, we do sell tubes for every other Caliber of tube-fed rifle including:





  •  Efficiency and Design


Another way that this product makes things easier for you is that the body is designed with clear plastic. This allows you to visually verify the orientation of the bullets immediately. Not only is a speedloader efficient, but visually pleasing, too.



  •  Convenience


Lastly, its long and thin design allows you to keep it together easily while carrying them around from one place to another. Good thing we also sell a holder that keeps the tubes together! Other than that, we also sell a quiver (neoprene pouch) to carry the larger caliber tubes.


Other alternatives include tying a bunch of loaded speedloaders together with an elastic or placing  them in a similar bag you use for bows.


Other Recommendations

Since we’re talking about reloading guns and rifles, There’s one other thing you might want to buy together with speedloader tubes: MLOK screws. If you’re a firearm enthusiast, you probably already know what this is. So let’s move on to its features and see why they're worth buying.







  •  Secure installation
    •  It has a self-locking reusable thread patch which is added to the screws to ensure a secure fit.
  •  Made of  quality material
    •  MLOK screws are made of high strength steel in black oxide coating
  •  Comes in a pack with everything you need
    •  Pack includes 50 pcs MLOK T-nuts, 50 pcs 10mm long screws, 5pcs allen wrenches
  •  Stays in good condition and doesn’t slip
    •  MLOK screws have special coating surface for protecting rust and anti-slip
  •  Quick and straightforward replacement of M-Lok T-nut screw



If you want to learn more about MLOK screws, check out this article! They would be great to pair with speedloader tubes. Plus, they’re both Wilbur’s Finest’s best sellers with stellar reviews, so make sure you don’t miss out!


Final Thoughts

Are you ready for that trip to the shooting range? With speed loader tubes, you can make the most of your time and focus on shooting! Make sure to grab these bad boys before you go so you get the best experience!

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