I didnt think it looked that much quicker if at all but then drills can be learnt and he didnt look like he was trying too hard either. I didnt see him scrabbling for the last round caught in the spider of his tin lid!
If you are on a range day in Blighty and using boxed, loose 5.56mm, then yeah it is a good idea, but if you are in Ghanners and all your ammo is in stripclips then I am afraid the good old speed loader is a quicker way to charge a magazine.
looked like an utter red neck gun freak... and agree with everoyne else, a speed loader looks much quicker. Although, it does look like the material is a bit tougher, has anyone else had a magazines feed buggered because some genius tried to throw it to you and bent the lips on the top? very annoying.
What is wrong with our speed loader. The Cammenga one may look gucci but it looks to offer no advantage to our current piece of molded plastic.
I watched the video for the magazine and TBH it looked no faster than manually loading the current issue magazine with loose rounds; especially when he was (mostly) loading from neatly boxed rounds rather than a helemt/beret/H83 full.
How long does it take to load a mag? You get 70 seconds for 30 rounds in the WHT, IIRC?
With stripper clips and a thermold loader you can do it in less than 20.
However, I still prefer to load by hand, In the ACF we used to get all of our ammo loose in 30 rnd boxes, but now its all plastic stripper clips. Great, we get the thermold loaders and can bomb up quicker but we seem to get even more misfeeds than usual. Tapping the mags to make sure all rounds are seated doesnt help much either if you've loaded them from a stripper clip, it would seem.
I expect things will improve when we get the A2 mags with the L98 upgrade.
Anyway, thanks for that Ugly. I might get one of their Lensatic compasses and one of those mag well dust covers too.