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    Default New T9... mag springs so tight...

    Since this is my first fire arm and I have only had it for a week, perhaps you experts can give me your thoughts. When I took the T9 to the range for the first time, I had a hard time loading more than 3 rounds before the spring was so tight that my thumbs were screaming. This evening, I decided to compress those springs for the first time and I was going to load them up with 8 shells each. I got to six in each and my thumbs are too sore to load anymore. Will these loosen up after a while? If I store them with 6 rounds each for a week, then remove and reload, will this help or does it take dozens of cycles before I see any relief? I don't think I am being a wimp, but perhaps my technique is wrong?

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    New mags can be a challenge, it takes a lot of practice to get good at hand loading magazines. I think everyone should be able to hand load the mags for an EDC, but for range time I use one of these:

    https://www.amazon.com/Maglula-UpLUL...agazine+loader


    Works on everything from .380 to .45, single and double stack.
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    Wow! That looks amazing. Thanks for the tip. I will keep practicing but this looks well worth the price.

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    Yes they are worth the price! The one works on all my mags. Takes a little practice, but really saves the fingers.
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    I have never had a problem like yours loading a kahr mag. I would disassemble it & check for an obstruction or even the way the spring is oriented.

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    Same effort on all three. Not hard to load the first two, but the third, fourth, etc. were nearly impossible for me. I don't think I am a wimp, but who knows. I am going to look into those loaders.

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    Got the UpLula. Now I can load 24 rounds in three magazines in about 60 seconds as opposed to 6 minutes. What a great tool!

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    Glad everything worked out. Those Uplula loaders are the bomb.
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    After loading and unloading all 3 mags with the Uplula and leaving them fully loaded for a week... I can now load them manually if I want. Those springs needed a little compression. Now I don't feel so weak!

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