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The frustration of handloading magazines, especially if you need to load a lot of them, is very real. You can easily spend more time on the range loading mags than actually firing your weapon. Imagine the time saved by military personnel if they could load a magazine in 15 seconds instead of a minute. Well, now you can stop imagining and experience slick, frustration-free mag loading thanks to the Podavach magazine speed loader.
What is so special about the new quick mag loader?
In 2015 Podavach was founded in Ukraine by Ivan and Alex, who had a dream to provide a slick, easy magazine charging solution for Ukrainian troops. The flagship product of the company is the speedloader made from sustainably sourced materials, and featuring a stylish and near indestructible design that does not sacrifice form to function and looks just as good as it performs.
The speedloader caters for most modern assault rifle calibers and magazine styles, including AR-15, AK, and Ruger mini 14 mags in 5 different calibers.
What is a new loader made of?
Made from laminated Baltic-birch and crafted by hand, the speedloader comes with a durable waterproof treatment and can be purchased in a variety of color schemes to suit your requirements and taste. Despite being a very robust unit, the speed loader seems to defy the laws of physics and weighs less than a fully loaded assault rifle magazine. This makes it easily portable and expedient to carry even on the battlefield where slick loading of magazines can make a massive difference during sustained fire.
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What weapons is the new loader compatible with?
The speedloader caters to the most modern assault rifle calibers and magazine styles, including AR-15, AK, and Ruger mini 14 mags in 5 different calibers. Not only does it cater to three different magazine styles and all the varieties of weapon in each of these categories, for example AK47, AK74, AKS and AKM, as well as AR-15 (M16, M4, Ruger Mini), it also copes with all the following ammunition types: 5.56 x 45.., .223, .300 BLK, 5.45 x 39mm, and 7.62 x 39mm. And it does so without the need for any adjustment between uses.
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Not only do you never need to adjust it, but the system features no fiddly components allowing for loading magazines easily even when your hands are cold, your wearing gloves, or even one-handed. The loader is fitted with 6 rubber feet, so even if you are loading with one hand and can’t hold the loader still with your other hand, the grippy rubber feet won’t allow for the loader to slide around, making one-handed loading easier.
Vital information is clearly marked on the loader, and the ammo level is clearly shown as well, so you don’t have to count rounds into the loader but just drop them in until and charge your magazine in one slick movement. The single moving part is the pusher that pushes the rounds into the magazine and this is ingeniously retained with a magnet so you don’t risk dropping and losing it. A convenient ammo tray allows you to have the next mags ammo ready as you line up the rounds for the first.
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How did the users rate the new loader?
The speedloader has received excellent reviews and was featured on popular Youtube vlogs where you can see it in action and begin to appreciate just how much time, energy, and frustration it will save you. In fact, to quantify the time you could save, imagine that you go to the range once a week for 30 years. The Podavach team has calculated that over those 30 years, you could save over a month by using the speedloader over having to handload all your magazines.
To see the speedloader in action, you can check out some of the great Youtube reviews on the product. Sootch00’s video review shows him loading multiple different mags, calibres (including some unusual calibres such as the 6.5mm Grendel and .25-45 sharps) and weapons, using the Podavach speedloader. And he holds the speedloader in very high regard.
A couple of other reviews to check out:
- IraqVeteran8888’s Review
- The Firearm Blog Review
- Military Arms Channel Review
- BigdaddyHoffman1191 Review
All this innovation and quality has paid off too. Over 1000 loaders were supplied to Ukrainian troops and have been tested under battlefield conditions. The feedback from the troops has led to further refinements in the product and resulted in the product availability now, since Podavach has already supplied over 30,000 loyal customers worldwide and now works with over 30 distributors in the U.S. alone.
Is there anything new?
The 40-person team at PODAVACH team not only produces a wonderful product but carries out 70% of the work on their speedloaders by hand, spending on average 96 hours crafting each one to make your life on the range and on the battlefield easier, also helping to prepare for combat.
If you’re interested in becoming a partner of this quick-growing company, send an email to [email protected].
Try one out, and it will really make a difference.