My wife has stopped shooting her Bersa FS .22 because the mags have small sharp buttons and the springs are strong... she breaks nails and gets sore fingers loading it..
anyone know of a .22LR speed loader that works on a variety of flat stack mags? I also have a Ruger mark I with a flat mag holding 9 shots, and a Walther P22 with a slightly wide mag holding 10... it's a wobbly single stack not quite a double, which wouldn't work for rimfire anyway...
We both have 9mm, hers is a Glock and mine a Bersa Thunder, and both love the thumb-operated speedloader... fast and easy... would like to find similar for .22LR mags..
Big Dave in Dallas
P22, Bersa FS 22, Ruger Mark I 22, Taurus 941 .22mag, Glock 26, Bersa Thunder 9, S&W 1951 Chief's Special .38
Also, the Ultimate Cliploader works great for Ruger MKII, MKIII, and Buckmark pistols. Not sure about MKI. There are some videos of it on Youtube a search will pull up. http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...ip%20loader&s=
I would suggest one of the above solutions, otherwise the wife may look for a new model of the "husband loader".
If any .22 magazine has a side button to depress the follower, a handy husband can often rig-up something similar to this:
Just find a piece of plastic, drill/cut/file hole(s) to closely fit the mag body contours, smooth any rough/sharp edges, and you're all set! Before these were commercially offered, my friends and I used old stamped metal switch plates sold for mounting rocker switches on the bottom edge of a car's dashboard. The cutouts matched the Ruger .22 mag bodies perfectly in many cases; others required a little filing, then they were good-to-go. If the mag's base is placed on a table or other solid non-skid surface, the loader can be slipped over the mag body and pushed down with one hand, leaving the other hand to feed the shells in under the feed lips. If designed well, it transfers the stress/strain from the fingers and hands to the wrists/arms.