|The UpLULA in package--locked|
|Glock factory magazine loading assist device.|
The UpLULA works in a different fashion. First of all, the device is big enough that you can get a purchase on the device with your hand so you don't need to hook your thumb over the top. Second of all, it uses a steel "beak" that slides into the magazine well from the front. The result, is that you can leave the beak in place while you slide a new round fully into place, then withdraw the beak and repeat the for next round.
The following photos show the operating cycle:
|Unlocked and ready to go!|
|Starting out: squeeze the UpLULA so the beak is over the follower, then pull the whole device down to make room for a cartridge to be inserted.|
|Slide the cartridge into place.|
|Release your grip to allow the beak to come out from under the cartridge.|
|Squeeze the UpLULA loader again so the beak goes over the already loaded cartridge and then pull down on the device to depress the cartridge.|
|Add the next round.|
|Release the beak and repeat until your magazine is full.|
The UpLULA gets two (pain free) thumbs up from me.