Caldwell AR-15 Mag ChargerĀ 

There are many ways to load your AR-15 magazines, from your thumbs to old school stripper clips, but Caldwell has something a bit different. The AR Mag Charger.

This piece of equipment has provisions to transfer fifty rounds of 5.56/.223 into the body, either from store bought fifty round boxes, reloading cases, or the supplied case block. It is as simple as turning the Mag Loader upside down, align the loader body with the ammunition, ease it down, and turn the Mag Loader and ammo over as a unit and let the rounds drop in.

Once the Mag Charger is full, an AR-15 magazine is locked into place very similar to locking a magazine into the mag well.

Once that is good to go, a the rounds are aligned with the feed lips and a plunger in pushed in loading five rounds, withdrawn and five more rounds are placed at the ready under spring pressure. With every push of the plunger five rounds are loaded, the plunger is drawn back to load the next five. Once your magazine is at capacity it can be swapped out for another and the remaining rounds loaded. If you run out of rounds in the Mag Charger before your magazine is at capacity, simply leave the magazine in place and load another fifty. It is worth mentioning that while flawless with 5.56×45 and .223 Remington, the Mag Charger does not work reliable with 300 AAC Blackout.


By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

One thought on “Caldwell AR-15 Mag Charger”
  1. That is so neat could not imagine why you would not have one. Good article and great video. Enjoyed this one,


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