How to Load an AR15/M16 Magazine Using Stripper Clips

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This instructable will demonstrate how to load an AR15/M16 magazine using the GI issued (formerly GI issued) stripper clips and the filler/guide tool.

I used a 20 round magazine because its easier to take pictures of with everything attached to it, but the process is the same for 30 round magazines.

I can’t stress enough firearm safety, and because of that you will notice there are no firearms present in any of my photos. If you play with firearms or ammunition your playing with your life.

Step 1: What Your Going to Need

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Gather everything you going to need for the reload. Most of these stripper clip kits come with a GI issue style bandolier to keep everything in, but below are all of the major components your going to need to load your magazine using the stripper clip.

Step 2: Load the Clips

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Picture of Load the Clips

Take your ammunition out of the box and load 10 rounds into the stripper clip by gently bending down the brass tab on the end of the clip.

Using the groove on the cartridge as a guide slide all 10 rounds down into the clip.

Step 3: Prepare to Load the Magazine

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Picture of Prepare to Load the Magazine

Attach the stripper loading tool (sometimes called loading guide) along the “spine” of the empty magazine…. it would be pointless to load a loaded magazine =)

Take your first loaded stripper clip and slide it into the loading tool already attached to the magazine.

Step 4: Load You Magazine.

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Picture of Load You Magazine.

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