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Hi, I am new to PS90. Any accessories you know I could use to simplify magazine loading process besides hands you might suggest? :) I am practicing for two hours already and I am getting some progress, but no way my wife will load more than one round into this mags :) I hope there is some Lula or something is available? thanks!
 

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Fingers and thumbs are the only tools out there for loading PS90 mags. I pay day laborers a shiny quarter for every mag they load.:wink:
 

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Fingers and thumbs are the only tools out there for loading PS90 mags. I pay day laborers a shiny quarter for every mag they load.:wink:
Man ... I could load fine now after figuring right steps but my wife would never load more than one round into this mag. Impossible :) What if I would get killed by zombies? :)
 

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I said the same thing, about a loader, but after a mag or 2, it wasn't all that bad.
 

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It's a rather 'manual' process I'm afraid.
What works for me is to :
Hold the magazine so that the loading port is to my right side. I'm left-handed so that may have something to do with it, but my reasoning is that it helps when putting pressure on a previously loaded round to encourage it to go down and rotate.
Start the first round where the magazine lips narrow (easy as that's pretty much the only place it will load:-D)

Second and subsequent rounds go in by applying finger (or thumb) pressure on the primer end of the loaded cartridge and then placing the new round against the little ledge where the magazine lips narrow and pushing in and down. The added pressure of a finger or thumb on the already loaded cartridge seems to help more as the magazine fills.

If you place the new round against the shoulder of the previous round it encourages binding, so make sure you hit the little 1/8" wide window between the shoulder and the little ledge.


Something I just noticed while checking my work. I already knew that the magazine had a pictogram of a 5.7 cartridge on it for identifying the proper ammunition. I suspected it was life-size and correct. But how many knew that the circular depression between the pictogram and the loading port was also sized for the appropriate 5.7 cartridge base?

Probably everyone figured it out years ago, but I never really thought about what the circular depression was for before tonight.
 

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Yeah, I kind of find loading the things oddly fascinating, and soothing too. Immensely satisfying cramming 50 rounds into a magazine that sleekly disappears into the lines of the rifle. (And look Ma! - no partial boxes of leftover rounds!) :)

I said the same thing, about a loader, but after a mag or 2, it wasn't all that bad.
 

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The rollers definitely help with loading, as they are smoother than the factory rollers.

See my video review, and loading a 10 round mag.

Which is the same as loading the last ten rounds in a fifty, or 30 rounder, spring tension wise.
 
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Just ordered mine, along with the shortened pull trigger and safety sear. Glad to see a few of my gripes about the PS90 have been addressed on this forum with creative solutions.

ps. Where are folks here getting the 50 rnd magazines? Need a couple more since I only have one and want to see what the experts are getting.
 

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I currently only have the 30 round magazine (still brand new) since that is the only one that comes in the box with the rifle. (10 round mag if you are in a limited magazine capacity state.)

Considering my currently one and only 30 round mag, I have a difficult time pushing the last round into the mag feed ramp.
The other 29 rounds go in very easily, but that last one if a PIA to push in and I'm afraid of damaging the brass on both the 29th and last rounds because of the amount of force I have to use to get it in.

Any thoughts on what could be the problem(s) with my mag?
 

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50 round mags are available all over the internet, just search. As far as difficulty loading rounds, you may want to try MK replacement rollers in the mag...they seem to roll smoother and make loading easier.
 
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Get the rollers mentioned on page one.

Btw I only had minor difficulty loading my 50 rnd mag to the max. The last one was a bit more difficult. I place the tip only in the lower part of the entry window and slide the cartridge with my thumb into place. Easier than snapping them in as I have seen in some videos.
 

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I currently only have the 30 round magazine (still brand new) since that is the only one that comes in the box with the rifle.
If you live in a State that allows it, very easy to convert it to 50 rounds.
 

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If you live in a State that allows it, very easy to convert it to 50 rounds.
Yes, thank gawd. Cali, Colorado, NJ, etc. are not for me. Too crowded, too expensive to live in, and too anti-2nd Amendment.

I thought about doing the 50 rd conversion, I have to read more on how to do it and exactly how short to cut the spacer.
 

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Get the rollers mentioned on page one.

Btw I only had minor difficulty loading my 50 rnd mag to the max. The last one was a bit more difficult. I place the tip only in the lower part of the entry window and slide the cartridge with my thumb into place. Easier than snapping them in as I have seen in some videos.
I defo will buy the Man Kave rollers; I just need to save up some money to make a money order because I also am going to buy additional stuff from them.

As for loading that last round in my 30 rd mag, I'm uploading a vid right now of my problems trying to get that 30th shell in.
I think I am loading it in like you described, but it's still difficult to do.
I'll link the vid once it's finished uploading.
 

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50 round mags are available all over the internet, just search. As far as difficulty loading rounds, you may want to try MK replacement rollers in the mag...they seem to roll smoother and make loading easier.
As for the 50rd mags, which sites sell the genuine original FNH 50 rounders? I kind of want to stay away from the Korean copies.
So far, just a quick search on the web, I found 50 rounders for $25 a piece, but I do not know if those are genuine FNH or if they are the Korean copies.

Also, +1 on the Man Kave rollers: I'll be ordering a set or two next month. I just have to wait for more cash to land in my wallet (i.e. paycheck) so I can make a money order to buy them. (I have a beef with PayPal so PayPal won't be getting anymore money from me nor would I punish the vendors I purchase from with their fees.)
 

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