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Old 06-14-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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So I just bought a new handgun, my first, and it is a semi-auto. I have to store it while I'm away at school, in another state, since it is not allowed in the rooms.

My question:
When storing a semi-auto for an extended period of time is it better to remove the recoil spring or any other springs that are easily accessible?


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Old 06-14-2011, 01:05 AM   #2
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if your worried about unauthorized usage get a gun lock from walmart or a sporting goods shop or gunstore

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Springs can be left as is. They do not lose their range of flexion from being left under compression- My 85 Ford pickup has had a load on the suspension springs since the day it rolled off the production line. Wipe it down lightly with a good preservative oil, store securely NOT in a gun rug or foam lined case (that attracts moisture)
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I was wondering the same thing. Is it ok to keep my extra mags loaded to capacity while its in the safe?
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The springs are fine compressed or relaxed. No need to remove them. swing by the intro page and share a bit about yourself.
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Thanks for the responses.
I was simply concerned about compressing the springs for a long period of time but based on the replies I will not worry about it so much.

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