I have one that I keep loaded with expensive factory rounds that I slap in when I go into public. Been loaded that way for two years now. Once a year I unload it and load it with my own reloads for a function test and it's working just fine. I think I'm going to stop that practice and just leave it loaded because I can't see that it's harming it one darn bit.
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- Unknown author -- Falsely attributed to George Washington --
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