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Old 07-19-2012, 11:56 PM   #11
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Leaving your mags loaded will NOT hurt them, the loading and unloading of them wears the springs more than keeping them loaded.
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Loading and unloading your mags does more harm than leaving them loaded.

The springs have no issues remaining compressed or relaxed. Cycling them is what wears them out.
Not to argue that repeated cycling cannot wear a spring, but how many thousands (or millions) of cycles would it take before a magazine spring would lose enough elasticity to matter?
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Not to argue that repeated cycling cannot wear a spring, but how many thousands (or millions) of cycles would it take before a magazine spring would lose enough elasticity to matter?
Exactly. Loading and unloading a magazine to the point of spring failure would take decades.
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Well guys I appreciate the advice. I bought 3 extra magazines for my 45 and only have 2 for my 9mm. I didn't want to wear any of them out...now I won't worry about it lol

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Not to argue that repeated cycling cannot wear a spring, but how many thousands (or millions) of cycles would it take before a magazine spring would lose enough elasticity to matter?
That really depends on the mag-
Thats why you should have quality mags for carrying-
Plinking don't matter -
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Not to argue that repeated cycling cannot wear a spring, but how many thousands (or millions) of cycles would it take before a magazine spring would lose enough elasticity to matter?
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Exactly. Loading and unloading a magazine to the point of spring failure would take decades.
Ah......you guys must shoot glocks. Us rednecks mostly talk bout our 1911's.
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I keep my Rock Island Armory 45 ACP in my nightstand with 8 rounds in the magazine. My question: How long can you leave a magazine loaded before it damages or ruins the magazine? Or will it hurt it at all? This is why I want a 357 magnum revolver for the night stand lol. Any advice will be appreciated I also have my carry piece (sigma 9mm) loaded all the time.
You could call it superstition but even though I have eight round clips I was raised on 1911s hold 7 in clip one in chamber 8 rounds with one in the chamber ain't right. It that it really matters lol so I just keep 7 in all mine
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i was thinking the same thing
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