Originally Posted by GlockRenegade
Ive had many answers in this so please give me your $.02. Is there a point where my carry rounds are no longer any good? Can i carry the same 15 rounds for 6 months? A year? 2 years? I do switch out mags occasionally. I rotate between 3 mags, each is a different type of HP or JHP. I live in south Texas, lots of heat and humidty, what effects can this have?
moisture and humidity would be the major cause of damage to a round. There is no magic time frame but 6 months would seem to make sense as long as there is no visible corrosion, etc. One thing to keep in mind however is the effect of chambering the same round over and over...it will eventually seat the bullet further down in the casing, leading potentially to a FTF or a KABOOM. Not a good thing in a carry gun. Rotate the top round in the mag and be sure to verify the COL against a new in box round.
[quote]Catastrophic Failure of Semiautomatic Handguns
The following bulletin
was received from the New Jersey State Police -
Officer Safety Division
Date: February 23, 2007
Continuous reloading an chambering of
the same round may cause
catastrophic failure in semiautomatic handguns.
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Last edited by Jpyle; 06-16-2012 at 02:20 AM.