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Old 02-14-2012, 01:25 AM   #11
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Always keep them loaded would you want to get caught in a breakin and be loadn a mag?!?!?!?!?!



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All are kept fully loaded - all of the time!



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Old 02-14-2012, 02:08 AM   #13
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Always keep them loaded would you want to get caught in a breakin and be loadn a mag?!?!?!?!?!
That's what I'm thinking too. Maybe I'll just load them and leave them alone...
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An improperly designed spring will fail from being fully loaded and/or being cycled too many times.

I trust all the big manufacturers to properly design their springs.

I have asked this question several times before, who has EVER had a gun manufacturers magazine spring fail? I don't want to hear about my neighbors brothers LEO's Glock, and especially don't want to hear about the cheap aftermarket mag.
Is that not just an expanded version of what I said? I keep a few loaded but most are not. Mostly PMags but I do have 1 steel AK mag loaded at all times.
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An empty magazine is USELESS!!! For some guns I have a few mags that are basically just for the range and I keep empty. But otherwise, every mag I have, including every AR-15 mag, is loaded and ready to go.
I agree with you except for the "useless" part; i have known a couple of people who used them as containers for things other than ammo. Have you ever folded a stack of ones in half and put it beside a 7.62x39 mag, like a Tapco for an SKS? Just sayin, even an empty mag can be useful, just not as a ammo vessel.
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In some states its against the law to transport loaded magazines to and from the range. All my magazines are unloaded except my 45acp for home protection. Its all up to you whether you want them loaded or not.

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I agree with you except for the "useless" part; i have known a couple of people who used them as containers for things other than ammo. Have you ever folded a stack of ones in half and put it beside a 7.62x39 mag, like a Tapco for an SKS? Just sayin, even an empty mag can be useful, just not as a ammo vessel.
Are you thinking, as a hiding place? I keep all of my unloaded mags in my range bag, and all of my loaded mags in the safe. If I wanted to hide, cash, I'd just throw it in the safe, so I guess I still don't see the usefulness of lots of unloaded mags.
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Are you thinking, as a hiding place? I keep all of my unloaded mags in my range bag, and all of my loaded mags in the safe. If I wanted to hide, cash, I'd just throw it in the safe, so I guess I still don't see the usefulness of lots of unloaded mags.
One empty mag somewhere other than the safe would be enough for me, but some people might need more than one. A bunch of empties would be worth grabbing, but one, off by itself, isn't an attention grabber without rounds showing at the top. Also, not everybody has a safe to hide their cash in.
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When my father passed away last year I found a loaded 1911 mag for his colt pistol that I had personally loaded and placed there 12 years earlier.

Took it to the range, slapped into dads colt, and fired all 8 with no problems.

I think it's bunk, load em up.

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