Originally Posted by Zschneider
Would keeping the mags loaded. Mess then up
There's debate on that. The general consensus is no. Some think that keeping the springs compressed will make them stay that way eventually. But, the modern thinking is that actual USE is what wears them out.
Mine stays empty just because I have no reason to keep it loaded. It's not a tactical rifle, and it's not my go-to self defense or home defense gun.