Originally Posted by shnorse
so keeping the magazine full will not dammage the spring?
i know in riffle mags they say not to keep them loaded due to the spring..
If I could list all the "information" in the gun rags that is erroneous, the owner of this board would have to pay extra fees for the disk space it would take up.
The answer to your question is yes and no. If
your gun came with cheap springs made is some third world sewer hole with inferior materials, keeping a magazine loaded all the time may cause the spring to take a "set" and you will see reduced performance and functionality - in about 5-10 years.
However, most firearms made to military specifications, and most reputable firearms manufacturers do not use the cheapest springs they can find, and in fact use quality springs which will outlast you and your children without any reduced performance and functionality. If you have any
doubts about springs any any of your guns, spend a couple of bucks to replace them quality springs and don't lose any sleep at night. Wolff is a good supplier that most gun people use.