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Old 02-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #11
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I have personally seen it cause issues with 92f mags. We were taught to rotate our mags periodically.
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The problems were more likely one or some of being dirty, rusty, out of spec, constantly being loaded and unloaded as often happens when used in military security roles.

Leaving a spring compressed inside its designed parameters will not hurt it. Its scientific fact. Its the movement itself of compression and decrompression that damages springs.

You do far worse damage to a magazine by unloading them to "let them rest" and none at all just leaving them loaded.

That being said, unless you shoot a damn lot of rounds, like in competition, or sit in front of the tv just loading and unloading a magazine your never going to wear one out.

Its a non-issue. Keep them clean, wipe down the springs and internal parts when you clean your gun and they will last several lifetimes
Gud job Jon- You said that a lot more etiquettely than i would or could have
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Dirty may have been the case, however, we were directed by our team squad leader to rotate mags so that's what happened. They were cleaned at that time too.

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I have personally seen it cause issues with 92f mags. We were taught to rotate our mags periodically.
I have jept my 92fs loaded for a lil over a year now, and i havent had any issues. Not saying it doesnt happen, but i will be paying closer attention to it now.
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The mags for my XD45 stay loaded, but i do load one short as a hedge. I would hate to need to buy 10 or 12 springs to rebuild those mags.

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I have jept my 92fs loaded for a lil over a year now, and i havent had any issues. Not saying it doesnt happen, but i will be paying closer attention to it now.
It very well maybe the sand from the environment we were in but I seem it multiple times. If loading and unloading the wears them out I will just take my chances.
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There were a couple of 1911 mags that had been loaded and unused for almost 50 years. The 1911, the mags and the ammo all functioned perfectly.

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I keep my XD9sc fully loaded all the time i have 2 hi cap mags that i carry

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There were a couple of 1911 mags that had been loaded and unused for almost 50 years. The 1911, the mags and the ammo all functioned perfectly.
I have 1911 magazines that have been loaded for 35+ years and function just fine.
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I keep my XD9sc fully loaded all the time i have 2 hi cap mags that i carry
I did not know they made hi cap mags for the XD line?
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I have 1911 magazines that have been loaded for 35+ years and function just fine.
Just curious as to how you know that they function just fine if they have been loaded for 35+ years?
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