Extended Semi-auto handgun storage

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Flick427, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Flick427

    Flick427 New Member

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    Greetings!

    So I just bought a new handgun, my first, and it is a semi-auto. I have to store it while I'm away at school, in another state, since it is not allowed in the rooms.

    My question:
    When storing a semi-auto for an extended period of time is it better to remove the recoil spring or any other springs that are easily accessible?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    no.

    if your worried about unauthorized usage get a gun lock from walmart or a sporting goods shop or gunstore
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Springs can be left as is. They do not lose their range of flexion from being left under compression- My 85 Ford pickup has had a load on the suspension springs since the day it rolled off the production line. Wipe it down lightly with a good preservative oil, store securely NOT in a gun rug or foam lined case (that attracts moisture)
     
  4. Flat4sti

    Flat4sti New Member

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    I was wondering the same thing. Is it ok to keep my extra mags loaded to capacity while its in the safe?
     
  5. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    The springs are fine compressed or relaxed. No need to remove them. swing by the intro page and share a bit about yourself.
     
  6. Flick427

    Flick427 New Member

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    Thanks for the responses.
    I was simply concerned about compressing the springs for a long period of time but based on the replies I will not worry about it so much.