glock 19 magazine

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  1. Mack g17

    Mack g17 New Member

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    Is it OK to leave your magazine loaded for long periods of time?
     
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  2. trip286

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  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yes its fine. Constantly working the spring is what wears it out.
     
  4. Mack g17

    Mack g17 New Member

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    Thanks for your response.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    You're welcome. Here to help.
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    There was some company, can't remember who, a gun maker or magazine maker, who did a long term test. Had left a mag loaded for something like 30-50 years. Functioned flawlessly. Wish I could give you details...
     
  7. okdonk

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  8. rifleman1

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    spring set can occure on lighter springs commonly found in high cap mags, its less likely to occure in heavier gauge springs found in 7 and 8 round mags found in 1911s though, read about it if you would like at www.gunsprings.com/faq
     
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  9. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    i keep my mags loaded but i also have mags that are new in the box that i do not use at all.but i do rotated the mags i use for range and selfdefense
     
  10. Tackleberry1

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    After my dad passed I found a 1911 mag that I had personally loaded 12 years earlier, still sitting on the shelf where I'd placed it. Slapped in my colt and it worked just fine.

    Tack
     
  11. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    they op asked about g19 mags though which have a lighter spring gauge they typically hold 15 rounds unless you live in ca then its ten.now granted it may take years to happen it can.