Hi guys. I'm new here, as the name shows, but I've enjoyed reading a lot of the stuff here. I'll probably keep lurking and learning, with a few questions as I go. And here's my first: We have a Mossberg 500 8-shot 12-ga. primarily as a weapon for home defense. For obvious reasons, I would prefer to keep it loaded at all times. We have no kids, and it's just me and the wife who is well-trained on it. So there is no real safety issue. I was worried that keeping it fully-loaded (7+1) would wear out the spring quickly. Is that true? Just in case, I've only been keeping 4 shots in there (3 + 1 in the firing chamber), so the spring doesn't get as much of a workout. Do I have to worry about that thing failing on me, after keeping it loaded (halfway or all the way) 24/7? Thanks.