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Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Gojubrian, Mar 10, 2009.
Is it a good idea to keep your magazines loaded? Will it damage or weaken the spring?
it weakens the spring but it usually takes a long time to do so.
i've always heard that you should cycle your magazines every few months to prevent this.
Leaving them loaded won't reduce their performance in your lifetime. Constant loading and unloading will weaken them faster, though. Think about it. What will happen if you bend and unbend a piece of metal enough?
Correct. Springs will not take a "set" if you leave the mag loaded. It's the loading and unloading that weaken the spring and cause mag failures.
+1 that you don't need to cycle or unload magazines.
Here is another thread we had awhile back that discusses this same topic: