Question about xd mags

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by Chicken, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Chicken

    Chicken New Member

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    My husband just bought the XD subcompact 9mm, and had a question: is it bad for the springs in the mags to keep them loaded for extended periods of time?
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Everything I have read says not to worry about spring fatigue just because it is compressed.

    A fire extinguisher will only work when pressurized. Keeping all of your magazines empty will be of little benefit. I keep some mags loaded with HD rounds, and I have spares for range use.
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I load my mags one short & leave them til range time, all of them.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    doesnt hurt a spring a bit being compressed or uncompressed. the act of loading and unloading the mags is what wears the spring out.

    think about it like this:

    bend a wire and leave it bent and it wont break regardless of how long its bent it will stay in one piece until the end of time if corrosion isnt a factor. keep bending it repeatedly back and forth and eventually it will break.
     
  5. Chicken

    Chicken New Member

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    Great! Thanks a bunch guys!!
     
  6. doc2009

    doc2009 New Member

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    Personally I keep 2 mags loaded with HD HP rounds and i have a total of 5 magazines. I tend to rotate my magazine occassionally so that way the springs aren't always compressed. To me it is just a piece of mind. Any real science behind it I'm not sure.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Age old debate--
    Do what makes you feel best :)

    BUT-----ALL my mags are loaded 100% 100% of the time ;)
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    This comes up regularly, can we get it stickied?
    (where is freudian slip thread again) :D
     
  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yeah- I think we could all bear to have it stickyied :D
     
  10. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    I have ran into stuck mags that were loaded too long while deployed. 92F mags obviously. I rotated mine on a regular basis after that. These mags were brand new and cleaned properly when put into use, all I can think to blame it on was spring fatigue. Just my 2 cents, not trying to be argumentative.
     
  11. Zamzow

    Zamzow New Member

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    I leave my mags loaded and locked. Rather have it ready when needed. I leave all my mags loaded. Never gas any issues.
     
  12. S4LK1N

    S4LK1N New Member

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    Since its about XD mags. Does the XDM have extended mags available? or do they plan on having them available? my 16rd is alot but isnt more better? :)
     
  13. spook

    spook New Member

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