GUN Damaging ur Clip spring.

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  1. Madeinchinamic

    Madeinchinamic New Member

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    They're are many rumors that if you leave live rounds in your clip for a long time, the spring will be damaged (permanently bent or weakens). The thing is, I live in Oakland, CA and I need to have a gun to my use at anytime possible. Because if someone is in your house, you won't have time to load your clip. So does your spring really get damaged when you leave rounds in for too long?:sadwavey:
     
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    oh boy. here we go.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I wasn't even aware that there were springs in CLIPS :hsugh:

    I know that is ture for my Anschutz .22
    I left the magazine full for 2 dyas. Put it back in the rifle, wouldnt shoot past the 1 st round. Had to leave the ammunition out of it for a day or so and the spring went back to normal.

    There may be magazines out there that wont give this problem though.

    I know beta c-mags can be left loaded for infinite amounts of time
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    My dad left his 92FS loaded and in his safe since 1992. He gave it to me in 2001 and I've left it loaded all the time. This is with the factory mag, and it's never failed me. It's still stong too.
     
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    lobstradomus New Member

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    I always hear its the loading/unloading that wears them out, when they are in a static state they will be just fine. I've never actually tested that theory since I try to get to the range as often as possible, so even my HD mags get unloaded then brought to the range and used.
     
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    I left my cheap used ak mag loaded for 2 months, didn't have any problems when I took it to the range last time
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Ill try it with my D&M ind. AR mags. They are mondo pieces of shit.
    followers get stuck after I push the front side down a 1/4 inch.
    Like my CProduct ones alot better. And I also found those NIW at the gun show for the same price as the garbage ones, $10.

    If the junk ones dont break, then I assume a factory mag or a nice aftermarket one will do the same.
     
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    It is the spring compressing and decompresing that wears it out. I am almost 100% sure of this.

    I am from Oakland too. Hope I dont see you on the news from having to use it. :hs:
     
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    The only mags i dont keep loaded are 4 5rds*hunting*.all the rest are locked n loaded.
    no probs
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I was at work today, and a police officer/military instructor came in that I talk to every now and then. I asked him, and he said that he has a few magazines he got from work for his AR that he keeps loaded at all times and that its been loaded for 2 years with no malfunctions.

    Maybe you can keep a military spec mag loaded all the time atleast. :dunno:
    May become less reliable when you get into civilian market.
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    The only way that a spring will be hurt by staying compressed for a long period of time is if it's compressed past the safe point. In that case you're damaging the spring rather than wearing it out.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Im not worried about just damaging the spring. Im alsoi considering the spring temporarily not operating if you needed it in a hurry. As I said before, I used my Anschutz, and after the round on top was fired, the spring didnt push the second one up.
    Took a day for the spring to go back to normal. And I dont have a 2nd magazine for it, so it was handloading single rounds for me that day :sad2:
     
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    It sounds like the spring was too tight to begin with :o
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Cant load past the 5 round point. Its impossible
     
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    If the gun was designed to be tight when all 5 rounds are loaded then that could be the problem :dunno:
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I guess imma just keep it loaded at all times.
     
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    What gun?

    I leave my 4 XD mags loaded, never had a problem.
     
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    I've had this discussion with my GF's father who served in Vietnam. He said that everyone over there had their magazines loaded 99% of the time but only to 90% capacity. :dunno:
     
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    The 90% capacity thing is because most of the time once you get to loading the 28th round it's a bitch to load the 29th and 30th. Not to mention it can cause a failure to feed when loading the weapon. (I know how that last one sounds, but I've seen it many many times, so many times in fact that it's just easier to load up 28 and go.) Anyways, that's my take on it based on 4 yrs Marine Corps with 1 tour in Iraq.

    I leave my HD mags loaded all the time. 7+1 in my P220, and 7 in the spare mag next to the pistol. Never had a problem. Last time I fired with them was about 4-5 months ago.

    I can see this happening though with cheap mags, ie ProMags (shitty mags for Sigs), but my MecGar mags have never let me down.
     
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    :werd: I've had problems feeding with full USGI mag's before, magpul followers usually help with that problem
     

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