GUN how bad is it to keep mags loaded

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  1. el capitan

    el capitan New Member

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    i keep a mag loaded with a couple of rounds, just in case. but a buddy of mine was giving me shit about it, sayingn that it would ruin the spring. i don't want to be fumbling around at 3:00a.m. trying to load it if i would ever need it. what does ot do :dunno:
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Wont do nothing, unloading and reloading the mag is worse on the springs then leaving them loaded for long periods of time.
     
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    Mine stay loaded.. I usually have 1 or 2 less than capacity if its going to stay that way for a while..
     
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    Fully load your magazine, chamber a round, take the mag back out and put an extra round back in, put the gun in a holster and don't worry about.
     
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    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    Unless it is a leather holster. Leather holsters ruin finishes and corrode ammunition.

    I have had mags loaded for 5 years and they still work fine.
     
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    not to sound vain but that is why i haven't got a holster yet. i want my glock to stay all shiny an new lookin
     
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    i didn't say it was a show piece, but i don't want it to look like a range whore (that it is)
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    And that's what I like about them - pretty much zero ornamentation or "design features" whose primary purpose seems to be aesthetics. Form follows function, etc.
     
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    mag springs are meant to be compressed. its a fact they wont last forever.

    after they're broken in and have gone through their life, if the spring wears out just replace it :dunno:
     
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    So go with a neoprene or other material holster. :dunno:
     
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    I wouldn't get a holster humid and keep a gun in it for a long time. Don't take a shower with your holster on or go through the sauna with it and leave it in the holster. In general though it isn't a problem as long as you keep stuff dry and wipe your gun down every once in a while, and with a glock that isn't really hardly necessary. Back in the day alot of leather was chrome or acid tanned and it was a lot harsher on the finish. Today's quality holster makers use vegetable tanned leather.

    In short if you're using a modern well made holster that isn't wet and you wipe your gun down now and then it really shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I have magazines that sat loaded for 18 years and still work perfectly
     
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    :cool: I got some AK mags that have been loaded for about 6 years, when i got my grandfathers 1911 it had 2 mags loaded I have no clue how long they were loaded for he passed away about 20 years ago they worked.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I just cycled some rounds through my CZ52 mag that I kept loaded for like 2 months and no problems
     

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