GUN So what's the good word when it comes to magazine springs?

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  1. blindarrow

    blindarrow New Member

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    I've got two mags for my Taurus, both of which are fully loaded at the moment (12 rounds).. they've been that way for a little over a month.

    Is it better to load/unload them on a certain cycle, keep them loaded, keep them unloaded, what?

    I've heard 11ty billion different tales.

    EDIT: It's worth noting that I bought this a month ago, hence the mags staying loaded.. I played with them a ton when I first got them to make it easier to load (12 rounds on a stiff spring is a pain in the fingers and ass).. now both mags sit, full, ready to go.
     
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    it's better to either keep them loaded or keep them empty than to continually load and unload them.
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    There is absolutly NOTHING wrong with leaving mag's loaded, I have a shit ton of mags for some of my guns I try to cycle through them but some have sat loaded for about 2 years before being used. I know people who've had mags sit even longer, it will do no damage to the spring

    in short dont worry about it.
     
  4. blindarrow

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    I usually buy a box or two of ammo when I go to the range.. blow through my 2 already loaded mags, then crack open the new boxes and blow through them.. always leave enough to refill both mags, and then go home. Clean if needed.. then store.
     
  5. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    I have kept my Glock loaded for years and no problems. I have some Wolf Springs in case I get a worn spring, but 5 years and still no feeding problems.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I have ready if you are worried to change them out when the time changes
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    Who cares. If you actually shoot your gun, the springs will wear out eventually. Buy some wolff replacements to have on hand just in case you start having FTF's. www.gunsprings.com
     
  8. blindarrow

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    Engrish?
     
  9. blindarrow

    blindarrow New Member

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    The fact that something can be replaced doesn't mean you shouldn't care for it the best way possible to begin with.
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    How exactly can you care for a magazine spring though? Leaving it loaded wont harm it, leaving it empty wont hurt it. It's the unloading/reloading that wears them out. If you really care about your mag springs, then never shoot your gun, thus, they will never wear out.
     
  11. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    or have mags that are strictly for self defense and mags that are strictly for range shooting.
     
  12. blindarrow

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    The fact is that I was asking because I didn't know.. your writing basically said "Hey, don't worry about it because they can be replaced." ... not "Don't worry about it because it doesn't matter what you do with them."

    See what I'm saying?
     
  13. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I've heard of people finding/buying fully loaded 1911 mags from WWII, loading it up into the gun and firing off every round. So, no worry about keeping them loaded.
     

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