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#6074797 - 12/09/15 10:43 AM Magazines - To keep loaded or not
Geezer Ranger Offline
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Do you keep your pistol magazines loaded or not. I have heard that you should not keep your magazines loaded because it weakens the springs. What's your take on it.
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#6074802 - 12/09/15 10:48 AM Re: Magazines - To keep loaded or not [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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Loaded, wont hurt a thing. What wears out a magazine spring is the use of loading and unloading.
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#6074803 - 12/09/15 10:48 AM Re: Magazines - To keep loaded or not [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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I think loading and unloading weakens the springs.

I keep my AR and carry mags loaded.
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#6074811 - 12/09/15 10:55 AM Re: Magazines - To keep loaded or not [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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loaded...... up

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#6075131 - 12/09/15 01:25 PM Re: Magazines - To keep loaded or not [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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I also keep mine loaded. What prompted my question was a problem with M1 Carbine magazine springs taking a set after being loaded for a long time. I discovered this when I started having problems with double feeds with some of the magazines. When I replaced the springs I noted that the new springs were considerably longer and had more power and the problem went away.


Edited by Geezer Ranger (12/09/15 01:27 PM)
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