View Full Version : Loaded Magazines

04-29-2010, 10:26 PM
If I was to store my magazines loaded would that create a problem in the future. Lets say spring become to loose, magazine not loading rounds properly etc.

04-29-2010, 10:31 PM
U should unload them in rapid fire as much as you can to test them. In all reality the compressed springs will last a very long time. They fail after lots of use going up and down from loading/unloading/loading/unloading, however you choose to unload. Think about all the police officers that keep their mags loaded for years, changing out the ammo and shooting them about once a month. My dept's last gun was 15 yrs before replacement and the mags still shot great.

04-29-2010, 10:42 PM
With good quality mags this shouldn't be a problem. I keep my sig factory mags loaded, let's see, 9 years now, and they feed just fine :D

I imagine my Wilson Combat mags for my 1911 will do the same, but we'll see in another 9 years since they're still pretty much brand new.

04-29-2010, 10:44 PM
Springs become weak from constant use (loading/unloading), not from keeping them compressed. Your GTG.

Bill Carson
04-29-2010, 11:36 PM
I only keep 13 magazines loaded