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How often do you cycle magazines to save the spring?

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    Whenever I go to the range, so every couple of weeks in warm weather, every couple months in cold. But just because I'm using all my mags, not to save the spring.


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    Never, my mags are always loaded. No point to have them any other way.

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    It is the same question that switchblade knife collectors ask about storing their knives open or closed to prevent spring weakening or breakage........it's the cycling open and closed that weakens the spring over time.....not closed storage!

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    Never. I do, however, replace the magazine springs with new Wolff springs ever 3 years.

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    Never. After shooting IPSC where they get dropped in the dirt, I disassemble and clean top to bottom with a magazine brush, then re-assemble. I do have a selection of spare mag springs in the unlikely event one goes bad sometime in the next several years. My mags are numbered and the CCW ones have my name and number on the bottom of them. This way if I have to do something really bad in public, the Police, who will arrive later, will know whose mag that is on the ground.
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    I don't load and unload my magazines on a regular basis. Only the mags that I use for practice shooting gets unloaded. My other magazines have been loaded for about 5 years.

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    ...when I cycle my magazines, I'm in fact wearing them out...when I store them loaded...I'm saving the springs...for when I'm cycling them...by shooting...

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    I have six magazines per firearm. I keep the same two loaded and the rest stored. Never had a problem
    One more step and it's on!

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