Is Bad to keep your extra magazines full?

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    I keep it full and ready to go.
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    I keep them all full. They are of little use to me empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mg27 View Post
    Hi, I was just wondering about keeping my extra mags all full. I hear that its ok it wont hurt, then I hear you should rotate the mags.. Glock mags are what I have. I'm sure this question has been asked and answered a million times, but I only have been on this forum a few days and would like to hear your opinions, seems we have a lot of knowledge here...Thanks! Mike
    It ruins the spring and causes double feeds or failure to feed.


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    No ! Its bad to not keep it fully loaded, im telling u something mike, thebad guys are prepared and fully loaded you better be also, when that time comes and ur face to face u better be ready to face the fear cause they are(bad guy) and there coming fully laoded no doubt.

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    I wonder why anyone would keep their extra mags anything less than full. I keep the extra mag I carry full. I never know what could happen. Of course I keep myself out of easy to identify places I could be harmed but that isn't good enough. The local Burger King could be a place I could be hurt. We have to be prepared. This is the very reason we carry in the first place.
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    From Larry Seecamp...
    Does keeping a magazine loaded weaken the magazine spring?

    I had an extra Glock 27 magazine fully loaded for over a decade. When I sold the gun to a friend, he took it to the range and tried it out. It functioned flawlessly and still works to this day after thousands of rounds.
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    The breakdown of a spring uccurs during the motion of compression and expansion. A spring can be either fully compressed or fully expanded and it will not wear it down. The motion of either of those actions is where the breakdown of strength occurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyMan View Post
    It ruins the spring and causes double feeds or failure to feed.


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    Like others on here, I like to load one less than capacity, but not because I'm worried about springs. I load "one down" so that if I change mags and unload the gun (say, to use ball for practice), I don't have to put the "extra" round out of the chamber in a shirt or pants pocket! ha ha

    As for spring tension, I agree that compressing and depressing does more harm than keeping a mag loaded. I've heard of fully charged GI mags being left over from WW2 and still functioning fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDonaldUSMC View Post
    The breakdown of a spring uccurs during the motion of compression and expansion. A spring can be either fully compressed or fully expanded and it will not wear it down. The motion of either of those actions is where the breakdown of strength occurs.
    fact. reading this might help: Fatigue (material) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Actually Wolff Gun Springs suggests downloading double stack magazines by one or two rounds for long term storage and that single stack mags can remain fully stoked.

    Don't shoot me...I'm only the messenger. The info is printed on their Frequently Asked Questions page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLArmadillo View Post
    In his defense, the search on this forum is nearly useless.

    And no, leaving them compressed is fine. What wears out springs is constant compression-decompression-compression-decompression....
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    I've researched this and the best answer is "probably not". I have 3 mags for each gun and remove all SD ammo when I go to the range. I load all 3 and then shoot till they are empty...usually reload them and shoot again. Then I load my SD ammo back into them. They get exercised that way.

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    I have 6 mags for my carry gun so I have 2-3 loaded with self-defense ammo and have the other 3 loaded with ball ammo so they are ready for range time.

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