This is a discussion on Full mags... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by StevePVB
I was wondering why you would be -2. Short trip to the range? Snake in the back yard?
Or, unloading the ...
February 7th, 2010 08:19 PM
That would be a short range trip indeed. For the most part I unload thru the muzzle. I shot a beaver a couple of days ago.
Originally Posted by StevePVB
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February 7th, 2010 08:27 PM
Originally Posted by BmDubb
Mag springs wear from constant load/unload. If the mags are in either state, they are fine.
For example, I was deployed for 15 months....I left 2x P229/.40 mags, 2x P239 mags and 5x Magpul PMAGs loaded in my safe. When I got back, I shot all of them...all fed correctly...no problems.
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February 7th, 2010 09:42 PM
One of my former bosses carries his XDm with only 8 rounds instead of 16 for less carry weight.
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February 7th, 2010 09:49 PM
Mine are loaded to the max...
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February 7th, 2010 09:54 PM
it is cycling of the mag spring that causes them to wear...
February 8th, 2010 10:50 AM
A typical 165gr S&W round weighs about 240 gr. Eight rounds would weigh about 1,920 gr or 4.5 oz. 16 would be about 9 oz.
Originally Posted by BugDude
He's got a 32 oz (empty) gun. Add in the weight of the loaded magazine and he can tell a difference in weight on his hip of 4.5 ounces??
I think he is deluding himself, as well as being foolish.
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