Rotating out magazines

This is a discussion on Rotating out magazines within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; How frequently do you rotate out your magazines? I have two that pretty much stay loaded all the time in my EDC. One in the ...

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Rotating out magazines

  1. #1
    Member Array horse2water's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Kingston, Tennessee
    Posts
    14

    Rotating out magazines

    How frequently do you rotate out your magazines? I have two that pretty much stay loaded all the time in my EDC. One in the gun and one spare.
    Is constant compression of the magazine spring a problem?

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array frankmako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    3,821
    i use to rotate mags about once a month. now once a quarter. sometimes longer. with what they make springs out of these days i don't think you have to do it. i got some p3at mags that stay loaded all the time. the only time they get unloaded is when i shoot the ammo out. never had a mag problem in three years with them. in 1979 in germany we had 1960's m16 mags that were loaded and sealed. we open them up and they all worked well.
    An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    Red State State of Mind

  4. #3
    Member Array torgo1968's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    420
    It doesn't sound intuitive, but springs aren't suffering wear when they are compressed, nor when they are relaxed. They only wear when they cycle between the two states. I'm not nearly informed enough to know if there are other legitimate reasons to cycle magazines, but spring wear isn't one of them.

  5. #4
    Ex Member Array Ram Rod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    13,687
    I rotate magazines whenever I think about it or whenever I shoot them up. No big deal, not much worry here.

  6. #5
    Member Array horse2water's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Kingston, Tennessee
    Posts
    14
    Thanks. sounds like I'm good just switching them out once in a while . Appreciate the feedback.

  7. #6
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,330
    According to Wolff Gunsprings single-stack magazines can stay fully loaded all the time.
    Large capacity double-stack mags should be unloaded by one or two rounds for long term storage.
    Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ

  8. #7
    Distinguished Member Array C9H13NO3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,513
    I use all my mags at the range, so I don't really rotate them, its just kind of random which ones I carry with after I shoot. The springs get cycled at least once a week. I do keep them numbered though, so I can note any malfunctions and fix them when I get home. I have 14 AR mags now, so I don't really use them all at the range. I rotate out which ones I keep loaded though, usually 2 at a time.
    -Ryan

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

  9. #8
    Member Array budokaitd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Boone County, MO
    Posts
    103
    Once a week, religously. Carry gun and HD guns.
    Join the NRA and Gun Owners of America.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Mag rotating???
    By REVMAN in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: October 26th, 2009, 02:47 PM
  2. Inexpensive rotating target stand
    By dfleming in forum Reference & "How To" Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 6th, 2009, 02:23 AM
  3. What's up with the rotating barrel?
    By ArmyCop in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 20th, 2009, 12:32 PM
  4. Rotating your mags
    By PatP in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: November 12th, 2007, 08:02 PM
  5. Rotating Chambered Rounds
    By Blackeagle in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: December 25th, 2006, 07:46 PM

Search tags for this page

do you rotate your carry magas
,
do you rotate your carry mags monthly
,
glock rotating gun magazines
,
necessary to rotate magazines
,
rotate handgun magazine spring
,
rotate handgun magazines for maintenance
,
rotating glock mags
,

rotating gun magazines

,

rotating magazines

,
rotating magazines in glock
,
rotating magazines in glocks
,

rotating pistol magazines

Click on a term to search for related topics.