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    All my mags are loaded and ready to go, trouble usually doesn't make an appointment and time outs are hard to come by.
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    Here's a link to the opinion of Wolff Gunsprings Company, who makes and sells excellent magazine spring as well as others:

    Wolff Gunsprings - Firearm Springs for Semi-Auto Pistols, Revolvers, Rifles, & Shotguns

    Like I said, you'll get advice from the "experts" here going both ways. How many loadings and unloadings would it actually take to wear out a mags spring? Probably a lot. I don't know; I've never had to replace a mag spring due to wear, only a couple that rusted. You can follow the advice of the people who specialize in making gun springs, or you can pick and choose the advice of everyone here until you find the one that you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SR9C33 View Post
    Sheesh, see what I get for asking a question.. Then again every forum has " those guys" haha .. Thanks for the input
    By "those guys" do you mean the ones that ask the most basic of questions without first using the search function to see if it's already been covered?

    No disrespect intended, but if are going to ask stuff like this, expect some folks to challenge you with a little bit of self sufficiency. Nobody on DC minds helping out and answering even the most basic of questions, but searching out other posts on the same topic is just courteous, and between 'keeping magazines loaded' and 'carrying with a bullet in the chamber', we could almost dedicate an entire forum to the rehashing of these two topics.
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    Leaving them loaded all the time is fine, same goes for unloaded. Needlessly going back and forth is what kills the springs. Since it makes no sense to leave them UNloaded, just keep all your mags loaded.

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    By those guys I mean the ones that jump at the chance to leave an unneeded arrogant comment... Keep them to yourself. And to everyone else thank you for the input, I will keep my JHP loaded with my critical duty ammo and use my other mags for target practice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksgunner View Post
    The only time I empty my magazine is to change ammo for the range. I carry JHP and shoot FMJ at the range.
    This^^^

    And oldvet's got a point, 'cept for my HK mag springs ARE a bit overpriced. Why do we do this to ourselves? Oh, sorry, that's another thread.

    Carry on

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    The only way I unload my mags are by shooting them empty.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SR9C33 View Post
    By those guys I mean the ones that jump at the chance to leave an unneeded arrogant comment... Keep them to yourself. And to everyone else thank you for the input, I will keep my JHP loaded with my critical duty ammo and use my other mags for target practice!
    Oh OK. Just making sure because we have some of the other kind as well.
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    No need to unload the mags. Mag springs are tough and they hold their tension for a long time. As already mentioned, frequent load and unloading will wear out a mag spring faster than just leaving them loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SR9C33 View Post
    By those guys I mean the ones that jump at the chance to leave an unneeded arrogant comment... Keep them to yourself. And to everyone else thank you for the input, I will keep my JHP loaded with my critical duty ammo and use my other mags for target practice!
    When you ask a question on an open forum be prepared for a variety of responses. Some you may not like. Regardless, dictating what people do or do not keep to themselves is not within your power.

    EDIT- and as others have said. It's the cycling that weakens the springs. The ones with the XD are so stiff i don't forsee them wearing out anytime soon. And if they do i'll likely just trash them and spend 20 or 30 bucks for a new one.

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