Never unload my mags.....ever!!!
Ok yeah went a bit over the top with the title....but seriously, has anyone had a spring that got too old or worn out to use on a magazine SPECIFICALLY as a cause of not unloading or swapping out...any firearm is open for discussion here. Reason being, after carrying for 8 months straight on deployments with never being in a situation when I had to use a second sidearm mag, the other mags were fine when I returned and used them at the range (Beretta M9). Same thing for my M4, whenever mags where dry they went a max of 1 hour before being refilled. Just hoping this gives some people peace of mind depending on what everyone has experience with.
Re: Never unload my mags.....ever!!!
Loaded here as well. Never had a feeding/spring issue at the range so far with any. Both rifle and pistol.
I unload and never load some of my magazines
Not being in a war zone I don't keep my mags loaded unless i am going to use them. I usually conceal carry a revolver or derringer myself. I do have tons of guns in my collection. Many I have never shot or not used for over 30 years. So no I don't keep the mags loaded. I am sure after 30 years the spring tension would be weakened.
Also when I was in the Army mags were considered expendable and replaced a bunch of times with new ones.