Handgun Ammo, good idea - bad idea.
Few questions here as I'm more of a knife expert and am "in the process" of learning more about guns.
1. I know the science of compression and the only thing that "wears" a spring is compressing/releasing tension and not keeping it compressed....but for a LONG period of time - is it really o.k. to keep your magazine loaded 24/7 for years?
Lord knows the last thing I need is to have to use my gun and it fails to feed because of a magazine spring.
2. While carrying my handgun around (the house since I'm in Illinois), I keep 2 extra mags in the magazine holder that springfield armory provides with its xd's.
Is that safe with hollow points? I know it isn't a good thing if dust or any other particles get in and clog up the hollowed out part of the rounds, does the mag holder keep the rounds pretty safe from that?
Also, the Springfield Xd handguns have the little opening in the back of the gun, is it bad if dust gets in there? and if so, how do you prevent dust from getting in there if your carrying the gun in a holster since that part faces up?
Thanks in advance