How long will my mags last???

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    How long will my mags last???

    Hey all,
    I recently bought a Glock 19 and 8 factory new magazines. I was wondering how long do mags last for (specifically 15rd. Glock Mags)? I tend to take good care of everything i own, so I will only put them through normal use. Any guess??? Thanks!!!

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    i got some 18 years old glock mags. they are just as good as day one.
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    I dont think you really need to worry about it. They last a long time.
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    Do you mean how much time loaded or unloaded, or how many rounds fired ?
    I've had my G-26 and G-19 mags loaded for close to 10 years, fired 5,000 rds in the G-26 with the abuse of IDPA (dropping them on the ground while running) and over 2000 in the G-19.
    They are as good as new.
    I might change the spring in a few years, they are inexpensive, just for the peace of mind.
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    Hey thanks for your replies! I was trying to figure out what kind of balance I needed between $$$ spent on mags (the AWB is coming sooner or later and I wanted to buy the appropriate number of mags I need for life) and for ammo. Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I don't think you really need to worry about it. They last a long time.
    I'll go along with that. And if you're really worried, you can always buy rebuild kits for around $10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    I'll go along with that. And if you're really worried, you can always buy rebuild kits for around $10
    Buying a few rebuild kits to have on hand is always a good idea. You never know when you'll break something. I like to keep a few around just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfl View Post
    Do you mean how much time loaded or unloaded, or how many rounds fired ?
    I've had my G-26 and G-19 mags loaded for close to 10 years, fired 5,000 rds in the G-26 with the abuse of IDPA (dropping them on the ground while running) and over 2000 in the G-19.
    They are as good as new.
    I might change the spring in a few years, they are inexpensive, just for the peace of mind.
    Oh I was interested in IDPA any pointers where to look to? Thanks

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    Hey all thanks for your help.... I searched the rebuild kits and yeah that pretty easy and pretty cheap -- great suggestion! Thanks all for your help!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnubMan View Post
    How long will my mags last???
    As long as you don't let them rust or lose them, you'll probably need to make provisions in your will for who gets them.

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    I cant remember how long it takes for plastic to bio-degrade but i think your kids grandkids grandkids are going to enjoy the ancient Glock mags
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