Magazine spring madness: 'creep' to your 'elastic limit' to un-earth the urban legend of 'spring-set' | American Handgunner | Find Articles at BNETDoes it hurt to leave a magazine full?
It seems that the spring in the XD40SC is VERY stiff and Im worried it
might ruin the spring to keep it under tension,it's a new gun so I might be paranoid.
It won't hurt a thing to leave a magazine either loaded or unloaded. A spring at rest or undercompression is very similar. The act of compressing the spring and recompressing it is what will over a great deal of time cause the spring to gradually wear out. Being under constant tension or no tension matters way less.
Shooting and reloading will actually wear out the spring faster, but I sure don't let that stop me from having fun at the range.:image035: