There's no reason, or benefit, to do that. Besides, shouldn't it be loaded and ready to go?
Mine is always ready to go I don't see a point to it either and mine does not stand up by itself and go boom. :smile:There's no reason, or benefit, to do that. Besides, shouldn't it be loaded and ready to go?
You will not wear out a magazine spring by keeping it compressed. This is probably one of the biggest myths in the firearm community.The only thing i was told was not to load the magazine to max, if it was to stay unused but at ready. considering the extended Ruger magazines are hard to come by these days. I want to make sure i don't wear out the magazine spring before i get to use it.
Springs are springs, whether they're magazine springs, hammer springs, or striker springs.....The shooting sports are full of some of the most knowledgeable and capable people you'll meet anywhere. I've been impressed consistently with the abilities of those I meet at the range to diagnose and fix a gun problem with as little as some spray lube and a cotton swab. However, sometimes a myth will creep into the folklore.
The magazine spring myth has been around for many years and is growing in popularity. It goes something like this: "You should unload your magazines when they're not in use or the spring will weaken causing failures to feed." This has gone as far as shooting competitors actually unloading their magazines between stages to extend the life of their springs. A variant of this myth is: "You should never load a magazine to capacity and should always leave it one round short." What if you need that round some day?
Recently, I read an article in a gun magazine suggesting you rotate your magazines so the ones not in use can "recover and rest." The same author uses the phrase "spring-set" to describe weakness of a spring because it was compressed for a long time. Hogwash. There's nothing further from the truth. Springs don't care how long they're compressed and don't require rest, recreation or even a vacation from time to time.
Shameful Spring Benders
To put this one to rest, you have to understand creep. Creep is the slow flow of a non-ferric metal like copper, brass and lead under force. At temperatures outside of a furnace, steel doesn't have any appreciable creep. Under most conditions, steel flexes and then returns to its original shape. When pushed past its elastic limit, steel will bend and not return to its original shape. All designers of well-made magazines make sure the spring never approaches the elastic limit when the magazine is fully loaded. Honest. This means the spring will not weaken when the magazine is fully loaded -- not even over an extended time. Like 50 years. American Handgunner recently ran a story about a magazine full of .45 ACP that had been sitting since WWII and it ran just fine on the first try. So there you go.
Assuming you are doing this at home...Firing a round prior to putting the gun away is a waste of a bullet and could be very dangerous.Hello gents.
If you are going to store your Glock, should you pull the trigger first and let it "rest" that way?
I see allot of gents do that on YouTube and wondered if that's how one is supposed to store a striker fired pistol. Will it hurt the pistol if not done or done??
Any insights will be appreciated - Thanks in advance.
He is not firing a round, he is "dropping the hammer" on an empty chamber to remove tension from the trigger spring, so no wasted ammo.........Assuming you are doing this at home...Firing a round prior to putting the gun away is a waste of a bullet and could be very dangerous.
I think he means unloading it before pulling the trigger, but certainly it bears repeating that verification of unloaded status should be conducted multiple times prior to pulling the trigger and all safety rules very much still apply.Assuming you are doing this at home...Firing a round prior to putting the gun away is a waste of a bullet and could be very dangerous.
In contrast to a gun magazine opinion, here's is Wolff Gunsprings opinion, which being experts in gun springs should carry some weight. My opinion is if you don't need a magazine to be loaded for expected or possible immediate use, why do so.Alex has it right....
by John S. Layman
(C/O American Handgunner Magazine)
Springs are springs, whether they're magazine springs, hammer springs, or striker springs.....
Cycling springs is the cause of spring failure, NOT static compression.
Which is exactly what you want when you're not using it. I keep my HD/SD guns loaded, but I fail to see the benefit, and can see a great deal of potential danger in, leaving all your guns loaded all the time. Good lord, we're not living in the Matrix lobby scene.Unloaded its a rock