View Single Post
Old January 13, 2013, 09:49 PM   #17
Onward Allusion
Senior Member
Join Date: November 17, 2009
Location: IN
Posts: 2,355
There's 2 primary schools of thoughts on this. Some will swap their mags religiously, whereas, others will leave the same mag fully loaded in their HD gun for a year or more.

I personally down-load the mag by two for the nightstand gun and leave it in there for a year at a time.

The primary cause of magazine spring fatigue is the compression and decompression cycle. HOWEVER, leaving a loaded mag in a fully compressed state for months/years at a time DOES weaken the spring. If anyone doesn't believe me, load a mag and leave it the fully loaded state for a couple of months, then compare it to one that you'd fully loaded last week. There is a measurable difference in pressure. Is that pressure enough to make your pistol malfunction?
"You haven't lived until you've died." - various
People . . . not a big fan . . .
Onward Allusion is offline  
Page generated in 0.03783 seconds with 7 queries