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Do you keep your clips loaded or unloaded?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Bigd6943, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    Just wondering I was in the millitary for years but in afganistan it's load up lock it and never sleep. But now what do I do loaded or unloaded?
     
  2. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 i wonder about it also, i keep one loaded clip for my ar-15, but only load it to 20 rounds,,(its a 30 round clip).. i usually unload it every few months and rotate it out with a different mag every once in awhile, as if it might give the mag a break,, i take the mag out every few months and use it for target practice ,, have not had a mag failure yet,,been doing that for 10 years,, but who knows,, maybe i could have left the mag full this whole time(10 years.),, kind of curious what others do as well. I am also curious how long bullets will last, i have a few cases of green tip .223 that must be at least 10 years old, in the back of the gun safe.
     
  3. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    it will not hurt a thing to keep them loaded,actually the load/unload thing is what wears on the spring.I keep several mags loaded full time.I actually found some chinese mags I had loaded since I bought them in 81' and they fired without flaw.so no worries..
     
  4. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    I keep...
    660 rounds for my AR loaded at all times
    330 rounds for the AK loaded at all times
    24 rounds for my .45 loaded
    150 for my 9mm loaded.

    This is on top of the thousands of rounds I have for each in ammo cans.
     
  5. Humpyslayer

    Humpyslayer Kent Member

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    Man, that's being prepared right there. Lot of mags to be loaded up.
     
  6. nixuser

    nixuser nw Member

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    i keep my clips loaded but i keep my mags empty !! LOL
     
  7. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I keep all my clips loaded with m2 ball ammo and armor piercing ammo. I also keep my mags loaded...
     
  8. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    4- 20 rnd .308 mags loaded and another 4-20 rnd .308mags loaded in a chest rig.
     
  9. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    I don't have any clips, but all my mags are loaded up ;)
     
  10. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    AK:
    3 0f 8 30 rd mags loaded w/ HP........
    1 Drum filled (spring released) FMJ/Steel core
    An additional 2000 rds ready to go... Chinese steel core, Wolf HP. Wolf FMJ
    another 1k on the way this week :O)


    BDE .40:
    As I only have 2 mags and the only hold 10 a piece... both loaded

    500 rds factory reloads
    20 rds Hydra shock
    50 Rds CCI Brass
    50 Rds Remington jacketed disintegrators

    Then a random box of 45, couple boxes of shells box of 00...


    lol
     
  11. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    You need a Garand...
     
  12. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    Clips?...don't have anything that uses them. I keep my mags loaded. You're gonna get kidded if you're calling mags... clips
     
  13. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    You all need Garands. Then you'd have both clips and mags and people would stop complaining about the difference... ;)
     
  14. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    It's no joke. It's serious business.





    ;)
     
  15. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Believe me, it is VERY HIGH on my want list....




    .... along with about 20 other guns ;)
     
  16. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    Ok so I just loaded 600 223 AR and AK 35 9mm, and 48 45s
     
  17. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I keep some of my mags loaded, just depends on what the use is.
     
  18. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    When I had auto's I kept my mags loaded. Whether it was my 1911,glock,AR,AK. For right now I keep my revolver loaded, if that counts :)
     
  19. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Does it have a clip? :D
     
  20. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    or a mag?