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Storing magazines at full capacity?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Skier, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Skier

    Skier Beaverton/Washington County Active Member

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    I was curious if other people store home/self defense magazines at full capacity? Any concern about springs being compressed for long periods of time? For example, I have a Glock 19 that sits by my bed that can take 15 rounds per magazine and has 3 magazines with it. I've only been leaving 10-12 rounds in the mags (I forget exactly, I'd have to go look), likewise, I know someone who stores his 30+ round Glock mags with just 25 roundsj. My thinking is that if it's just sitting there for long periods of time, it might be bad on the springs to store the full 15 all the time, but also wonder to myself: "maybe that's just silly and I'm being overly concerned about a non-issue," so I thought I'd toss that question out to people who've been in the firearms community longer than me (having bought my first handgun earlier this year... I've had some rifles for a long time, but don't store them loaded). Thoughts anyone? Thanks. :)
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    There are no problems with storing magazine fully loaded for long periods of time. The springs won't be damaged.
     
  3. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    It's the actual use of the mags that wear them out, anyone that tells you otherwise doesn't understand how a spring works. And odds are those people shoot Glocks. :)
     
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  4. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    5-8 round mags filled all the time for my 1911's have yet to have any problems (knocks on wood)
     
  5. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    My hero! :worship:
     
  6. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hold on, I say we make him prove it! Glockies have been known to fudge the truth any way they can.



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  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Thus saith our resident Smith-Tard! ;)
     
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  8. theguncrank

    theguncrank Columbia County Active Member

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    Springs should not have a problem being compressed, but I've heard said that cheap polymer mags without internal metal support have problems with the feed lips spreading or cracking over time. Buy quality, in quantity, and keep 'em loaded!
     
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  9. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    No issues with long term storage. I read it on the internet, so it must be true........ Bon Jour! ;)
     
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  10. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    :deadhorse:
     
  11. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Here we go again.
     
  12. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    One of my ex girlfriends had a feed lip problem! :rolleyes:

    Brutus Out
     
  13. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Juicy Fruit, Clove or organic? just messin with ya.:laugh:
    I looked at a Glock 10 mm today
    but then a NRA instructor at Cabela's tried to talk me out of it because hard to get 10MM.
    Brutus Out
     
  14. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Uh... during the Great Panic of 2012 all I could find on shelves was 10mm.
     
  15. Skier

    Skier Beaverton/Washington County Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies. Sorry if this had been asked/answered before. I figured it probably had been, but I searched and after reading the titles of two pages of threads, I didn't see anything with a title obvious enough to recognize that the question had been asked.
     
  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My problem would be that you don't know how many your defensive firearm is carrying. I hope you will check and remember! Good luck!
     
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  17. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    It's the angle.
     
  18. Skier

    Skier Beaverton/Washington County Active Member

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    Skier Beaverton/Washington County Active Member

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    Understood. It bugs me that I don't know either. :) Just bought it recently, so in a learning mode right now. Don't actually even have a holster yet. :)
     
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  20. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Or the feed lips could be worn out!;)
     
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