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Old 01-11-2013, 17:45   #20
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Originally Posted by Armanius View Post
Hello everyone! I recently got my first pistol, a Glock 19 Gen 4. Loving it!

I have some Federal HST LE ammo for self-defense purposes in one of the three mags that came with the gun. Can I just leave the ammo in the mag indefinitely? Would it have any detrimental effect on the mags, like maybe on the springs? Any detrimental effect on the ammo? Should I be taking the ammo out from time to time and maybe rotating amongst the three mags?

Thanks for the helps folks. I'm just a noob when it comes to firearms.
The act of repeated compression/decompression is what causes metal fatigue.
Keeping the mag loaded has no ill effect.
The real issue is the ammo itself.
The real enemy of ammo is moisture.

Make sure you prove your gun, magazines and chosen SD ammo are reliable.
And that where you store them is safe and dry.

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