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Full Glock magazines?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by nyycanseco33, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. nyycanseco33

    nyycanseco33 Da Fk'n Man

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    I know this topic has been discussed before but I can't find a difinitive answer so I'll ask... Is it acceptable to leave your Glock mags full or should they be 1/2 full to prevent mag spring failure? I don't want to form a memory in the spring and have it not work when I need it most, I have heard fully loaded mags are the same as a empty mag in regards to the spring inside and I have also been told I should only have 5 rounds in it instead to prevent damage... I keep my mags full... So what is right and what do you all do?


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  2. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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  3. G19aps

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    Like Lumberg said. (PC Load Letter???)
    Just make sure that you can reliably insert the fully loaded magazine into your pistol with the slide forward and have the magazine lock in. If you can't download by 1 round.
     
  4. Beanie-Bean

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    Mine are full when new, and when they are carry mags. The rest are range mags as the springs get looser.
     
  5. Moravia

    Moravia

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    You guys are fast. No replies as I typed my answer, submit and there are 3.

    No problems keeping them loaded.
     
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  6. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    The magazine will be fine fully loaded for months or even years
     
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  7. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    :cool:Please don't tear any pages out of your Glock magazine. It is OK to leave it full until the Spring has come and gone. You can even reread it during the Fall.

    OK I was just kidding. Load'em up and keep'em loaded, ya ain't going to hurt a thing.:wavey:
     
  8. TexasGlockster

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  9. INEEDMILK

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    Spring compression with not wear out springs made of tempered steel. It is the act of constantly unloading and reloading (compressing and decompressing) that fatigues the metal and causes a loss of elasticity.

    Keep your mags loaded. Take one off the top (-1 from capacity) if you're super paranoid, but with Glock magazines being so cheap it's really a non-issue.
     
  10. oldjarhead

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    Carried a Glock m23 with fully loaded magazines for ten years, and never had any problems whatsoever. For the range, I simply took out the defensive rounds and after shooting practice ammo, I put the defensive ammo back in until the next range day. I would not be concerned, if I were you.
     
  11. abq87120

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    Some guy was posted on GT some time back who was doing a torture test on a G21, I believe. He was putting 100,000 rounds through it. He said he didn't run into spring issues until around 25,000 rounds. He said he replaced the springs with stock Glock and loaded the mags two rounds short to prevent fatigue. I fill my mags and carry +1. I do rotate my mags whenever I can't remember the last time I did it (lol). As Tony S would say, "Fugedaboudit.'
     
  12. SJ 40

    SJ 40

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    In a word Yes ! SJ 40
     
  13. Islander1

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    I keep at least three loaded at all times. No problems.