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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Alliance50, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Alliance50

    Alliance50

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    Hello all

    I'm not new to glocks just have not carried a glock for sometime.

    my question is how often do you need to change out your carry mags?

    I change out my sig and 1911 mags I use for carry on a monthly bases just not sure about glock mags.

    thanks all
     
  2. Cwlongshot

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    You mean as in when do they wear out? I can honestly tell you the first one I have ever seen was one of the G20 mags from 1991. I replaced them with wolffe X power springs. Now I only get 14 rounds in mag and 13 seems better.

    I have had my 23 and 1911 mags fully loaded for years never a lick of trouble. What I do do is NOT fill to capacity if not used regularly.

    CW
     

  3. Alliance50

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    Thanks for you reply.

    I wasn't referring to wearing out I mean't like with my 1911's for example every month I rotate mags and carry a new set for a month and than rotate a month later to another set.
    You know what I mean? thanks
     
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    There really isn't a reason to rotate mags. Do a search on the topic and you basically will find that keeping a magazine in full compression (i.e., loaded) will not cause them to take a "set" and isn't a problem. Spring wear/weakening comes from the mag being loaded and unloaded (or shooting).
     
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    I would only do what you do if the mag gets wet, something spilled on it, or anything like that. I leave my defense mags loaded until I shoot them (at the range or when I may need them).
    Dustin
     
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    Ive had some mags since 03 and they work with no issue






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    This right here.
     
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    I'm sure fully loaded spring compression becomes an issue after a while. It is, in fact, a spring. How long that takes to occur I couldn't tell you.