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Old 09-20-2010, 08:49 PM   #93
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Originally Posted by Rush4theYehO View Post
Keep your mags loaded. It's the constant loading & unloading that wears out springs. I'd be more worried about bullet setback if you're loading/unloading the same round over and over again.

If you leave the magazines loaded or unloaded, the springs won't get unduly fatigued. People who shoot their guns wear their springs out pretty often. People who don't usually never need to replace their mag springs.

And as for the magazines, ALWAYS buy manufacturer-produced magazines. The reliability of most firearms is contingent upon many factors, not the least of which is the requirement to only use factory magazines. Glock, HK, S&W, etc. They all only guarantee weapon performance with factory mags. The only exception is with 1911 mags, in which case Wilson Combat, Springfield Armory and STI mags seem to among the best ( I love my Wilsons).
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