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    azncheeta08 is offline Junior Member
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    Magazine Spring...

    How long is too long to keep ammo loaded in the magazine?? My XDM .40 is going to be a home defense gun that sits next to my bed. I'll shoot it every once in awhile but I'm just curious if it's very bad for the magazine if I let the ammo sit in it for some time. Thanks.

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    What I've heard is that sitting loaded won't hurt the spring any, but that fatigue from compressing and decompressing is what wears it out.

    KG

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    Keeping the magazine loaded will not wear out the spring. You have nothing to worry about.

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    ^^What they said.

    -Jeff-

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    For the most part, it's a non-issue.

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    I'd reccommend changing a loaded mag spring about every 45-50 years...

    Just to be safe.

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