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    My mags are all maxed out all the time. I am a retired 30 year toolmaker at Ford and I never heard of or saw a spring go bad simply from being fully loaded. I've seen them break from a sudden shock or twist but never just go bad. The small amount a friction in mag from repeated loading and emptying would tend to wear the mag body as it is not as hard as the spring. That stuff about wearing springs is all BS. I'll grant you that it might be possible to get an improperly heat treated spring and that would cause problems but most spring makers know what they're doing.

    Another thing I have had an Rem 11-87 trap gun for about 15 years and the action is ALWAYS open against the spring when not in use and it performs as flawlessly today as it did when it was new. The spring isn't weak or squashed or anything.
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    Well, thats what everyone says now...

    But, as most of my guns are just sitting at home loaded anyway - I figure 1 less is no big deal. And, its always in the back of my mind that I'd like to have the mag last as long as possible. I still have a 14 year old Glock 17 rounder

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    One of the teachers at my HSC only loads 5 rounds in all his guns regardless of full capacity or type of gun. That way things never get confusing on how many shots he has left in an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Well, thats what everyone says now...

    But, as most of my guns are just sitting at home loaded anyway - I figure 1 less is no big deal. And, its always in the back of my mind that I'd like to have the mag last as long as possible. I still have a 14 year old Glock 17 rounder
    Thats nuthin,deciding to keep the wife THAT long is sumthin else entirely

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    Well Zip, I'm gonna have to take your word for it. You sound like you know a lot more on the subject than I. I've personally never had an issue with a magazine that I could trace directly to the spring.

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    I max out my mags... +1 in the pipe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Well, thats what everyone says now...

    But, as most of my guns are just sitting at home loaded anyway - I figure 1 less is no big deal. And, its always in the back of my mind that I'd like to have the mag last as long as possible. I still have a 14 year old Glock 17 rounder
    I appologize for sounding like a smartass know it all. I didn't mean to come across like that.:smt087

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    I dont think anyone took it that way,I know I for one did not

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    My Sig SP 2022 has difficulties with a full 12 round mag. It will either refuse to easily seat the mag or not fully feed the round into the chamber.

    ciao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leam View Post
    My Sig SP 2022 has difficulties with a full 12 round mag. It will either refuse to easily seat the mag or not fully feed the round into the chamber.

    ciao!

    leam

    How new is it? If U've had it a while, I'd call Sig and see if U can get it replaced.

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