Agree or not, it's very well known how metal wears and how things break, and metal things break by wear and cycling. Loading and unloading mags will wear springs faster, which is essentially the opposite of what you are saying.
But hey - it's a free country, and you can believe whatever you want....
I do plan on going to the range occasionally, but time really does seem to fly sometimes.
oh and the intruder air horn practice would really piss my dog and wife off, but still hilarious
kg, NO a loaded mag wont hurt it if it sits a while but if we're talking years then I'm not trusting that mag until I at least take it apart and see if the spring is toast for sitting compressed - for years.
It looks like both of you are talking about two different things though really. You can let a mag sit for say..A month or so and it should be OK if it's been in a clean dry place but if it sits there for too long there are just way too many variables that can comer into play that can cause a mag to fail. Even a mag that was in your trunk for a couple/few months cna fail pretty easy. A lot of crap finds it's way into things that are not payed attention to.
True though the person that loads and unloads and loads and unloads every day or even every couple days you are simulating the wear that it was designed to take and it will wear out faster than the mag that sits for a couple months in the safe loaded.
Sure it will, just like any other device that is worked back and forth. The more you use it the more it wears.
I can't speak for anyone else, but this is how I feel: I've had a lot of mechanical, electrical, metal, plastic etc. instruments fail on me in my relatively short lifetime. From cars to bikes to blenders to televisions to really expensive cordless drills. I would never trust anything that I didn't inspect myself, especially something that had been sitting for several years. Granted, Glock's reputation for reliability is exceptional. That's one of the reasons that I own and carry a Glock 19.
But if/when I'm faced with a situation where my life is threatened, I want to know that not only will my defensive tool of choice operate flawlessly in the manner in which it was intended, but also that I will be able to use it effectively. For me, that means that it goes with me everywhere. On my person when it legally can be, and in my nightstand or end table drawer
when I'm at home. I've spent the last couple of months practicing shooting it the range, drawing it from my IWB holster (unloaded, of course) at home, cleaning it, buying it dinner, telling it not to listen when a Kimber owner or wheel-gunner calls it ugly. But seriously, it has become an extension of my person as much as an inanimate object can be. I know I wouldn't feel as confident in my self-preservation abilities if my Glock was serving five to ten in dark gun safe under my bed. Plus I'd miss it too much.
You are one sick dude, but I agree. Gee, what does that make me?
if your gun is going to be locked up under your bed you may as well not even have it.certainly not for emergencies..