I hunted with my uncle's shotguns years ago but never owned one & I'm thinking of one for home defense. I don't know a lot about them mechanically & researching lead me to an online thread about leaving them loaded. (pump style) I read a debate about leaving them loaded a long time weakening the spring & they won't feed. Theory but no proof. I'm 95% sure that's incorrect since people have been doing that for decades. My 45 magazines still work after years of staying loaded & it's still hard pushing in that last round. The cycling is what weakens springs, not staying compressed over time & same should apply to any metal spring I would think. Or is something different about the tube feed spring in a shotgun? Maybe just in cheap shotguns from certain other countries?