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Good afternoon,

In my gun safe I use to store my magazines (HK P30L and HK VP9, same size fit vice-versa) each loaded with 10 rounds (maximum capacity 15 rounds).

Is there any risk of a loose weapon spring ? I ask this because some people told me to load them with maximum 5 rounds each, some others told me to fully load them with 15 rounds each, some people even told me to not load them, so I loaded them with 10 to be more or less on the safe side.

I don't want to risk a loose spring and problems supplying ammo at the range. I am very busy so I am only able to go to the range for exercising once a month.

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Fladi
 

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Loading your mags to capacity should not hurt them. The springs wear out through repeated compression and expansion (loading and unloading). Very little spring tension is lost by loading a magazine (even to total capacity) and leaving it stored.
 

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+1, it's the cycling that is the big deal.

In principle, if you don't plan on using them/range only: leave them unloaded. If they're for defensive use, load all 15 rounds and replace the mag springs every few thousand rounds. Nobody ever complained about too much ammo in a fight. Better yet, get a hold of enough magazines and mark them for dedicated use: some for defense that just sit fully loaded, some for range use that get cycled and replaced.
 

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Thank you for your fast and decent replies ! I have now put 15 rounds in each magazine as you said. Best regards, Fladi.:350:
 
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