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I heard somewhere If i store the Ammo in the mag fully loaded it will damage the spring. So how much ammo should i put in the mag for a long term storage?
I have the XDm .40 so it comes with two 16 cap.
 

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Springs wear out by loading and unloading them. I would just load your mags and forget it, but that's just my opinion.:cool:

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What good is an unloaded magazine.:confused:

Keep them loaded, they shoot better that way. ;-)
 

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I also wondered if it was a good idea to keep your mags loaded. After searching the web I found several posts where magazines loaded for 20-50 years shot flawlessly. So as Kent stated, "What good is an unloaded magazine.:confused:".
 

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I also wondered if it was a good idea to keep your mags loaded. After searching the web I found several posts where magazines loaded for 20-50 years shot flawlessly. So as Kent stated, "What good is an unloaded magazine.:confused:".
i understand loaded gun is needed but i mean can i have a fully loaded my mag?
 

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Yes, keep the mag fully loaded. As said, it's the compression/decompression cycles on the spring which wears the spring out and not because they are fully compressed.
 

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Empty mags are worthless, keep them loaded. If you feel you must down load them by a couple of rounds, fine. You are not going to wear the springs out leaving them loaded.
 

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Loaded magazines save lives.
 
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