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Is it ok for your car to sit on its suspension if you aren’t driving it? Same principle for the mags.

Springs don’t wear out from load they wear out from cycling back and forth. That’s why you can find a car that’s been sitting for 30 years and it’s springs still rebound.

Now is you’re question more based on something else you have in mind since you specifically mentioned 9mm and .45?
 

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My Mags...45 acp stops maybe half-way and freeze...
My 9mm don't shoot good with jhp on all magazines some time....these are new maybe 2/3 rounds....
 

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My Mags...45 acp stops maybe half-way and freeze...
My 9mm don't shoot good with jhp on all magazines some time....these are new maybe 2/3 rounds....
What guns specifically are you discussing. That might help us to help you.
 

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i have left mags loaded for many months and they all worked fine. they would still be fine after years i imagine. there is a youtube video made by an engineer and he explains the principles behind this. just like others have said , its the cycling of springs that weakens them, not the tension
 

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Likely the same Redball mags he's been complaining about not working in his 995B since June of '19 and the 4595 he bought in March or April of '20.
Every time he pops up. I think here We go
 

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Is it ok for your car to sit on its suspension if you aren't driving it? Same principle for the mags.

Springs don't wear out from load they wear out from cycling back and forth. That's why you can find a car that's been sitting for 30 years and it's springs still rebound.

Now is you're question more based on something else you have in mind since you specifically mentioned 9mm and .45?
I'll be that guy. This is actually a myth, depending on the metal used for the springs.

I've restored a number of yard/barn find vehicles that had very low mileage and sat for decades. All of them had sagging springs. Different makes and models.

Also, I've pulled many springs out of electronics that have sat for ten or more years because they were too compressed and needed replaced.

All that said, most people aren't going to leave their magazines loaded and unused for ten plus years.
 
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If they don't work what do I do?
What mags are you using? My c9 mags needed to be stored loaded for a while to break them in.

As others have said firearm magizines dont really suffer much from being stored loaded unless it's for a very long time. Think decades. I hear but cant confirm this is even less of an issue with newer better made springs then were historically used. Some problematic mags can be made to work, other times it's not worth the frustration.

Have you dissembled the magizines? Any gunk in there? Somtimes old lubes, anti corrosion treatments etc gum up. Sometimes crap like sand or mud gets in there. Any visible dents in the mag body? How have they been stored and how much use have they gotten? Have they historicaly been reliable?

If you havent already, number your mags to be sure it's just a mag problem.

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What mags are you using? My c9 mags needed to be stored loaded for a while to break them in.

As others have said firearm magizines dont really suffer much from being stored loaded unless it's for a very long time. Think decades. I hear but cant confirm this is even less of an issue with newer better made springs then were historically used. Some problematic mags can be made to work, other times it's not worth the frustration.

Have you dissembled the magizines? Any gunk in there? Somtimes old lubes, anti corrosion treatments etc gum up. Sometimes crap like sand or mud gets in there. Any visible dents in the mag body? How have they been stored and how much use have they gotten? Have they historicaly been reliable?

If you havent already, number your mags to be sure it's just a mag problem.

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Foolsgold39
We've been telling him these things for years. He keeps coming back and complaining about the same magazines and the same problems every few months.
 
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