How many bullets do you keep in your clip?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by LoveMySteyr87, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. LoveMySteyr87

    LoveMySteyr87 New Member

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    I've heard that keeping your clips filled to the max (17) is bad for the magazine's spring. Is this true?
    If so, how many bullets do you keep in the clip for conceal carry?
    How many do keep loaded for home protection?
     

  2. LoveMySteyr87

    LoveMySteyr87 New Member

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    Cool thanks, guess I'll keep a full loaded clip all the time then.
     
  3. Firuzan

    Firuzan New Member

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    Max to the top is bad for all kind of springs. 10 max is ok for a 17 round clip for a mid term keep
     
  4. 355-moki

    355-moki New Member

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  5. steyrcase

    steyrcase Member

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    Perhaps not exactly the same, but in February 2009 I loaded nine Gen 2 PMAGs with 30 M193 cartridges. I've been firing one magazine per year. Last year, the seventh year, once again the magazine worked flawlessly.
     
  6. Voetsek

    Voetsek New Member

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    Dont know if its an old wives tale or not, but we used to always load less than max cap for our long term storage mags. (mags loaded in a "o shit kit") 30 rds got 28, 15 got 13, etc. Heard stories of springs failing when at full cap for a long period of time (I think a lot of this is attributed to a dirty magazine, yes you need to clean them occasionally).

    I would hope that with the newer magazines (not clips) the manufacturers have corrected any possible issues with the springs loosing tension after long term compression.

    Either way, I keep 15 in my 17rd mag.