Magazine Life Expectancy

Discussion in 'Glock Accessories & Gear' started by Glock897, May 19, 2012.

  1. Glock897

    Glock897 Member

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    How long before a mag spring needs to be replaced?
     
  2. 762X51

    762X51 New Member

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    Very long time
     

  3. Hurricane460

    Hurricane460 Glock Doc..

    Mileage may vary depending on the conditions and the amount of rounds cycled through the magazine. Meaning if your a competition shooter you may wear out spring quicker than a occasional shooter.
     
  4. Glock897

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    Thousands of rounds. Mags are 17 years old.
     
  5. Chai_glock

    Chai_glock New Member

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    Awesome longtime
     
  6. Glock897

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    20 years? 25? Longer?
    Anyone?
     
  7. dutchs

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    Welcome Chai_glock, Hey if you get a minute go over to the Introduction section and let us know a liitle about you and your glock, glocks. Pics are great too.
     
  8. Glock897 - never heard of anyone who had to replace a Glock magazine spring. Not saying it never happens, just saying I've never heard of it. You can buy replacement springs for your magazines at Glock accessory websites for a few bucks. If you're concerned about springs giving out on you, it's not a bad idea to have a spare or two handy in the range bag.
     
  9. I have over 50k rounds through my one mag and it is still hard to load.

    The key is to rotate them. Every month i empty my current mag and put it in the safe. I take the one previously placed in the safe, load it, and use it for that month. So every other month my mags get a month off.
     
  10. Glock897

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  11. That's a great idea. I need to start rotating my mags too.