Watch: Hickok45 on Mag Springs
Russ Chastain 05.11.17
Hickok45 is a bit of a jokester, as you will learn when you watch the video below, in which he is shown “carving” a wooden pistol using an improbably huge knife.
The subject of the short video is magazine spring wear. Specifically, will it harm or weaken a magazine spring if you keep a magazine loaded?
This is a popular bit of shooting folklore, which he addresses in short order. And his answer didn’t surprise me. How about you?
[Spoiler alert] It’s perfectly fine to keep your mags loaded, which makes sense. And when it comes time to use a gun in a hurry, you definitely don’t want your magazines to be empty!
Check out the video and let us know what you think (it’s only about one minute long).