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1canvas
02-12-2010, 07:37
for those that keep ARs loaded for HD is there any issues with keeping mags loaded? i never had an issue with quality pistol mags being loaded all the time but not sure on AR mags. i have colt 20 and 30 round mags.

b52ace
02-12-2010, 07:54
No problem at all.

kabob983
02-12-2010, 07:57
Over time (time being years) the feed lips will begin to creep (drift) apart which can cause malfunctions and rounds to be ejected if the mag is dropped. Alot of the synthetic (PMags) have a cover to help prevent this, although once again this is a long term process.

Really if you continutally rotate your mags out maybe bi-anually or annually you shouldn't have an issue.

I'm no expert on creep, you might ask around to be doubley sure though.

gunsnhoses
02-12-2010, 08:39
Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

thisaway
02-13-2010, 12:27
All of my HD mags are HK416 steel mags, so I am not worried.

Glockdude1
02-13-2010, 12:32
Not a problem leaving mags loaded.

:cool:

AK_Stick
02-13-2010, 15:24
All of my HD mags are HK416 steel mags, so I am not worried.



Watch those mags and the round count. Round the 1K mark they start to fail with almost scary regularity.

We got issued them in Iraq, and ditched them shortly after. I still have a few, but they're in the training mag pile.

MistoGators
02-13-2010, 16:00
I just keep 1 windowed Pmag loaded with 25 rounds for home/self defense. It's more of a last ditch option, since I keep my Glock 19 (loaded with Hornady Critical Defense) next to my bed at night.

thisaway
02-13-2010, 19:53
Watch those mags and the round count. Round the 1K mark they start to fail with almost scary regularity.

What kind of failure? Something that might happen to a mag that's loaded and fired maybe once every year or two here in SETN, or something related to the heat/sand/filth of combat in Iraq?

JoshuaC
02-13-2010, 21:01
Kept a regular USGI mag loaded for well over a year with 20 62g hollow points and it ran just fine out at the range.

AK_Stick
02-14-2010, 06:40
What kind of failure? Something that might happen to a mag that's loaded and fired maybe once every year or two here in SETN, or something related to the heat/sand/filth of combat in Iraq?


its just a mean failure, after 1k or so, the springs in the H&K start to fail.

We started to have more than average failure rates with them after they eclipsed the 1K mark.

Personally I'd stick with magpul before I'd run H&K

kabob983
02-15-2010, 09:06
Watch those mags and the round count. Round the 1K mark they start to fail with almost scary regularity.

We got issued them in Iraq, and ditched them shortly after. I still have a few, but they're in the training mag pile.

I've heard horror stories about the HK "high reliability" mags as well.

Biggy1
02-15-2010, 12:24
I like the Magpul P-Mags loaded to 28rds.

Glockdude1
02-15-2010, 13:04
I like the Magpul P-Mags loaded to 28rds.

Why not 30?

:cool:

kabob983
02-15-2010, 14:29
Why not 30?

:cool:

Probably habit.