Will Keeping Magazines Loaded Ruin the Springs?

Do you store your spare magazines loaded (properly secured) or empty?  Many keep them empty in order not to reduce the “spring” in the magazine spring.  It makes sense.  A compressed spring over time would naturally lose its original shape, right?  Well, that thought has been a matter of long debate on popular sites.

Magazines Is it true?  Do springs in ammunition magazines lose their  tension if they are compressed for long periods of time?  The best video I have found answering that question is on YouTube: Guns Up Review – Magazine Springs.

What is the answer?  Succinctly, according to my research, a magazine manufactured by a reputable manufacturer stored in normal heat and moisture conditions will NOT result in the loss of magazine spring tension.  Watch the video and consider for yourself.

Be safe!