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Posted: 4/11/2002 1:44:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 1:47:54 PM EDT
Likely not. I keep my Springfield cocked and locked. Remember, springs do not lose strength when they're kept in a constant state (relaxed or compressed), they lose strength from use. The 1911 was designed to be carried/kept cocked and locked. Besides, springs ARE replaceable AR15(the 1911 loving freak)fencer
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 1:57:32 PM EDT
Don't sweat it. A mainspring will last a very long time and is cheap to replace if it does get weak.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 2:02:18 PM EDT
Plain and simple, no. The wear on a spring is the pressure on and pressure off. You wear it more shooting it. As for mags, I've not found a problem. I do however unload one and load another about every three months, just for kicks.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 2:09:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 2:26:31 PM EDT
You should live so long. Seriously, it shouldn't hurt it at all.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 2:31:02 PM EDT
Metal fatigue is caused by vibtration. (i was told by an engineer) leaving the hammer cocked will not cause the hammer or sear to fatigue.
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