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jsm36

Is it hard on the gun to keep a round chambered, in a striker-fired pistol?

I realize it is not fully cocked, but does it cause any excessive stress/wear on the gun?

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Not really ! The clip being loaded all the time will weaken the springs . I'd suggest that you unload it and the clip every few days to relieve the stress . I do that on my 1911 , every other day ! I used to have it loaded and ready to go at all times in Nam . Just unload and oil and reload every couple of days and you'll be fine ! The 1911 is a very tough and durable weapon !

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jsm36
In saying 'striker-fired', I'm meaning like a Glock or my Smith M&P. Different workings than a 1911. But your point about the mag spring is well taken. Thanx-
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It's not "hard" on those either ! But I would still crank that bullet out of there for a while at least once a week ! Just kind of a fanatic about those things ! When you need em , you want them perfect !
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Gotcha. Thanks Top.
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no i asked someone at a gunshow,he said its worse to dry fire one than to keep one cocked

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Dry- firing is part of the take- down procedure on a Glock. Does't mean that doesn't cause some minimal wear. I guess I'm trying to compare to keeping a 1911 cocked n locked for days in my nightstand. That's supposedly not suggested.
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One of the main reasons I kept a snub nosed .357 on the night stand.My custom TLE2 was my main carry weapon ,and I kep on in the pipe,but took it ou after carry.
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I know exactly what you're saying about keeping a revolver at hand. No worries. I need to get a smaller one. Mine are 'big boys'. Thanx-
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