...Years? Yeah, I went there. I tried a few sources (this sub-forum, a few books I bought, etc.). My "experienced" friends at work say I shouldn't keep the magazines loaded. I keep a few of the 7-round mags loaded (kinda helps if you need to use the gun). I have a few SA 10-round mags I have loaded to "break them in". :rofl2: I dunno. I'm tired of consulting the world's most authoritative source of all knowledge --> The Internet (via Google). What say you renegades of the 1911 world?