Lowering the hammer on a S&W M&P 15-22 ?
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    Lowering the hammer on a S&W M&P 15-22 ?

    what is your feelings about lowering the hammer on a 15-22 for storage ?

    tia

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    No big deal. My Win mdl 12's from 1917 and 1957 have remained cocked. and neither has failed............So its a NON issue.

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    I have a couple and one is 9 years old. All have been stored with hammer in cocked position and only had 1 issue. After 104k cycles one of the legs snapped.

    Springs fail due to cycles and use.
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    I store my 15-22 including all my ARs with the hammer down. For me, it's more about a routine discipline than any concern about springs. An AR positioned for self defense is another matter. It would be kept loaded with safety engaged (cocked).

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    I put a plastic wall anchor in the chamber and pull the trigger.
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    COME TAKE IT.
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    I pull back the bolt a little to drop the hammer on empty chamber.

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