Usually lurking here, but now I have a question to which I could find no real answer at work.
I recently started working as a probie LEO in my country (Sweden). I carry a P226 in 9mm. As per department standard the weapon is unloaded and locked up together with the radio, the OC and the mags for the gun. When I get to work I uniform up and then grab the stuff from the armory. I carry with one in the chamber, so I load up, rack it and holster. At the end of the shift I remove the mag, eject the chambered round, top the used mag off with it, and lock it all up again.
Could repeatedly doing the above damage the one round that naturally ends up being the first one all the time? I've tried to watch the round for scratches and / or damages around the back but so far haven't seen anything.
I vaguely remember reading about this topic somewhere sometime, but I can't remember if it could cause problems or not. The firearms instructor could not offer any advice on the matter.
Cheers, and stay safe!
Edited by Section13, 07 April 2016 - 04:15 AM.