Originally Posted by TANNER
I was always curious about whether to leave the pistol / GBBR cocked or not. Can anyone shed some light on this?
The question came up again with the recent acquisition of a WE GBBR that will not set into safe unless the gun is cocked. Is it safe to leave it cocked? I assume yes.
Safe in both case, in theory
The springs will loose its "spring" through work, being repeatedly compressed back Zander forth
But technically, a gun is safer if not cocked, no mags and all, than if cocked and on safe
Long story short:
Treat it as a real gun->
mag out, empty chamber, returned to battery/uncocked