Good day to all. i own a taurus pt909 9mm 17 round pistol. I do have a question regarding the high capacity magazine...perhaps anybody here can assist me...my question is, is it ok to keep the magazine loaded even in storage. Will it damage the spring or should i leave the ammo out of the magazines instead of loading the bullets inside while in storage? any opinion on this...and another question....where can i get a pair of grips for my pistol. Unfortunately, when i purchased the pistol the left side checkered grip had a damaged at the bottom part and i want to replace the grips..i believe richard from taurus is here correct? richard if you can read my post please assist me on where i can purchase a new pair of checkered grips for my Taurus PT909. I love this gun and your assistance is much appreciated...Thank you in advance...have a great day.