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[[Frequently Asked Questions]]:  What about MAGAZINES?
  
 
Simple answers for simple questions.
 
Simple answers for simple questions.
  
[http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=124709 Calguns Discussion1] [http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=213734 Calguns Discussion2]
 
 
 
California defines ‘large-capacity magazines’ as those which hold more than 10 rounds.
 
California defines ‘large-capacity magazines’ as those which hold more than 10 rounds.
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====Possessing====
  
 
POSSESSION of a large-capacity magazine is NOT illegal, no matter how you got it or when you got it.  This includes magazines issued to military.  
 
POSSESSION of a large-capacity magazine is NOT illegal, no matter how you got it or when you got it.  This includes magazines issued to military.  
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It is illegal to transfer large-capacity magazines inside California, except to law enforcement.
 
It is illegal to transfer large-capacity magazines inside California, except to law enforcement.
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====Use====
  
 
You CAN lend a large-capacity magazine to a friend, if you stay together, as at a range.
 
You CAN lend a large-capacity magazine to a friend, if you stay together, as at a range.
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Some magazines designed for 10 rounds of one caliber can accept more than ten rounds of a different caliber, and function in some guns.  This is not illegal.
 
Some magazines designed for 10 rounds of one caliber can accept more than ten rounds of a different caliber, and function in some guns.  This is not illegal.
 
Existing (old) magazines may be repaired with new parts.
 
  
 
A magazine with ammunition in it is NOT a ‘loaded gun’.  It does not meet the Penal Code definition of a firearm.
 
A magazine with ammunition in it is NOT a ‘loaded gun’.  It does not meet the Penal Code definition of a firearm.
  
 
When transporting a firearm, magazines MAY contain ammunition, so long as the magazines are not inserted in the magazine well of a firearm.
 
When transporting a firearm, magazines MAY contain ammunition, so long as the magazines are not inserted in the magazine well of a firearm.
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====Repair and Rebuild====
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Existing (old) magazines may be repaired with new parts.
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====Use of Large Capacity Magazines in "Bullet Buttoned" firearms====
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Use of large capacity magazines in rifles or pistols equipped with "evil features" and a bullet button cannot use large capacity magazines. Large capacity magazines are different
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
[[Large-capacity magazine restrictions]]
 
[[Large-capacity magazine restrictions]]
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[http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=124709 Large-capacity magazines in California]
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[http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=213734 Legality of "hi-cap" mags]
  
 
[[Category: FAQ]]
 
[[Category: FAQ]]
 
[[Category: Legal]]
 
[[Category: Legal]]

Revision as of 05:06, 14 November 2009

Frequently Asked Questions: What about MAGAZINES?

Simple answers for simple questions.

California defines ‘large-capacity magazines’ as those which hold more than 10 rounds.

Possessing

POSSESSION of a large-capacity magazine is NOT illegal, no matter how you got it or when you got it. This includes magazines issued to military.

You do not have to prove magazines are legal.

New (to the state) large-capacity magazines were banned, effective January 1, 2000.

If you possessed such magazines in California before that date, they are legal.

If you bought them, manufactured them, or brought them into California for the first time after that date, they are illegal.

It is illegal to transfer large-capacity magazines inside California, except to law enforcement.

Use

You CAN lend a large-capacity magazine to a friend, if you stay together, as at a range.

It is not illegal to convert a large-capacity magazine to a 10-round or smaller magazine.

Some magazines designed for 10 rounds of one caliber can accept more than ten rounds of a different caliber, and function in some guns. This is not illegal.

A magazine with ammunition in it is NOT a ‘loaded gun’. It does not meet the Penal Code definition of a firearm.

When transporting a firearm, magazines MAY contain ammunition, so long as the magazines are not inserted in the magazine well of a firearm.

Repair and Rebuild

Existing (old) magazines may be repaired with new parts.

Use of Large Capacity Magazines in "Bullet Buttoned" firearms

Use of large capacity magazines in rifles or pistols equipped with "evil features" and a bullet button cannot use large capacity magazines. Large capacity magazines are different

References

Large-capacity magazine restrictions

Large-capacity magazines in California

Legality of "hi-cap" mags