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    Question Mag capacity?

    What is the law as it relates to magazine capacity? I thought we could have not more than a 10 rd. mag, but someone told me that the restriction is gone for us. What's the real story and where can I get that info in writing?

    Thanks for the help.

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    The law changed with the assualt weapons bill sunset. Florida has no restrictions,some states still have it.

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    Default New York High capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by Compadre View Post
    What is the law as it relates to magazine capacity? I thought we could have not more than a 10 rd. mag, but someone told me that the restriction is gone for us. What's the real story and where can I get that info in writing?

    Thanks for the help.
    NYS has it's very own assault weapons and high capacity magazine ban. Mags with a capacity of more than 10 rounds are illegal unless manufactured before Sept 13, 1994. Pre94 magazines are still available at a premium price. See http://www.nysrpa.org/nygunlaws.htm
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    Joe,

    Thanks for the information and the link. Do you know if there are any efforts to change these laws in NYS?

    -Compadre

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    Default Ha ha ha ha ha

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
    I wouldn't hold my breath. NY is a very liberal state and getting the AWB overturned here would be next to impossible. Handgun owners in NYS always seem to be on the defensive to hold off further infringements. I carry a H&K USPc in 40S&W. It comes with 10 round mags that are about $10.00 ea online.
    If I want to purchase the hi-cap 12 rounder it would be cost x4. I'll stick with the 10s.
    As for AR mags. There is a huge supply of pre-ban mags so the cost is not too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeren View Post
    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
    I wouldn't hold my breath. NY is a very liberal state and getting the AWB overturned here would be next to impossible. Handgun owners in NYS always seem to be on the defensive to hold off further infringements. I carry a H&K USPc in 40S&W. It comes with 10 round mags that are about $10.00 ea online.
    If I want to purchase the hi-cap 12 rounder it would be cost x4. I'll stick with the 10s.
    As for AR mags. There is a huge supply of pre-ban mags so the cost is not too bad.

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    Joe, you seem to be pretty knowledgeable on this, so I'm hoping you can answer this question.
    I'm in NY state (Erie county).
    If I were to purchase, say, a Glock 17, even though I didn't own a Glock 17 until now (long after the NYS AWB), is there any restriction on my buying some pre-ban full-cap mags? In other words, can I use pre-ban mags in a 2008 vintage gun and not run afoul of the law?

    Thanks,
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    DSchabel: I believe that to be correct. I carry a G26 and my spare mag is a G19 hi-cap. I have asked the same question of others and have been given the green light.

    Remember however, I am a nobody. Therefore, any information I provide should not be taken as a reflection of the word of law.

    Good luck and good shooting.

    -Matt

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    Smile NY Hi-Cap

    Dave
    That is correct. you can purchase and use "any" capacity magizine manufactured before Sept, 13, 1994.

    Joe

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