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  1. Magazine modification

    I live in NY and the capacity law says 10 rounds or less. Can I take a 12 round magazine for my weapon and permanently modify it to hold only 10 rounds and be legal? Weld spacer inside magazine or such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obiwankabaldi View Post
    I live in NY and the capacity law says 10 rounds or less. Can I take a 12 round magazine for my weapon and permanently modify it to hold only 10 rounds and be legal? Weld spacer inside magazine or such.
    I would strongly recommend you check with a competent attorney in your area. Here in PRHI, pistol magazine capacity is limited to 10 rounds. There are a few folks on island who are able to modify the magazines so they're not "readily restorable" as per Hawaii law.




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  4. I would guess no. I think you'll find to be legal you'll have to use factory parts. Perhaps if it's modified in accordance with the law as GF suggested, but then you could probably buy a 10 round mag cheaper and keep the 12 for the upcoming civil war. That rule sucks. I have a 30 round mag for my Glock.
    Last edited by rrc1962; 02-24-2009 at 08:21 PM.

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    I honestly would like to sit down with law makers and ask why they feel the need to restrict to only 10 rounds. Do then not feel rounds 11+ are the only ones capable of doing any harm? I feel we should be able to own what we would like for our firearms. Just my honest opinion.
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  6. If they are afraid of you having more than 10 rounds, why are you allowed to carry spare mags?

  7. Nothing they can do about +10 mags. If there is a problem, load 10 in the mag.
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  8. I think in those states, it is illegal to possess a high cap mag, regardless of how many rounds are loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrc1962 View Post
    I think in those states, it is illegal to possess a high cap mag, regardless of how many rounds are loaded.
    Here in PRHI, possession of a "hi-cap" mag is a misdemeanor. Inserting it into a firearm (loaded or otherwise) is a felony.

    Know your local laws and be informed of what "is" and what "isn't" allowed. Doing so could mean the difference between keeping and losing your RKBA.



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