Originally Posted by Patchman
Not to get argumentative, but are the standard mags issued by the military of 20 or 30 rounds capacity? If they're 20, then a 30 round mag can be called high capacity.
My guess is "High Capacity" has become part of the lexicon just as people started using "a xerox" to mean any copy or "kleenex" to mean any facial tissue.
Probably stems from the time when any magazine holding more than 10 rounds was defined by Federal law as "high capacity".
They tried to get a law passed in Ct a couple years ago to ban "large capacity" (more than 10 rounds) magazines but it didn't get very far.
I guess in New York they will now call any magazine capable of holding more than 7 rounds "high capacity".