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So, Just "what" do "you" guys do? And do you "do" it?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by cadillacguns, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

    Jan 20, 1999
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    Say you reside in a state that only allows you to only carry ten (10) rounds of ammo on your magazine. You have a CCW permit to carry concealed in another state through reciprocity that allows you to carry more than ten (10) rounds in a magazine, and you decide to visit and carry. Your probably not going to buy a standard capacity mag for a short stay trip like a family vacation to Disney World, do you borrow one or more from a family member if you can, rent them from a Gun shop (Don't think they do that), or just go with what you know?:dunno:

    Thank God I live in the free state of Indiana, but was wondering. Might even work in reverse, visiting a state that has a magazine capacity limitation, and your from a standard capacity state, I guess of course you follow the CCW rules of the state your visiting, like I do when I go to Michigan.

    thanks for the replies.:wavey:
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  2. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    If I lived in a state that restricted magazine capacity, the obvious answer would be to go up in caliber - If I can't carry more rounds, then I'll carry more powerful rounds. So I'd probably be carrying a gun that maxes out around my 10 rounds anyhow (maybe even a 6-shot revolver). a 10mm comes to mind.

    As for going to the other state, I wouldn't change anything. It's nice to be able to carry any magazine you want, but not very important to self-defense. I wouldn't mind carrying a 10-round mag. At worst, carry a spare. Reloading is a fundamental skill and if you practice it should take about a second or 2.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011

  3. xmanhockey7


    Dec 6, 2010
    What state are you talking about?
  4. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    I'd just go with what I have and not sweat the small stuff.

    Happyguy :)
  5. I'd go with the 10 rounders and work on my mag swaps. (snickering)
  6. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

    Jan 20, 1999
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    No particular state this is a "what if"/"what would you do" post.
    Bren I'm with you, I guess if I lived in California,or parts of New York, I would carry the Glock-23 or a Glock-27.
  7. unit1069


    Oct 10, 2007
    So. Central US
    I bought a used G-23 ten-round magazine for my G-32 at a gun show in the off chance I might face a scenario the OP describes. I've never visited a restricted state since but I am happy to report the stock G-23 magazine is flawless.

    I also have a sub-compact 9mm pistol that's carried 80% of the time and it just coincidentally happens to have a capacity of ten rounds.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  8. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    I wouldn't worry about only having 10 round mags. Carry a spare though (which you should be doing anyway).
  9. xmanhockey7


    Dec 6, 2010
    I'd just stick with what I have.
  10. RetailNinjitsu


    Jun 1, 2007
    I think magazine restrictions are BS.

    However, I can carry anthing I want and I choose to carry a Glock 27 with a stock 9 round mag. I currently carry a Glock 22 mag as a backup, but would not mind carrying a second 9 rounder...

    From a political and "land of the free" standpoint the mag restrictions are crap. From a "tactical" standpoint I do not consider it a big deal. The bigger deal would be finding yourself in steel-bracelets because you disregarded state law.

    If I was limited to 10 rounds and a second mag was not an option, I would carry a Glock 29 or 30.:wavey:
  11. JMarch

    JMarch ♩. ♪ ♫ ♪ ♬♩

    Mar 6, 2009
    Kalamazoo, MI
    G29 is your answer. 10 +1 rounds of 10mm. :)
  12. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

    Nov 14, 2010
    RFD NY Adks
    When in Rome....
    Somewhere we were discussing this in regard to the possibility of National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act passing, and decided we'd have to obey the laws of the state we were in, not the one where we are licensed (I.e. Although I have a restricted permit in NY, I could carry unrestricted when I visited FL once I had completed the required FL safety course. On the other hand having an unrestricted non-resident FL license would not do me any good in NY where I already have restrictions.)
  13. xmanhockey7


    Dec 6, 2010
    ^ That's what I'd do.
  14. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    No 10-round limit in VT or NH, thank God. I carry 17 rounds of WW 115gr JHP +p+ in my 1989 G17.
  15. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    Not a whole lotta 10mm guys out there, but I'd have to have a G30 if I were limited to 10 rounds. As posted, if you can't carry more, carry bigger. For hunting, I needed a 10 round mag anyways.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  16. 4TS&W


    Jul 20, 2002
    here and there...
    If anyone needs a 10 rounder, I'll trade it for a 13 or 15 rounder (Glock - .40) I somehow still have one from the old days.
  17. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    Not really an issue for me, my two carry guns are a P239 and a jframe.

    I usually take my jframe when I travel. Its the only gun I carry 100% of the time, including dress clothes. I dont like leaving a larger gun in the car or hotel room, so I just take the jframe when I travel.
  18. kensteele


    Aug 3, 2003
    Leawood, KS
    walther pps doesn't hold more than 10 rds in most any config.
  19. cadillac,

    When I to interstate I pack either my Glock 33 or 27. Both, even with the Pierce floorplate, hold 10 rounds. So that way I don't worry about what their limit is. That and a wheelgun for a second piece.

    But then here in Texas I usually pack a Glock 26 with just 12 round (11 in mag, one in chamber) so the 27/33 is no biggie to me.

  20. MtnBiker

    MtnBiker NRA Member Millennium Member

    Jun 19, 1999
    I guess it depends on the weather. If it's hot, it's easier for me to carry my 642 (5 rounds).

    On a cooler day, I can carry my G30 (10 rounds) or my G19 with a 10 round mag. I can carry them on a hot day too (Aloha shirt carry), but they tend to print if it's windy.