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Pre-Ban Mags and California? New Glocker

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Psychbiker, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Psychbiker

    Psychbiker

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    I bought a G19 in June and am looking for mags.

    Can I purchase Pre-ban 15rd mags here and have them shipped whole to California and legally use them?
     
  2. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Just go to Nevada and get some new ones for around $30 apiece.
     

  3. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    No you cannot..If you had them before the ban then you can use them or buy whatever parts you need to rebuild them. Including a new mag body, spring, follower or whatever..
     
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  4. bentbiker

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    No. .
     
  5. Ryan-17

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    heres some good advice then...

    call your local police department and see what they say.
     
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    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    DO NOT FOLLOW THIS ADVICE! there is a difference between the pre-ban and post-ban..Unless you want to share a room with Louie Lowcrotch in the State pen.
     
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    Psychbiker

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    I thought I read somewhere where in CA they cant have the owner of the mag prove ownership. All they owner of the mag needs to do is prove they are pre-ban.

    Whats the difference if these were always in California per-ban and just given to me by a friend?
     
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    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    It is illegal to import high Cap mags into Ca..
     
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    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Thats true..If YOU had them before the ban then YOU can keep and use them..But if YOU are putting it out on a public forum that YOU are looking to buy some then you are going to have a hard time claiming you had them before the ban..Get what I'm saying?
     
  10. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Just out of curiosity if I wanted to donate a hicap mag to someone in CA can I get in any trouble?
     
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  11. Ryan-17

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    Bowtie is a cool guy......
     
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    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Then they either lied or dont know the law..Otherwise everyone would be using standard and High cap mags..
     
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    If you got it in writing, that will probably keep you out of prison. If not, tell us where they send you and we'll visit.
     
  14. TKM

    TKM Shiny Member Lifetime Member

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    For California specific questions try Calguns.net.

    Most of the responses here are wrong in one way or another.
     
  15. tinman517

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    No, no ,no, no . . . . . NO.
     
  16. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Really?

    But you give good advice, I'm a calguns member too..Great place.
     
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    In California, If you owned the hi cap mags prior to the ban, you are good to go. Post ban is a no no to obtain hi cap mags regardless of whether they are of pre ban vintage or gifted or purchased through other sources.
     
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    :rofl:Awesome advice.

    As already stated it is illegal to import or manufacture high cap mags in CA. If you owned one prior to the ban, then you are fine.

    It is not illegal to own a high cap mag in CA. But if you did not own one prior to the ban, then it would be impossible to get one except by manufacturing one or importing one.

    I own pre-ban mags and hardly ever use them. For me it's just not worth the hassle of worrying about getting caught with one. I have asked many police and most of them admitted they wouldn't do anything or even question someone. But all it takes is one dick cop to ruin your day.

    I heard from a very reliable source that he got caught with a pre-ban mag that was taken from him by a cop. He went to court and explained that he bought it legally before the ban. The judge found him innocent. When he asked for his mag back, they said they destroyed it, but would be happy to reimburse him the cost. I don't know how true this story is, however it did come from a reliable source. If there is any truth in it at all, I don't want to take my chances.

    Plus, with handguns, 10 rounds is fine IMO for the range. When I was younger I did sometimes bring out my 25 round and 30 round 22 mags because those are just so much damn fun. I've never been questioned by anyone when using them, even at the ranges shooting next to cops.
     
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  19. sgtlmj

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    They make a 15rd stripper clip for loading a Steyr AUG magazine, so that would probably be considered "hi-cap". Otherwise you'd have to weld a couple clips together to get hi-cap as most clips that I know of are only 5 or 10 rounds.

    I don't think CA could do anything to you for sending it to the state.

    AR-15 stripper clip. (for loading AR magazine)
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    AUG stripper clip. (for loading the AUG magazine)
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  20. RichardB

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    You choose to live where hicap mags are prohibited.

    Therefore you can move to another state or just just buy an extra magazine.

    If one needs more than 10 rounds in a civilian SD situation you likely are going to lose anyway.