View Full Version : Moving to California

03-15-2011, 1:54 PM
I'm moving to California in the summer. Are there any issues owning 2 XDM's that have high cap mags, I know California Mag law of no more that 10rds, can i even shoot my hand guns at the range?

03-15-2011, 1:56 PM
Welcome. You cannot import "large" capacity mags (>10 rounds) into California. Since the XD/XDM line was created after 2000, you would have a hard time convincing someone that you owned them prior to the ban. You can modify those magazines to hold 10 rounds or less and then they are ok to own.

Edit: Good info for you to read (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=387409).

03-15-2011, 2:40 PM
Welcome to Calguns!

03-15-2011, 2:51 PM
the gun is fine. the mags are not. i know, sucks huh?

03-15-2011, 2:56 PM
...The only way that you can possess these types of magazines in California (unless you are in Law Enforcement) was to own them prior to their banning...

This isn't correct. There is NO possession law.

You can't import, manufacture, sell, etc but there is nothing about possession.

03-15-2011, 2:56 PM
Anyways welcome

03-15-2011, 2:58 PM
This isn't correct. There is NO possession law.

You can't import, manufacture, sell, etc but there is nothing about possession.

Yes, fixed it. I knew what I meant. Thanks.

03-15-2011, 3:06 PM
I'm moving to the state because I'm military, I have another issue I also own 2 AR's which are both bull barrels and one M4 upper "just in case", so if i put a bullet button, 10rd mag they should good to go?

03-15-2011, 3:34 PM
sorry i should looked at the above sticky in the forum

03-15-2011, 3:58 PM
Can't beg and plead with your CO to let you stay huh? You may want to call DOJ and tell them of your situation. I thought I remembered reading that they allow exemptions for active duty military personel with a form. Granted I could have read something wrong and even if I am right, good luck getting a hold of a competent person over there.

03-15-2011, 4:59 PM
Going to have to block a few down to 10rds, don't know is Springfield makes 10rd mags for the XDM. However, you can break the mags down into rebuild kits for storage. That way, you can still put them to use if you should return to a free state. Welcome to the wonderful world of the PRK and to Calguns. Enjoy.

03-15-2011, 5:04 PM
I would recommend disassembling your magazines verses permanently neutering them. Leave them disassembled while you stay in CA and when you leave enjoy them once again.
When I move back to PRK I'll have a good number of hi-cap magazines with me, but that is just in case it becomes a free state.

03-16-2011, 8:50 AM
Welcome aboard! Most of your questions have been asked before so you should be able to find the answers here somewhere. Often times not the in the "welcome" forum though, most folks don't watch here for specific questions.

03-16-2011, 8:55 AM
Welcome to Calguns !!!

03-16-2011, 6:06 PM
Thanks for all the info, I'm going look into the DOJ about the exemption.