View Full Version : AR 15 Mags LE use only

05-23-2011, 11:15 PM
I just bought a used Ar 15 from another Calgunner and the rifle came with two 30 rd rebuilds. I just notice that both mags had stamps that read " for Govt and LE use only". Can they be used or do I need to destroy? Searched for answers in other threads with no luck.

05-24-2011, 6:43 AM
You can use them if you rebuild other 30 round magazines you had before Y2K, or you can block them to 10 rounds and use them. The markings don't mean anything

Edit* Remember you can only use the 30 rounders in a RAW or a featureless AR

05-24-2011, 6:44 AM
1. you can only use a rebuild kit to rebuild a mag.. so I'm not sure what you mean. But, if you went to a free state you could use them.

2. hell, my EoTech has that same marking on it.. so I don't think it really means much from a legal perspective. To me it says that mags are post ban and at that time nobody was supposed to be able to get them.

05-24-2011, 6:48 AM
I have a similar question. If someone gives me say 20 rounds mags andi block them to 10, can I use them?

05-24-2011, 6:51 AM
Yes, but whoever gives you the 20 round mags better disassemble them before giving them to you

05-24-2011, 9:10 AM
LEA markings mean nothing since 2004 in California. In OTHER States there are still laws against civilians using LEA marked gear.

It was a requirement of the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban. Some States kept that requirement after 2004.