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.45JHP
02-18-2012, 2:53 PM
Forgive me if this topic's been brought up before, but I didn't find anything via search and I went through the wiki articles. I just wanted to get these things straight-

Handguns-
Completely legal to possess and use magazines holding more than 10 rounds if possessed prior to January 1, 2000 in the state of California.

Rifles-
Completely legal to possess ONLY (no usage allowed) if possessed prior to January 1, 2000 any magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

safewaysecurity
02-18-2012, 2:57 PM
You need to read it again then. There is a lot wrong with your assessment. It's legal to own high cap magazines no matter what year they are from. It's legal to use them in rifles but not in semi-auto rifles that have a permanently attached magazine AKA bullet buttond rifles greater than .22.

Merc1138
02-18-2012, 3:05 PM
If you read the wiki articles, where are you reading "possessed prior to 1/1/2000"? Read again, and go read the actual penal code.

GrizzlyGuy
02-18-2012, 3:16 PM
Both are legal to possess and use, although there are some use restrictions regarding certain types of rifles firearms (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/FAQ#Use_of_large-capacity_magazines_in_.22Bullet_Buttoned.22_firear ms). Start here to learn all you need to know about large capacity magazines: Magazine Questions (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/FAQ#Magazine_Questions)

CSACANNONEER
02-18-2012, 3:20 PM
I use +10 round mags in rifles all the time. There is only one small group of rifles where use of a +10 round mag would be violating AW laws. Of course, the same is true when it comes to handguns. In other words, +10 round mags are legal to use in all firearms except semi auto handguns with fixed mags and semi auti centerfire rifles with fixed mags.

Librarian
02-18-2012, 5:56 PM
Already linked in GrizzlyGuy's post, but see the magazine link below.