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Squid
04-27-2012, 5:17 PM
Shouldn't a non-CA Ruger 22/45 have factory standard 20-30 rd mags sort of like a Keltec .22WRM pistol?


Ditto for all the .22lr copies of larger rimfire pistols, or any newer .22lr besides "mouse guns".

Just eyeballing, I can easily see two Rem 597 mags in a normal pistol grip.

I'm thinking with slight extension a "full size" .22lr pistol could have 50+rd mag no problem.

Who(outside CA) wants to be dropping around $20 or more on a lot of spare mags that only hold 10 little bullets, when for same manufacture costs they could be 50rd mags?

Why is there only "hi-cap" and "low-cap" for centerfires, when so much 'rapid fire' shooting is done in .22lr?

keenkeen
04-27-2012, 5:23 PM
It's all about the rim....

ojisan
04-27-2012, 5:28 PM
Because when it comes to magazines the CA AW laws restrict rimfire capacity the same as centerfire capacity.

Moonshine
04-27-2012, 5:53 PM
Because once an 11th round can fit in the magazine gravity collapses and we all float into outer space!

Squid
04-27-2012, 6:05 PM
could squeeze inside a properly shaped handgun grip and curve forward without violating laws of physics.

If Keltec can do 30rd .22 mag then a 20rd .22lr should be fine.

InGrAM
04-27-2012, 6:14 PM
Because it is hard to make a reliable double stack magazine in .22.

Eddie1965
04-27-2012, 7:52 PM
I think the OP was just asking in general and not just in Ca. To answer the Op's question, I would have to agree with InGrAM.

Colt-45
04-27-2012, 7:58 PM
I was expecting a 50 round *flush* 22lr pistol magazine but no dice. This could be the next big thing.

khw9mm
04-27-2012, 8:11 PM
The 11th round is the deadly one. All the previous rounds are just fine and dandy...

alland
04-27-2012, 9:11 PM
My S&W 622 and 2206 came with 12 round mags.

JeremyS
04-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Because when it comes to magazines the CA AW laws restrict rimfire capacity the same as centerfire capacity.
OP said non-CA guns. But... there actually is an exemption in the CA laws for rimfire:

"(c) (25) As used in this section, "large-capacity magazine" means any
ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10
rounds, but shall not be construed to include any of the following:
(A) A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it
cannot accommodate more than 10 rounds.
(B) A .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device.
(C) A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action
firearm."


I've also noticed that most semi-auto .22 LR do seem to have 10 round magazines even if they could fit much higher, regardless of state laws. Also wondered why that might be!

Quiet
04-28-2012, 12:11 AM
Because it is hard to make a reliable double stack magazine in .22.

:iagree:

Rimmed cartridge = not very realible double stack magazines.

Squid
04-28-2012, 8:50 AM
over the barrel?

Maybe 10rds per tube and 6 tubes(like revolver, but diff) that would be rotated manually.

Shoot 10 rds, gun goes to automatic hold open, use thumb to rotate mag-bundle to fresh loaded tube, release slide to chamber 1st round of fresh tube, blast away, repeat.

Added bonus of being able to switch tubes for different types of loads, by rotating tube bundle, so after first the rd in chamber the next one loaded would be from the tube you just selected, or rotate mag bundle and rack action to change type of load without firing the 'old' already loaded round.

ldivinag
04-29-2012, 1:41 AM
Because once an 11th round can fit in the magazine gravity collapses and we all float into outer space!

nope.

the first 10 rounds wont kill anyone.

but that 11th... oh boy...

johnthomas
04-29-2012, 2:02 AM
Because when it comes to magazines the CA AW laws restrict rimfire capacity the same as centerfire capacity.


Unless it is tube fed.

Demonicspire
04-29-2012, 6:51 AM
I saw a .22 revolver with a 12 round cylinder once.