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Old 01-06-2021, 5:33 AM
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What were LEO/FLEO exempted from? Could individual officers/ agents still buy standard capacity mags or did the purchase need to come from a department?
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Old 01-06-2021, 6:14 AM
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In 1998, I bought a Glock 19 for duty use. I needed a letter from the department on letterhead stating the firearm was for work. It came with three 15 round magazines which were marked “law enforcement use only.”
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I needed new mags for my P226, no one local could get them. Had to be ordered direct from Sig. Needed letterhead from higher ups, took a couple months to finally have them delivered. It was a major PIA.

What the future holds no one knows, IF you think you may need it get it now, or at least get it on order.
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In 1998, I bought a Glock 19 for duty use. I needed a letter from the department on letterhead stating the firearm was for work. It came with three 15 round magazines which were marked “law enforcement use only.”


Ha, still have some Sig mags marked that.
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Yep .... have a few marked “Law Enforcement Only”...
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I was planning on getting a G19 to celebrate the newly acquired exempt status.....guess I will go with one of the single stack glocks. Less hassle down the road but still horrifying and evil for CA.
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I remember between about 2001-2004 it was a confusing process just to acquire additional 15 round Beretta 92 magazines. And I do have some that were stamped “LE only.”
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I was planning on getting a G19 to celebrate the newly acquired exempt status.....guess I will go with one of the single stack glocks. Less hassle down the road but still horrifying and evil for CA.
G19 is one of the best all around pistols ever made. I’d try to get one even if it was spendy.
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G19 is one of the best all around pistols ever made. I’d try to get one even if it was spendy.
Yeah, no way I'm paying calguns marketplace price for a 19. No glock is worth what the off roster sellers are asking. LEO to LEO at a fair price, sure. CGN new in box off roster price, no way.
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In 1998, I bought a Glock 19 for duty use. I needed a letter from the department on letterhead stating the firearm was for work. It came with three 15 round magazines which were marked “law enforcement use only.”
I had the same issues in 1999 with my duty Sig 229. I bought a bunch on agency letterhead. I still have a bunch of 229, USP, and Glock 19 Mags with “LE only stamp.”
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Unless something has changed no letter is needed for a cop to buy mags over the counter. Police ID only. Letter was for the off roster gun and or not having to wait the 10 days. If you are buying from the manufacture they may want the letter for CYA. That was the way it was when I left CA three years ago.
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Unless something has changed no letter is needed for a cop to buy mags over the counter. Police ID only. Letter was for the off roster gun and or not having to wait the 10 days. If you are buying from the manufacture they may want the letter for CYA. That was the way it was when I left CA three years ago.
That is what is required under current CA laws.

The OP was asking what was required under Federal laws from 1994-2004.
Under those Federal laws/regulations, a LEO had to present a LE agency authorization letter from their LE agency, which would allow them to buy large capacity ammunition feeding devices for duty use only from a FFL dealer.
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That is what is required under current CA laws.

The OP was asking what was required under Federal laws from 1994-2004.
Under those Federal laws/regulations, a LEO had to present a LE agency authorization letter from their LE agency, which would allow them to buy large capacity ammunition feeding devices for duty use only from a FFL dealer.
Yes but several post are talking about letters after AW ban. My post wasn’t necessarily directed at the OP.
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I had the same issues in 1999 with my duty Sig 229. I bought a bunch on agency letterhead. I still have a bunch of 229, USP, and Glock 19 Mags with “LE only stamp.”
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That is what is required under current CA laws.

The OP was asking what was required under Federal laws from 1994-2004.
Under those Federal laws/regulations, a LEO had to present a LE agency authorization letter from their LE agency, which would allow them to buy large capacity ammunition feeding devices for duty use only from a FFL dealer.
It is an interesting way to approximate the date of magazine manufacture...
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G19 is one of the best all around pistols ever made. I’d try to get one even if it was spendy.
I still prefer Glock 17 personally. However, I bought 2 Glock 19 Gen 4s when my daughter graduated the academy. I gave her one and kept the other. They are consecutively numbered, so it will stay with me for a while. Maybe I will give mine to my son-in-law, since I got a Glock 19X now.
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Yes but several post are talking about letters after AW ban. My post wasn’t necessarily directed at the OP.
Two posts mention the need for a letter, and neither of them mention anything after the fed AW/mag ban.

I guess it's just foolish to assume that people may answer the OP's question about the time period directly, without having to add in the date.
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I was planning on getting a G19 to celebrate the newly acquired exempt status.....guess I will go with one of the single stack glocks. Less hassle down the road but still horrifying and evil for CA.
Don’t give up the ship. Buy your G19 and all the standard capacity magazines you can afford.

You can get your single stack later with less hassle.
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Yeah, no way I'm paying calguns marketplace price for a 19. No glock is worth what the off roster sellers are asking. LEO to LEO at a fair price, sure. CGN new in box off roster price, no way.

We’re seeing them come into our shop from the Internet at $595 which ain’t bad, but check to see if any blue label are out and about through the traditional channels.
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We’re seeing them come into our shop from the Internet at $595 which ain’t bad, but check to see if any blue label are out and about through the traditional channels.
Blue label is $485 for a Mos. $435 for a non mos.
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