What exactly is a Hi capacity magazine?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by gunnut07, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    OK I keep hearing Ban hi cap mags.

    What exactly is it?

    A glock 19 has a standard mag capacity of 15 so a high capacity mag would be greater than that correct?

    A 1911 has a capacity of 7 so a mag that holds more than that would be a hi capacity mag correct?

    An AR-15 that comes with a 20 rd mag would need a 25 or 30 round mag to be high capacity correct?

    A Remington 700 has a mag capacity of 3, 4, or 5. So anything over any of them would be high capacity correct?

    How can a glock 19 have a hi capacity mag of 15 when that is the standard capacity of a factory mag unless you live in some commie state.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Term created by hoplophobes- people that fear machinery. I guess my Jeep with the 20 gallon gas tank must be a "high capacity" vehicle, huh? Ask Cinder what the fuel capacity is of the trucks she works on.

    Magazine capacity is pretty much a false talking point that gun controllers bring up repeatedly. What was the magazine capacity of John Wilkes Booth's gun?
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    What was the magazine capacity of jeffry dahmer's stove refridgertor and butcher knife??

    What was the magazine capacity of jim jone's punch bowl of kool-aide?? he murdered 913 people...
     
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  4. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Maybe the same thing as a "high powered rifle"...as opposed to a "low powered" one??? :confused::confused::confused:
     
  5. JonM

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    Those terms go back to the early days of the transition from blackpowder to smokeless powder where you could easily blow yourself up trying to loadup a 45-70 or similar cartridge with 70 grains by volume of smokeless powder instead of 70 grains of powder by volume of blackpowder.

    Back the a lot of cartridge names were the recipe to reload the thing. 45-70 literally means 45caliber projectile over 70 grains by volume blackpowder. Other cartridges with the exception of the 30-30 winchester have similar naming convention.

    Hiwever today its a term national socialists like the brady bunch use to demonize inanimate objects
     
  6. vincent

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    That's why I love this place, not even 9 AM and I've already learned something!! :cool: [brain takes rest of day off] :D

    Thanks Jon, cool info!!
     
  7. bkt

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    It's whatever a legislator says it is. There's no mathematical way to determine what a "high" amount is.

    In New York, mags that hold more than 10 rounds are generally a no-no; anything more than 10 is "high-capacity".
     
  8. mountainman13

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    That's the going standard for most places that still have a ban in place and the reason I just paid $600 for a pre-ban glock 20 in ma. I still get questions from people about carrying a sidearm with 15 rnds.
    Well isn't that illegal?
    I have a class A large capacity license.
     
  9. WebleyFosbery38

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    Its a treasure maker for many! I sure wish I had stocked up on some of those abnormal capacity mags 20 years ago, I could retire! They would have a problem with my little Ithaca 22 single shot if they could and someday will. Dont buy old Cars, Stamps or collect coins, find old increased Capacity mags and sit on them a few years!

    Seriously folks, High Capacity is the new buzz word for extreme and dangerous. Bloomy wants to ban high Capacity Soda sales; Barry Oh wants to ban High Capacity Vehicles; others question if the capacity of our homes is larger than it should be and if a hamburger holds more calories than determined reasonable, it needs a warning!

    The talk about capacity is such a subjective thing. Nobody questions prosecution if someones BAC is off the charts, cops dont take your word that you just had one drink (it was a 72 OZ screwdriver). There is a measure that can quantify that. We have one for guns also and its not based on Ammo Capacity, its solely judged by actions and outcomes, does it really matter if you die from one properly placed shot or ten poorly aimed ones, your still dead?
     
  10. lbwar15

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    Ask governor Arnold lol. When I got my XD she noticed the sticker that said not legal in California. Started freaking out saying I bought an illegal gun. I had to explain this is not California.
     
  11. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Ha! I had that exact same situation with my dad when I bought my XD. 'Dad, this isn't california'
     
  12. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Sorry " my wife noticed".
     
  13. Gone_South

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    I think they call them "clips" :rolleyes:
     
  14. beastmode986

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    Next they'll want to ban my high capacity fork because I can eat to much food in one bite....
     
  15. Swervin

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    Anything more than 10 rounds would be illegal to buy or own. Unless it's 22lr. This is already attached to a cyber security bill. Alex Jones... INFOWARS.com
     
  16. opaww

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    High Capacity magazines are mags that smoke pot to an extreme. If you own any mags that do smoke pot get that mag some professional help before it is banned.
     
  17. gunnut07

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    Swervin

    OK that's all fine and dandy. If you look though 10 rounds for a glock would be a LOW capacity mag. To be a high capacity mag it would have to be over 15 rounds.
     
  18. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    If any firearm comes with a 15 round mag then that is a standard capacity mag.
     
  19. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Im gonna call that a Hi capacity mag . :D 100 rds enough ?

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  20. Dillinger

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    I think you may be missing Gunnut's point.

    His position is that every weapon seems to come with a different round count, so how can one magazine be okay for gun 1, but be a hi-cap for gun 2.


    I agree.


    The people that propose these asinine labels are the same fools you see doing news clips with civil war rein actors firing their muskets and going on to tell the viewers that the single shot smooth bore was what the founding fathers had in mind when they drafted 2A. :rolleyes:


    The simple fact is people who don't understand our culture and respect for sport are the ones attempting to govern and police it. We have helped them by not policing ourselves, but they have gone so far overboard they can't even see the ship anymore.


    You can't arbitrarily argue that a round count is going to make a difference when a spree killer had made up his mind. If they were smart they would be lobbying for.......ha hah! Your not getting that info out of me suckers.....


    JD