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Old May 4th, 2021, 06:41 PM #31
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The counter guy was misinformed or just lying. The law does not forbid loaded mags, and there is an AG letter stating his interpretation is that loaded mags are legal to transport in a vehicle. The letter is dated 15 Jan 2010... I have a copy I saved from someone posting it here but can't repost at the moment.

That being said, a range is a privately owned business, so if they want to make a rule that you can't enter with loaded mags, they can do that.
Here's that letter. I keep it pretty handy.
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I must admit, I'm a little new to handguns(getting re familiarized after a long time off).
No slight intended Outrider-- I fretted over this very thing and it was one of the reasons I found the MDS forum... just trying to "do the right thing" as far as transporting in MD. I just find it fascinating that each time this discussion comes up it ALWAYS runs this course-- the MD BGOS is real. A good headshrinker could probably make his/her fortune counseling MD gun owners!
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New Shooter, go take a gun safety course. Read MSP website for more information. Put Gun in case; Put everything else in another bag. Go to range and shoot.
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No slight intended Outrider-- I fretted over this very thing and it was one of the reasons I found the MDS forum... just trying to "do the right thing" as far as transporting in MD. I just find it fascinating that each time this discussion comes up it ALWAYS runs this course-- the MD BGOS is real. A good headshrinker could probably make his/her fortune counseling MD gun owners!
No slight taken at all River02. I'd rather be corrected than wrong.

The rest is just the nature of the beast. Different states, different rules, then add in going through one state to get to a third...
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This all applies to non CCW holders:

When I got my first handgun when I was 21 I took it to Ontarget to try it out. I went in with preloaded mags in my bag. The counter guy got a bit loud, just a bit, to make an example of me as he was going to explain how that was all wrong etc. and how I could be in big trouble with the police if I was pulled over with loaded mags. So I said ok damn now I know.

Later on as time went on another individual 'in the business' said the law really prohibits ammunition feeding devices from being in a weapon under transport. I think he meant that you can have the loaded mags in the car but separate from the firearm. It might have been a LEO that I was shooting with that I told about the above story to. But that's not important now as:

I just leave it all empty to and from the range so I don't need to figure out or test the exactness of the law or an officer's interpretation should an opportunity arise. I generally put the ammo in a different container during my trip and put it into my bag when I get to the range.

You should get a range bag for numerous other reasons than based on what you should do with the ammo and firearm during transport.


On target has its own rule about bringing in loaded mags, that has nothing to do with the state of MD.
You may have loaded mags in the same bag, just not inserted into the firearm.

Also itís best to not get legal advice from law enforcement (or gun shops for that matter) many times it is incorrect.


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Who can't carry a firearm and ammo in the same bag?I do it all the time
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This whole thread needs to be reported to The Department of Redundancy Department.
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So even if you couldn't have mags in the same bag, would you just carry your range stuff in plastic grocery bags?
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What is your favorite range bag and why?
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What is your favorite range bag and why?
Larue range bag. It's strong and has adjustable compartments. I've had close to 50lbs in it and it's stayed strong.

My other cheaper bag had all the zipper pulls break and or become unusable. I've had it close to 10 years and it's still in 100% condition.
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