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Old November 2nd, 2007, 02:57 PM #1
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Magazine Capacity

I know in the state of Maryland one is not permitted to sell, buy, transfer, or receive any weapon or magazine with a capacity exceeding 20 rounds (out side of .22lr tube magazines). However, possession of these magazines is not prohibited.

So my question is, if you have them, can you use them? Or is just the "holding onto them" a better idea.

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How about if I take 2 of my Mac 10 30 round mags and cut them apart to join them into a 50 rounder. Is this manufacturing a HC mag? They were already HC's to start with.
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I would think that would be considered manufacturing being that you are using 2 parts to make a finished product.
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Maryland is 20 max for Rifles, 10 max for Handguns!
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To make is simple... Buy what mags you can OUT OF STATE, and have a ball in Maryland with them.
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Maryland is 20 max for Rifles, 10 max for Handguns!

Then why did my XD 45 come with 2 13 rd mags that I got 2 months ago? I got it at Hendershot's.
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So wait. I can go to PA and purchase a 33 round magazine for the Glock 17, and use it here in Maryland. Or perhaps I bought a Beta or C mag for the AR-15, and I can use it here. That just doesn't sound legal. Is everyone sure this is okay with LEO and local ranges?

BTW the regulation for 10 round limit for handguns expired. 20 round limit is the current mandate.
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So wait. I can go to PA and purchase a 33 round magazine for the Glock 17, and use it here in Maryland. Or perhaps I bought a Beta or C mag for the AR-15, and I can use it here. That just doesn't sound legal. Is everyone sure this is okay with LEO and local ranges?

BTW the regulation for 10 round limit for handguns expired. 20 round limit is the current mandate.
Yes, it is perfectly legal to purchase or take receipt of High Cap magazines outside of Maryland and bring them in to the state to own, use, store, etc.

The law only states that they can't be shipped or sold or someone receive them into their possession inside the state of Md.
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Maryland is 20 max for Rifles, 10 max for Handguns!
It is 20+ for handguns and rifles both. Also it is detachable mags, so if you have a fixed mag over 20 rounds then it is allowed.

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(a) This section does not apply to a .22 caliber rifle with a tubular magazine.


(b) A person may not manufacture, sell, offer for sale, purchase, receive, or transfer a detachable magazine that has a capacity of more than 20 rounds of ammunition for a firearm.
You must be confusing the defunct fed AW ban with the MD ban. The AW ban said 10 rounds max for both handguns and rifles IIRC.
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