AW Ban and new gun purchases


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crewsr
August 30, 2004, 05:38 PM
I have a Springfield XD-9 sub-compact for my CCW and I am in love with it. I do like that fact that this "little one" has 10 in the clip. But I would like to buy a 1911 someday with 10 or maybe more rounds in the clip.

(did pre-ban 1911's have more than 10 rounds in the clip???) I remember when Beretta 92,96's had 15 +1 back in the 1980's. So why question is: Do you think handgun makers will go back to selling high cap. handguns again? Should I wait till maybe a month after the Ban is dead (assuming Bush wins and nobody tries to sneek in a new AW ban bill in) thinking that the handgun makers will start producing them on the shelves by then??

I would love to buy a 5 inch XD but why buy now and have a 10 clipper when maybe in a few months they may offer a 15 clipper. ( I am assuming that even thought all xd clips would work, the handle would have to be made wider to store the 15 rounds.....I have no idea) What do you think??

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viking87
August 30, 2004, 05:48 PM
Standard mag capacity for the 1911 is 7 rds. I'm not sure whether the sub-compact will support more, though if a high cap mag were produced, the grip dimensions would remain the same.

Telperion
August 30, 2004, 05:58 PM
They never stopped producing the handguns or the magazines, they just had to stop selling the latter to the public. Once the ban sunsets they'll be available again.

Psst... they're called magazines not clips. And they're standard capacity, not high capacity. We'll let you off this time :D

crewsr
August 31, 2004, 11:20 AM
thanks pip for the language correction. Still learning

cola8d8
August 31, 2004, 11:34 AM
There are many "wide body" 1911 style guns, check www.paraord.com

tommytrauma
August 31, 2004, 11:40 AM
Standard mag capacity for the 1911 is 7 rds. I'm not sure whether the sub-compact will support more, though if a high cap mag were produced, the grip dimensions would remain the same.

High cap mags are already available for the subs, in the form of either lightly modified baretta pre-ban mags or in .40 cal sub mags which hold 15 9mm rounds and function well with minor tweaking of the mag lips. SA has assured me that factory hi-caps will be available.

HankB
August 31, 2004, 03:47 PM
I remember when Beretta 92,96's had 15 +1 back in the 1980's. If you buy a downgraded Beretta (10-rd mags) today, you're supposed to get a coupon good for two free 15 round Beretta mags for delivery after Sept. 14, assuming the AWB sunsets.

That's good - no, make it EXCELLENT - PR on Beretta's part.

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