Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ragnar Danneskjold, Feb 20, 2012.
Would a mod be so kind as to correct my typo in the title?
Low capacity = way too few
Standard capacity = not quite enough
High capacity = now we're getting there....
Joking aside, I agree the media overuse the term "high-capacity." The number of rounds that can fit in the full-size version of any semi-auto without having the magazine extend below the standard grip should be called "standard."
Hoplophobes, as Col. Jeff Cooper would call them. A person with an irrational fear of weapons.
10 rounders are designed for places with laws that require a magazine limit
Don't get me wrong - I own a ton of magazines for various guns up to 30 rounds (and may well get a 100-round drum for my AR eventually). I don't want to see a mag ban at all, BUT, if it were to come to pass, I could tolerate a 17-round limit much easier than I could a 10-round.
Some states have stupid gun laws that limit standard capacity (16) magazines to a restricted (10 round) low capacity limit.
Manufactures have to offer both models in order to sell guns in some of the largest population states in the country.
Like California for instance.
"High Capacity" = more than the standard capacity.
"Low Capacity" = less than the standard capacity.
How many rounds determine what is "Standard Capacity" and "High Capacity" will vary depending on the firearm.
Colt M-1911A1 = 7 round is "standard capacity" and 10 rounds is "high capacity"
Glock 17 = 10 rounds is "low capacity", 17 rounds is "standard capacity" and 33 rounds is "high capacity"
Separate names with a comma.