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magazine nomenclature

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by dvdcrr, Jun 10, 2013.

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  1. dvdcrr

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    As knowledgeable gun owners I think we should do the country a favor and start referring to any mag 10 rounds or less as a reduced capacity magazine. Anything larger than 10 should be called a standard capacity magazine. Especially milspec 20-30 round mags. I don't think the antigunners should be able to claim the moral high ground by calling mags hi cap.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    We, and many magazine writers have been doing it for years.

    But don't try to confuse the anti-gunners, politicians, and the liberal news media with the facts please.

    None of them will ever listen or learn from the facts anyway.

    rc
     
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    "Facts are stubborn things..."
     
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    I prefer "design capacity." Many pistols are designed for a maximum capacity of fewer than 10 rounds, so to refer to these as "reduced" is inaccurate.

    For a 1911, a design capacity magazine is 7 or 8 rounds. For a Glock 17, it's 17 rounds. And so on.

    Any magazine that functions in a 1911 and is limited to fewer than 7 would properly be referred to as "reduced capacity." For a Glock 17, any magazine that holds 16 or fewer is a "reduced capacity" magazine, because the G17 was designed to hold 17 in the magazine.
     
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