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What will 10 rd mags be worth after AWB expires?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mountainclmbr, Aug 15, 2004.

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  1. mountainclmbr

    mountainclmbr Member

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    I have a 10 rd mag for a Glock 19. After (wishful thinking?) the AWB expires I will get some normal capacity mags and get rid of the 10 rd mag. Will they be worth anything?
     
  2. lunde

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    They're worth something to those who live in states that effected their own ban, like California.
     
  3. countertop

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    I think you can pick them up now for $20 bucks or so. I'd image the price might drop to $10 - 15. They are still pretty good mags, even if they hold less.

    I'm certainly not selling mine.
     
  4. Badger Arms

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    I'm thinking that Ebay will be selling them for $5 or so when high-caps become available again. How much will you pay for a 5 round AK magazine?
     
  5. countertop

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    I have one 5 round AK mag that came with my SAR 1 (along with two 40 rounders!!!!).

    The 5 rounder actually has some value for me when I fire it from a bench rest - for sight in or othe purposes - because the 40 and 30 rounders are just too dam long.

    Actually, maybe what i really need to get is one of them 100 round drums.

    Take that Di-FI
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA:neener:
     
  6. wally

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    I took most of my 5-round AK mags and cut the base of the follower -- its the same as for the 30 round mags and thus has room for a much longer spring. Doing this made them 10 round mags which are very nice when shooting from a rest or prone. Easy to refill from stripper clips with one of those guide dodads.

    --wally.
     
  7. Tamara

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    Badger Arms,

    That would probably depend on whether you hunt with your AK in states with a 5-rd limit or not. :)
     
  8. jc2

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    Frankly, I usually prefer the ten-rounders for the range, just playing around, etc. I doubt if I'll buy any new ones, but I'll probably hold on to the ones I have.

    From what I'm hearing, it will be four to six months before we start seeing any new standard capacity magazines in meaningful numbers (not counting the current LE/Govt magas).
     
  9. countertop

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    That surprises me and sounds like the usual gun store/gun show dealer bs to try and get someone to purchase a 10 rounder today as opposed to coming back on September 14th.

    My somewhat educated guess is that people are cranking these things out now and just holding onto them untilt he 13th arrives. I would be shocked if the stores werren't flooded with them on the 13th/14th.
     
  10. hillbilly

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    Standard capacity mags are already being produced by the truckload.

    They have been for the entire decade of the stupid AWB.

    Only they've had "LEO or Military Use ONLY" stamped on them.

    All magazine makers have to do is crank up their production and keep stamping the stupide "LEO or Military Use ONLY" on them, because come Sept. 14, that stamp will have no meaning whatsoever.

    We won't have to wait for a couple of months for standard capacity mags, because they've been made all the way through the ban anyway.

    hillbilly
     
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    I hope they don't stamp

    them with LEO only cause that would jam up all
    the PRK gunnies who shop in NV.


    Not that I personally know anyone that would do that of course.
     
  12. telewinz

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    How much is a pound of aluminum going for?:D
     
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    10rd mags are going to be worth less in states without restrictions, but, they will still be useful for certain classes of pistol shooting.
     
  14. MR.G

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    Can anything be done to the S&W 59 style 10 round magazines to make them into 15 round? Looks like the spring could be changed fo the full size one without any problem. Maby file the two pressed in spots on the sides? The follower is the same.
     
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    I could keep the 10 rd mag, but it will do nothing to verify reliability for what I would carry. I just don't see the need when I can have almost twice the rounds in the same size.
     
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    Legally, that is true but there is guaranteed to be some stores that will still refuse to sell them to non-LEO. I had a place that wouldn't let me buy CHOKE brand buckshot because it said "Law Enforcement Ammunition" on the box.
     
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    It's also about supply and demand:

    Why? I bet for a couple months you're going to see outrageously priced HiCap mags..."Everyone wants the Hi (Normal/whatever) Cap mags now...there's a Nationwide Shortage!!"
    Sure, the mags may be there already, doesn't mean store owners are going to sell them to us at bargin prices...why would they?

    In fact, I would be surprised if there isn't price gouging on 10 round (low cap) mags after the ban...what with the rush of everyone going nuts trying to put supressors on their recently converted to full auto AK 100 round drum project... :rolleyes:

    ATF is going to have a heyday after it sunsets...but that's a whole 'nother thread.
     
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    Hi Cap Prices

    In states that have their own bans, the 10 rd. mags will probably get more expensive... and be in sort supply given that they will have to be made is small runs.

    Save your 10 rd. mags... you may wind up recovering what you paid for the Hi Caps during the ban by selling your lo caps to states with locan bans.

    FWIW

    Chuck
     
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    No Ban Expiration in Mass! 10 rounders will still be in-demand here, as will pre-bans, at premium prices.

    Quiz: What Senator from MA is running for the office in Wash.? The same guy who voted for every firearm restriction here, and will do the same at the Federal level...
    Remember, we cannot buy new Glocks here, or many other newly manufactured pistols.
     
  20. Campusninja

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    my thoughts

    Practice with your 10 round mags, preserve your standard capacity mags.
    my .02 cents
     
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    Also keep a few to throw in with guns you sell. I almost never include full caps with used guns. Much better to sell them separately or keep in case you buy another gun that takes them. Of course that has led to an accumulation of mags I don't really need...

    GR
     
  22. akanotken

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    Mags will still be usefull in some competitions such as IDPA. Had a long discussion about this on another board, and I doubt that they will change the mag capacity limitations (and I don't disagree at all, it levels the playing field). I don't like using std cap magazines there, as it is too easy to load 11 or 12 by mistake. Those infractions cost you penalty time :(

    NEtracker wrote:
    I feel your pain. But soon, when mag manufactures are not required to print LEO on their std capacity mags, how will anyone know what is "pre-ban"?

    I'm hoping that they don't go to stamping the manufacture date or something equally stupit!
     
  23. Zundfolge

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    After the ban ends I'll be refering to my 10 round magazines as my IDPA magazines :neener:


    Maybe the'll be worth more then :scrutiny:
     
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    It was my impression that this IDPA rule came about so that people who couldn't afford the escalating prices of full-cap mags wouldn't be placed at a disadvantage in competition. Am I wrong?
     
  25. Zundfolge

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    SouthpawShootr, I think that was part of it ... I think the idea is also that guns used for IDPA are to be "Bone stock, off the shelf" guns.

    But I believe its a good idea for IDPA to continue limiting guns to 10 round magazines just for the sake of a level playing field.
     
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