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With all this high capacity magazine talk because of the AWB, I have a question......

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Das Pferd, Jul 15, 2004.

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  1. Das Pferd

    Das Pferd Member

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    Has anyone here really been hurt from only having 10 rounds in their magazine?

    Will 3 extra rounds make much of a difference to you?

    Or is it the principal of the whole thing.
     
  2. fletcher

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    Principle. Has anyone hurt others (with >10 rounds in a magazine) enough to justify revoking everyone's right to have that? Not that I can think of.
     
  3. Bridger

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    Maybe 3 extra rounds isn't a big difference, but I think 20 is.
     
  4. BeLikeTrey

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    my smith 9mm has 17rds

    Which there are plenty preban clips that are floating around but thanks to feinswine they are a mint to puchase. 50-70 bucks. availability was never affected, just the price. made 10 rounders cost what the originals did and jacked the originals to sky high.
     
  5. halvey

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    Oh boy I can't wait. The wonder 9 will be back and the .45's will be at a discount. Yippeeeeeee!
     
  6. Chupacabra

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    I'm pretty comfortable with 10+1 in my compact USP, but I would feel even better with 12+1.

    :D

    More ammo always = good!
     
  7. kd7ctv

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    just remember that when it all goes to hell, you can't have enough ammo....
     
  8. FPrice

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    It's the principle of the action, plus the fact that it can lead to MORE restrictions.

    If 10 rounds is good (today) but 11 rounds is evil, what's to say that tomorrow 10 rounds will not be bad? After all, who really needs 10 rounds of ammunition all at once? You can get by with 9.

    Then, the day after tomorrow suppose 9 rounds is bad, but 8 is good? After all, you agreed to the preceeding restrictions.

    And so on and so on until we are a bunch of Barney Fife's running around the with legal one round of ammo in our shirt pocket.

    You say this can't happen? It already started when they outlawed (new)magazine capacities greater than 10 rounds for us "ordinary" citizens.
     
  9. Boats

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    All I know is that I am buying a CZ 85 next month. 10+1 on a pistol that size is nonsensical, at 16+1 it is just right.

    I reacted to the AWB by upping my caliber. I am once again looking forward to some cheap plinking with a service sized pistol that can also double as an effectively lethal fighting weapon.

    So I guess if I were a whiner I could say I was harmed, primarily in the wallet.
     
  10. ctdonath

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    Kinda hard to ask those who needed those extra rounds but didn't have them - while fighting for their lives.

    Kinda like asking if anyone here has been murdered yet.
     
  11. BeLikeTrey

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    Why do police need high capacity?

    REALLY ask yourself that question... I mean REALLY. Can I not end up in a situation where I need it? Just because police have dangerous jobs, can I not end up in the middle of something just as easy as they can? I can't think of one reason a cop can have it that the same cannot be applied to me. My right to the ver best defense possible should be no less than a police officer. -- or is my life worth less? You tell me. I'll guage your worth based on your response ;)
     
  12. Bacchus

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    Exactly as BeLikeTrey put it.
     
  13. moorerwc

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    More than likely, I'll never even _need_ a defensive firearms much less 3-5 rounds.

    Big _BUT_ when you start downloading/blocking magazines you are getting out of the original design specifications of the firearm. Thus you increase your chances for malfunctions--which are not acceptable in a defensive firearm. I'll practice with 10 rd. Klinton mags with my Glock but for real, it's loaded/tested with original pre-ban mags.

    -Chad
     
  14. Edmond

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    You think the bad guys only carry 10 round mags?:(

    I'm going to pick something up when the ban expires; probably a G19 with some of those high caps. www.topglock.com is pre-selling high cap mags for $26. And they're blowing out the 10 round mags for $16. It looks like they're pretty confident that the AWB will sunset.
     
  15. Tharg

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    As one person said - they are still available - almost 10 years later - just the prices that have been jacked. I bought a knockoff hi-power once - it came w/ its 10 rnd and 2 17 rnd clips ... was a bargain - course - to buy the 30rnd'ers for my Mini-14 cost an arm and a leg... not that i use em much - since the 5rnd factory i got w/ the gun works best. (not to say i don't have one loaded up....) Still - once again - all it does is stop regular people from spending regular money, and the criminals don't care - if they can get fully automatic weapons w/o much hassle - don't you think clips would be an afterthought? rofl

    Question IS principle. If they said you were only allowed to have the small extinguishers and not the bigger one's as a "civilian" you'd think it was rediculous.... the difference is volume. I've met people who are real good w/ throwing knives... where is the law that says they can only have 10 of em on em at one time... <rofl> How about since knives are dangerous too (they are only designed to cut things ya know) that we only are allowed to have paring knives... nothing bigger... why would you need a bigger knife than that?!?! <bleh>

    J/Tharg!
     
  16. middy

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    My fun has been hurt by reloading magazines more often at the range. :cuss:
     
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    Cheap standard-cap mags for my P99 will be wonderful. The current/historical asking prices of $85 to $125 each are just insane!

    ps.. yes - upped caliber too. Half a grip of empy space to carry 9mm vs a full grip of .45? It's a no-brainer. Now the cheap mags for a P14 will be icing on the cake.
     
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    BeLikeTrey

    But... but... can't you just pick up your radio and call all of your friends to come swarming in to help you if it gets nasty? When you're car breaks down in the bad part of town, don't you have a buddy that you can call for backup?

    :D
     
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    I have never seen statistics where someone fired 11 rounds, but was still killed. They may not track that sort of thing. Either way I've never seen it.

    I realized a long time ago that no one has ever uttered the phrase, "I wish I didn't bring all of this ammo."
     
  20. sharpie613

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    Here's my reason for wanting standard capacity mags--


    I don't need a reason. So there.

    The metric Clinton mags are so lawyer proof that on my P13, I can barely squeeze in 9, let alone the stated capacity of ten. On my P99, the capacity is reduced by more than 33%. Why? So Dianne Feinstien can feel cozy in her sty, and secure in the knowledge that she is more equal than the people who supposedly voted for the #$%^. This crap is even worse in California; it's never going away, ever. This "woman" is a foul despicable wench.
     
  21. DragonRider

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    I just want the extra mass to help control recoil:neener:




    NAAHH.......

    I want it the way it is designed.

    John
     
  22. ctdonath

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    Counter-question:

    Do you see a need to fine, jail, or kill someone only for having more than 10 rounds in a magazine?
     
  23. GSB

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    All I know is I can't wait to slap a Beta C Mag into the Beretta... :D
     
  24. Pilgrim

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    Only certified winos should have access to 1.5 litre bottles of wine. Social drinkers don't have a need for anything bigger than .75 litres.

    Pilgrim
     
  25. Das Pferd

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    My question was not political. I was just thinking about it. Here I am waiting to drop a bunch of change on normal capacity magazines when I thinkl, I have gotten along just fine without them for a while. Will 3 extra rounds really be that important to me. Because that the most I can get in a firearm right now.

    Then it dawned on me that I was getting caught up in the AWB sunset fever. As I am sure the gun manufacturers are hoping.

    Why buy something if I dont need it.

    Thats all I am saying.
     
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